It's about 3:00 AM, CCTV is showing the Ottoman police beating up some dudes in Taksim Square and I'm having some good old Belgian cheese from Bruges... so I figure this is a good time to let y'all in on some dA-related news, if it interests you.
Okay, so here's what's up, plain and simple:
I was going through my historical maps some time ago, and I decided that they all miss something. I have gotten comments saying they look like they're straight out of a high school textbook, and I appreciate such comments greatly, but I just don't feel that it's true. To me, they all lack that special "je-ne-sais-quoi", that one extra element that makes them "pro". You know, like some kind of "Chemical X" (shoot me for referencing Powerpuff Girls ).
To make a not-so-long story short, I have started working on ways to reinvent my map-creating procedure. The initial plan I have in mind is to create a series of "Second Generation" maps (don't shoot me for referencing Pokémon ). To keep y'all in the loop about this, I am making a map entitled "The Iberian Kingdoms c. 1270" and I will upload the different phases of progress I make. This map is a "prologue" and testing ground for the new mapping techniques I am trying to develop. Once and if I succeed in finishing it, we'll start creating the "Second Generation" maps (I like this term).
I have a "Master Plan" in mind for my history maps but first I want to finish the "initial plan" mentioned above. Then we can take it from there...