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    Default The city-states around the Middle Sea

    I know, I know, awfully unoriginal name
    But if you'll forgive the name, here's my newest map. I wanted to make something more realistic than I usually do, and also challenge myself with a pure black/white. The waves seem to be a bit of a love or hate thing, so feel free to do either

    As usual, it's an ink drawing with Photoshop labels, and the font I used is Blackmoor Let.

    Thanks everyone who commented on the WIP and the "Semi-realistic medieval experiment thingy"!
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    Nice map, Lingon. The font looks good on labels (though less on the title to my tastes).

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    Nice and clean! You've found the good way to use the waves, and the rest is well drawn (as usual).

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    Nice map. Same as above, really like the font and the overall style of the map.

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    Cheers, much appreciated!

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    I agree with Max. My first thought when I saw this was actually "Oh, a map from the Wild West!" because of the font. As for the waves, maybe if you'd drawn a few out on the sea, as kind of a fade out, it would have worked a bit better. This way to me it seems a little like relief lines which makes me think the coastlines are mountains.

    Sorry for the (too) late critique here, been busy, so I didn't have the time to post in the WIP.

    Still, great map. Thumbs up!

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    Hm, wild west? There was a revival for medieval scripts in the 19th century, but… to me this font feels completely medieval
    I did consider doing what you suggest with the waves, but I decided not to as it could make it look like there are tiny islands there.
    Thanks for the thumbs

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