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    Great, funny and community-bonding idea; loving it!
    And just in line with it, it popped me that a dedicated city-mapper (or a group thereof) might start working on a Great City, The Jewel of Cartographia, where the same idea should apply - scaled down to an urban horizon, of course. We'd then have districts, channels, slums , and honorable mansions, fitting places for our dignitaires, starting with the Palace of Ascension, Diamond's Colosseum, Ravells Consevatory etc... and maybe ending with Beggar's Reach, a shady district where all of us the scrubs can claim a woodenbox to admire the town from under )). Dont forget to implement The Great Harbor, where all the newbs might find shelter for a week or two (good luck coping with the smell of fish ), until they establish some rep for themeselves, and move on to the boxes... (is the Admirality still run By SteelG? )
    Ambitious and fun project, cheers.
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    I just get a solitary tower at the top of the world so that I can look down and make satellite maps of it. Or maybe a cloud that goes where I want it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Or maybe a cloud that goes where I want it.
    And little spiny creatures to throw down at unsuspecting plumbers?

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    May I ask the workflow of how you made the mountains?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eViLe_eAgLe View Post
    May I ask the workflow of how you made the mountains?
    yep
    I've first drawn the outer shape, then on a separate layer I added the dark shading to the mountain. I added yet another layer to white highlights. Then I added two layers below the first, one for the shadows the mountain casts (backside) - and one for a shaded ground under the mountains (frontside). I used some "dirty" brushes for most of the work, except the linework.
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    get back to this gigantic map soon please...
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    thanks I've been thinking about it these last days ... just got back from holidays and been swamped with work (damn real life encroaching on my mapping *lol*), but hope to get some time to map again now
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    finally got some time to work on this
    The old mountain range was to straight, so I 've made a new one instead
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Cartographia-cartographia-01.jpg  
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    Nice work on the mountain ranges. However, and perhaps this is just me, I think the blending job on the left-hand side of the mountain range isn't really necessary. The mountains already seem to blend into the terrain pretty well without it, and, as the blending job is darker than both the mountain color and the land color it seems out of place to me. Otherwise though I like it.

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    thanks for the comment arsheesh - I thought they looked a little bare without the "ground", but perhaps I should lighten it a little. Still need to make the other major mountain range too - another days work there... my hand was getting pretty tired at the end of this one
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