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    Wip [WIP] Map for a New Campaign

    This is for a commissioned map.

    The requester has agreed to use this area for the process so stay tuned for developments.

    Here is the rough image provided:


    We're going for the old fashioned hand drawn style. The scale is 1" = 250 miles.

    We begin with the basic shorelines over a parchment like background. Second image is Geographical element locations so I can begin the drawings for them. Let me know where/if you want anything moved. I left rivers off as I'm not sure where you want them until we have the rest ironed out.
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    Rivers added, grain added for water's edge.
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    I've been working on the hills and mountains. The first batch I did I was not happy with so I redid it. This is round 2. Next up will be trees!
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    looks good, I feel the stribes in the water makes the land float a little?
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    You may be correct tilt. I have some polish to do on that still. I need to clean up the shore's edge and I have an idea to make it not look so floaty.

    I added a bunch of shadowing painted by hand with my mouse but now I have mouse cramps...LOL

    I think it was worth it because I think the hills and mountains look much better already.
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    Update with trees.....uhg, now I know why Ramah made that TreeThingy. I think I'm cross-eyed. I also changed the parchment background a bit.
    I also shrunk it down 50% due to the .jpg passing the 4mb mark and the fact that the uploader keeps failing saying the file is invalid.

    I may have a tad too much color on the trees but that is easy to fix.
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    I think you missed a tree in that second bunch... definitly only counted 12253252667 *lol*
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    Every time I start to like you again you go and do something like this...Beautiful as always Jax..
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    Update: Some color in the Sea, Compass Rose, fiddled with the desert area for way to long for as little change as it made

    I should have indications tomorrow as to where cities and roads are wanted. This is full size but the jpg quality is at like 70%.

    edit: After posting I noticed I need to smooth a couple rivers that seem to have a bit of a hitch.
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