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Limpet City - Steammancer's Folly Part One by Ramah-Palmer Limpet City - Steammancer's Folly Part One by Ramah-Palmer
A map created for the February monthly challenge over at the Cartographer's Guild Forum.

This is the first version of the map before the steammancers are responsible for a catastrophe that causes destruction and mayhem to the surrounding area. Part two will follow sometime in the future... when I can force myself to withstand the pain of another city map. :)

It was created in Photoshop CS using a Wacom Bamboo tablet. Awesome paper texture is from CoyoteMax.

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:icontotiltwithwindmills:
totiltwithwindmills Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015   Writer
La la la la I just want to stare and admire this piece for a couple hours. Absolutely beautiful map work!
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:icontomu:
Tomu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I need to learn how to do this, it is amazing my maps are pretty basic.
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Blacktemplar33 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Map is outstanding, really one of the best, I have seen.  The elevations are so detailed and evident, it's just so beautiful and functional.
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7Raben Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist
epic cliff city!
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:iconthoughtbubbleninja:
thoughtbubbleninja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
This is Fantastic!!! 
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:iconsamsquared:
SamSquared Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student
Miller's Crossing - a reference to the film by the Coen Brothers?
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
It is indeed. \o/

At least someone is reading the labels. I thought some of them were quite funny. :)
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:iconstorm3510:
storm3510 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, how long does it take you to make such an amazing spector as this?
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Hey there. To be honest I have no idea how long it took me. I know I spent a lot longer on in than I intended. :)
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:iconstorm3510:
storm3510 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes that's how it is with something you like to do! That's kinda the joy of it! It starts out as a simple project then you make a stroke or something you didn't expect on the paper and instantly you think of every possible thing that stroke can turn into! :iconawwwplz: The beauty of the average (or in your case above average) artist....
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:icontroedel:
Troedel Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
As said in other places -> outstanding!
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Cheers, Troedel. :)
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:iconfuunsaiki89:
Fuunsaiki89 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. I may have to use this as inspiration for my current map. [link]
Any tips would be appreciated :)
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
The only tip I can really give is don't make city maps. They are a nightmare. :)
If you haven't seen them already, Jonathon Roberts (Torstan) has a series of tips for doing cities that you may find useful.
By the way, I really like the start you've made on your map.
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:iconfuunsaiki89:
Fuunsaiki89 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, but I have to make maps!

I think I've seen Torstan's tutorials. He's the same guy that did the awesome Game of Thrones maps, right?

I appreciate the input :)
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:iconachwan:
Achwan Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Wauw its really really great!
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Thankee kindly. :)
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:iconshadowspyproductions:
ShadowSpyProductions Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Filmographer
DAS LIMPET!
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Unsure how to respond to this. Umm, ja!
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:iconshadowspyproductions:
ShadowSpyProductions Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
It's a reference to the movie Mr. Limpet
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Ah, ok. Whooshta! Totally over my head. :)
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:iconcharanty:
Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Do i understand correctly that city is situated on a cliff?
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
You do indeed. :)
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:iconbrian-van-hunsel:
Brian-van-Hunsel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one for my inspiration folder on my HD. Absolutely stunning!
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Thanks Blaidd, but I'm sure you need no inspiration from me. Your city maps are phenomenal. :)
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:iconbrian-van-hunsel:
Brian-van-Hunsel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I get my inspiration wherever I can find it ;)
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:icondepassage:
DePassage Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
really great work and feeling!
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Thanks muchly. :)
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:icondepassage:
DePassage Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Thanks to you for sharing! ;)
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:icondjekspek:
Djekspek Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
dude, what can I say... always great to see new pieces from you and this one is *again* stunning!!
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Cheers, DJ. :)
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:iconithelen:
Ithelen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Stunning and innovative!!! If you ever make a game (or are making one? have made one?), I'd definitely play it.
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Hehe. Thanks a lot. That's good to know. :)

I have to admit that the thought has crossed my mind.
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ScotlandTom Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. I'm hoping you have a WIP thread up at the Cartographer's Guild forums. I would love to see the process.
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Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thanks a lot. :)

There is indeed a WIP thread. Two actually. It started here in the challenge forum: [link]

and then continued in another thread as I took far too long to finish it and missed the deadline: [link]
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:iconzalezsky:
zalezsky Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy jeeeeeesssssuuuuuuuuuuuusss! i love the detail!
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Thank you very kindly. :)
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:iconzalezsky:
zalezsky Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np :D
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
gorgeous work
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Cheers a lot. :)
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:iconbutterfrog:
butterfrog Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic map! Loving the depth effect.
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Thankee very much. :)
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:iconraubritter:
Raubritter Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning, brilliant work!
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:iconramah-palmer:
Ramah-Palmer Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Thank you kindly. :)
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