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    Dear Guilder. It is traditional for me to solicit advice on my contest entries especially when they bomb so badly. It is the only way to Improve ! So if you can spare a few minutes what exactly was it that you personally found lacking in my entry “The Dark Journey “ Was it too simple ; Hard to understand : Too plain ?? Or something else ? I am asking so be blunt Thanks in advance for the advice ! It will help me Improve ! Sincerely lostatsea
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About timallen
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Married with three kids.
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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Paper models, war games, Board Games
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Libray Technician
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Photoshop CS2 & CS4.
Trying to learn Illustrator.
Given up trying to learn Campaign Cartographer 3.

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    timallen liked post by xpian On thread : June 2014 Entry: OCD Mountains
    Finally completed the ink work on the new and old mountains making up the western range. Some sort of river canyon evolved there, along with more evidence of volcanic activity in the distant past....
    Liked On: 06-20-2014, 11:55 AM
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    timallen liked post by Goombac On thread : June 2014 Entry - The Kingdoms of Albion and Nivirem
    Here's an update. Lined the cities and almost all of the labels. Everything I added (except for the type) was done by hand. Tedious, but I think worth it. Going to line the rest of the border before...
    Liked On: 06-18-2014, 11:26 PM
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    timallen liked post by Goombac On thread : June 2014 Entry - The Kingdoms of Albion and Nivirem
    Here's the beginnings for my entry. This is an extremely rough WIP for really just the layout of the final product. I've done a bit more with the lettering, roads and cities, and it'll be updated...
    Liked On: 06-18-2014, 07:04 PM
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    timallen liked post by xpian On thread : June 2014 Entry: OCD Mountains
    Adding more inking details to the mountains and making them pop off the page with highlights and shadow. Changed the course of a river a little bit...these things happen. ### LATEST WIP ### 65035
    Liked On: 06-18-2014, 07:03 PM
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    timallen liked post by xpian On thread : June 2014 Entry: OCD Mountains
    There was a seismic event of some kind that resulted in an uplifting of crust, with a few new mountains appearing on the far left middle. Inks: Previous "new" mountains are now more complete, with...
    Liked On: 06-17-2014, 09:53 AM
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    timallen liked post by - Max - On thread : April 2014 entry - The Realm of Hades
    Added a border and a title cartouche, and drawn in the moutains and reliefs outlines. ### Latest WIP ### 63185
    Liked On: 04-13-2014, 09:33 PM
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    timallen liked post by Diamond On thread : April 2014 Entry - The Black Coast
    Started doing a little labeling and city placement, along with the flags of the Great Infernal Cities of this region. I hid the contour lines for now; I think it looks better like this - opinions? ...
    Liked On: 04-13-2014, 09:32 PM
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    timallen liked post by Cunning Cartographer On thread : March 2014 Entry - The Ballad of the Bonny Bards Booty
    Still need to proof read for typos and have two final images to complete (the talking stone and the final nest). Pretty happy with the final look, the hatching shading is a huge step away from what I...
    Liked On: 03-29-2014, 12:08 AM
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    timallen liked post by arsheesh On thread : March 2014 Entry - Into the Lycans Den
    Well I think I'm done with this. I had to learn the basics of Scribus to put this together, since I was having all sorts of problems with creating decent pdfs in Word. This was good practice for...
    Liked On: 03-27-2014, 11:36 PM
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    timallen liked post by - Max - On thread : February 2014 Entry : The Guild's Tower
    I think I'm gonna call this one done. ### Latest WIP ### 61451
    Liked On: 02-21-2014, 07:39 PM
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    timallen liked post by - Max - On thread : February 2014 Entry : The Guild's Tower
    Thanks! Alright so here are some more detailed steps of the coloring stage (all was done with the same brush, a grungy one with dynamic settings - opacity pressure, size pressure, angle...
    Liked On: 02-12-2014, 05:02 PM
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    timallen liked post by - Max - On thread : February 2014 Entry : The Guild's Tower
    Small update with border, title, legend and additional map placeholder added. # Latest WIP # 61328
    Liked On: 02-12-2014, 04:38 PM
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    timallen liked post by rgcalsaverini On thread : January/February 2014 Lite Challenge: Vacruel's Eyeball
    I quickly cut and turned the flattened image, and it does seem that if done properly would fix the issue: 60588 That's another alternative, I'll play with the options tomorrow. Thanks Jalyha...
    Liked On: 01-23-2014, 10:36 AM
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    timallen liked post by joefrizzell On thread : Old Style Risk Map
    So I was looking around the interwebs for an old school Risk map that I could print out and play on. Couldn't find one I liked so I made one myself. Check it out and let me know what you think: ...
    Liked On: 01-08-2014, 12:12 PM
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    timallen liked post by Lyandra On thread : October/November 2012 Lite Challenge Entry: Haitari River
    Thanks Larb! :) I have had part of a river drawn on another map and then I just expanded it to get to its source in the mountains. If I would have drawn it in parts as I went along I do not think I...
    Liked On: 11-16-2012, 03:08 PM
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Awards Showcase - 2 Awards

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Challenge Winners' Compass Name: Challenge Winners' Compass
Awarded for winning the Monthly Mapping Challenge!
Issue time: 04-07-2014, 09:31 AM
Issue reason: For winning the March 2014 Challenge with the entry: Something Loevecraftian
Challenge Winners' Compass Name: Challenge Winners' Compass
Awarded for winning the Monthly Mapping Challenge!
Issue time: 02-06-2014, 03:53 AM
Issue reason: For winning the January 2014 Challenge with the entry: Steampunk Risk