Hi Ady, this looks very promising, especially for a first go! The color scheme is pretty i think. Some comments: I think the landmass is a bit unnatural, both the coastlines and mountains could be a bit more jagged (hmm, is that a good word for this?). As for the sea, shallow waters are lighter then then deeper waters so around the landmasses you may want to make the blues a little lighter. anyway, looking forward to seeing the tutorial you work on. cheers!