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    Map May 2012 Entry - Arixia

    Here's my entry.
    A scanned DIN A4 (150 dpi), black pens and pencils on coffee/tea-stained paper. (And I feel my neck, too )
    As usual, the labels are my weak spot with hand drawn maps - I hope they are legible.
    Regrettably the scan brightened the map somewhat, it's darker in its original state.

    I've cut off the white borders from the scan process - is this within the limits of this month's rules?

    ### LATEST WIP ###
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    I can't see the map yet so commenting on that will have to wait till later; but in my humble opinion, cropping != processing. So I think your crop is ok.


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    Very nice map. I like the Sword Compass.

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    Hehe, check out the blowfish!
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    Looks good! I don't think it's much too light, either.

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    Thank you, guys.
    I had initially thought on doing a map with some water colors, but in the end I decided for this one.

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    I want to do watercolors myself but I just can't seem to force myself to draw on that paper...it's like a piece of rough floor tile or something. Regular paper just starts warping
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxilon View Post
    I want to do watercolors myself but I just can't seem to force myself to draw on that paper...it's like a piece of rough floor tile or something. Regular paper just starts warping
    I know. I also used standard paper as I had nothing else at hand. It started to warp, too, when I stained it with coffee and tea. Thicker paper would probably work better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxilon View Post
    I want to do watercolors myself but I just can't seem to force myself to draw on that paper...it's like a piece of rough floor tile or something. Regular paper just starts warping
    Watercolor paper isn't always rough. There are two types cold press and hot press. Cold press is textured and hot press is super smooth. Another option is smooth bristol board. A 100lb sheet will handle light water coloring without significant warping.

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    Thanks!

    The map was a sudden idea and I started it without thinking long about the paper; so a rather more rushed attempt than carefully planned. Not the smartest way, I have to confess.

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