Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: WiP - World map

  1. #1
    Gan
      Gan is offline
    Guild Member Gan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    64

    Default WiP - World map

    The World

    Remember that one? Probably not.
    Anyway, I lost all my stupid files time ago, and I never had a really good map of the world, my world.

    WiP - World map-aven.jpg

    I already recreated it, I found it almost perfect, edited and tweaked something, but just minor things. Plus, I removed the top left island, was useless and had no story.

    So, what I want to make is basically a very simple map, showing the mountains and the vegetations, not even the rivers. What do you suggest in a map with this style? Draw them by hand? Or making various layers for different high levels? I have no idea how to proceed.

    A question - You see the two big lakes/sea in the two continents? I'm no geographic expert, I know I should know at least something about this, but sorry I'm really stupid regarding these things. Is it possible that the right lake is a salt lake? No river go in and no river go out, just a big depression. For the other one: is it possible for it to be surrounded by mountains for 3/4 of the space, leaving only a bit where one big river flows out?

    - Thank you guys, hope to hear ya soon, good luck with your projects

    EDIT - Damn, forgot the map lol. Added at start.
    Last edited by Gan; 06-27-2013 at 02:57 PM.

  2. #2
      - Max - is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor - Max -'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    France
    Posts
    2,406

    Default

    As soon as you're going to put some topographic elements like mountains and vegetation, no rivers don't makes that much sense imo.

  3. #3
      leen is offline
    Guild Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    38

    Default

    looking nice so far! some good shapes. i personally don't like that island group in the middle, it seems to be too regular, too well ditributed...

    About the lakes (i don't much either):
    If a lake has no inflow, it will vanish with time, in your case with very much time if thats ok with you, then its ok to have such a lake. you probably need a explanation though, how the water got there...
    I think i read in the river tut here in the forum (but i'm not sure) that a lake only has one outflow. it can have more, but they will merge in one.
    Correct me if i'm wrong, riverpolice

    Cheers

  4. #4
    Gan
      Gan is offline
    Guild Member Gan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    64

    Default

    To Max: Yes, you are very right. I'm probably going to make some major rivers

    To Leen: I don't like that archipelago either, I'm still tweaking it but the core of it is there: a large group of islands connecting the two continents. For the lakes: what would you suggest doing for these? Making them normal lakes? Is it believeble that they are so large? For the big one on the top-right continent, I was looking for something like the Dead Sea, defined as an endorheic basin (a lake with no outflows). For the other big-great lake, I'm still not sure.

    Thanks for your answers

  5. #5
      Londonsmee is offline
    Guild Apprentice Gracious Donor
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Hemel Hempstead UK
    Posts
    35

    Default

    Great start, how about some Arctic, or subarctic .

  6. #6
    Gan
      Gan is offline
    Guild Member Gan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    64

    Default

    WiP - World map-aven.jpg

    Here you go. I went for my old "style" (if you can call it a style lol). The brown things are ofc the big and main mountains ranges. I know most of them are not correct and seem awkward, but what I can do.

    How are the colours? Also: can you redirect me to a tutorial or something that tells how to do the cartographer lines in the oceans? I don't know how they are called, but I'd like to make them or at least try, never did them.

    PS: I don't like the borders of the land, it seems wrong.

  7. #7
    Gan
      Gan is offline
    Guild Member Gan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    64

    Default

    WiP - World map-aven.jpg

    I have a pretty good base now, I guess.
    Have no idea how to make better mountains. Maybe I'm missing some cool spray/dirt brushes to make the elevations correct, I don't know. Right now, they look really awkward and don't fit into the rest of the map.

    The rivers came up better than I excepted (well, they are not the best one either).

    EDIT - Sorry for the double post.

  8. #8
      - Max - is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor - Max -'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    France
    Posts
    2,406

    Default

    Maybe try some highlights on the highests parts of the mountains? Also it seems that there's only a very few rivers for a whole world and like said above some may have issues. The orange parts (deserts?) are a bit popping up and I'd try to tone them a bit
    And I guess there's no problem with double posts on this forum since you posted updates

  9. #9
    Gan
      Gan is offline
    Guild Member Gan's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Europe
    Posts
    64

    Default

    Hey Max, thank you for the feedback =)
    Let me see

    a) Highlights the mountains? As in making them lighter? I actually did the inverse: the higher the darker...

    b) For the few rivers issue: yes, I knew this. It's because being a world map, I want to show only the most important things, the main mountains, the main forests: all the minor things are left out. But I think I should add more rivers. May you tell me the problems with the rivers you say? Like, some rivers being misplaced, lakes, etc?

    c) Thanks for letting me know about the deserts' color.

    merci beaucoup ^^

  10. #10
      - Max - is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor - Max -'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    France
    Posts
    2,406

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gan View Post
    Hey Max, thank you for the feedback =)
    merci beaucoup ^^
    Je t'en prie

    For the mountains, I think you can keep the colors you currently have and add heavier highlights on the highest peaks to simulate the elevation (not an expert on this kind of mountains style though).
    I think the two lakes should have inflows, since they are almost rurrounded by mountains (in Santia and Goria) Also some rivers in Tanzeh that flows into the lake seems should rather have sources on elevated areas imo.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •