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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 )
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 :-)
Karbo Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :D
HeavenlyOdyssey Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :)
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.
Karbo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
DoodlebugQT Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
This looks like a map for Ba Sing Se from Avatar the Last Airbender.
KawaiiGoat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also kinda looks like the walls from Attack on Titan
Jagdpz4 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
I wonder if Negav has any internet?
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
Karbo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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