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Nostria by SteffenBrand Nostria by SteffenBrand
Hey guys!

I guess this will be my last finished map I'm able to share in 2015, just finished this one. Hope you like it! =)

It is a city called Nostria from the German P&P-RPG 'The Dark Eye'. There are many proverbial sayings about this city, not many of the are flattering and working on this one was a lot of fun, but I actually didn't like the look until I did some color tweaking in the end. And yes, this is sh... well, "dirt" in the river... ;)

Made with: Wacom Intuos 4L, Photoshop CS6 
(c) Ulisses Spiele & Medien GmbH, 2015

Feel free to critique, I'm - as always - open for every input =)
Cheers, Steffen
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:iconstrongbowman:
strongbowman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016
Tolle Karte, freue mich auf die Spielhilfe!
Tempel 4 und 5 haben in der Legende am Ende ein 's' zu viel. Vielleicht kommt der Hinweis ja noch rechtzeitig. :-)
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Alsalamek Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
Great work
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! =)
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:iconvynterfrost:
Vynterfrost Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
echt gut, gerne mehr =)
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Danke! Kommt ggf. bald =)
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great work! I love it! :thumbsup:
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :D
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:iconpackmaster:
Packmaster Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Salzarele in 150 Variationen und Spinatbier.... nein, ich werde Nostria nicht vermissen ;)
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Du bist einer unter vielen. Bei Nostria und Andergast trennt sich verrückterweise die Spielerschaft :D
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:iconhero339:
hero339 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Great map!
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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:iconursusvandraco:
UrsusVanDraco Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
sieht mal wieder klasse aus :)
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Aradius Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
Sehr cool. :) Besonders der Dreck im Wasser ist eine nette Idee - muß man nicht immer haben, aber für Nostria ist es genau das Richtige. *fg*

Gibt es eigentlich einen Grund dafür, daß die Straßen so breit sind (und die Häuser so schöne Blocks)? (Trifft eigentlich auf alle aventurischen Stadtpläne zu, nicht nur die hier.) Wenn ich den Maßstab ernst nehme, sind das fast alles mehrere Meter breite Promenaden - in Salzerhaven sind sogar die Stadttore so 30-50 Meter breit... Immerhin gibt es einige Ecken, die man als Sackgasse verwenden kann (um die Gruppe zu überfallen ... :D) - das ist sehr schön, das gibt's viel zu selten. :)
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SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Danke, das war auch mein Gedanke :D

Breite Häuserschluchten täuschen. Du kannst in dem Maßstab kaum alle Vorbauten, Anbauten, Verschläge, Drecksammlungen an Wänden, etc. einbauen ohne Unübersichtlich zu werden, daher habe ich mich hierfür entschieden. Dazu ist natürlich auch eine gewisse Abstraktion vonnöten. Ein Tor deutlich kleiner zu machen lässt es oft untergehen, beispielsweise. Schön dass du zumindest passende Sackgassen findest - deine armen SCs ;)
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:iconpackmaster:
Packmaster Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Die alte Karte von Angbar dürfte eher sein, wonach Aradius sucht ;)
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TomDigitalGraphics Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Another great piece! good job Steffen!
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Pi-face Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
This one is really nice. Better than the other map of your that i comment. The way you paint the dirt in the water is cool, as it seems to follow the stream of water from inside of the landmass to the sea. The other thing i like is the celever addition you with this white border around the buildings detailed in the key of the map. (I don't speak german at all :p)
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I personally like both very much, but everyone has his preferences =)
Yeah, hadn't had the time to translate this (and sometimes it's hard, since some things are very specific)...
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Velocibrute Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really Good .... Michael Rosen Chat Icon Really good.
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Brrrr... Michael Rosen.... oO 
Thanks! :D
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Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Excellent city map.
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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miss-hena Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Bin beeindruckt, die Karte ist eine deiner besten bisher finde ich! Schöner Kontrast zwischen sauberer Zeichnung einer schmutzigen Stadt. ^^

Die Hervorhebung der Gebäude ist eine gute Idee.
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SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Vielen Dank für die lobenden Worte! =) 
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Fred73fr Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks fantastic!
The bright colors and the contrasts are just incredible. Comparing with the other map of yours, which uses a similar style, this one is just mouth dropping.
I wish I could find some issues, you know, just for comment purposes, but I don't find any. C'mon, don't make everything perfect, we fell useless here!
Jokes apart, great job! textures are beautiful, nice mix and well balanced. I like the sea very much btw, especially the nice touch of brown areas. I wouldn't have done that myself, but I will next time, as I see it very fit.
I acknowledge and give your patience a special cookie, since the line work must have taken ages, drawing the whole bunch of houses for instance.
 ;)
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SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Means a lot to me, coming from such a skilled cartographer! 
And you are right, the lining took ages... -.- I made about 10-15 shape-patterns and rotated them by hand into position, added everything else like additional roofs, etc and after that I lined the roofes by hand. After the lining was done, most of the work was done. With this style, it's always like this. But I don't need to tell you, your isometric maps were jaw-dropping, I remember exactly :D
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:iconfred73fr:
Fred73fr Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How amazing is this, to be amazed by each other! :D
;)
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed! :D
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duridya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sehr sehr schick! Mir gefällt die Textur im Wasser total gu (auch an den unbeschissenen Stellen)
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Danke dir! =)
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GammaWhisp Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
Again- fantastic map! Thank you! (Tutorial?)
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank YOU for the fav! I'll think about another tutorial, but only as soon as 2016. No time left this year :D
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Tokala Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Richtig hammergeil... Hab sie mir eben nochmal länger in Ruhe angeschaut, echt klasse! Die weißen Ränder sind total gut, um die Gebäude zu erkennen, tolle Idee! Und die Kacke im Wasser ist auch super... :D :D :D
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, ja, darauf kommt iwie keiner klar :D Danke! <3
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional
Nice work Steffen. :)
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, J. for both your comment and fav! =)
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SirInkman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional
My pleasure sir. :D
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
Nice.
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! =)
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
Your welcome.
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