A very good start Schwarzkreuz, really love your mountains!
I wanted to only start a new thread if I am sure to finish it properly. This map, after 6h work on it looks like I will finish it.
Its basicly the continent south of the continent of the Icathian Empire, shown on my Classic Arden Map. I grow a bit bored to remap it so often, that I decided to have a take on this place in my world.
In the process of creating this map, I got usefull hints from -Max- to change the shape of the continent and the scale of teh Mountains that they fit the continental zoom, instead of looking like a large Regio Map.
Last edited by Schwarzkreuz; 09-17-2013 at 07:09 PM.
Yes, that was important. I must start to rethink a lot of the way i used to map bevore. Its time for some suptle improvements. I am too obsesse with mountains and should start to map more organicly and get better at labeling.
Those mountains are indeed really nice. I'm still thinking that your usual background texture is a bit heavy, especially with the new scaled mountains. They have a very beautiful neat look and that texture is "overfilling" the map a bit much with its grain whe nzoomed in in my opinion.
Does this look better? I cant decided right off whats fitting more...
As always you and -Max- are the gods of texture and border design! Interesting start, and fantastic mountains!
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As for me, it depends. Are you planning to color the lands?
If yes, I would prefer a less stronger texture effect (as in the third one). If not, the second one would go nicely.
I'd say the second one works best - the third is a little too pale IMHO, but if you are adding additional color it could work. If not, definitely the second.