Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Map for the dreaming world

I want(ed) to post short (and potentially frivolous) articles more often in December to get rid myself of longpost paralysis.

Here is a small map I made a little while ago - it is somewhat inspired by Vine Servant idea and RoseHammer (roses spreading over the world in catastrophic manner) as well as Dreaming Mars idea.

Doing maps made me think recently that more often maps seem to be drawn first with clear idea where everything is and coloured later, while, even if I know the layout beforehand, I prefer to get colours first and then discern out the landscape details out of them. First method had benefit in much more distinguished features (as it is difficult to paint ivory city over green plains post fact) but I view watercolours as a creative collaborator and often the unburdened flow of colour brings good surprises.

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  1. !!! Roses!! !!!!

    The map looks lurvely. I'm glad the vine servant has implanted itself in more brains.

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    1. Roses ended up somewhat more intimidating in size than I wanted but it is difficult to do much details of the area size of 10c coin.

      I am glad you like it.

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  2. That is a beautiful map. I want to explore it.

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    1. Thank you.
      How do you wish to explore it (for example, writing minisetting yourself, reading minisetting somebody wrote, some other ways)?

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  3. Really well done, especially the mountains, and I love the coloured-wash background. Also great to see you blogging more frequently, sorry I haven't caught up with you in a while.

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    1. My plan to make posts twice a week is, so far, unsuccessful, so there isn't that much to catch, but hopefully there will be more to read in nearby time.
      Glad if you enjoyed any of it.

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