Level lines map
At the moment I'm making a level-lines map. The objective is more than to give a exact terrain altitude information in each point as could give a topographical chart in 1:50.000 by example, to get a map-background that gives the reader an general idea of the relief without take the eyes off the main map-personality, as the History in this case. This background, of course, would be employed in the preparation of many maps changing only the relief changes throughtout history. The size is more or less for A4.
The basis of the new map is "Gran Átlas Aguilar":
The way for drawing lines is the tablet using the pen-tool with Free-hand (not the pencil, the pen). Making the points one by one and draging to get the curve.
Colours are chosen by me.
I hope to finish it as soon as possible:).
The map now
Looks interesting. But this isn't the proper forum for this post. This is the monthly contest forum. Should be in the regional mapping forum !
Besides that, a river is a bit wonky in the lower right middle. I think.
Looking good. Look forward to seeing more.
I moved your thread to the regional WIP area. The redirect will expire in a day so come back here after that.
It looks really nice so far. I look forward to the finished piece :)
This is looking very cool! And wow, the work involved in doing this whole thing with a bezier pen. Hats off, and have some rep :)
Well I think it's impressive that you are doing that all by hand. I look forward to watching this one take shape.
wow -seems pretty painstaking work to do this by hand - but nice results so far.
I also look forward to seeing the piece finished. Good work!
Thanks to all the people for your comments that have encourage me to go on. I see that most of you is thinking I'm going too far :), but is the only way to make a modern-look relief, I think. I took the idea from the Barrington Atlas. Saving the diferences.
Thanks lostatsea, really that it is going to be my home-forum most of the times cause the kind of maps I make.
Originally Posted by lostatsea