First cartography map

Hey all!

i’ve been working on this map for a custom D&D “open world adventure” with my brothers. Made entirely in photoshop (i used some brushes for the terrain like mountains, forests, etc. and some textures. All the credits are in the deviantart link)

(Extracted from the Deviantart Link)

In this region you can find 5 “factions” (not including creatures/pirates/bandits/mercenaries/evil creatures, etc):
The Morden Empire: Medieval European like empire.
 The Janlyn Empire: Medieval Asian like empire.
 Elven Houses: There’s a Royal House, but each house follows his own leader. The structure is like the Game of Thrones “houses organisation”.
 Dwarven Clans: Each Clan follow his own rules and make alliances with other clans when is needed. The “Stone Lords” is the Clan choosen by all the other clans to lead the Dwarfs as one big nation.
 Free Cities and Towns: Some cities which follow his own laws and rules.

 There’re a few Points of interest, like the Abyss Rift (a giant crack in the mountains, which have a passage to the underworld/abyss, or something like that), a Jungle Temple (Qakoph), a sunken city, etc. I’m still looking to add more PoI or special locations/events to the map.

If you want to see the full resolution image go here 🙂 http://eragon2589.deviantart.com/art/Oreen-Map-493352306

Comments? i’m looking forward to any constructive comment for improving my photoshop skills 😄

It is well done; I could see myself using it for my players in my weekly sessions.

It is well done; I could see myself using it for my players in my weekly sessions.

thanks! feel free to use it if you want 🙂

Wow this looks really nice! 🙂

So, are you adding maps to what you are willing to do? 😄 this looks great!

So, are you adding maps to what you are willing to do? 😄 this looks great!

I just created that map for my Dungeons and Dragons play with my brothers for having a better background history/context 🙂

btw i allways thought it would be great to have a “global map” system with waypoints in Eclipse…maybe if someday i learn to code i would try to do that feature 😄

And thanks!

That is a connected map correct? you planned to enlarge it correct? PLEASE DON’T LET MY EXPECTATION GONE! I WANT TO SEE MORE AND LARGER ONE 😄

Wow that is looking really good O.o

That is a connected map correct? you planned to enlarge it correct? PLEASE DON’T LET MY EXPECTATION GONE! I WANT TO SEE MORE AND LARGER ONE 😄

  1. yeap

  2. Sure! but i dont know what else add (probably the “northlands” will be mostly snowy and the south more desert and more greenlands…the east and west…maybe a gigantic forest and some scattered islands)

and i don’t know when i will start expanding the map 😛 (very soon i hope!)

Wow that is looking really good O.o

thanks!! 😄

I love it! Only thing I would say is that the grass plains are too barren? I dont know what to suggest but just some few details like small clumps of trees? Hills? Small ruins and such except for that looks great!

I love it! Only thing I would say is that the grass plains are too barren? I dont know what to suggest but just some few details like small clumps of trees? Hills? Small ruins and such except for that looks great!

Thanks! i was considering to add more random trees, hills, rocks to the plain areas, also i’m going to see if i can add some contour lines or something like that (for terrain elevations) 😉

Cool stuff man! Love seeing stuff outside the box like this. Well presented too!

Cool stuff man! Love seeing stuff outside the box like this. Well presented too!

thanks mate! 🙂

Updates!

after thinking a lot and working in the campaign, i started to expand the map! just because i want the complete continent 😛

so here’s the base for the whole continent. I need to work on all the borders, create the lakes and rivers, and then…start to fill with mountains, forests, cities, etc.

The red square is the already finished map.

Also i’ll start creating my own brushes (mountains/trees/etc)

NOTE: big image! (6000x4500 px)

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looks pro, keep up the good work ! i have programmed world maps like these for people, you did a good job on the art !

looks pro, keep up the good work ! i have programmed world maps like these for people, you did a good job on the art !

thanks!

Finally i finished the complete map! (6000x4500px)

http://eragon2589.deviantart.com/art/Oreen-498739608

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