Map of North America, circa 1950. Pretty self explanatory. If by chance you have no idea what this is about, then welcome to alternate history! Basically this project explores what the world may have been like if the Confederate States of America had managed to win in the American Civil War. I use real research to do a lot of it, but in the later parts I'm forced to take some artistic creativity in what happens, as by that time things have changed so much there is no way to determine what is likely and what isn't. It's a bit of a long read, and you may not understand it all, but if you like history and/or a good story, then go ahead and take a look. At the very least you can appreciate the maps and how much I improved over the course of the project.
EDIT: If you're wondering what the states are, I'll list them below. And yes, both Alabama and Alberta are abbreviated "AL." That's okay because they're in two separate countries.
EDIT-EDIT: If you're wondering, the capital of the USA is Philadelphia and the capital of the CSA is Havana.
UNITED STATES (52): Alberta, AL Apsalook, AP Arizona, AZ Bahamas, BA British Columbia, BC California, CA Cheyenne, CH Colorado, CO Connecticut, CT Dakota, DA Delaware, DE Deseret, DS Franklin, FR Idaho, ID Illinois, IL Indiana, IN Iowa, IA Jamaica, JA Kansas, KS Maine, ME Manitoba, MN Maryland, MD Massachusetts, MA Michigan, MT Minnesota, MN Missouri, MO Montagnais, MG Nebraska, NE Nevada, NV New Brunswick, NB New Hampshire, NH New Jersey, NJ New Mexico, NM New Russia, NR New York, NY Niagara, NI Northwest, NW (Pronounced "Nor-west," not "North-West," a bit like Newfoundland) Nova Scotia, NS Nunavut, NU Ohio, OH Ontario, ON Oregon, OR Pennsylvania, PA Philippines, PH Quebec, QC Rhode Island, RI Ruperts Land, RL Saskatchewan, SK Vermont, VT Virgin Islands, VI Wisconsin, WI Yukon, YK
CONFEDERATE STATES (25): Alabama, AL Arkansas, AR Baja, BJ Chiapas, CP Chihuahua, CU Coahuila, CU Columbia, CL Cuba, CB Durango, DU Florida, FL Georgia, GA Hispaniola, HI Kentucky, KY Louisiana, LA Mississippi, MS New Texas, NT North Carolina, NC Sequoyah, SQ Sinaloa, SI Sonora, SO South Carolina, SC Tennessee, TN Texas, TX Virginia, VA Yucatan, YU
A few people on my livestream wanted a link to my brushes, so heeeere they are!
These aren't the only ones I use, these are just the ones I made. The other artists' sets I use are Leventep, Rahll, Adonihs, and Thundercake.
1. Press, "Download" to the right of the deviation. 2. Save the file anywhere on your computer. 3. Extract the file to Adobe/Adobe Photoshop/Presets/Brushes. 4. Start, or restart, photoshop. 5. Open up your brushes window (right click with the brush tool). 6. Click the little arrow on the right side of the menu. 7. Select, "Andantonius" from the list. 7.5. If it isn't listed there, click, "Load Brushes" and navigate to where you extracted them, and double click them. 8. It will ask you how you want to load them; replace, append, or cancel. Replace will make them your only brushes, append will add them to your current brushes, and cancel will cancel. 9. Enjoy! 10. Enjoy some more! (because I like 10's)
-Zipped version if the dA download doesn't work: [link] -
tigaer-design.com proudly presents: terragen - solitude (adagio of peace)
once again all you see here is fantasy and no reality simulation kind of work. imagine you're on a distant planet. maybe stranded... totally lost. the only thing you hear is the roaring wind that strides through the canyon. the slight sound of smoothly flowing water. you see that impressive wide view of an alien desert like environment... to finally look up into the sky to see a planet's asteroid belt rising... soon followed by the planet itself.
what you see here is a panorama. a wallpaper thought for dual-screen setup.
the actual terragen background consists of 7 different pics. merged and maniped together within photoshop. that was quite a task... beside the usual manip work i did. for the planet i used parts *alyn's planet tutorial and it offered me some hints how to create the belt for the planet. my overall target was to create a well balanced serene scene... and i think i succeeded. a great start into 2005.
rendered with // terragen ver. 9.19
terrain created with // /
rendered resolution // 4500x3375
work resolution // 8912x3375
rendering time // 6 rendered pic - ca. 40hrs
render without post process // n/a
post process done in // photoshop cs
post process time // over a period of 3 weeks (ca. 25 hrs work)
total filesize // ca. 550mb
total layers // 47
inspired by // my imagination
happy viewing... and thanks if you read all down to this spot
ps: sorry for the large filesize. usually i try to stay below 1mb - here i had no choice. quality counts.
Aery Name: Tookie Island Character Name: Yappa Character Species Combination: Cassowary / Grey Kangaroo Rank: Young Tookie Gender: Male Character Personality: Yappa is a very unfriendly creature. He seems to have no motive other than to kick your face in, and he does that well. Unfortunately, Yappa isn't the highest on the intelligence scale, and is easily outwitted. Despite being mean and stupid, Yappa will do all of your bidding if you give him fruit. You see, Yappa loves fruit more than anything else, and has a horrible habit of gathering huge amounts of fruit into his mouth and attempting to swallow it all at once (which leads to him choking and attempting it a few more times before just eating them one by one). Yappa's disgruntled expression never changes, and he constantly cocks his head around to get a view at his surroundings. The only word Yappa can say is "yappa", thus getting him the name Yappa.
Age: Early Jurassic of North America (around 180 million years ago)
Diet: They hunt for small mammals and lizards around dawn and dusk, they are also occasional insectivores and active scavengers.
Length: Adult specimens reach just over a meter in length.
Weight: 7-8 kg
Notes: These close relatives of Coelophysis were one of the first dinosaur species to emerge from the cloning program and can be found on Isla Sorna and Isla Nublar. They form small, loose-knit packs that quickly scatter at the first hint of danger. Segisaurs can be quite aggressive if cornered, but they are otherwise harmless. Not to be confused with Compsognathus, they can be distinguished by their distinctive color, size, and vocalizations. Like compies however, Segisaur saliva contains quite a load of bacteria that can easily result in massive infection once bitten. They use this to their advantage when attacking extremely sick or mortally wounded animals, to speed up the process. They donít have an instant effect to their bites like the compies do, but itís still deadly if you donít get it checked out within a couple of days, sort-of like a komodo dragon bite. They donít go out of their way to attack an animal, not unless it is on its last legs, but if you do get bitten, you can bet theyíre not far away, stalking you... Segisaurs are the major competitors of the compies when it comes to catching small prey items or sniffing out carrion.
We bred them in the hope that they would help the compies by scavenging for carrion too big for the compies to handle, and keep the numbers of insects, snakes, and small mammals in check. They have lightning fast reflexes and run incredibly fast, making them very good at catching small prey items, unfortunately this occasionally also includes Compsognathus. Segisaurs are the only dinosaurs the compies truly fear. They have been seen attacking packs of compies on many occaisions, mostly over food, but sometimes over territory when their packs coincidentally cross paths.
I changed the body shape to be more like a Coelophysis than whatever the hell the old one was... Old version: [link]