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    Default Elmsriggen WiP

    So I took my experiences from my previous experiments and tried them out in a complete regional map. Workname: The County of Elmsriggen

    Major cartographic elements should be done now, some typographical mistakes to be edited (or not... see if you can find them ) and all the final work to be done... scale bar, cartouche, coat of arms, border.

    Then some aging, colouring... still a lot to be done.

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    Really like the mood and style. Good job so far

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    Veeery nice. This is a very good approximation of that good old 16th/17th century style, if you ask me. I especially like the towns, did you do them yourself? Also, the font is perfect. Which one did you use?

    The hills and rivers are hand-drawn, right? What program are using?

    Also - I claim the village of Obereck in the name of the Lords Overcorner from Neugereuth.
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    I like the black-on-white look of it already. It will be interesting to see what it might look like with some coloration, too.

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    I used GIMP for the drawing... every single little pixel drawn by hand (and mouse). I started of with broad river shapes that were selected and stroked... but it didn't just come out as I wanted to. So I traced every river's brink by hand to get it right. Hills and cities are also handdrawn and shaded.

    Text was placed in Inkscape with the "Roman Antique" font... but I found that, as I don't use curves or fancy angles, GIMP does the job quite well, if a little more awkward when I need to reposition names.... which I had to do in the version you see posted.

    Right now I am trying to draw the cartouches, but I am not quite pleased with the results yet. I am trying to reproduce the crosshatching technique that is used for shading in engravings... and it seems I must do that by hand also.
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    That's pretty awesome handwork. I especially like the wavy pattern filling the rivers.

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    Freodin, kudos.

    Now I'm even more interested to see how this turns out!

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    Coming along quite nicely.
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

    Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Freodin View Post
    I used GIMP for the drawing... every single little pixel drawn by hand (and mouse).
    That's just, wow! It appears every city icon, and even every tree was drawn separately.... No stamping/cloning?!

    And can I interpret your comment to mean no tablet either? If so... wow!

    -Rob A>

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    That really is amazing.

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