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    Wip January/February 2012 Lite Challenge Entry: Flowery Scrolly Thing

    It's been a while since I've entered a challenge, so it's about time I gave it another shot.

    I've decided to take the corner decorations I used on my Planisphere of Mars, and use the same sort of shapes for a compass rose.

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    ### latest wip ###

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    Cool, looks like it was made by that old toy SpiralGraphics, ( shows you how old I am )

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    Added some labels for the directions. I'm not quite sure if it works for me though.

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    That's really extraordinary. What don't you like about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barsoomcore View Post
    That's really extraordinary. What don't you like about it?
    I'm just not sure if it fits with the graphical elements. It's not something I can put my finger on though. It's probably just nothing and I'm looking too hard.

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    Go to bed and look at it the next day ... always a good trick when drawing stuff!

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one to think "Spirograph" after first glance *yeah yeah showing my age too..*

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    Great. I didn't realize that owning a Spirograph made you ready to be put out to pasture. That is a neat compass design. I'm not sure about all those colors though. Might work better with three than five.

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    I don't think it's so much "putting out to pasture" as it is not remembering having seen a set since I was in 3rd grade.. which was a very long time ago indeed

    I like the colours the way they are, but maybe that's because it's speaking to my nostalgia. I always used a *lot* of colours when drawing out the spirals

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