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    Coming together nicely!

    If I would change one thing, it would be to lower the saturation a bit. I think too much in-your-face color can take away from the overall scene.

    I personally prefer a more washed out look but that is just a matter of taste and style.

    Nice job though!

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    Thank you!

    Saturation, hmmm. Anyone have any recommendations on either books or web sites that covers this sort of thing from the artist's perspective? My college days are long over but I've got this itch that says I should sign up for Color 101.


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    For starters, look in the Mapping Resources forum for a thread that says something about color scheme generators.

    I'll keep an eye out for decent color theory tutorials, but most of the ones I have run across so far describe color mixing instead of what makes a pleasing palette.
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    Pontificating on pleasing palettes is perilously perplexing!

    Color scheme generators, here I come.

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    I like the layout. I have to say that I can't help but see the walls as set down from the floor. I guess this is because the 'standard' lighting angle for images is often from the top-left.

    Alternatively, I'd suggest a softer drop shadow all the way around the walls. This has the advantage that it is agnostic about the actual lighting in the Inn but still pulls the walls above the floor when you are looking at it.
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    Thanks Torstan.

    and now...the color scheme generator made me do it!

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    Is this..better...or have I strayed further?
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    Nope, that's much better. The walls now look like they are above the floor. Good stuff.
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