It really is stunning. Fantastically well done.
This Map is pretty much just fantastic. LOL, I really like it, especially the border!
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Would this map be free to use in an online campaign?
Thanks for the compliments, everyone
As to it's use, I will direct you to fiskonius to discuss usage policies as he is the one who commissioned the piece (my say in it involves displaying as part of my portfolio, but does not cover usage).
Holy tectonics!! how much time it took to be finished? It is beautiful!!!
I have a lot of the process blocked out of my memory (for the best really, if I think about the amount of work i put into some of these maps, I may not start another one, hah) but i think it was about a month and a half.
Great looking map, Coyote, as I knew it would be when you started it. Love the colouring and the border and how you handled the cities and towns - the shadowing and the stroking of them look really, really effective.
If I had one slight criticism it would be that the trees look slightly too sharp to me compared to the rest of the map. You certainly made the right choice ditching the tree brushes I posted (I actually really dislike my own tree brushes as I feel most people use them wrong - they look terrible when they are large enough to make out the rough shading) but personally I think you should have gaussian'ed the whole tree layer by a gnat's knacker to lose the sharpness.
Still, great map and I'm sure the client is 100% happy with the job you did on it.
Duly noted, and thank you
Trees are the bane of my existence, even with the generator! Hah!
Next step is to get going on my own towns/cities.. but yours are just so darn cool and inspiring!
This is a beautiful map.