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    Wip WIP the heptarchy of Seferedh

    Taking a break during some commissioned works, and for changing from Oraven's style, that I'm doing a lot lately, here's a new work in progress, the Heptarchy of Seferedh.
    The map is 23x33". First step with land shape, coastlines and a scale border.

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    I already like it, just based on the land shapes. Has anyone ever told you that you give good landshape, Max?
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    Love your work and all your different styles. Can't wait to see how this develops!

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    I second what Diamond said...your landshapes have a good flow.
    It will be interesting to see where you go with this. A new style in development?
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    Thanks guys
    @ Diamond : not as good as yours, who are always inspiring!
    @ Eilathen : I will be interested to know where I am going with it aswell

    Anyway, updated with border, rhumblines and compasses.

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    i love how a little update from you is basically a finished map!

    i like the subtle texture you have on the text - is there a texture layer on top of them or is the text opacity less than 100%?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vorropohaiah View Post
    i love how a little update from you is basically a finished map!


    Quote Originally Posted by vorropohaiah View Post
    i love how a little update from you is basically a finished map!

    i like the subtle texture you have on the text - is there a texture layer on top of them or is the text opacity less than 100%?
    I used to try a texture on text to give it a subtle distressed texture but most of the time I wasnt really satisfied with it. I tried something different (more efficient and easier to do) here, an inner glow:

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    Obviously, size of the inner glow has to be set according to size text. Also the text opacity is 90%.
    It works also on other elements, I used a similar effect on the border lines (mostly visible on the larger ones). Some pics for the comparison (without and with the effect) :
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    Quote Originally Posted by - Max - View Post
    I used to try a texture on text to give it a subtle distressed texture but most of the time I wasnt really satisfied with it. I tried something different (more efficient and easier to do) here, an inner glow:
    Yeah, I do that too, when it's not worth it to get out the ink and lettering pen. But I do an inner glow AND a texture overlay using a paper texture, both just low opacity... 12 and 7%... or about there. There's a mixture of digital and hand-inked lettering in both the Wyn and Callis maps... can't remember all of which was which.

    You seem fluent in English. But a video tutorial wouldn't require audio comments... you can add them with text at the point of reference. Just saying. Though I shouldn't talk. I still can't seem to get a video from a raw state to edited and saved properly for upload.

    Sorry to put you in the firing zone... except not really... You post such excellent maps on a regular basis... you had it coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chashio View Post
    Sorry to put you in the firing zone... except not really... You post such excellent maps on a regular basis... you had it coming.
    ^^ This. ^^
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    I love it already !
    Your borders are just the kind I like : not to complex/present and pretty nevertheless. I got to say that I'm impress of the way you do your coastlines.

    Does the heptarchy cover the north and south bank, as a nation built around a trading sea?

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