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    Map Commission: Sheinar, Capital of the Six-Cities Confederacy

    This is the first of four cities I am doing for the Soulshard D&D campaign setting. They will accompany
    Sapiento's regional and world maps.

    This one is done in Photoshop with a little assistance from Illustrator for smoothing some bitmaps and editing some smart-objects.

    .... Just for tilt... I added an unlabeled version that has desaturated and lighter sunbaked-clay-looking rooftops plus more shadow to help the relationship between city and fields
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    Absolutely incredible. Awesome job!

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    I am utterly impressed! I've been wanting to try my hand at a town/city map for some time now, and this map is one of two that will serve as my primary inspiration. Looks like I can't rep you for it yet though.

    Cheers,
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    Terrific!!!! I've snagged a copy for my reference folder. Have rep!

    You've really raised the bar on citywork with this one....gobsmaking!

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    I can't rep you again A2 (after your last opus), but rest assured I am repping you in spirit.
    "I like a look of agony, because I know it's true."

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    Amazing work (adding the adoring smiley).

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    Very Nice!
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

    Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.



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    Damn, that's crazy awesome. Almost a perfect satellite shot. Truly impressed again, mate, so keep up the great work.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
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    I love this style you have here. It's very close to an actual picture but has just enough touch to allow the fantasy to totally live. Extremely well done!
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    GReat job! reped

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