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    Looking good so far! Did you draw it and then curve it afterward, or draw it curved? The northernmost part of the western continent looks perfect for that map projection.

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    Similar to the process I used with Sorol, I generated the landmasses using Fractal Terrains... but then I did a lot more manual tweaking to get them exactly how I want them. With FT I can easily reproject...

    ...I'm assuming that's what you mean when you say "curve it afterward"?

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    Yep, that's exactly what I meant, just a better word for it. Apparently I was tired last night

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    Hi, just wondering if I could ask a couple of questions:

    1: Is the hachure brush used in the first map downloadable from somewhere, or is it your own design? If the latter, any tips on how you made it?

    2: What fonts or font families did you use for these maps?

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    This is absurdly gorgeous. You, sir, have been repped.

    The only problem that jumps out is the forest pattern: it looks fine at the regional scale, but doesn't work on the world map. Another thing, which is an incredible nitpick, is the projection: the Winkel (if my eye doesn't deceive me) is a 20th-century projection; a 19th-century map would probably have used something cylindrical, or maybe a Mollweide.

    Also: I, too, am curious about the fonts!

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    Gilgamec....that comment about the Winkel projection is probably the coolest geeky (which I love) observation I have ever....ever seen on this forum.

    Please everyone join me in giving gilgamec loads of rep!

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    Hey all,
    I've finally finished a first draft of Barlovia. I've linked it here.

    Now to finally respond to a few of these questions:
    1: Is the hachure brush used in the first map downloadable from somewhere, or is it your own design? If the latter, any tips on how you made it?
    I made it myself, in Illustrator, by drawing a few teardrop shapes and setting them side-by-side. I then drew a line with no stroke and no fill, and ran it over the top of the teardrop shapes. Select all and group, and then create a new brush from the group.

    2: What fonts or font families did you use for these maps?
    I wanted to use Bodoni, but I'd have to pay for it, so I used Bedini instead. I also used Intimacy and Nauert.

    a 19th-century map would probably have used something cylindrical, or maybe a Mollweide.
    Good point. I'll research it a bit and do the final world map in something more appropriate.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails New Style WIP - Victorian-barlovia_map.jpg  

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    I *love* the gears in the title text. This looks fantastic.

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    Thanks for the response!

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    Still on top of your game there HR. Well done.
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