Very nice map. You mean "strategic", though.
River Police Mode: There's a river that looks like it drains from the ocean into a lake in the west/southwest. Some of the other rivers look... a bit odd, but it's hard to see with my bad eyes.
So, as foretold, here is the first map I created. Mainly with the use of Filters and very few basic textures. About two I think.
Aeril (a land in the continent of Alterika) is what formed first, after the initial idea of the setting. I admit it was a lot of work whipping this map into shape, and I still wouldnt consider it done.
Fancy thing is; this map is completely editable, sinc eit uses mostly filters. So now that the 'system' behind this map finally works, making changes is easy.
I have to give credit to tutorials on yourube for the mountains, which I will dig up again later, when I post this as finished.
The hardest work however, was coming up with names and a history. I know this might not sound like much of an achievment, but the whole land and every city or village shown on this map already has its own little story, although they are too a WIP.
I hope you will enjoy these maps, I DO hope that youll ask questions, show interest, give critique...
Because honestly, there is no better praise than people showing interest in what I did
The basic map with all the important spots concerning Aeril.
And the 'strategic' map, showing political regions and outposts within this.. shattered kingdom. I did not pick the name for nothing
I consider this map about 90% done, but wouldnt know what to add at the moment, and am currently occupied with the next - bigger - step.
Last edited by Griph; 02-20-2012 at 04:23 PM.
First of all, thanks for the critique. I will fix that.. 'regional/tactical' issue.
Also I am not entirely sure about the rives myself, since I have tried to keep their flow downward (if that makes any sense?)
So I'll look over the rivers in general. Rework them.
I have multiple rivers starting at mountain springs (and some even start underground, which is kind of hard to indicate on a map of this scale)
Last edited by Griph; 02-20-2012 at 04:26 PM.
I really like the shape and the frame is very nice too! In addition to rivers' issues pointed out in the other posts, for my tastes, maybe the mountains are bit too sharp, but it is really only a matter of views. Good job anyway!
Thanks very much for the critique so far. I will rework the rivers, but I can barely find (and I am trying) any rivers matching the 'angle issue'. However I know the rivers seem to dry up randomly.
I'll try to solve the problem by flipping the image, maybe I'll notice more mistakes then. Also I will experiment with the mountains (maybe I'll get them to a nicer look).
Do you have any suggestions how to get a more realistic setup of rives. If you could just draw a few lines over my map I would be very thankfull - if not, I'll still try to fix it myself
Nice, very Game-of-Thronesy. The mountains are an ickle bit sharp looking for my liking but I guess that's the look you're going for.
Now there are a few rivers that just dry up rather than reaching another body of water, but this is rare and only happens in arid climates. Occasionally a salt lake will fill the role of an ocean, but this is again mostly an arid climate occurrence, and usually far inland or associated with mountains.
It's also rather hard to actually SEE the rivers in places, particularly in the north.
So ture, the map has been dormant for a while now, until I uploaded it here.
Well, thanks for all the help, expect another upload soon!
- Rework Rivers completely
- Fix River Visibility (North)
- Fan Out Mountains
Last edited by Griph; 02-23-2012 at 05:15 AM.