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#1 Calvary

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 03:25 PM

I got bored at work today and made a thing.

 

 

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So, yeah. I'm really stupidly into cartography. I'm thinking of doing a few of these...

 

This country is divided largely by geography, with Nayergora and Sivernagora provinces translating roughly to northern mountains and southern mountains. The capital, Kestria City, sits in a slight valley carved through the endless meadows of Lugavostria, by the River Bistra. Vestrinya is a province comprised entirely by the southwestern tracts of a large and arid desert.


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 03:47 PM

That is a super cool thing to be into!

If I wind up with a little bit of money this year, would you consider doing a commission?

I'd love to have 3 of them, they'd be amazing in my room.


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#3 Calvary

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Posted 12 September 2016 - 11:53 PM

Lmao, I can try! I did this on paint so you're really looking at the best I can do right now haha.

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 12:17 AM

I can tell by the signature. >.>

And don't worry, it'll be a long fuckin time before I can afford anything. <.<

They're super fuckin neat tho!

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 01:14 AM

Right? I only had a mouse to hand when I signed that off and....it just doesn't even look vaguely like my signature lmao.

Will do, thanks Tes <3

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:41 AM

this looks cool. what language are the names?


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:47 AM

They're not a real language, I made everything up but I did take inspiration from real world places. Some of the province names borrow slightly from Russian. Kestria is the name of a state from a novelette I was working on years ago that ended up being shelved. :)


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 04:05 AM

oh i thought it's a real language because you wrote this:

 

Nayergora and Sivernagora provinces translating roughly to northern mountains and southern mountains.


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 10:50 AM

Would this country technically be a part of modern day Russia?

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Posted 13 September 2016 - 02:26 PM

This is pretty awesome.

I see you're doing it all in paint, have you considered a program like inkscape or Illustrator that lets you drag around vector lines? 


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Posted 13 September 2016 - 11:46 PM

Never heard of those, the only other programme people always suggest is Gimp, which is supposed to be like Paint+ I believe. I struggled with it the one time I used it years ago, but maybe something a bit more powerful is worth another shot
I'd love to do a NF one.

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 01:07 AM

I think it's impressive you managed that with paint. If I try to draw stuff with paint it always looks like it was done by a 3 year old.. :huh:

But a NF map sounds awesome  :D


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 01:47 AM

Thanks <3

 

Paint really isn't too bad a tool for basic things, the different line sizes are what's most important and I have a touch screen on my work laptop which allows me to do this kinda stuff with moderate accuracy. :)

 

Also @Ragtime, it really wasn't meant to be anywhere, but in the original framework for the story Kestria is from, the country bordered a nation of dwarfs called Ahuria which did borrow heavily from Russian and Roman culture.


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 05:42 AM

Here's inkscape, and I'll see what I can do about a copy of Illustrator. >.>

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 06:52 AM

This looks...daunting.  :lol:

 

I do have some preliminary ideas for a continental NF, it'd be pretty easy to fairly project population and state size via a simple equation, i.e. post count/no. of likes, although that might through up a couple of anomalies...then again I could work around it.

 

Danny your country is going to have to be called the Vatispleen: surprisingly small but with many followers beyond the borders of your nation, and significant political clout.  :D


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 08:42 AM

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Looks like Nerd Forum Land is not so much a land but more of a continent! : o

 

I'm playing with colour schemes and such right now, just trying to draft a basic outline of what the thing is gonna look like.


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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:19 AM

Put a bat with an erect penis in a corner somewhere.

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:29 AM

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 09:39 AM

Holy shit.

Phenomenal.

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Posted 14 September 2016 - 10:22 AM

Here be dragons giant bats with painful erections.



Speaking of erections, Wolfie--for reasons that are not yet clear to him--just got an unwarranted semi.

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