1. We have added a Gift Upgrades feature that allows you to gift an account upgrade to another member, just in time for the holiday season. You can see the gift option when going to the Account Upgrades screen, or on any user profile screen.
    Dismiss Notice

JanBoruta's Map and Icon Workshop

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Graphics modpacks' started by janboruta, Nov 28, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,140
    Location:
    Tarnów, Poland
    Hello!

    I decided to create this thread to showcase 2D art I've created for Civ 5 mods during last few months. Also, I will post here whatever new I will create.

    Why I did all these things? When Steam Workshop was opened for Civ 5, more new mods and modders were given the opportunity to post and publicize their work easily. That way we got dozens of mods adding new civilizations. Unfortunately, a large number of them had only rudimentary art regarding civ maps, Dawn of Man images, unit, leader and other icons. I decided to upgrade those to fit my personal taste, but it quickly became apparent that I should make those public or cooperate with other modders.

    That way I've been providing art to the modder JFD, whose civ mods are among the most popular. But I also have some unpublished art for civs created by other great modders whom I haven't contacted yet. Because uploading modded .dds files would be a pain, I provide .png images here in the thread.

    Special kudos to Tomatekh for also making great maps for his civilization mods!



    If you would like me to help you out with civilization-related art in your mod, please contact me via pm. WARNING! I am currently working on a big commission and will be open for Civ work after December 22nd (probably a bit earlier).


    Art files will follow in the posts below.

    Moderator Action: Closed by request - Pouakai
     
  2. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,140
    Location:
    Tarnów, Poland
    I. Art for JFD's Civilizations

    1. Prussia
    Spoiler :






    Frederick II the Great


    Teutonic Knight


    Prussian Infanterie



    2. Nazi Germany
    Spoiler :




    Adolf Hitler


    Reichsfuhrer


    Wehrmacht Infantry



    3. Italy
    Spoiler :




    Mussolini


    Carabinieri​



    4. The Vandals
    Spoiler :




    Axeman


    Trihemiola



    5. The Goths
    Spoiler :



    6. The Franks
    Spoiler :



    7. The Maori
    Spoiler :




    Te Rauparaha


    Taiaha Warrior



    8. The Papal States
    Spoiler :



    9. Venice
    Spoiler :




    Doge Enrico Dandolo


    Venetian A Zenzile Galley



    10. USA
    Spoiler :



    11. USSR
    Spoiler :




    Joseph Stalin


    Soviet Levy
     
  3. Irkalla

    Irkalla ENTP POWWWEEEEEER

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Location:
    Way down around Vicksburg
    EDIT: Whoops. Forgot people were offended by combinations of letters.


    Basically, I can't see crap Jan.
     
  4. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,140
    Location:
    Tarnów, Poland
    II. Civilizations of other modders

    1. Akkad (by ChAoS)
    Spoiler :






    2. Israel (by ChAoS)
    Spoiler :





    3. Scotland (by ChAoS)
    Spoiler :







    4. Canada (by Jessorz)
    Spoiler :







    5. Poland-Lithuania (by Irkalla)
    Spoiler :







    6. Flanders (by Moriboe) - http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=473791

    Spoiler :






    Robrecht III


    City Militia


    Belfry / Belfort


    Beguinage
     
  5. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,140
    Location:
    Tarnów, Poland
    More images

    1. Portugal (by JFD)
    Spoiler :






    Manuel I


    Great Explorer


    Feitoria




    2. Empire of Brazil
    Spoiler :
     
  6. Irkalla

    Irkalla ENTP POWWWEEEEEER

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Location:
    Way down around Vicksburg
    I'm pretty sure the upload site you're using tracks the referrer.
     
  7. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,140
    Location:
    Tarnów, Poland
    Might be. I've reuploaded all images, please ctrl+f5 to see if they load. Anyone else is having the same problem?

    EDIT: re-upped once again. If it doesn't work now I'll have to find another solution ;)
     
  8. Barathor

    Barathor Emperor

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,202
    They didn't work for me either. But after you uploaded them again, now they're displaying correctly... and then they knocked me back. :eek:

    Awesome work! :goodjob:
     
  9. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,140
    Location:
    Tarnów, Poland
    Thank you! I'm glad you like it and I'm glad it finally works :D

    UPDATED with:
    -civ icon for Poland
    -three icons for Flanders
     
  10. albie_123

    albie_123 Modding In Secret

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,380
    Location:
    Sydney, NSW
    These are absolutely incredible and of professional quality.

    I don't have any use for them: I'm now trying to think of an excuse to see them in my game. ;)
     
  11. Gedemon

    Gedemon Modder Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Messages:
    8,664
    Location:
    France
    Great job here ! :goodjob:

    I hope you've not received too many MP yet, I'd love to see what you can do for others WWII nations :D
     
  12. ArnoldI

    ArnoldI Black man!

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2012
    Messages:
    282
    Location:
    Brasil
    Amazing art!

    I think that modders call you a lot to help improving their mods' art. :lol:
     
  13. Irkalla

    Irkalla ENTP POWWWEEEEEER

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Location:
    Way down around Vicksburg
    Sorry Jan, I think I've got civ icons on lock.

    But I do think your LOGO for Poland is better than mine. Mind if I steal the logo from your icon?
     
  14. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,140
    Location:
    Tarnów, Poland
    Feel free. That's why it was made :)
     
  15. Pouakai

    Pouakai It belongs in a museum. Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    7,151
    Location:
    Aotearoa
    I must say, these are some mighty fine icons you have here. Great job, I might need to request your services at some point.
     
  16. Irkalla

    Irkalla ENTP POWWWEEEEEER

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Location:
    Way down around Vicksburg
    Jan, what do you think of working on some ProjectCiv stuff? I feel pretty insignificant when I look at your maps :(

    They're more fitting of the G&K style maps. I went after the Vanilla style maps. But I still think your look better than mine regardless :p




    cha think jan? I went cream on red, as red and white is used by too many civs I think.
     
  17. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,140
    Location:
    Tarnów, Poland
    I could, but only if the pace of the project isn't really fast. I have lots of school work and commissioned pieces to do and I won't have that much time for Civ as during last week. And don't feel like that, you're better than me in many other areas.

    Like in making civ symbols. This one is great, and it's a perfect, warm combination of colors. Just make sure the red won't be the same on the map as Austrian (it could be a tad darker or less saturated, just like in the icon). Cream color is a very good alternative for white, it actually matches the colors on the map :lol:

    By the way, where did you get the shading (file/layer) for the icon? I have a similar file for that, but it's fuzzy, not as sharp and vanilla-looking as yours. Would you mind posting it for everyone? :)
     
  18. Irkalla

    Irkalla ENTP POWWWEEEEEER

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Location:
    Way down around Vicksburg
    I made it myself. And yeah, I'll share it. I've been using a prefab for my icons since Sparta.

    And the project is fairly slow paced. Just join up, there's no rush. My idea is that it's ready when it's ready. A lack of a map won't hinder public play testing.

    And I'm not beating myself up. I'm not sad about not being a good artist because I'm not an artist. I'm a generalist. I can do many things. Do I do them all well? Certainly not. But I do a select few things well, like civ icons.
     
  19. janboruta

    janboruta Artistriarch

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2011
    Messages:
    2,140
    Location:
    Tarnów, Poland
    Kudos. I made a rudimentary layer with the shading long ago, but yours is much better.

    I would be happy if I could make a map or icon every now and then. I just want to provide art for the mods and civs I find interesting, coming from various authors. If you're ok with it, then I see no problem with me joining Project Civ. :)

    Thumbs up, that's a good point of view. I often find myself in a situation where I feel sad because someone is better than me in a certain area, but then I ask myself if this is really an area that I need being good at immediately. And I forget that a human being learns during its whole life.

    New map added - Brazil! See post #5
     
  20. Tomatekh

    Tomatekh Sahib-i-Qirani

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1,369
    Utterly fantastic!

    I feel I'm getting better at making maps (which also lets me go back and update my old ones) but I'm still nowhere near your level. I'm quite proud of how the Almohad map is shaping up, though. You also make fantastic icons. I can do the civ icons relatively well but seem to have no ability with unit/building/leader buttons no matter how many times I try.

    P.S. I might borrow your Israel at some point in the future and I've been trying to help ArnoldI with Brazil so I know he'll be happy to see that map.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page