Post By randigpanzrall
WIP Kingdom of Aragual - My first attempt to create a more artificial map
Today I want to start a new more artificial map and thatīs why I focussed on the midwestern Kingdom
of Aragual, the southernmost Kingdom of the United Kindoms, located between the large Sea of Caenor
and one of the continents biggest rivers, the River Tharion.Itīs territory is covered with highlands
and mountains and southwards the River Tharion starts the Steppes and Drylands, the unknown lands for
most of the Kingdoms inhabitants. The climate is kind of warm and mostly dry and the inhabited areas
are mostly to find at the coasts or the rivers. 120 years ago the Kingdom was conquered and devasted
by the Hordes of the God-Emperor Khal-Lamedon. Just the western parts of the Kingdom, the former
Kingdom of Lusithiane defy the Hordes and stayed independant.
The war and the following occupation took their toll and the Kingdoms population declined down to one
million, where there were about three nillions before the war. But history ment well with Aragual and
so, after three years of war there were only half a year of occupation, after which the Kingdom was
freed again by the great advane of the United Kingdoms from the north, which banished the unwanted
occupiers. After this the Kingdom returned to the United Kingdoms an became an important Member with
upcoming new strenght. Aragual is now protecting the Pass of Tharion and itīs new fleet is the
backbone of the United Kingdoms.
Today Aragual has about 2 million inhabitants again, most of them allotted to the seven great cities
(another seven cities were destroyed in the war. One of them rested totally destructed, the other six
were partly rebuild and ame to new live)
But now lets start. The first picture shows, where on the continent the kingdom is located (the map
belongs to my other "world thread" The second is a first start with coastlines, rivers and land
Very nice! looking forward to following this!
Is the red line in the second map the border of your kingdom? If so, perhaps you should move the whole map to the south a little bit, so that all of the country is in focus.
Thanks Llanagh. And Freodin, you are right. my aim was to show the whole caenor Sey but it doesnīt make sense when the Kingsom itself must be cutted off in order to do so. I will rework this.
Its my first photoshop attempt and the difficulty will be that in vector graphics size doesntīt matter too much but in Photoshop you must decide how large your Map will be and afterwards its not simple to change. So far itīs better to do this now.
Next step will be to add themes like towns, streets and so on. Additionally to the main map there will be thematic maps, which explains the forthgoing process. Iīm most afraid of the mountain theme, Iīnot quite sure, how they would/should look like, but Iīll try my very best. Thus Iīm happy to be here and to get some help and comments.
So the better focussed version:
And as you can see I added the main roads through the kingdom, the major cities and the secondary borders of the kingdomīs regions
Now I attached the mountains, the Aragonic Alps
Some modifications in fonts, attached a compass rose and added some city names...
Anyone with an idea how to draw streets in PS? I mean double lines - the simple lines are not sufficiant, I think
Today I added some watchtowers of the kinddomīs union, recoloured the sea and added a small city map of the Kngdoms Empire. Iīm thinking of cutting some 20% of the southern map, because itīs not too necessary for my map. So maybe the small exterritory on the coast in the south west is not important enaugh an could be neglected...letīs see.
i still got problems in drawing streets with double linings, so if anyone got an idea....
Last edited by randigpanzrall; 01-09-2014 at 06:50 PM.