You're welcome. Feel free to PM me or direct me to your WiP thread if you need some help. I'll do what I can.
Thanks for the tips, all. I'll see what I can do about making the overlay look better.
BTW, does anyone have any suggestions for the map itself? I'll probably put in a little more work before I call it done, since the deadline is still a week away.
I think this is great but I think it would pop even more if you had more variety to the landscape.
It looks like it's on a rather flat area and for me it makes it a bit too, uniform maybe? I don't know if you have thought about using shadows to create depressions and elevations but if the walled area where somehow raised a bit and the surrounding areas were depressed it might add a little extra dynamism to this. That's my thought to make it shine more anyway. It's still great the way it is but I see some fierce competition coming this month.
You are like me in that I can't quit tweaking until the very end. After a while I start feeling like a dog chasing my tail, LOL.
You know they say a piece of art is finished when you take it away from the artist? I think I have to agree with that.
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You're right about that. I did think about messing with some terrain undulation. It's in a pretty flat part of the world, to be sure, but there could certainly be some variation. I'll look into it. Thanks!
I suck at borders, but this one needs a story so I added one anyway. I may or may not work on varying the terrain a bit...but I have a commission calling my name so I may have to mark this one done.
Edit: Decided to go ahead and do that. I think it looks better. Replaced the image with that change and at 100% resolution. This is my final answer!
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Nice improvment since the last update. The border is fine to me and the engraving is beautiful. Nice job!