Those mountains make me really hungry for some reason...I think they look a little like they might be made out of chocolate. Despite that, I do like the shape they have. I wish I could get that result in gimp but so far no dice. I don't use photoshop but it seems like next time you might try building some color into them so they don't look quite so barren - unless they are supposed to be barren slabs of brown rock.
You also should be aware that the river police will probably come by and point you in the right direction. There are a number of river violations but we have a really good thread in here somewhere that will help you out with that. Basically, rivers may flow INTO a lake but only 1 river will flow out and that usually to the Sea. There are a few exceptions but usually unnatural ones.
It's a nice bright map and the forests look good from this distance.
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Great start Patrick, but as Jax said the rivers are doing some seriously weird stuff. There is a post on the guild about how rivers behave and how to draw them.
The coastline looks really smooth, I would have throught it would have looked much rougher if you used Oldguy's tutorial.
Drawing your first map is always a great feeling!
Thanks for the coments Jaxilon and ravells. =)
The collor of the montains is easy to change, I'll try some others tones.
But I'm all guilty by violating the river physics, I know it have weird behavior and I knew that while I was creating, but that is how the original map was, the one my DM created so, blame on him.
And about the Oldguy's tutorial I don't used it exactly like it was described, I made some changes because my map was too big and I noticed that the Oldguy's tutorial dont work very well for high resolutions. I guess some people was talking something like that in other threads.
I'm thinking in aplly some snow on the mountains, but for some reason when I save the file the mountains change its deep/behavior, I dont know why. But well, chocolate mountains with cream on top would be nice. XD
Thanks again, the forum is so nice and the people here seems cool. Talk to you soon.
Have some rep for your first map. You looked critcally at it and will improve with the next one