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    Wip WIP - The Black Company - Map of the North

    A friend of mine is working on a campaign based on the books about The Black Company by Glen Cook, and asked me if I could make a nice map for him.

    I said yes...

    I had a hard time finding any good ( http://wraggj.people.cofc.edu/blackco/north.jpg ) reference-maps but my friend finally found one and scanned me a copy of a map that was in one of the books (at least I think he told me it was from one of the books).

    WIP - The Black Company - Map of the North-world.png

    And here's my meager start. 300dpi 80X40cm (so it's a large one). Just border and coastlines yet.

    WIP - The Black Company - Map of the North-bc-showoff-001.jpg

    Gonna do a portolan grid, some kind of compass rose and a legend-scroll...
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    Portolan and compass rose....

    WIP - The Black Company - Map of the North-bc-showoff-002.jpg
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    Cool, looking forward to it.

    The map you posted is from the roleplaying-book that was published by Green Ronin for the (unfortunately) d20 System.
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    Can't wait to see how it turns out

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    Portolan huh. I've always wondered what those lines are called. Lookin good so far

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    Quick point by point update....

    1 - Drew a bird for "legend-shield".
    2 - Photoshop crashed (didn't save for a couple of hours).
    3 - Got really mad. Cursed alot!
    3.5 - Hate computers for a while.
    4 - Two weeks later, drew another bird. Saved my work several times.
    5 - Made "legend-shield".
    6 - Redid compass-rose. Like this one better.
    7 - Drew several symbols for marking cities.

    And I'm currently working on tree-symbols, as you can see at the top where the Great Forest will be.

    WIP - The Black Company - Map of the North-bc-showoff-003.jpg

    Fun fact: Birds' head design pulled off of my gfs Luchador mask.
    WIP - The Black Company - Map of the North-imag0382.jpg
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    And here are the tree-symbols. Now for spreading them around. Thought about creating a layer underneath the symbols and "filling" each tree with a soft green brush.

    WIP - The Black Company - Map of the North-01-symbols-trees.jpg
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    I'm looking forward to seeing progress on this one!

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