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Flognun Mala (Peeling Paint)

Flognun Mala (Peeling Paint)

Raster Digital Map
2300 x 2300 (7.6" x 7.6")

This map started as a photo of a wall with peeling paint, hence the final name of the map. "Flognun Mala" (or more correctly "flögnun mála") is what Google tells me the phrase "peeling paint" is in Icelandic.  The raw photo was auto-traced using Inkscape to get a good vector based shape. I moved these around to get a better composition then exported the paths to Gimp.

The textures are all large Genetica Viewer textures flood filled on layers and exposed by painting on the masks.

City icons, labeling, border, rose, map lines and legend were all done in Inkscape then brought into gimp as layers and texture, bevels, shadows applied. The mountains were done in Gimp using a combination of angular gradient fills followed by blurring and the cubism filter, with shadows and highlights hand painted in.

For a full view of the map, complete with moving clouds, check out this page.

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