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01-02-2014, 02:58 PM
Hi there! I haven't done many world maps, so decided to get some practice with a personal project. Any tips, comments or critique? Thanks!


- Max -
01-02-2014, 03:48 PM
Not bad at all. Beside a few rivers issues, the thing that is a bit odd is to use some top down style forests with some iso/side view mountains. You might want to keep some consistency on all your geographic elements. Otherwise, some nice colors.

01-02-2014, 03:59 PM
Thanks for the comments Max! I tried some isometric forests earlier, but managed to get them to look like the trees were as high as the mountains. Going to experiment with them some more. Thanks!

01-02-2014, 04:21 PM
A fine first attempt I'd say, but I concur with Max's critique.


01-03-2014, 10:52 AM
Ok, Thanks for your help. I tried some different style forests, do you think that the perspective is more believable with this example?


Also, should I upload these kind of screenshot files somewhere else and link them here, or is it ok to attach them here? I tried to find out reading some read me first-threads but couldn't find how it's preferred here...

- Max -
01-03-2014, 12:18 PM
Yes indeed it looks more consistent (and pretty nice btw :) )

01-03-2014, 12:43 PM
Thanks Max! Appreciate it! I'll draw the forests again with that style, but first I think I'll fix the rivers. Now that it was mentioned, I noticed that most of them don't flow the right way...

01-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Very nice map with gorgeous colors. Did you need the black contour for your mountain labels? It kinda break the harmony of the labels imo.

01-03-2014, 01:47 PM
Thanks a lot! Hm, not necessarily, I'll look into it when I revisit the typography. Thanks!

01-03-2014, 03:15 PM
Nice map, very dramatic colors.

01-03-2014, 07:03 PM
Thanks Bogie!

Ok, I draw the forests again, and tried to make the rivers flow more naturally. Maybe some river-expert can tell me if they're ok =).