Re: Celtic 7 Nations improved graphic, check it out!
Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:39 pm
The Bison King wrote:
England could use some shortening in the style similar as you've done with France and Scotland could use some lengthening.
That's a lot easier said than done we'll see i that needs to happen.
See, here is one flaw in this technique of yours - painting on watercolour and scanning it on computer. It worked great for Thyseneal, but this is a very different project, one that may require more tweaking - mainly because you don't have such a highly developed concept to start from.
Perhaps you should first do a draft with only outlines of territories on computer, then make sure the layout is satisfactory, then print out the outlines on paper, paint it over with watercolour, then scan it and import it as the colour layer...
Either way it would be better if you would get the gameplay worked out first, and then when you're in graphics workshop start working with the watercolour.
But I have to say... even though I really love the style on your Thyseneal map, I'm afraid relying too much on your painting skills may prevent you from developing your computer graphics skills. I'm just suggesting that you might want to try different techniques, because otherwise you will be placing limits to what kind of maps you will be able to do in the future....
I had the unpainted draft for a really really long time, there was a lot of time (a couple months) to comment on it if you wanted to but you didn't. Besides I can make adjustments on the computer, just regarding Scotland, I'd rather not if I don't have to that's all. admittedly it's a little harder than before I painted but I can do it (like I already did with Spain) Also I'm trying to fib geography as little as possible that's all.