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Negav Map by Karbo Negav Map by Karbo
A map of Negav at least :) [link]
This is the first time I do something like this ^^ It tooks me quite a while to do but it was fun. I wanted to capture a bit of the feel of those old medieval map :3
The two figures are Minalca, goddess of Luck and Lataran, god of Trickery and thieves ( [link] )

Keep in mind the map is not totally up to scale though, it's more of a way to give an idea of where the different areas are situated and it's also subject to some changes as the city continue being updated and expanded. Thanks a lot to all the people who contributed to it ! ^_^

EDIT : Oh wow ! thank you for the DD ! :dance:
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Given 2013-04-30
Negav Map by *Karbo ( Suggested by KeinZantezuken and Featured by princepal )
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This map is a fine blend of the artist's style and maps from the middle ages. Care has gone into each element of the piece, from the bold symbols and figures along the border to the barely-sketched-in trees. Thanks in part to excellent color choices, the layout of the city not only jumps off the page, but it is well organized and easy to read--the most important feature of a map.

I find myself unable to tell if the artist imagined this map appearing just like this on a piece of vellum (figures etc. sketched into the borders), or if this is a vision for a layered interface on an MMO or browser game. This ambiguity is only one of the reasons why I find my curiosity piqued by the piece; the landmarks are colorfully named, the banners have a clear symbolism, and the figures hint at a world rich with nuance.

I'm not personally a fan of the vaguely asian art style, but I hope by this point it's clear that I don't let that get in my way of enjoying the piece. I think the weakest element of the map is the border surrounding Negav, the name of the city. It's jarringly anachronistic, and I would like to see that border replaced with something more like the scroll used for the legend. I also find myself wondering why titles for the banners weren't included, and why the green one is so far away from the others.

All in all this is a great map, especially for what I believe is a first effort. Well done!
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The map itself is breathtaking and give up a dreamlike fantasy theme. The details around the map (such as the goddess) add even more to the theme. While i think most people would only draw the map itself and add a background, this piece doesn't limit itself to this and adds figures as well as elements which would not normally be mandatory to a map. These are also given a spectacular amount of attention (while not drawing you away from the actual map). Even with so many elements, the first thing i noticed was still the map.

The use of a scroll at the bottom of the map was a great idea as it provides all the information without taking to much space and ruining the map It also fits with theme.

Vision:
I gave you five star for vision because this piece is breathtaking and it took me about thirty minutes just to stop staring at it.

Originality:
I felt the need to give you five star here as well due to the fact that made the map so much more than anything i had envisioned it to be.

Technique:
Again, a perfect score, i have seen many maps but this one takes the cake, your technique truly gives it an amazing fantasy feel which fit the theme perfectly.

Impact:
An almost perfect score of 4.5/5. The information given in the map is huge. Its almost perfection, there is not much else i can say.


Hope this critique helps as it is the very first i ever did. :D
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HeavenlyOdyssey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not only do I like the thought that went into the lay out of the city, I just love the decoration surrounding the map.
All these little details really help give it a sort of alternative medieval feel.

Great job :-)
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
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:iconheavenlyodyssey:
HeavenlyOdyssey Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :)
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:icondugregas:
Dugregas Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
The days of my ancestors, oh what warriors they were. This would be a joyful place to if I can maintain a phantom form during my visit. Very well done Karbo.
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondoodlebugqt:
DoodlebugQT Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
This looks like a map for Ba Sing Se from Avatar the Last Airbender.
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:iconkawaiigoat:
KawaiiGoat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also kinda looks like the walls from Attack on Titan
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:iconjagdpz4:
Jagdpz4 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
I wonder if Negav has any internet?
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:icongigagyu:
gigagyu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhhhh, this is so awesome! I love when artists do things like this. Going into the finer details, the nitty gritty, the inner workings! :D
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:3
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:iconkai-sakurai:
Kai-Sakurai Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
i wonder when u'll draw a 3d version of the city =P
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:iconmikeimp91:
mikeimp91 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of Attack on Titan :) Excellent job, Karbo. I've always been a fan of your work. Keep it up!
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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:iconnarokkun:
narokkun Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beacuse i am a desiner game and i want draw the map of game with that style
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:iconnarokkun:
narokkun Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
first my english sucks and second good map and good imagination with felarya i just have a question how drawn the map??
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:iconmistermarlin:
MisterMarlin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When I first read about Negav actually pictured as a futuristic Star Wars Coruscant style city. I was way off :P
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:iconixisnyx:
IxisNyx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Reminds me of the cities of Ank and Morpork.
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TigressDesign Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely map! Been looking for medieval-inspired maps and this is definitely inspiring! 
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconxiaoshengbuaimao:
xiaoshengbuaimao Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
When you look at it now, you think of Attack on Titan
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:iconcblack56:
cblack56 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's exactly what I was Thinking!!
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:iconixisnyx:
IxisNyx Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

it looks somuch like a map I saw of ank morpork once :)

 

Nice job :)

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:iconheart4art7:
heart4art7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Reading on Pileuda's Fried Glouteux, not sure whether its more like a tavern or a modern restaurant. With the medieval, mythical and modern aspects its near impossible to tell ^^;
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frank111222 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
this place looks like Ishbal
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
This looks incredible, but it reminds me of this... [link] [link] X3
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:iconlazytroll:
Lazytroll Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
why so? The structure of the wall is quite typical of medieval cities, and fantasy maps usually recall that structure :)
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Because there both the same, those walls are trying to keep out the things that want to eat them basically...
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:iconthelightlost:
TheLightLost Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Congratulations on the DD and a job well done.
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks ^^
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:iconuncleoutrage:
UncleOutrage Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is really cool, and so much detail! Bravo, pat yourself on the back!:D
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EngineMeister Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
1 thing i notice is that the letters (A B C D E F G ... ) don't really stand out and it's like an easter egg hunt to find them. unless this is some sort of puzzle map (and it does not give that impression at all.) it's probably not ideal for all the symbols that are intended to point out prominent features of the city to be very hard to see. most of the text is like this too though not as bad in some cases.

otherwise, lovely map. i very much like the city's design.
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the remark :) indeed they could be more visible, maybe with some sort of white outline around them
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:iconangryspacecrab:
Angryspacecrab Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
what's it from
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that's from my universe Felarya :)
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:iconangryspacecrab:
Angryspacecrab Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
it looks like you have a lot of slums in the lower tier
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:iconheart4art7:
heart4art7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
honestly? You dont know what negav is from?
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:iconangryspacecrab:
Angryspacecrab Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
no never heard of it, what is it
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heart4art7 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You must be new then. What you're looking at... well at the moment is a comment reply, but the art itself is a map of Negav, a city within a world created by Karbo known as Felarya. Through his own imagination and that of others, Felarya has grown to be a dangerous, but mythical and amazing realm. Karbo is, as you should know as a warning if not learned now, a vore artist so you may find some of his work offensive, interesting, or if you're a vorephille, arousing. Some people don't even like vore and hate it in his art, some with nudity, but will still look at his creations because of his artistic talents. I hope this clears things up for you :)
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
epic!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ! :D
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::blowkiss::iconflyingheartsplz:
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husk55 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Congradulations on the D.D.

I must ask; how did the 'Skyless City' get it's name?
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
that's because the district has a large underground part :)
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:iconiris-may-ayame:
Iris-May-Ayame Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Artist
So cool!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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:iconkarbo:
Karbo Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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piemboons Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the detail of this piece!
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Paty-Longbottom21 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Goood I just have a word: Amazing!!!!!!!!!!! love al the details in the map and the figures around it!
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