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Thread: The Quary and Towne of Lymeport

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    I finally finished up the map of a town by a quarry started in this thread.

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    That is beautiful! I love the pen & ink/watercolor look.

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    I updated the image with a larger version (75% of the size I drew it at). I think this is a good "final" size for the image.

    Appreciate the comment on the canvas pattern, Ravs. I tried to keep it subtle, using a cloud layer mask to dampen areas of the canvas pattern overlay, but would go with the ink/watercolour look.

    Here is a subtle variation. I flattened the map image and performed a slight displacement map using the same canvas texture. This makes the map look painted on the canvas more, now, rather than just having a canvas texture. Any preferences?

    (Now I have to leave this, or I'll keep playing forever!)

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    That is a nice, really nice map.
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    Rob, I LOVE this map. Its authentic, hand drawn feel is wonderful, and the use of the inking details (ex: the hatching in the fields) is a perfect middleground between sparse and dense. I myself prefer the displacement mapped version, for I think hand-drawn needs some sort of authentic texture to complete the effect. On that same note, I am not fond of the edges fading out. But otherwise I think this is great, just great!
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    The feeling in this map is really strong. Good Work!

    I love the frame and the compass Rose!

    Did you get them somewhere or make them for the map?


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    Thanks fro the compliments!

    The frame was drawn directly in GIMP simply by making a selection, stroking it, shrinking it, and so on. I varried the stroke with a few times and changed the pen style once (to get the dots).

    The rose was drawn in Inkscape and the svg was brought into GIMP as a path. The shading was done by filling it with an angled gradient and using that as a bump map on the solid black rose shape.

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    Excellent map! I REALLY like it! I love the whole pen and ink with a sort of watercolor look. Been following the WIP thread and the final is wonderful.

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