For this map I tried to catch the style of existing medieval and renaissance maps.
Hand drawn (70 minutes), scanned, textured and labelled.
Dude, this is your best one yet, in my opinion, because it looks like something that is in fact 500 years old. Well done, bro.
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I second that opinion and rep thee, Sap.
As a constructive point, i'll mention something that I got reminded of recently while working with a similar style - At least in the case of the Blaeu maps, the shading lines tend to follow the shape of the hill contours. I tend to do mine horizontal too, so you're not alone I think it would be easier (digitally) with an app that will let you rotate the canvas (photoshop cs4 won't work for me, argh), I have yet to try my hand at doing this on paper.
Hrm. maybe that's a good excuse for me to clear off the table and break out my pens!
Still nice work.
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"...sometimes the most efficient way to make something look drawn by hand is to simply draw it by hand..."
hmm.. are you practicing for a speed challenge? *lol* ... looks really good, the only thing out of "context" I would say is the compass - a handdrawn would have been better
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