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    Btw, will you name countries after all users, or at least all "active" users? Or will some be the namegiver to rivers/mountains/forests etc instead?
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    As a permanent active lurker, and an occasional map poster, I think i speak for all lurkers in saying that there should a "Lurker Slums" in the capital lol....

    ...and I am their lord lol

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    @jfrazierjr : I agree - but drawing all those mountains made me just work to reach the other side of the continent ... I will change one here and there, and I am also going to break up the very straight line that most of them follow also an effect of getting to the edge fast *lol*
    @aenigma : thank - and I think it will be a mix of countries, mountains and rivers etc.
    @SkinnyKazoo : hehe
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    The guys on the ZBB did something like this a long time ago, I love the idea. Could you please name something after me, too? On the ZBB map it was the Bartmoss Tarpits. Maybe the Bart Moss Wetlands this time? ;-)

    Ohh and YES The River Police needs a fortress, a titanic structure with attached waterworks and experimental river flow garden, kind of a River Police forensics lab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bartmoss View Post
    Ohh and YES The River Police needs a fortress, a titanic structure with attached waterworks and experimental river flow garden, kind of a River Police forensics lab.
    And the Geodesy Police need a small shack in the middle of nowhere, so we won't bother anyone with ramblings about projections and distortion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tilt View Post
    @jfrazierjr : I agree - but drawing all those mountains made me just work to reach the other side of the continent ... I will change one here and there, and I am also going to break up the very straight line that most of them follow also an effect of getting to the edge fast *lol*
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    I know EXACTLY what you mean.. My current contest entry, it took me 3-4 hours to ink, color, and high/low light a fairly small mountain range and a few hills, though I have to say that I LOVE how it has turned out for that few hour effort...

    I can REALLY see the value of people wanted to use pre-made brushes, but hand drawn just looks sooooooo much better to me(plus it gives me a chance to improve on lacking skills). I guess I need to come up with some type of hybrid brush/handdrawn tweak approach<sigh>.... it's always a lack of time...

    Anyway, keep going on this... I really like what you have going on and want to see more....
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    There could be a place called 'N00bs Landing' (From Kings Landing in A Game Of Thrones) where all newcomers arrive xD
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrazierjr View Post
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    I can REALLY see the value of people wanted to use pre-made brushes, but hand drawn just looks sooooooo much better to me(plus it gives me a chance to improve on lacking skills). I guess I need to come up with some type of hybrid brush/handdrawn tweak approach<sigh>.... it's always a lack of time...
    I have stayed away from pre-made brushes unless I made them myself because I want to continue to develop as an artist. Starting out I really struggled with matching up my scanned sketch with portions I created within Gimp. I think I am doing much better after a year and a half but what I find is that I pretty much always go back over whatever I create within Gimp, touching it up by hand. That seems to bridge the gap. More time? Sure. Worth it? I think so.

    Nothing against using other folks brushes and I have seen some wonderful maps made with them. It does blow just a little bit to loose a challenge to someone using pre-made brushes though but sometimes they just look so good.


    And this is looking great Tilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxilon View Post
    I have stayed away from pre-made brushes unless I made them myself because I want to continue to develop as an artist. Starting out I really struggled with matching up my scanned sketch with portions I created within Gimp. I think I am doing much better after a year and a half but what I find is that I pretty much always go back over whatever I create within Gimp, touching it up by hand. That seems to bridge the gap. More time? Sure. Worth it? I think so.
    Yea... that's kind of what I meant... I would create my own set of brushes(mainly mountains) for a quick "drop" and then go back over the resulting mountains and spend an hour or two blending. That's one of the BIG things I think GIMP has over PS is it's ability to save brushes in Color(at least concerning functionality alone). For me, that one feature(not to mention the hundreds of dollars I don't have to spend on PS) makes GIMP perfect for me...
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    @bartmoss : of course you'll be in there
    @Hai-etik : rofl
    @jf and jax : yep.. there are some pretty beautiful brushsets out there - but I would never feel it was my map then. The same goes for my battle maps - I make it all from the bottom - so much more satisfying.
    @aenigma : heheh.. I like that
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