Last edited by Ruedy; 12-09-2008 at 06:57 PM.
I like it quite a lot! Now I'm wishing I'd approached my current Illustrator project like that--I think it would look much nicer. I may yet go back and change it.
Bryan Ray, visual effects artist
I really like those mountains! I think I could create this entire map in Xara, including those mountains - gives me some inspiration as well. Have some REP for pointing out this style of map!
Very nice, very clean. Well done.
If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)
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Man! Everytime I see these maps I feel like I am turning pages of a Rand-McNally Atlas. well done sir!
Very well done! looks great!
Is there some alternate earth thing? CartA has some similarities to earth - North America, Africa, Europe - particuarly italy.
anyway - nice work, great colours. I too like the way you've done those mountains.
If there is one thing that stands out to me concerning Al Targa is the clean and crisp lines of the map. I most definitely want to completment you on your neatness in your map-making.
Beyond that, the map is what I would refer to as a functional work of art. Functional in the sense that it is informatory, detailed enough to find the most important information without being cluttered and a very useful reference. A work of art in that it is beautifuly done with excellent elevation data and a superb road layout for the traveler to use.
I am quite interested in the methodolgy you used to create the map. I really like your symbol use as well as your terrain notations -- eleveations, mountains, waterways, land forms, etc. What applications / techniques did you use to create your map?
Very well done. Thanks for sharing your project.
In the end you will see, you is you and me is me.
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@ Jezelf: No, it´s not an altnernate world-project. All nations on the map are board-based and virtual nations. Some of them have partially role models of real world... for example the "italy" - randomly my own nation - choosed the landscape to use some satirical stereotype of italy. The prospect know at once what waits for him. Wine, sunglasses and the "godfather"...
@ Vandy: Sorry, english is not my mother-tongue. So I have really problems to articulate those intricate things understandable.
I tried it in an other thread:
"Create ten or fourteen altitude stages in inkscape(b / w, with the lowest black, white represents the highest point), Gaussian Blur, on Alpha channel expose, which already has one shadow. Shadow-level color level set, mode: Multiply, opacity adjust. Some things, such as rivers, but you have to manually refine.
At last I do the fine parts in a new layer with sharp tool in black contrasts, then negative-multiplication (Screen) an set Layer Style to Bevel and Emboss."