fabi wrote:I miss the Right Listra, any reasons why it was removed?
Blarumyrran wrote:4) it would feel more 3d if it was slightly rotated (~ 1 degree), not aligning perfectly with the horizontal axis of the screen
Blarumyrran wrote:as i said before,
1) imo it would benefit a lot from moodier lighting, eg original -> moodier
2) I don't like the font (maybe something like this or this or this or this instead)
3) i don't like the dark shadow under dark labels; works fine without, eg
4) it would feel more 3d if it was slightly rotated (~ 1 degree), not aligning perfectly with the horizontal axis of the screen
LordBob wrote:Blarumyrran wrote:4) it would feel more 3d if it was slightly rotated (~ 1 degree), not aligning perfectly with the horizontal axis of the screen
In that case, I might suggest to also break the parallelism between the map and the woodwork and/or introduce some perspective. I've attached below a few attempts: C is the one that has my favour, though if it's actually any better than the original is a matter of taste, I guess.
As for the moody lighting, it can work well but I would avoid placing it in a corner of the picture, as it tends to distract the eye from the map in that configuration.
LordBob wrote:Other than that, they're really beautifull and I especially like how you included the trademark compas-thingy of old maps. It's a nice improvement of the existing maps
If you want to push things further, I might have some (really minor) suggestions that coul add a great deal of character to the map and tell a whole story about it :
- its maker would have wanted to avoid information getting lost when the edge of the paper wears out, so he included a blank margin and maybe a decorative border. Or maybe he didn't and the edge of the map is actually quite worn out, with some parts barely readable.
- maybe a previous owner of the map dropped some handwritten notes in the margin, along with stains of whatever they had on their hands.
- a decorative border might include rulers, marks, or miscellaneous information that tell us more about this part of the world
LordBob wrote:One last thing about the maps themselves: the "mountains of peril" range from the south map look a little weird compared to other mountains, with its continuous shadowed peaks that looks almost like a rip in the map.
LordBob wrote:- The ring pattern would work well for a surface with relief, such as cloth or embossed leather. However, in the case of paper and a travelling map, I might be interesting to try a simpler pattern, that one can beliveably trace with a pen
zookeeper wrote:Maybe I could just try making symbolic versions of them with simple brush strokes, for example.
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