I always did like to bite off more then i could chew. So this is it - my start. I think i have several maps that have gotten to this point - yet never any (digitally) that have gone beyond. So I'm posting it here as a work in progress. Just let my instincts take over and combine a lot of what i had read in several tutorials and this is what i came up with.
It's a much larger image then what i'm posting, so it will have a lot of detail - i'm some what of a perfectionist - which explains my inability to practice. The urge to get it right the first time is a hard one to overcome.
Anything you can say, recommend or add will be helpful.
*I'm not to happy with the ocean texture. I'll need to figure out a way to make it more to my liking. But I'm going to retire for the night. Or early morning...
I really like the shapes you came up with. Were they hand drawn or did you use a terrain generator? Also I think it could use some smaller islands off the coasts (personal opinion, Im definitely not an expert) Otherwise I think it looks really good!
I like what you've done here Miranda As long as we are looking for animal shapes your southern continent almost looks like a bird trying to take a bite out of the northern one!
I really like where it's going. I think that the ocean texture could possibly work if you could reduce the contrast on it, so the texture wasn't as noticeable.
Very nice shield, I like the asymmetry and colors a lot. How about using the blue fields from it as your ocean texture, if you weren't happy with it?
Very nice coat of arms!
And as Alex mentioned it could be nice to see some more islands to the coast. Maybe even an archipelago on the south west coast of the southern island, or maybe even isolated in the south west part of your map.
Anyway, it will be interesting to see more!
Oh - sorry this took so long! I used the tutorial from Jezelf on this site to create the territory.
So I'm on a kick to knock out my Heraldry - its helping me create the lore of my map mentally that is - So as long as im motivated im doing more shields.
However.... im just know so sure about this next one. I'm having trouble with the Icon. I'm not sure if it needs something else - or if it needs to be changed all together.
Does the wolf look like it belongs on this shield?