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    Wip Map of Beleriand 2022

    Okay, this is a map based on multiple reference maps of Beleriand from Tolkien's works. An important note, I scoured the Tolkien gateway for text reference of sooooo many regions for this map. Some things never showed up on the rough drawings of the original maps, but the texts reference certain things. For example, the woods of Ossiriand, the original maps don't show it at all. But, it is there.
    So, this map is a combination of using the maps of Beleriand and the Northern lands, and then text descriptions from Tolkiengateway

    So, why do I post it as a Work In Progress, well it is. There is still a lot to do, like color, like labels ect. I do wish to get some input on the map. To get it to be the best it can be.
    On changing places, if you are going to mention changing some area, please do refer me to the Text description that points it out.
    Secondly. The reason I am doing this map has a lot to do with Beren and Luthien. So cool ideas surrounding them are very welcome.

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    P.S. I did leave some temporary notes on it for the time being

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    Very nice job ! It's hard to give you some advices, because the whole map looks really great, lots of details. The only point for me is that it's a bit dark for now. But I guess that should change with colors, shadows and stuff... Anyway, I'm looking forward to fellow your work

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    This is looking great, I'm really glad to see that you've included Thangorodrim and many other areas discussed in the Silmarillion but not actually shown on the maps in that book. I look forward to seeing progress continue on this map.
    View my map and asset packs on DrivethruRPG. Support my work on Patreon. Take a look at my work on my Website or Instagram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by - JO - View Post
    Very nice job ! It's hard to give you some advice, because the whole map looks really great, lots of details. The only point for me is that it's a bit dark for now. But I guess that should change with colors, shadows and stuff... Anyway, I'm looking forward to follow your work
    I was planning to lighten it up anyway. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by wminish View Post
    This is looking great, I'm really glad to see that you've included Thangorodrim and many other areas discussed in the Silmarillion but not actually shown on the maps in that book. I look forward to seeing progress continue on this map.
    Agreed, for such an important place I do feel it needs to be included.

    I'll quickly add a version with at least some TEMPORARY drawn names to it.
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    Question Testing Colors

    Hi

    I wanted to start testing rough color schemes for the landscapes. Feedback is welcome.

    Again it is a rough draft. I still have start blending the regions. ALSO, I will more than likely in the end have a paper color only as well of the map. I just wanted to do a 2nd version that is color.

    How's the colors representation so far?

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    We are loving the map! We will follow-up if we receive any feedback from our map experts, but so far it looks great. Definitely let us know once it is finished. With your permission, we would love to showcase it on Tolkien Gateway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TolkienGateway View Post
    We are loving the map! We will follow-up if we receive any feedback from our map experts, but so far it looks great. Definitely let us know once it is finished. With your permission, we would love to showcase it on Tolkien Gateway.
    Never really expected a response! Glad you are enjoying it so far. Once it is finished, I would definitely be open for you to showcase it on the Tolkien Gateway.

    P.S. My next post I started adding the labels. If there are some place names you wish to address or add I would be open to hearing about it

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    Discuss Start of adding the names

    Hi everone!

    Still loads to do, the color blending, the highlights, the shadows. Stuff like that. But for this version I started adding the labels, and I polished the ocean a bit.
    Like I said if there are any labels that needs to be tweaked, or added, let me know in the next while before I start rotating and prettying them up.

    Anyone have ANY idea what the rivers in Lammoth and a bit north to it are named? I have yet to find a name for them.

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    A bit of color blending and highlights + Shadows
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    Hi,

    Spent some time starting with color polishing and adding some highlights. I still have a ways to go with all the highlights and shadows, but it's getting there. (Refer to the previous post for the names so far. I'll see if I can have a run of polishing those on the next one.)

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    I'll keep this section for questions I still need answered for the map:

    Anyone have an idea of the river names in Lammoth and the one north of it?

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    Wip Labels Polishing phase 1-2

    Hi!

    I've started polishing the river labels and some of the land labels. And I've been adding more highlighs and shadows, especially on the title.

    I'm considering having different color labels for stuff like the mountains and the forests. What do you think?

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    Also, been chipping away at a possible way to represent the title more dramatically. Let me know what you think.
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    I'll keep this section for questions I still need answered for the map:

    Anyone have an idea of the river names in Lammoth and the one north of it?
    Last edited by XCali; 10-07-2022 at 02:02 PM.

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