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    Map The Kingdom of Ashen

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    Hello everyone!

    This is my completed first map project! The Kingdom of Ashen.

    I was so excited to finally get something out of my mind and created! I just wanted to thank everyone for their comments on my WIP as well as for the great tutorials that helped me.

    As with all the maps i dare to create, they are inspired by or help me to inspire my writing. This was originally for a story of my called Luminaries, however it's kinda grown into a beast of its own. So who knows where i'll take this map next!

    Here is the link to the W.I.P
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    Current W.I.P's: Latest Map: All Finished Maps:
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    Nice job on this Miranda. One minor critique is that the shallow water glow you have going on seems to cut off abruptly underneath the Adama islands.

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    Hm... strange... the rep went out, but my previous post seems to have got eaten by the internet.

    I really like your idea of making the dots for the road of different size. Fits the map to, err, a dot!

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    Congrats on your first finished project, Miranda I don't think the forum will let me rep you again so soon (have to spread it around a little first), but have a "like".

    Maybe it's just my screen, but the map is a bit dark. I think it could benefit from an overall brightening of the colors.
    As i already said, i like the continent shape.

    You said the map is for a story of yours? Care to tell us a bit about it?
    I'm trapped in Darkness,
    Still I reach out for the Stars

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    Thats good to finish maps up. What comes next?

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    Pretty good for your first finished map. Though I concur with Eilathen about the overall map being too dark. Also labels would need more work to be clearly readable. For instance why using black font with a white outerglow on a dark map when you could use a light color font instead? ). The labels on the right of the map looks stucked against the border so I'd have expand the map a bit to give it more room and better composition balance.

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    So for now I'm done with this map! I'm creatively burnt out. If i revisit this ill take in all your suggestions! Thank you for the tips!

    @Arsheesh - you know i have been putting off fixing that and i thought i would get it before i posted my final and i guess i just forgot! Thanks for reminding me

    @Eilathen - essentially I'm trying to combine a fantasy adventure with a dramatic tragedy fulled by the sun and moon dying off.

    @Schwarzkreuz - well i started another project The Privince of Urne - which was the original continent name for this story. I guess im just going to play around with map making untill im ready to stop. Maybe when i get better or feel like im better ill do monthly challenges!

    @Max - yes it does look dark, ill fix it one day and thank you for the labeling tip!
    Current W.I.P's: Latest Map: All Finished Maps:
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    Congratulations on finishing your first map Miranda! I really like it, I think the mountains are my favourite part of it^^, they make the map so much more interesting to look at. I'm looking forward to seeing where your next project takes you.

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