Small Village in Jon Roberts style

I've been playing around with this style and still really enjoy the way it makes village and city maps.



  • DogtagDogtag Traveler Moderator, Betatester
    Very nice! I really like the color palette, very earthy. I also like the general layout of the village, how you depicted the tilled fields, and the road winding through the trees in the northwest. Gorgeous!

    Out of curiosity, what do you imagine about the hill to the southwest. Similarly, what is the small cleared area in the center of town — the tear-shaped area with the tree in it?

    Beautiful map!

  • edited February 2015
    Very pleasant little village. The map isvery well done. It looks like the fields have more details (plow lines). Can you post zoomed in parts parts?

    I agree with Dogtag, especilally the -hill?- shaped like a tear must be something particular... Or perhaps more edge fading?
  • Great map Ken, thanks for posting!
  • KenGKenG Traveler
    Thank you for the compliments!!!

    Good eye of those fields I had edge fade not edge fade, inner and it made a difference.
    Here is an update of that map.


  • KenGKenG Traveler
    Here is the zoom in of the Fields per your request JdR.


  • Thanks! Great fields indeed, but the smaller map only hinted at it.
  • KenGKenG Traveler

    They are easy to make, just time consuming to draw all of the plow marks.

    And it only works for Spring. :-)
  • Beautiful, and what strikes me most is the natural way the roads/paths flow.
  • Great looking map!
  • Great map! Wow, really nice! I would second the comments mentioned above wholeheartedly.

    I love the 'cumulative' effect of the style - that is, choice of earthen colors, diffuse object boundaries, composition/layout and a very natural 'hand-drawn' feel. Often times I think that the sum of various small but important choices results in a distinctive unified style. And I think you certainly did it here. Fine job. And shows a lot of work!

    Yeah, the edge fade inner is a winner - i use it a lot as well. If I may ask, is there a shading/texture layer somewhere in your sheet stack like above land/terrain and below symbols?

    I would also love to see a similar map with water feature(s) - I think that the inclusion of those colors/textures/shapes might add quite a bit too.

    Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!
  • KenGKenG Traveler
    Thanks Barliman, crb31, grayline.
  • edited February 2015
    I only recently acquired CD and have not really played around much with it yet.
    What I've been trying time and again is hilly terrain and I have failed at that time and again, too.

    Anyway, what I was trying to write is that you succeeded amazingly at creating that hilly terrain.
  • Great Job! This may be the piece that pushes me to buy that annual.
  • I just searched for the relevant Annual and saw the map supplied. Sheesh, what awesome display to create a 'different levels' terrain.
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