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    This looks very promising :-)
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    Still muddling my way through, trying different effects.

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    Ooh, that is both so far awesome and discouraging. Liking the waves and cliffs the tree trunks sprouting down from the forests look a bit like bird legs and they sprout off in different directions, maybe changing them to simpler straighter trunks will look better, just my thought.

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    Thanks, D! I am trying to figure out techniques for getting textures onto the ground/mountains that looks like it fits. Never really hand-drew textures before, so I'll need to figure that out. I'll take your advice on the trunks!

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    Once again my little girl has ever so wisely decided that I should vote for this. It's cartoony and cute and overall just great.

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    Glad my work appeals! I'll try not to let her down.

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    I think I'm actually nearing completion. I have a few other small ideas for changes and additions, but I think I'm going to be done with plenty of time this month.

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    I really really like this! Repped.. Again!

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    I'm liking this a lot but not your hills. They look pretty poor compared to the rest of it. Maybe it's because they are so big it really shows up the lack of detail on them. Or it might be the actual colouring of them... dunno. Anyhoos, just a thought but have you tried putting a highlight on the right-hand side of your elements to show moonglow? Have stuff, especially those on the right of the map, casting a shadow on the other side too, albeit somewhat lighter? Two light sources would give two shadows.
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    Very good advice, Ramah. Thanks.

    Yes, the hills are ugly and need some work. I also need some sort of hills or texture on the right side of the map so it doesn't look empty, and fix a couple little wonky shadow problems.

    I am also concerned that my fuzzy shadows make everything look a little blurry, so I might tone the blurriness down a little. I will give some light moon-shadows a shot and see how they look.

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