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    Wip Bailiwan in color

    This is my first attempt at a color map so many thanks to all of those who posted the tutorials on this site. I would appreciate all of the criticism I can get!
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    Love a big map Looks fantastic
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    Looks fantastic!

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    For a first it's bloody amazing! Great work.

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    Good job, man. The presentation looks great.
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    Thanks all. Any thoughts on how to improve it?
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    I'd leave it alone and call it Great!!

    Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
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    This is just excellent. Even more so as a first map. I really like it.
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    If I were to suggest anything: first I'd taper the rivers instead of them being the same width all the way to the end. Minor thing, happens all the time. Second, might throw in some other colors like rust, orange, dark brown - everything's green, light green, or tan. But those colors have to be tied to the terrain and since the terrain isn't all that defined then it's hard to place the colors correctly. This is also a minor thing and, for this style, probably useless so you can ignore it Third, the mountains are all the same - they look more like dunes or hills so I'd definitely get some more definition into the mountains. This is the only thing that I think that needs attention. So you can throw out the first and second things, if you want, as they are more pointers than anything but the mountains need a bit o work to bring them out more. All in all, as I said earlier, it looks really nice and easy on the eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    If I were to suggest anything: first I'd taper the rivers instead of them being the same width all the way to the end. Minor thing, happens all the time. Second, might throw in some other colors like rust, orange, dark brown - everything's green, light green, or tan. But those colors have to be tied to the terrain and since the terrain isn't all that defined then it's hard to place the colors correctly. This is also a minor thing and, for this style, probably useless so you can ignore it Third, the mountains are all the same - they look more like dunes or hills so I'd definitely get some more definition into the mountains. This is the only thing that I think that needs attention. So you can throw out the first and second things, if you want, as they are more pointers than anything but the mountains need a bit o work to bring them out more. All in all, as I said earlier, it looks really nice and easy on the eyes.


    Thanks, I'll see what I can do.
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