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    Wip Map of Andoria

    Hi there,

    This is a work on the map of the planet Andoria of Star Trek fame (but since it has no particular SciFi elements in it, I post it here).

    The original map I started to work from is :

    Map of Andoria-andoria_surface_-_among_the_clans.jpg

    published in the book "Among the Clans" by Last Unicorn Games and, as far as I know, this map is from Charles Ryan.

    Then comes my current map :

    Map of Andoria-andoria.jpg

    Done on Photoshop.

    My two current problems (or practicing exercises ?) are :
    • Have relatively nice textures/effects for vegetation (it's too blurry now)
    • Have decent texts (it's quite decent when text is added horizontally but it looks ugly when rotated and/or resized down)



    There is some liberty into interpreting the original map, which is coming with (scarce) geographical descriptions in the book. But I try to not drift too far.

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    I think it looks pretty good so far.

    A couple things I noticed...

    1) The transition between the 'ice' and the lighter blue is very sudden and harsh. Now if its some big cliff,etc. than don't worry about it, otherwise it could use a bit of blending.

    2) The mountains, depending on the scale the ridge lines may be a bit overstated.

    Just some things you might want to consider...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    1) The transition between the 'ice' and the lighter blue is very sudden and harsh. Now if its some big cliff,etc. than don't worry about it, otherwise it could use a bit of blending.
    I'm afraid I don't see exactly what transition you are talking about.
    But yes, overall, the map is in need of refinement.

    2) The mountains, depending on the scale the ridge lines may be a bit overstated.
    That was a bit my perception as well. Since the mountain roots aren't resting on a large base.
    The scale is more or less unknown actually. There is one going to "4000" on the bottom right. I guess it has to be miles.

    Thanks for the comments.

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    See the image below (with my poorly drawn arrows), for the 'transitions' I was referring to.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Map of Andoria-andoria.jpg  
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