|6 Nov 2002|| Joel|
All the details makes me dizzy...
All that work you must have put into it makes me even more dizzy...
Yuck, work... *shudders* XD
|8 Nov 2002|| Holger ´Mangalore´ Goebber|
Hi! Me again! Cool to see more of it!
A question do you use some kind of Fractal map generator for your continents? It looks cool because quite detailed, just remembered I stumbled over some that looked similar upon creating a world..
Another question, where's your Wyvern library? You don't have it in the link list right to your bio?
Names is what this map is lacking because names make you think about regions! Jason Ellis
replies: "No, I didn't use a fractual mapper for this. Though, I am not sure I could repeat the technique I used for this. First it was drawn with pencil, then after I got my first computer I tired to colour it in with some clumsy Corel program, the mountains were made using a triangular brush; then I acquired photoshop - with photoshop, I used mulitple layers using various filters. It was the emboss and bas-relief tool that really gave this map its look, for suddenly every pencil scribble, every different block of colour, every little dab with the triangle brush became a geographical feature and I liked it.I guess I did get lucky with this, but it is not a randomly generated map in anyway. I really spent a lot of time studying maps of South America and the Himalayas, so every mountain range, river, plain and plateau has been designed by me. But you are not the first to ask me if I used a fractual mapper; if you look at the mountains and recognise they are just triangles that I have used various texture filters and emboss filter, I think you will see what I have done and how I did it.One day I would like to try and replicate this map with physical mediums, but this serves me at the moment to build my world upon.And I will try to update this in the future with names for regions.Oh, my Wyvern link was there last time I looked. Well, it is http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/libr/j/a/jashael/jashael.htmlBut I must warn you, my writing there is not up to date, and there is not a lot about the landscape and kingdoms yet because the previous map you saw was from the Fourth Age and I am writing in the First Age in Wyvern. If you like I can send you some rough details of regions shown on the previous map.But anyway, enough about me, I will have to pop over to your gallery and leave some comments - sometimes takes me a while."
|23 Nov 2002|| Maja Andersson|
I'm so fascinated with your maps, it shows that you go in with a kind of utter dedication to you work.
It gives you stories depth. Just one question, is the dragon supposed to be part of the group of islands as well?
Would be rather interesting to live on that island in that case...
I love this.
|21 Dec 2002|| Patricia Kyle G. Mendoza|
Wow! Garsh! This is even better than the other one!!! Lovely! Another map! I love it! I love it! I love it! Mwehe! What more can i say?! Lovely, jason. Breathtaking.
|14 Dec 2003|| Christina 'Perplexity' Likness|
I think the dragon is supposed to be like the compass, no?
Hey, I can see my house from here! Brethawn!