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    Wip my first attempt

    Hello there,
    this is my first attempt.
    I try to mix a modern 3d-ish style with a rotten, grungy, handrawn one.
    Not ready yet, comments are very welcome.
    Maybe you guys have some tips about the labeling?

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    ... nearly finished.
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    looks pretty cool to me, but the drop shadow makes it looks like its floating in the air.

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    I agree with Aang about the shadows. As for the labeling, I would label the places directly over where they're located instead of drawing a line to them. If its difficult to make out the labels that way you could use a subtle outerglow around the labels. This would also free up some space to write different things about the world or depict what some places look like.

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    I like the shadow...get rid of it and the whole thing will look flat and boring. The only thing I would change is to add more landmasses...then the shadow might be overkill at that point but I don't know for sure. With more land you could fill up that whole outer tan area with labels and put lines to things and thus fill up a lot of dead space. Anyway, nice job.
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    Wow !! very nice. I like the labels they way they are IMO repped !!

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    Very nice indeed! I really like the name and the colours!
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