27 June 2012

more maps...

going away on a semi-holiday soon so wont have much time to be doing anything though i was able to finish off a mock-up for the Inner Sea map I'm working on. This is more of a 'colour-study' than anything else and was actually pretty helpful in helping me determine the level of grunge i want (ie: less that whats in the pic!) and that i also need an incredibly high-res image of a good paper texture to get the effect i wasnt as it became pretty blurry as i scaled it up (unsurprisingly - the paper texture was A4, while the map is almost 4' x 6'). though i got a good feel of the colour-palette im looking for - thoug hthe grunge-effect leaves a lot to be desired, im very pleased with the colours.

the mountains are nearing completion though im still to highlight the majority of them (all thats done are the ranges around the Anubian desert) and still need to add some cartouches, fix the keys and maybe fix any text thats been stretched-out too much.

EDIT: here's a link to a version saved on Dropbox - much bigger! https://www.dropbox.com/s/xjhpxpb7tgjw1kr/NEW%20-%20inner%20sea%20-%20map%20-%20colour-grunge.jpg


  1. I like it. It has a very Ancient World feel to it - like Alexander the Great/Persian Empire era. The worn folds are awesome too.

  2. thanks :) though originally the map was envisioned to be more 18th-century-style... quite different to what i ended up with!

  3. I just saw this site. Sure is geeky, but very fascinating. I like the whole world you created. Are you really based in Malta? I've always been intrigued by that place. My mom's been there when she was a little kid and she still has stamps from there. Anyway, I just followed your blog. My blog is www.coolasiankids.blogspot.com. Please follow me too. I have a hard time maneuvering through Blogger's requirements for becoming a member or follower of someone's site.

  4. thanks :) maltas a pretty small place, cool history going back quite a few thousand years though other than that not much going on and its horribly humidly hot at the moment.