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blackflamingo777
07-22-2011, 07:06 PM
I've got a map that I'm chugging through today (for a tomorrow fair entry deadline, whoops. >.<) and since I'm just making it up as I go I've got a lot of dead space on my landmass that I can't fill. I know that unpopulated areas are common (or were at least) but how much dead space do you think is acceptable? Do you do anything to try and fill it?

eViLe_eAgLe
07-22-2011, 08:28 PM
Just make it look pretty and natural.

Ascension
07-22-2011, 08:57 PM
My rule of thumb is "when in doubt put some trees there". Trees cover a lot of our earth so a few more trees won't bother anyone.

LonewandererD
07-25-2011, 10:01 AM
If you're really stuck throw in some random text, doesn't have to be labels if could just be an ancient dead language to try and add some extra flavour to your map.

-D-

bartmoss
08-02-2011, 02:06 AM
If it's a fantasy/medieval map, you could use those little monster pictures people used to put in for decoration.

rdanhenry
08-10-2011, 12:03 AM
Or the cartographer could sell that valuable blank space for advertising.