But the rough is also very good and effective.
Decided to try the challenge this month. I've got some time and, well, ruined is my thing.
Okay. So this is from my fantasy setting. The story, and I'll provide a full one later, is that this was once a town on the southern steppes of Minguo. It's not exactly a unified country...having only held together as a cohesive unit under the First Emperor. When he died, the various factions/geographies of the former nation fell to squabbling in various configurations. They've been doing that for thousands of years. The modern times are known as the Five Kingdoms period. As you might expect, there are five major kingdoms vying for supremacy.
In the meantime, in the rugged southern steppes of Minguo, the fierce orc worg-lord tribes gather and occasionally raid into the heartlands (when they can stop fighting amongst themselves for long enough). They long ago destroyed the southernmost cities and now hold these lands as their own. The city depicted was once a thriving trading city called Ningan. Well, that was long ago, of course. Now there are just a few crumbling walls, spare paving stones, and bridge abutments still standing. An ork tribe has built its own village amidst the ruins. The tribes leader fancies himself the reincarnation of Krakka Kon...but he's really just a pretender in shabby wolf skins.
Yeah. So. This is just a rough draft.
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uh oh - I'm up against mearrin. Next diamond and djespek will join in. I better step it up!
you're rough draft is already amazing. Looks like a satellite image. You've got a great style - looking forward to what you come up with here.
Heh, that's precisely why I want to be in this month's challenge, to face the Masters
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I'll make it but one can hope.
Oh, and I'm diggin your entry so far mearrin69.
That's a good idea and sweet execution so far. Lookin' forward to more.
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Me like, map good!
I hope the final map will be a larger high resolution map so we can see all the cool details.
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Nice! Really like the ruined building, particulary the buried look whcih I'm not having much success with.
People come and people go. I walk amongst them, I see their faces; but none see mine. I pass them in the streets but nary a glance is spared my way, for what interest would they have in a Wanderer? Not of this world... Forever Alone... Forever Wandering... LoneWandererD...
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Looks as if I'd better get on the ball here. Lots of good entries shaping up. Here's an update with subtle refinements but mainly the addition of old Ningan's defensive wall, or what's left of it. It used to circle the main area of the town before it was sacked by the orcs.
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I have to admit I'm kind of sad I can't zoom in more. The zoom is barely any closer than the initial click. This just looks so good I want to dig into it more. You are an evil teaser