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    Default March Challenge Entry: Winter in Iwaizumi

    Heya, found inspiration and time again to start working on this months entry. It is gonne be 3d-ish again but wanted to see if i could use sketch-up to help me out on the perspective a bit. First I did some research on Japanse art, houses and stuff. After that I started with a version to figure out how to draw/color/paint it to give it the look-n-feel i'm aiming at and finally I did a 1st sketch-up mockup to be used as basic overlay in PS to get the buildings in the right perspective. Next I need to figure out how to piece things together and make it look more 'mappy'. Maybe i'll do a complete top-down view .. then again maybe not... well, lets see where this goes cheers!
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    I like the style, the snow especially looks very impressive. Wouldn't it make more sense though to have that watermill placed on the other side of the bridge, where one would expect the river current to be stronger?

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    Looks awesome as always. Really like your iso style.
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    thanks guys, i moved the mill and merged the 3d sketchup render in the PS canvas tryin to give it an oriental look. beginning to get the hang of drawing snowy stuff as well so hope i can get that trough in the details as well as giving it the 'serene' japanese look... also started to work on some overland map but still struggling with it so not yet inserted.. well... loads of work to do still. cheers!
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    That's a beautiful border, Djekspek! Have some REP!

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    Yeah. The border is great. Map's looking good too.
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    heya, another update. linework in progress... still loads of work to do. wasnt happy with it and started 2 times over with different approaches (incl. a top-down view) ... ending up again with the one i started ... still not 100% happy with it but time is running out so this is gonne be the way.. man it's hard to get a snowy look-n-feel cheers
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    Dude, I hope you get this one done cuz I'm totally quitting now
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    hehe thanks guys .. and Ascension please dont quit (i know you'll get yer 'mapping-fire' burning again soon enough) ... another update. colored the stuff (its getting kinda 'flat' though so maybe a need some changes on that), river color needs work still too. most of linework done (still some areas need a bit of work) and handpainted a regional map. Now it's finishing touches, finding composition for all elements, etc... i think i'll be able to finish this in time cheers!

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