Thank you guys!
Thank you guys!
Great work, as usual. I'm with you about the oceans; I like that stippled effect with the coast lines. The mild colours and cartouches are also really good.
And very quickly! :) I'm wondering what you'll put on the upper right corner... hmmm. Wait! Don't spoil, I prefer to be surprised (and it won't be a long wait, I guess ;) )Quote:
By - Max -
Ask and you shall receive
Looks lovely. I really like this style.
Thank you :)
Updated with all labels, borders and a few details.
Update : done with the map of Urenia. Time to fill in the upper right space now :)
This really is beautiful. I'd change the region outline at the top to a different colour though, the green looks a bit like it's indicating a more fertile (i.e. green) strip of land when it's near the coast.
As always a very nice overall design/look.
Mapwise, i am not that fond of this style - rivers are too dominating (look more branch-like than rivers), the mountains are a bit simple and too hill-y for my taste and the tree-symbols (at least at this resolution) are not to my taste.
I really love this style. And the non map elements are particularly nice. But I find your text placement really bothersome. All of the broken words are kind of jarring.
I really have a soft spot for 1600-1700 maps, and I can see that you (and Sapiento, on this site, I don't know if others have ventured on this terrain) can reproduce them with your own personal style, without loosing a strong tie with Blaeu, Ortelius and other cartographers's style of that era. Congratulations!
Amongst the great features I particularly dig the cartouches, they are really beatiful. You wrote you hand drawn them; may I ask you if you did them with a wacom tablet (or similar) completely free hand or if you used shapes (maybe in illustrator)?
If you don't mind, I also would like to know which fonts you used. Thanks!