Saturday, 31 October 2009

Map symbols in progress...


I'm still fiddling around with new map symbols now and again. Here are the prototypes of a Wasserschloss (based on one in Schleswig-Holstein) and a town hall, based on the famous one at Alsfeld in Hesse.

The great beauty of vector drawings (and these will be available as .svg drawings) is that they are clear and crisp at any size, small or large, unlike pixel-based bitmap illustrations, so the detail is not wasted. The jpeg shown here cannot and does not do justice to the crispness of the originals!

10 comments:

Capt Bill said...

The town hall is absolutely the best!!!

Fitz-Badger said...

I like the town hall, too :)
Having seen some of your symbols in use on the map of Syldavia I have a greater appreciation for your little pieces of vector art. Nice work!

David said...

Thanks, Bill. Glad you like it. :-) It took a fair bit of work...

All the best,

David.

David said...

Thanks, FB! :-) Glad the evangelism about vector art is working... ;-)

All the best,

David.

Fitz-Badger said...

When you're talking about the advantages of vector over bitmap, especially for scalable symbols, you're preaching to the choir, as it were! :D

(sometimes the "word verification" words are funny - this one is "grogness")

David said...

Ah well, FB - at least preaching to the choir means guaranteed plaudits rather than the risk of brickbats! ;-)

Yes, those verification words can be funny - although they're always a d****d nuisance too! :-)

All the best,

David.

tradgardmastare said...

Most interesting work!
Alan

David said...

Thanks, Alan! :-)

Cheers,

David.

A J said...

I really like that little town hall. As you say, it's so crisp, quite unlike the fuzziness around the usual jpeg.

David said...

Thanks, AJ. Glad you like it. :-)

Cheers,

David.