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Thread: Nexus, city of legends [commission]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kellerica View Post
    My drawing hand gets sympathy cramps just looking at that sea of buildings!
    I'll never understand how you do it.
    hehe, Thanks Kell
    I'm a glutton for punishment. ;P
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerron View Post
    This is an amazing piece of work! Do you plan to color in the buildings? I guess they will stand out more when they are in a different color from the background.
    Thanks Jerron. No, this is as the client requested.
    Partly due to cost, but also in keeping with previous map style.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wingshaw View Post
    Spectacular and stupendous! Sadly, I can't rep you this time, but it is exceptionally well-deserved.

    There is one thing about this map that, compared to your usual city maps, niggles (for lack of a better word) at me a little bit: Nexus is a lot less colourful than your usual maps. Was that part of the commission brief, or a design choice?

    Wingshaw
    Thanks George
    The same applies here - mainly cost/time to produce.
    At this size, full color would have more than doubled time to produce, and thus more than doubled price.
    Plus it is in a similar style to Archensheen, previously commissioned by them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bogie View Post
    So.Much.Detail!!
    It is a lot.
    Thanks Bogie
    Quote Originally Posted by - JO - View Post
    Amazing map ... The level of details is absolutely stunning ! And the way the map "cut" the city gives an impression of hugeness ! Briliant idea !!!
    Thanks Joel
    Yeah, I decided to do that so that we could get close enough for the details the client wanted, but also so people knew it continued out further.
    It's supposed to be a huge city. The original spec was for an even larger city.
    Quote Originally Posted by Greason Wolfe View Post
    Dagnabit! I'm running out of drool. Great job on this, as usual.
    Thanks Greason
    I have some droolish maps coming soon.
    Quote Originally Posted by GodofMoxie View Post
    This looks amazing!
    Thanks GoM

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    A legend maps a city of legends. I have the feeling there's some secret hidden in the curves and the shapes, like a secret language only this magical eye could read.
    Wonderful. Amazing. And feel free to add any kind of superlative saying how much I love it.

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    I commented over on dA but wanted to just say again how impressive this is to me. As others have said the sheer number of buildings overwhelms my drawing hand. This city must hold EPIC stories unfolding on a daily basis. Super!!
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    Spotted this on Instagram the other day and thought it looked good. ...
    The larger view here is amazing. My favorite part is the the whisper woods.
    Thanks for being an inspiration

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    This is just amazing. I'm in awe.
    You never cease to impress, John.

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    First let me say thanks to everyone for the rep comments.
    That made my week better.

    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBeee View Post
    A legend maps a city of legends. I have the feeling there's some secret hidden in the curves and the shapes, like a secret language only this magical eye could read.
    Wonderful. Amazing. And feel free to add any kind of superlative saying how much I love it.
    Thanks Beee
    There is some things hidden in curves and shapes here.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxilon View Post
    I commented over on dA but wanted to just say again how impressive this is to me. As others have said the sheer number of buildings overwhelms my drawing hand. This city must hold EPIC stories unfolding on a daily basis. Super!!
    Thanks Jax
    I think this will be a good one from 2C Gaming. The info for the city sounds compelling.
    Quote Originally Posted by E'nara View Post
    Spotted this on Instagram the other day and thought it looked good. ...
    The larger view here is amazing. My favorite part is the the whisper woods.
    Thanks for being an inspiration
    Thanks E'nara
    It was nice to be able to add so much nature into a city map.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ilanthar View Post
    This is just amazing. I'm in awe.
    You never cease to impress, John.
    Thanks so much Ilanthar
    The cities keep growing.

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    Can only agree with everyone else...your talent just never fails to impress! This is so awesome...as is the other city map, Archensheen. Very inspiring, J!

    While you gave us the reason for them not being more "filled in", I'm still a bit sad about it. I think those cities would shine even more with a bit more "solidity" ... they're almost a bit too ethereal atm. Not sure if I am making sense ^^

    Anyway, gorgeous maps, J.
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    Just want to echo what everyone else has said - amazing work on both maps mate!

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    Dude it's like a where's waldo of city buildings, it's seriously great. I can't even fathom how long that took.
    Better than a box!


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    Damn, yo, I love the compass, I love the jutting into different dimensions... the roads are so clean... this map is what I WANTED when I was reading Perdido Street Station. I love China Mieville's writing, but that book's map sucks. This map is baller. Grand, inspiring, and clean and easy to follow, dem roads are outstandingly sharp.

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