Way better for me
Sapiento, I like how this is coming along! The cities definitely do pop out more and it's nice to see the four major cities at the bottom named. I don't know if I said it before or not but I really love your colour use and your heraldry!
I also included small hints at the different denominations of the imperial church - red-gold buildings for orthodox, white-blue for reformist. Not an exact science here, but it gives an indication if the settlement is equally inhabited by followers of both branches or tending to one or another of it. I think there are a few symbols which have none of them, there minor, tolerated branches are dominating.
Yes, that looks much better. Fantastic, in fact.
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It probably depends of the settings ideas you have, or the informations that are the most essential on the map. Btw The colors hint for showing the different churches is a very good trick imo (I might keep some inspiration from it on some next maps ) and you should try to find some room to add it on the key!
Interesting to see your workprogress on this.
Great work, I realy like the overall feel and the painterly way of the Landscape. Only thing bugging me is the big chunk of pixelized texture east of the central mountains.
Love it! Please do a tut so I can make mountains as pretty as yours!
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