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    Default May 2011 Challenge Entry - Hassassine

    With so many big guns coming out this month I figured that I better do one up as well and see how I stack up. I wanted to do a simple atlas map with solid colors and no texture as you'd find in any bookstore but I didn't want to do up that many labels. So I'm going with something more stylish. With three other maps going on this one might only get half done but here's where I am right now after one night of messin' around. Not sure where I'm going to go from here - like what sort of icon style I'll do for towns n such or if there will be any indication of terrain. Most of my thoughts are on Kilkenny Castle and surrounds for a stained glass client whose ancestors settled the area so I'm being pulled in many directions this month. So anyway, here we go.

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    Already looks great.

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    colors already looking very good (and the bright spot on the peninsula is already screaming for some major point of interest) so I hope you can finish this. But also gratz on doing a stained glass based on Kilkenny Castle... Ireland is one of my favorite countries (and I bet very inspiring for artwork) and Kilkenny is a very nice place (and has great beers too cheers, DJ
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    awesome job so far. I love the look you've already achieved. My only "personal" criticism is the big drop shadow. I'm not a fan of the floating map feel. It's okay on the major land mass, but looks odd on the smaller outlying islands. Totally a personal preference - you take this map where you want. I'm sure you'll have an awesome piece.

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    I was thinking the same thing. I'm leaning towards giving the islands a smaller, closer drop.
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    I decided to get bold, like my father. But I'm also never satisfied, like my mother. Weeping doves aside here's where I be.

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    Wow.. Thats amazing!!

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    Loving it so far, A. Hehe, this month is gonna be a bitch to vote on I can see. :S
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