Re: CHAT: Constructed maps
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, June 21, 2007, 23:25|
First, my reaction to the map:
HOLY FRICKIN CRAP THAT IS FULL OF AWESOME AND WIN I BOW BEFORE THE
GREATNESS THAT IS RIK TEH GIMP FTW!
Now that that's out of the way, I would like to make a humble request:
could we pick one half of this thread and stick to it? Having two
separate ones going on (one with CHAT: and one without) is making the
convo a little hard to follow...
On 6/21/07, And Rosta <and.rosta@...> wrote:
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
> Rik, On 21/06/2007 21:18:
> > Hi, folks. I've been working on developing the constructed world which
> > hosts my conlang(s) and I thought some of you may be interested in
> > seeing my latest attempt at a map (hence the CHAT tag for this post -
> > hope that's right).
> > Just to give this post some relevance to conlanging, all of the
> > geographical features are in Gevey (my main conlang).
> > Comments and suggestions for improvement are very welcome - and will be
> > listened to! I want this map to be as good as possible as it will
> > eventually form the core of my revamped website. Presenting my conlangs
> > to the world in a way that makes the experience pleasurable for visitors
> > is an important aspect of con-artistry (dodgy word), in my view.
> > Oh yes, the link - and a warning: the file is in .png format, and
> > currently weighs in at 4MB (the final product will need to be a bit
> > smaller).
> > http://www.rikweb.co.uk/kalieda/maps/images/ewlah-new.png
> > Rik
> Wow! I am awed & impressed & viridly envious! I'd love to know how you went about
> creating the geography and the toponymy and the map.
> I've always thought that there are certain bits of conlanging that, though they
> are hugely important to me, I'd like to subcontract rather than undertake
> myself. Such as font creation. And such as geography & map creation. Perhaps
> one day in future, conlanging/conworlding will be so mainstream that one can
> actually commission one's own, and not just gaze covetously at others' as I
> have at yours...