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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond View Post
    Great work so far! I think you're quickly becoming one of my favorite artists here.
    Wow, high praise indeed.

    I have to agree. You are doing some excellent work here, Max. Very nice mountains. Have some rep.! And thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks a lot vorropohaiah and Eilathen So, new update: Changed colors of base textures and switch to lighter ones (guess it will make labeling easier), added compass and some subtle waves in sea and worked a bit on the coastlines.

    Old Empire of Lorn - Fantasy world map-lorn4.jpg

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    Some WIp work on western region (moutains and forests). here's what I've done so far:

    Old Empire of Lorn - Fantasy world map-lorn5.jpg

    Opacity of trees may be increased and I'll redo the three mounts in the forest in the west.

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    Hi Max, this is looking pretty good. I really like the mountains, and the door in the big mountain nicely fits the style.

    I hope I'm right in assuming that you are inviting comments by posting here. If you don't mind me saying, I think the forests look a bit strange. Perhaps if the density of trees changed, so some areas look thicker and others more sparse, and/or if the trees overlapped one another more often. The other comment I have - and you may already be planning to do this yourself - perhaps hide an area of the border where it overlaps the mountains, so it looks like the map is spilling out of the frame.

    Otherwise, looking really good - I particularly like the woodcut effect on your coastal waves and the crosshatch near the coasts. Are they done in PS?

    THW.

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    Mountain and the forest are the special things for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHoarseWhisperer View Post

    I hope I'm right in assuming that you are inviting comments by posting here. If you don't mind me saying, I think the forests look a bit strange. Perhaps if the density of trees changed, so some areas look thicker and others more sparse, and/or if the trees overlapped one another more often. The other comment I have - and you may already be planning to do this yourself - perhaps hide an area of the border where it overlaps the mountains, so it looks like the map is spilling out of the frame.

    Otherwise, looking really good - I particularly like the woodcut effect on your coastal waves and the crosshatch near the coasts. Are they done in PS?

    THW.
    Comments are welcomed THW

    What I had in mind for the forests was to choose a non overlapped style that would fit better with Blaeu's mountain's style (like I did on Provinces of Selen map) but maybe it doesn't work that good due to big areas, I don't know. I'm gonna try to increase opacity and/or add engraving lines style on a bottom layer to see if it's better. I'm not really sure to know how overlap good with this style of forests...
    At the start I was planning to erase mountains off the border. And yes waves and crosshatch are made with PS ( first is engraving like pattern, second hand-made brush used with dynamic parameters)
    Anyway thanks for the comment.
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    Nice Job, I like it

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    Those mountains are awesome. Just beautiful.

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    Thanks xanuri and Urxed. Im very satisfied of how those brushes works

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    A few advances and some stones brushes set to use next... I'm still trying to figure how overlap the trees on the forests

    Old Empire of Lorn - Fantasy world map-lorn6.jpg

    Old Empire of Lorn - Fantasy world map-lorn-stones.jpg

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