I don't agree with them.
My 2 sisters says this map looks kind of like modern earth do you agree with them? any other comments or ideas are also welcomed.
I don't agree with them.
I can see where they would think that. It's close but different enough to be interesting.
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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The continents are laid out vaguely similar, but I'd have to say it's got more in common with a future Earth after many millions of years of continental drift. The Atlantic Ocean is only a sea, the Americas have merged, half of Africa has broken free and Siberia is underwater.
I like it. I can't agree with your sisters, though.
Is it similar? Yes. See the example below:
Is that a bad thing? No. As mentioned above, maybe it is Earth, and Alternate earth a few million years in the past, as can be seen in this link: http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b813/depts/...contenta1.html
Again, nothing wrong with a fantasy map looking reminiscent of our World. Afterall, the world of Hyborea (Conan the Barbarian's World) sure looks an awful lot like Africa/Middle East/Inda all smooshed together to me.
A simple solution would be to flip the map horizontally. I always find myself doodling things with similar land-mass placement to earth, just because it looks right. I always remedy it by just flipping the map horizontally or rotating it 180 degrees.
thanks for your replies i think i will keep this map and finish it.
I'm in agreement, definite similarities but it doesn't really look like earth - to step further away you could move "india" or like RE suggested, flip some elements or the whole map ... nice work
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Ok. So I choose the earth-look-a-like side.
The first time I saw your map, I thought It was an alternate earth map with accelerated continental drift :p