24 January 2014 at 19:48:18 MST
Playing around with my world map once again, I decided to try out depicting a "satellite image" of it. It's very painterly but from a fair distance it looks convincing, I think.
Worldbuilding is a whole lot of fun, y'all. I recommend it™
on 24 January 2014 at 20:00:12 MST
If you apply a sharpen filter it gets more satellite-y. And then some cloud textures to block our vision can improve the feeling. But this is really great, just from seeing the geography of a place I start imagining stories on how societies are built in function of their environment. Well done.
on 24 January 2014 at 20:25:27 MST
Strangely, I did not even think of making clouds... maybe if the depiction was going to end up being a globe floating in space, then something would have surely looked wrong, haha.
That would indeed be an interesting thing to add though! It could also be a fun method of playing around with the weather systems which is something to consider when creating something like this, in my opinion.
But alas thanks for the input! I do hope seeing a view such as this can evoke thoughts on what is within.
on 26 January 2014 at 18:24:49 MST
I prefer it like this, actually being able to see the landmasses without any clouds in the way.
on 26 January 2014 at 19:38:31 MST
Yeah, in the end it depends whether you want to make it clear or realistic. Painting has a lot to do with tricking reality into something more bearable to the viewer. x)
on 15 March 2014 at 02:13:01 MDT
Personally I find it stressful as hell @n@ I can't get the landmasses to look how I want, and feel convincing and stuff.
yours looks rather nice, though. I'm jelly.