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June 23
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Anuur Full by Freesong Anuur Full by Freesong
Updated version of this. It may be a bit chaotic to look at (I plan to split it into different maps for geography/topography, transportation networks, and political borders at a later date. For now, I just want a "hard" copy in case my hard drive and backups fail.

Dragon element and temple icon by Neyjour
Ship brushes by Seleucus of the Cartographer's Guild
Textures from Cartographer's Guild

ETA more credit.
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01309 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love the effect for the Vaniric Icelands.  How did you do it?
Freesong Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, thanks! :D

Did you mean the ice continent itself, or the frost-covered ocean around it?

For the first, I've got two different ice layers that I blended together (using masks to erase parts of the top layer so the bottom layer of ice would show through) with a big soft brush.

To make the ice drift out onto the ocean (like permafrost), I have another layer of ice with a mask (set to "hide all"). I swept around with a big soft brush on low opacity, starting from the bottom border and moving in so the southern edge is more frosty and then melts away as you get further north.

So basically, texture + mask + brush. :)
FeroceFV Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an impressive map, especially for a textures-based approach. You combine disparate elements nicely. I especially like the land glow effects around the polar caps. Have a llama.
Freesong Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, for both the comments and the llama! I crochet, so I can make some yarn with its wool and maybe pet it a bit if it doesn't spit at me. :D I'm glad the textures work for you!
Broadshore Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work!
Freesong Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :happybounce: 
Broadshore Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
STGames Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, this is gorgeous.
Freesong Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. :love:
Neyjour Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful map! :clap:  I love your style, and I don't think it looks "chaotic" at all.  Love the inclusion of the ship routes as well.  Very nicely done!

I'm glad my dragon element was useful.  :)
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