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Michael Karpovage

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Hey CartoTalkers,

 

Here's a finished illustration for a private estate of some 750 acres of a mountain. Rendered in Photoshop. This version is the "naked" base map illustration devoid of all trails, roads, structures, text labeling, and graphics in order to maintain the anonymity of the client and the location. I included lots of wildlife as well. And what the hell, I named it after myself. :P  

Hope you like it!  

To view in high resolution ZoomIt close up click on this LINK.

 

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Michael Karpovage

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Excellent work as always! Did you place the rocks and trees and such in the foreground by following a photo? Is the background auto-generated, or maybe an aerial or satellite photo draped over terrain?


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Thanks DaveB! I did use some aerial photography - crappy low res stuff - and high res ground photography given to me by the client to get a feel for the various trees on the property. Had lots of resources in that regard. Plus online references, too. But lots of those rocks and certain oak trees were deemed landmarks and the client gave me specifics on where to place them. Most other trees I sorta lended together while cloning. The background was photographic satellite terrain that I enhanced with color and shading manipulation. I think what I like best is, if you zoom in on that link, the grass texture work I did and shadow effects on the terrain to give it a 3D look. You might even spot the running buck getting away from the coyote, too!


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Michael Karpovage

• Savannah Historic District Illustrated Map
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• Account Manager/Illustrator
Mapformation, LLC - Atlanta, GA office
www.mapformation.com

• Author of Map of Thieves
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