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    Default January/February 2012 Lite Challenge Entry: Tribal Compass

    ### LATEST WIP ###
    January/February 2012 Lite Challenge Entry: Tribal Compass-compass_tribal_ok.png

    After a quick sketch, I wanted to try something which isn't in my usual style : a tribal-drawn compass.
    Entirely made in vectors. Because every tattoist know that vector is the new way to do tribal.

    East and West are showing rising sun/moon, instead of just being labelled.

    The .png version for those who are interested in:
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    Last edited by Elzevir; 01-21-2012 at 08:27 AM. Reason: i broke something in my last edit

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    Thanks for the .png version Elzevir. I know that some screaming orc tribe of mine will now be flying that on a banner! As for tats, I've always felt that I was born with enough holes, and all the scars I've accumulated were more than enough decoration one old body. But as a friend of mine said "choose your flag".
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    Very cool Eszevir, has a very authentic hand drawn look to it.

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    Thanks ! Yeah, i didn't realized it was so orc-like, even if i played MMORPGs recently (understand: one-two years ago)...
    Last edited by Elzevir; 01-21-2012 at 08:32 AM. Reason: Moved .png version in first post.

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    You still didn't Add ### LATEST WIP ### in the thread with it added as an attachment thumbnail.
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    Fixed! I attached it in the very first post. Hope it is ok...

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    Very nice, I really like how it doesn't look like all the usual fancy compasses you see. Great job.

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    Interesting, but there's a problem, you can't really line up a straight edge with it, which is the point of having a compass on a map. Without that ability, you might as well just have a north arrow to indicate general orientation. Also, both the sun and the moon rise in the east, the entire sky "rises" in the east and moves west.

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    I like it too

    The tribal feel to it speaks of a people who think more outside the box than in a linear fashion. Hai-Etlik, I have to disagree about a map having to be a linear representation running parallel to a compass point. This rose is one that I could easily see on some tribal spiritual guide map of the higher consciousness kept by the tribal shaman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korash View Post
    I like it too

    The tribal feel to it speaks of a people who think more outside the box than in a linear fashion. Hai-Etlik, I have to disagree about a map having to be a linear representation running parallel to a compass point. This rose is one that I could easily see on some tribal spiritual guide map of the higher consciousness kept by the tribal shaman.
    In that case they wouldn't use a compass rose at all. A rose exists to indicate that bearings are preserved, and to indicate what those preserved bearings are.. A map that does not do this, would not, and should not have a rose on it. It's like putting a scale bar on a map that is not to scale.

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