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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2015, 06:10:54 AM »
I"m a little late to the party but here's mine:



The geography is political and magical and religious:  the mountain range, the Fell, housed a city that was once the gate to Heaven (like Shangrila), but it got cast into Ghenna (Hell, sort of) so now it's a creepy-ass place with all kinds of terrible shit and 1,000 years ago and now there are these enormous statues that keep anything from leaving the mountain range (in addition to dragons and ogre-like dudes, anyone who dies there comes back to life as a gollog (like a golem) in 7 days unless you cut their body into 7 pieces and cuts 1/7th off of people to sew onto themselves to replace their rotting parts).  On the other side of the range is a whole other set of countries-- the two sides have forgotten about each other-- and their legends/religion has evolved very differently from the other side.

I used a combination of AUTOmap and photoshop
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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2015, 10:37:48 AM »
Nobody's ever late to a thread like this :D
Keep them coming!
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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2015, 11:36:10 AM »
@bradley darewood, fellow unsummonable  :P
Your map style reminds me of the maps of Dragon Age in style. It's pretty nice.

I haven't found this program you call automap however (all I get is music programs). Do you have a link?

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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2015, 11:47:59 AM »
I"m a little late to the party but here's mine:



The geography is political and magical and religious:  the mountain range, the Fell, housed a city that was once the gate to Heaven (like Shangrila), but it got cast into Ghenna (Hell, sort of) so now it's a creepy-ass place with all kinds of terrible shit and 1,000 years ago and now there are these enormous statues that keep anything from leaving the mountain range (in addition to dragons and ogre-like dudes, anyone who dies there comes back to life as a gollog (like a golem) in 7 days unless you cut their body into 7 pieces and cuts 1/7th off of people to sew onto themselves to replace their rotting parts).  On the other side of the range is a whole other set of countries-- the two sides have forgotten about each other-- and their legends/religion has evolved very differently from the other side.

I used a combination of AUTOmap and photoshop

You like your 7evenses! The whole come back as a gollog stuff is great.

Fun map!  :)
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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2015, 10:34:10 PM »
Oh I LOVE maps. I've been drawing them since I was a kid. I have several maps I've drawn for my works-in-progress. 

This one has been finalized, though. Hand drawn and then messed with in photoshop. I'm not exactly sure how to upload the image, but here's my attempt.



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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #35 on: August 30, 2015, 02:13:03 AM »
Wow, these both look great! Very, very cool.

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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2015, 02:19:18 AM »
Thanks tebakutis!

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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #37 on: August 30, 2015, 04:56:42 AM »
I love making maps, but it's something of a guilty pleasure for me since the projects they're associated with usually go nowhere. And most of them draw heavily on real-world geography anyway. I'll just share the most recent map I've uploaded on DeviantArt:


The idea here is that this world has more extreme differences in climate across latitude. The polar regions are colder and drier, but the tropics are hotter and wetter (don't ask me what could plausibly account for this).
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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2015, 06:50:29 AM »
I live in Avalon now it seems.  :)

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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2015, 06:51:47 AM »
I live in Avalon now it seems.  :)

at least you're in the known world.  *sniff*

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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #40 on: August 30, 2015, 11:27:00 AM »
I live in Avalon now it seems.  :)

at least you're in the known world.  *sniff*
And my home country is now a desert.

Poor m3m, but think, you can be doing mischief without anybody knowing ;D
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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #41 on: September 02, 2015, 09:17:35 AM »

@bradley darewood, fellow unsummonable  :P
Your map style reminds me of the maps of Dragon Age in style. It's pretty nice.

I haven't found this program you call automap however (all I get is music programs). Do you have a link?

My bad it was AutoREALM.  It only works on PC.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/autorealm/

Here's a tutorial that can give you sort of a preview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RqZpFrBq88

My process was like this:

1) I searched free textures online using google image search-- mostly wooden, papyrus, concrete, stone, etc.  I Think I ended up using wood of some sort but i don't remember.

2) I used the texture as my background on AutoREALM.  I mostly needed autoREALM for the little mountain icons, city icons and for the fractal coastline as well as the smooth lines of the river and dotted lines of the country borders.  I had very poor control over the fractal generator, so I ended up just adapting my map to what the fractal wanted to do-- it was close enough to what i was going for. 

3) In photoshop i painted the ocean and shaded the borders/rivers etc.  I downloaded a special font to use for the country names.  I think it might have been Cloister Black.

And that's it more or less!

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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2015, 10:27:04 AM »
Here was one of mine.


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Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2015, 04:39:34 PM »


The area shown on this map is pretty big; arctic in the north and tropical in the south.

Offline YordanZh

Re: Calling All Maps!
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2015, 09:10:38 AM »
Wow, awesome thread for a map lover!  Great maps, guys!

Here are mine: The first two are maps for the already published When They Shine Brightest. Actually just the second map is for the events in When They Shine Brightest, but the first is there because things in the east parts of the continent are being mentioned in the book.

The third map is my work-map for the entire world. The book I'm writing atm (~150 pages in) is happening mostly in the continent below When They Shine Brightest's continent, but don't look at the names, I haven't written them into the map yet.





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