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    Default May 2012 Entry - Lands of Ixoa

    It's not much more than a place holder at this point. I'm drawing this on bristol and as soon as I have the basic outline done in pencil, I will switch to ink pen and then water color.

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    Cool! How does bristol do with watercolor? I have a watercolor block sitting at home just calling my name.


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    That looks promising. Looking forward to see more of it. And now I need to get started on an entry of my own, although I have little hope of competing with awesome maps like this.
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    Looking really sharp so far !! Looking forward to seeing the end version !!
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    Just started kinda freehand sketching with pen last night while watching television with the wife. It was going smoothly until a big glob of ink plopped out of the pen, which I then proceeded to smear like a moron. :-P

    I'll probably stay with it though and see if I can work it in some way.

    Bristol holds water color reasonably well, as long as you don't go too overboard with the water.


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    It kind of looks like a cave entrance but you could turn it into a lake. That might cause you to have to darken all the water areas though and that's a lot of ink. You might, if you don't already have one just go buy a white pen and cover it.

    I'm liking how this inked stuff is looking though. I think I will see about going by the local art supply and picking up some pens myself.
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    I'm going to restart this a third time...just ordered some different colors of ink and some art board.
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    Fun! But be careful -- I've found that the colored acrylic inks I use actually run with watercolors. The only ink I have that doesn't is Speedball black calligraphy ink.

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    Off to another start on this one last night. I'm not real happy with how the compass rose is coming out, but hopefully I can still salvage it. it'd be a shame to waste this piece of art board.
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    dude I love your compass! and the border. Keep going!

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