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    Thanks JT I'll narrow it up later.

    But first, I have started on the chapel. For this map, I am making it a bit bigger than I anticipated and I am using the (reduced) floorplan of Siena Cathedral in Italy. This is still at conceptual stage - the black and white tiles each are 5 feet, so the entire chapel is 130 feet/40m long which seems quite big to me but perhaps is the right size (?) for a chapel rather than a cathedral.

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    Looks good. I guess the size depends on the ruler of the castle. Is he (she) very religious? was the castle built for protection and as a way to boast of the rulers wealth and power? These kind of factors would determine how much space could be given to something like this. Now it's MY turn to get back to the internal views of my castle. Keep up the good work.

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    Worked on the columns a lot - pretty happy so far. I have a plan for the floor (might not work).

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    And here is my floor! Very happy with this now, except for the lighting which is awful and yes I know the columns are in the way of the lights and should be blocking them - all wrong. But just look at my floor! I really don't think I need anything else on this map at all - not even pews.

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    EDIT2: fixed an error:

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    edit3: I think I fixed the problem with the threshold also:

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    wow that looks great. I wouldn't add any pews either and spoil that beautiful floor BTW the threshold looks spot on now too

    Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
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    Cathedral Roof - Step 1 complete - this is the chapel roof before I add shadows and highlights. I have used googlemaps to fly over some cities and see what cathedral roofs are supposed to look like - something a little like this perhaps.

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    That looks very good. My only suggestion is that the shingles of the roof look "compressed" on one side and not on the other. The compressed side looks "out of scale"

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    Thanks JT - I don't think it will show up in the finished version - the slate shingles are literally just photos of houses from the side cropped and squished into the roof to give it some texture. The lighting should take care of it. If it doesn't, then I'll have to go back and look at it again.

    EDIT: Pretty much done. It's a bit weird but I don't really know anything about roofing so I'll just leave it be. Will probably need to work on shadows a wee bit.

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    That looks good. Maybe the highlights are a bit bright. It almost makes the roof look round.

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    Completed at last. Yes perhaps the highlights are too bright - I'll see how it looks on the finished map and I can tone them down at that stage.

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    It might be better to go back to the original and then add less brightness. If you darken what you have now, you will lose detail in the shingles.

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