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    Wip East Dunarion WIP

    Whoa, it's been forever since I've posted anything, but after a couple of years of wallowing in self-pity I've finally gotten back into this whole map-making business. I doubt any of you still remember my last map, but after transferring to a new system and losing all my files, I've entirely redrawn it by hand and added some new stuff as well. I may have gotten a bit rough around the edges after 2.5 years of not touching cartography, but hopefully being older and wiser will make up for that and this won't turn out a total failure.

    Photoshop CS6 & Bamboo tablet. Spent all day drawing up the coastlines and it feels like I've developed premature arthritis in my right hand:
    East Dunarion WIP-east-dunarion-wip.jpg

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    I really like the low-saturated tone of the map. I also like your coastlines and the abundance of islands, very rich landform.

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    Welcome back Doublar, this is a very nice start. Looking forward to seeing it develop.

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    I really look forward to seeing this one progress Welcome back too!

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    Laid down a basic color scheme and tested out my text on the seas. I'm not sure if the colors might be a bit too muted and if there's enough contrast between the water and the land. Also working on a custom compass rose in the top left.
    East Dunarion WIP-east-dunarion-wip2.jpg

    Also tried (roughly) drawing out some of my first mountains. How are they looking so far?
    East Dunarion WIP-east-dunarion-mountain-test.jpg

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    No, the colors are just right. This is already shaping up to be a fantastic map. I like the line work on your mountains as well, and the compass rose is lovely. Looking forward to the next update.

    Cheers,
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    Gah! Another person who draws awesome mountains that look just perfect!

    I agree with arsheesh - don't change a single thing with the colors. The font is great also.
    "I like a look of agony, because I know it's true."

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    This looks great Doublar! I have to agree with the others that the mountains are looking good. I also really love your compass rose!!

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    Thanks for the comments guys! And just for you, Viking, I finished the compass rose:
    East Dunarion WIP-compass-rose.jpg

    Might polish some stuff later but it's pretty much done.
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