September/October 2013 Challenge: Arctic Coast
So this is only my second map using software (specifically GIMP) only, and I'm still very much getting the hang of it. Mine is a map of a glacial/arctic coast, with not much explored beyond what amounts to a day's trip (~10-12 miles) inland. I'm somewhat eschewing going for any distinctive feeling in favor of learning the software; thus far, I've used RobA's tutorial extensively, along with the fractal coast one and the quick hand-drawn mountains one.
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My biggest hurdle is finding a way to sort of smear out the backside of the mountains more, and give them the impression that they fade into the fog. I'll also be putting in a scale and grid and some scattered landmarks defined more by hearsay than actual cartography. Any and all advice is appreciated.