Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
Like Tree9Likes

Thread: Satellite and Relief Map Experimentation

  1. #1
      Viking is offline
    Guild Adept Gracious Donor Viking's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    399

    Default Satellite and Relief Map Experimentation

    With some coaxing from Schwarzkreuz, I've done some experimentation with the relief style map and mixed it with satellite imagery. Here is what I've done so far:
    Satellite and Relief Map Experimentation-experimentation-04.jpgSatellite and Relief Map Experimentation-southern-kalmidians-02.jpg
    In the one with no ocean, I was deliberately experimenting with the coastal outlines Diamond uses so well though I guess it may not fit the style of the land so well.
    Last edited by Viking; 12-05-2013 at 10:49 PM.
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Finished Maps: Skenth - Prints Available!
    Works in Progress: Arinthia - region of Skenth

    Need something commissioned? Send me a message!

  2. #2
    Professional Artist Facebook Connected Schwarzkreuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Leipzig/Berlin
    Posts
    1,472

    Default

    Expanding the skillsets is never wrong. And what is learned in a so much different style can be aplied for diverse results sonewhere else.

    {The Mapforge}


    Cartography Portfolio


  3. #3
      Diamond is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor
    Facebook Connected
    Diamond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    SF,CA,USA
    Posts
    3,018

    Default

    Ooooooh, nice! That looks darn pretty.
    "I like a look of agony, because I know it's true."

    -Emily Dickinson

  4. #4
      Lingon is offline
    Guild Artisan Gracious Donor Lingon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    850

    Default

    Very nice, though I agree that the Diamond style coasts are better suited for a more painted look. How about a single blue line instead, just a little darker than the ocean, like in modern atlases?

  5. #5
      - Max - is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor - Max -'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    France
    Posts
    2,743

    Default

    Great stuff Viking!

  6. #6
      Ilanthar is offline
    Guild Artisan Ilanthar's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    France
    Posts
    813

    Default

    Excellent! The first one has gorgeous colors to me!
    And I completely agree with SK about expanding the skillsets.
    Schwarzkreuz likes this.

  7. #7
      Eilathen is offline
    Guild Artisan Eilathen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    682

    Default

    Wow, cool stuff, Viking. I do agree with you though, i don't think those styles mesh well with each other in the white-ocean map (on the left). But the landshape of that one is really something! I hope you'll develop this into a world map.
    The second map on the right is looking pretty good as well.
    I'm trapped in Darkness,
    Still I reach out for the Stars

  8. #8
      arsheesh is offline
    Community Leader arsheesh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    4,258

    Default

    Looking great so far Viking, though I too agree with Diamond about the coasts.

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh

  9. #9
    Professional Artist Facebook Connected Schwarzkreuz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Leipzig/Berlin
    Posts
    1,472

    Default

    Agree too, a relief Ocean might be more suited.

    {The Mapforge}


    Cartography Portfolio


  10. #10
      Viking is offline
    Guild Adept Gracious Donor Viking's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    399

    Default

    Thank you guys!
    I definitely will keep exploring with it and yes, I definitely need to match the ocean to the land when I get to that part.

    Lingon: Yea, maybe a single blue line would work. Perhaps I will experiment with making the coast outline itself blue...

    Eilathen: Thanks Yes, a world map would be pretty fun
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Finished Maps: Skenth - Prints Available!
    Works in Progress: Arinthia - region of Skenth

    Need something commissioned? Send me a message!

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
  •