You're right. I like it. It's beautiful!
I've been working on this for a few days so I'm putting up some WIPs that I've done already and then where I am currently at.
I'm not sure if this will get completed in time - it has kind of ballooned out into a much larger thing than was originally intended.
Initial drawing idea
Then the sea floor
Some smudging to alter everything I just did plus some color overlay
Some water texture and gradient
Then some landshaping and mountains. Loads of mountains.
Rivers and the beginnings of some landscape
And where I am currently at.
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Still a long way to go. Place names and other stuff as well. I know... it's a LITE challenge. Trust me - it wasn't supposed to be this involved.
I just really like the concept for the challenge and it was going so well that I ran with it.
Ironically, for me, the text choice and placement is going to be the most difficult I think. Trying to place them where they need to go and be clear and visible. Yet not covering too much up. That I think will be a bit frustrating.
I meant to say that once I am done I will put up a larger version so more of the details can be seen.
The map speaks for itself without labels. Really great work!
Great work, wonderful Idea.
My Battlemaps Gallery http://www.cartographersguild.com/al...p?albumid=3407
Here is the finished piece. Tomorrow I will put up some description and perhaps a list of the names used for the cities and their meaning.
But it's late so for now just the map. It's fairly large, 3500x4800. Not full size but close enough. The stars look better/clearer at full size.
I'm putting the latest WIP tag but this is done.
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Very beautiful map, with a nice "greek myth" inspiration. I found some labels a bit hard to read, sadly (the smallest black ones in particular).
Really nice job on the mountains!