Industrial Helix wrote:@ DiM - Thanks for the kind words and feedback (actually, this map was hand drawn for the most part. Mostly the colors and the paper, the rivers and seas as well. The borders, ect, looked too sloppy when scanned in so i redrew them in PS).
1) Freehand it.... hmmm... I'm real hesitant. I feel like the imaginary cartographer who drew the map would have had access to a ruler. If freehanding it doesn't look good to my eye, I think maybe something like layered papers a la 13 Colonies or First Nations of America would work quite nicely.
2) Do you mean the army symbols? Like the nearby ruler, I presumed the cartographer had a template for drawing these things. When I freehanded them originally, they were a total mess.
3) You don't like the font? The style I was going for was typewriter of the early 20th century. I rather like the font, so while your criticism is appreciated, I think I'm going to keep it.
4) Nice title... yes. This is coming. There's a little spot in the lower left I'm going to use.
Augustus Maximus wrote:I like the look of this map. I have a book of maps from WW1, and this map is very similar in style to them.
Industrial Helix wrote:Augustus Maximus wrote:I like the look of this map. I have a book of maps from WW1, and this map is very similar in style to them.
It wouldn't happen to be the westpoint atlas of WWI would it? That was part of the inspiration for this one. I also looked at loads of contemporary maps to get an idea for the feel. I'm glad you like it so far!
natty_dread wrote:I was wrong
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