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KLowery
10-31-2010, 09:01 PM
Still need to work on the mountains I think, and still toying around with the scale... Also unsure about the river sizes, what do you guys think?

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Slylok
10-31-2010, 09:33 PM
Its looking good, however, your rivers seem to be splitting instead of merging. A river system will start in many places near the high ground, merge together, and then empty into the sea at one place. I like to imagine a leafless tree in the rain. The water that lands on the tree starts to flow down the twigs, then flows into the branches and then down the trunk.

KLowery
10-31-2010, 10:13 PM
Thanks for the advice. I took off the splitting branches and tried to simplify the rivers a bit. Might go back and take some out completely, I feel like there might be too many on islands of this size.

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Aval Penworth
11-01-2010, 12:56 AM
I'd like to give feedback but I have a few questions
At that scale how much detail are you are wanting to represent?
Did you have a clear reason for the scale you are using, or was it arbitary?
Are the dots major cities or towns or villages?
Is it a tropical area?

ravells
11-01-2010, 12:12 PM
For the label positions, it may be worth checking out this little gem (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?12373-Positioning-names-on-maps&p=133175#post133175) I found this morning.

KLowery
11-02-2010, 10:29 PM
I'd like to give feedback but I have a few questions
At that scale how much detail are you are wanting to represent?
Did you have a clear reason for the scale you are using, or was it arbitary?

I've done some toying around with laying it into Google Earth and messing around with the size in comparison to other island chains or regions, and I do want it to be a good sized island system, but the scale is not set in stone by any means.


Are the dots major cities or towns or villages?

I do need to throw together a legend don't I... Star is capital, squares are large cities, and circles are towns. I'm considering taking out some of the towns though, there seem to be too many.


Is it a tropical area?

Yes it is.


For the label positions, it may be worth checking out this little gem (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?12373-Positioning-names-on-maps&p=133175#post133175) I found this morning.

Thanks a bunch! That will definitely go into my resources folder...