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    Default [Withdrawn] September-October Challenge:Taur Cordof

    Holding place while I get things started... if I make the post, I have a better chance of keeping myself going on it.
    I'm thinking a line-drawn map, minimal colour, lots of hand drawn elements showing the lands surrounding the Elven city of Taur Cordof (Big Apple) in a Tolkien-esque style
    I'm also considering something a bit darker - like my DarkLands map style to draw out the city.. but that's for another post!


    You wouldn't believe how hard it was to get Big Apple translated into Elvish
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    sounds like a great idea... and damn you're all quick in entering, I've barely thought about what to map yet (other than NY) *lol*
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    Wow. An Elvish metropolis? This I gotta see. Please tell me Jersey City is where the orcs live?
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    Just a small point - you gotta be careful posting a wip tag like that. If you put just hash hash hash no wip hash hash hash then it tells the scraper not to do one for this thread. I.e. prob better to edit it out when you get around to putting one in !

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    Eeps! didn't know that, thanks for the info, noted and edited! I'm starting on map tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes View Post
    Just a small point - you gotta be careful posting a wip tag like that. If you put just hash hash hash no wip hash hash hash then it tells the scraper not to do one for this thread. I.e. prob better to edit it out when you get around to putting one in !
    good to know, maybe you should put that in the description of the competition rules... and perhaps you should make the note about the hashhash... tags in the first post in te rules thread instead of the fifth
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    Wip

    Ok, here goes.
    So I'm not planning on colouring this one, coloured base and guides are skipped
    Grabbed a few brushes so i can scatter/stamp and get the basic layout placed after tracing out shorelines and some major lakes and rivers. Wow, don't my city sketches suck?

    Not the final font, but makes a half decent test

    Now the fun/hair-tearing part.. drawing in all that lovely detail by hand , deciding on locations to add, deciding on extra details to add (creature notes, paths and roads, that sort of thing).. and then doing elvish-english translations for flavour!
    Rereading the challenge description, I notice that my focus is a bit larger than the original scope (the whole state, not just the city), but I'm planning on referencing the city itself in more detail when I add the cartouche and other embellishments. And anyone familiar with the state (ie anyone who lives near or in) should recognize it at a glance with no difficulty.

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    looking good C - good base colors, I'd lighten the black a little, but you probably will
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    you're right on both counts

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    I can't imagine how hard it will be to translate everything to elven.Good luck for the whole project.

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