Edit: This map contains mermaid nudity. Beware!
I've been wanting to try a technique for painting island groups with watercolors, and this challenge seems appropriate for that Basically I just painted some blotches of paint on moist paper, and then blew at them to give them some interesting shapes. When dry I touched up some edges a little, and that's where I am now:
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Eventually this map will show the path one ship took through the group of islands, which I call the Splotch Isles and might be the remains of a violently erupting volcano, or of some fool throwing paint into the ocean randomly. I think I'll focus the map more on what was happening on the ship, instead of location names. It'll maybe make more sense later
The size of this is A4 by the way, and I think it will be watercolors only.
Last edited by Lingon; 05-21-2013 at 11:46 AM.
Yup, I will add some detail to the islands. Mountains, definitely, and maybe forests and rivers as well, though I don't want to add to much as that might make the sea look empty, and as the sea is supposed to be focal in this challenge that'd be bad
LOL! I LOVE the bored mermaid Keep up the good work.
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Success I was a little worried she would come across as tired or arrogant instead, so I'm really happy you saw that she was bored. Thanks Korash!
Today's work, redefined the coasts and colored the decorations (though there's still some more detail to add).
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I'll add a nudity warning in the first post, and one here as well: nudity!
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This is looking really good, and the bored mermaid is nice, but I think I like the disinterested octopus the best.
Ooh, very nice work with the water colors! The bored mermaid was a nice touch as well.