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    Default May 2011 Challenge Entry: No Title Yet

    I wanted to experiment with some things, and the challenge is great for that. Never done a political type of map and I had some ideas on using some special brushes for drawing/painting maps. So I need to find a way to combine handdrawn and a more stylistic approach. And then see if I can end up with a polished/label-readable combined thing... To be determined how I can visualize the nation map in a way that really reflects the nation (architecture, culture, history, etc...).. no clue yet but I'll get some ideas I hope...

    ok, lots of bla bla... 1st version of the stylistic political approach (struggling with the labels as usual and I may add more details or maybe different city-icons per nation.... but not sure yet) , the nation that the map is actually about, will be handdrawn/painted in the middle.

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    Looking great so far DJ. Can't wait to see more.
    I'd love to be able to find the time to take part in this month's challenge, I really don't know how you guys manage it month in, month out. :S
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    Awesome land shapes and borders. Did you make those up or use a real place for reference?

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    Interesting idea, DJ.

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    thanks guys, now for the first experiment fitting a handdrawn map into this... I'm content with how the nation map is working out using new brushes, some changed symbol shapes, and a changed color palette. Didnt get a great idea yet on how to visualize the 'essence of the nation', but maybe that'll come. Also not sure yet if these styles will merge ok, it still looks kind of odd... maybe needs more tinkering. think the 'glow' maybe better not going up but going horizaontal..... Hmm... lets see how this goes

    And RJB, the landshape are made up so no real reference used, just sort of scribbled along...

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    Just gorgeous!

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    Thats really very nice.
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    That's looking great. Keep up the good work :-)
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    Since this challenge is just about one nation the others don't matter so much. So I'm thinking what if you took those rays shooting up and instead had them radiate from all around and then give them a perspective tweak so that they get smaller in the back (the current top).
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    thanks, and thanks Ascension thats a good one, it may indeed give back the perspective that somehow is lost as the nation is a little more tilted then the map itself... cheers, DJ
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