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    Wip Hello! Here is a WIP

    Hello! My name is Towser and I thought I would say howdy and show you a map I am working on. Its a big city called Smale in a land known as Dalivean. So far I have put about 10 hours of work into this map. I want to build the city up and around the cliffs. I am going to be building the cliffs up higher though before I start adding anything else.

    I like the idea of using hot air balloons as transportation in this city. I have a pretty big story line that goes along with this city and this world, so if you get curious and want to know more, feel free to ask me! Also any and all critiques are welcome...but be nice, I'm a bleeder!

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    I made this using photoshop 7, and everything is on its own layer. The original file is 20 inches by 20 inches at 300 dpi. This version is 10 by 10. The water is from a texture I found in the resources forum. To make the cliffs I just drew the shapes and filled them in. Then I used the burn tool and a soft round brush to shade and blend the top layer and the bottom layer. I am hoping the cliffs look better as I add more altitude. I also used a few random grunge brushes I had to give some texture to the ground.

    Hope you enjoy!Hello!  Here is a WIP-smale-draft-1.jpg

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    Welcome to the Guild.

    Your idea of Hot Air balloon travel intrigues me.
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    Welcome Aboard!

    Neat idea about the balloons. Now for the dreaded 'critique'...

    - Love the shapes of the cliffs,inlets, etc.
    - I think the cliffs can be blended a little better where they meet the grass, its a very sudden transition and the color of the dirt seems a little saturated to me, but may very well be appropriate for what you're trying to do.

    Look forward to seeing this progress.
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    Thanks for the tips, compliments and REP! I plan on blending the cliffs with the ground sooner or later, and I will also shade the cliffs more when I know which direction the light is coming from and add appropriate shadows from the looming cliffs as well. I also might add more little cliffs around the big cliffs and connect them with bridges. There is definitely going to be water falls coming of the top of this beast!

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    Towser: Give me falls! Love to see that water flow!

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    welcome to the community Towser!
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    Welcome to the Guild, Towser. Have some rep. Can't wait to see the waterfalls.
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