After my first map here, Free Falling, I thought to hit you guys with a second. As with the first one, I didn't go for a classic map with legend and stuff, instead I tried to bring you something more or less artistic. Since my abilities in drawing are yet limited (I'm still learning and try to finesse my hand), I hope you will still like it, it took me a lot of work and concentration.
So, this is it, enjoy!
P.S. Technical: There are some issues with this image, though: the perspective - it's quite random in some places (but I hope you won't see, at least not the first time ), also the map lines - they create an optical illusion and distort the real perspective, the shadows - some of them are slightly weird, and the table edge - I'm not quite satisfied with the result. Overall, a good eye will see these things without me telling about them... I'm aware about eventual mistakes, but this is my best... I'm working on it.
My Finished Maps
Works in Progress(or abandoned tests)
Explanation of Layer Masks in GIMP
How to create ISO Mountains in GIMP/PS using the Smudge tool
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Very nice. One of these days I'm going have to figure out shadows.
Army St Columb Peninsula -> Dragon Head by Convoy
Fleet Stonegate Bay convoys Army -> Berry Island
That image would have competed well in the May mapping challenge last year.
Last edited by Midgardsormr; 07-05-2008 at 06:24 PM. Reason: Fixed some placenames
Man, you do it wrong...
It's Stonegate Bay, Berry Island, and the battle should be like... 17th century?
A shadow is a region of darkness where light is blocked by an object. It occupies all of the space behind an opaque object with light in front of it. The cross section of a shadow is a two-dimensional silhouette, or reverse projection of the object blocking the light.
Great piece of artwork altceva!!! especially with all that 'limited' artistic skill
Keep up the good work!!
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This map is amazing! Would you be willing to share how you did it? Programs used and techniques? This is exactly a style I like!
I just bought Diplomacy a couple of weeks ago, so that was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw the image. The pieces look more appropriate to Risk, but that's not obscure enough. And with the ships... maybe it's Seafarers of Risk. Or something.
Simple as that.
I'm putting some pictures, small size, because my internet connection crawls...