It’s getting there. I’ve also added some labeling.
New Comet Games needs an early version of the map for test runs next weekend, so I’m dropping in color for political boundaries and hopefully some labeling. I’ll be working on this as much as I can today, tonight, tomorrow evening, and possibly Tuesday evening.
When I have to create a historically inspired map, I use many sources to get the look and feel right. Here you can see that I am using a one map for rivers in Honduras and a different map for the coastlines of the Yucatan. I am using yet a different map for Cuba (upper right, outside of crop). The image below is a small portion of the overall map that I am creating for “A Time for Sacrifice,” it is also resized to 25%.
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I received the notes for these from D.J. Butler back in June 2019 and I just put the finishing touches on them this last week. I meant to show a progression from notes to final, but I ran into problems with my old 2009 iMac. Ah well.
Look for In the Palace of Shadow and Joy by D.J. Butler and published by Baen later this year!
I am forever grateful for New Comet Games. thanks to Ben Burns, I finally have an updated computer setup for my mapping. Instead of that ancient 2009 iMac and Wacom Intuos 5, and am now rocking a 2012 Mac mini and a Wacom Cintiq 16. I know the 2012 is still an older model, but GOOD LORD! it is a HUGE improvement on that relic of a computer. With this setup I will be working on the maps for New Comet Games’s Call of Cthulhu KickStarter A Time of Sacrifice. I am working on a giant map of the Yucatan and some fo the surrounding areas for this module. I will be posting updates on that map here and on my Instagram, where you can find some rough outlines.
I am also finishing up maps for a Dave Butler novel, you may be familiar with the maps I created fort his Witchy War novels. This book is not in that series, but here’s a little taste.
Earlier in the week, my friend and fellow cartographer Alyssa Faden wrapped her part of Tegel Manor! Everyone needs to check Frog God Games’ take on Judges Guild classic, it’s not just going to be a reprint, everything is completely fleshed out and expanded. Here are my contrabutions to that huge map.