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    Map June/July Challenge Entry: The Olayan Islands

    I've been pretty inactive the past few months, but I decided to have a go at this challenge. The idea is to make a pretty basic, old style navigational map. The title is based of the Irish word for islands--oilean (thanks Google Translate!).

    BTW, the mountains used are from vandy, and rhumb lines where based off Giddes xcf from here.

    Any comments, critiques, or suggestions are welcome.

    ### Latest WIP ###
    June/July Challenge Entry: The Olayan Islands-junjulentry-wip1.jpeg
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    Looks good so far...
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    The map is pretty much finished. Since the first post, I made the ink bleed, and added labels, legend, and a compass. I also redid the woodcut because I thought the original one was too thick, changed the border, and experimented with a new texture.

    C&C is welcome.

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    June/July Challenge Entry: The Olayan Islands-junjulentry-wip2.jpeg
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    It's looking really good! My only suggestion would be to dial back the labels from pure black to a very, very dark colour (perhaps blue as it's the most dominant colour on the map).

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    Here is the latest update. Thanks for the suggestion Ravells, I like the blue labels a lot. The blue city symbols weren't that great, so I just dulled the black bit.

    I didn't like the blank areas for white, so I filled them with white and turned down the opacity a bit.

    I added an arms for the islands with a lot of sea related symbols because it composed of many islands. The anchor on it is from wikimedia commons and has a creative commons license.

    ### Latest WIP ###
    June/July Challenge Entry: The Olayan Islands-junjul-entry-wip-3.jpeg
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