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    Wip Deeston and Surrounds

    Okay, so my first regional map here (I think). I'm running a short intro to 4d for my players and I thought I'd pull my finger out and do some pretty maps. On the other hand, the game's on Tuesday, so I've got a lot to get through before then. Here's the rough of the regional map - obviously if this can fit into the CWBP anywhere I'm more than happy to volunteer it.

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    Note, when I say rough, I really mean it! C&C appreciated at any point during this. I'm going to do it top down on a parchment background as with a fair amount of recent stuff. I haven't tried a regional map in this style yet and I'm interested to see how it might turn out.
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    Deeston & Deestan? You using my city there Torstan ?
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    Damn. I always get that when I come up with names. 'Hmmm, that sounds goo - almost familiar. I'll use that then - and then figure out where it comes from. I'll change it Anyone got an area like this in CBWP that might supply me with a name? If you can place it and name it, you can have it (within reasonable limits on the name...)
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    omg.. your handwriting is almost as atrocious as mine

    SCALE my brother.. scale....
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    Don't need to change it. I just thought that was kinda funny
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    Some progress on this.

    Deeston and Surrounds-deestan-surrounds2.jpg

    The elevation dodge/brun is still very rough and I haven't figured out a way to do line art on the mountains yet. Also note that there are no names Forests still need lots of work too. A way to go yet, but this is the latest.
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    Mountain test:

    Deeston and Surrounds-deestan-surrounds3.jpg

    Any preferences between the two types of mountain? Can't really nail this at the moment and it is irritating me. I'll pick this one up again tomorrow.
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    The upper mountain... with the darker accents.... coincidently ... this is how I used to make all my mountains for many years.... I like it

    oh ... and .... SCALE?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    Mountain test:

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    Any preferences between the two types of mountain? Can't really nail this at the moment and it is irritating me. I'll pick this one up again tomorrow.
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    The upper mountain... with the darker accents.... coincidently ... this is how I used to make all my mountains for many years.... I like it

    oh ... and .... SCALE?!?

    Hmmm... I wonder how it would look if you put the ridge lines like on the upper one over top of the lower one, and then blurred/smudged the borders(smudge better IMO) to get it to blend the white with the parchment background.....

    FYI, this is a great map.. I love your style with the hand drawn look, I just wish I could do that...
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    Agreed, especially love that water color look.

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