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    Wip WIP Kingdoms of Kesh - Fantasy map

    After doing the map of the Ring of Kryll and discussing about heraldic, I decided to give it another shot on a new map. This time, my goal is to show how heraldic evolves with things that affect the political life ( epidemics, wars, alliances...) in the fantasy Kingdoms of Kesh over years. So the map will show 3 ages of Kesh. Also this time I may try to label in english (though I'm not sure yet. If ever I'll do, I would probably need some help with it ).
    Map's size is 39"x51" and uploaded one is 27"x36". Since I currently have several commissions and projects running, updates may be slow depending how fast I work on the other maps. Anyway, to start the thread I mostly worked on cartouches and borders frames and the land mass.

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    Stunning new projects lately. This will Be interesting

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    YES! I convinced him!!!

    EDIT: DAMN amazing borders ¬¬ the red details in the corners
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    Take a breath my friend, it's not done yet and I didn't probably chose the easiest map to label it in english . Oh well, let see how it will go.
    EDIT: Thanks

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    I think its interesting to see, where we influence each other lately

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    this looks nice. i like the borders (made them yourself or stock vectors?)

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    Sounds interesting. And always good to see another Max-project
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    @SK : yes, indeed sharing and talking about experiments and WIP sure does that
    @Vorro : Thanks Mostly vectors I worked a bit on to gives it the look I wanted
    @Eilathen : Thanks!

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    Well thats always a tough decission, to only rely on the own drawing skills, add free materials or rely entirely on Others elements. Some people liek Diamond have done a great Body of Work with brushes and Elements provided by others. It just catched my mind that Vorro often asked about the selfmade part of elements, which I am sure relate to his perfectionism on his own maps. I feel a bit ambivalent about using frames and other elements from real old maps, or to try to redo them in my own way.

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    I don't mind using free stuff that is not my own drawings since it's not overseen on other maps and if the map is still consistent with them. By the way I am not an illustrator so I can't draw what I want. As a graphic designer, finding useful resources and use them (which most of the time means re-work and adapt them) in a proper way is part of my job and I learned that sometimes it isn't that easy.

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