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    Default Arinthia - A region in the world of Skenth

    Hi everyone,
    so I started my next map. It is the island of Arinthia from this map which this earlier map also is in.

    I started off by blowing up a cropping of my world map and shrunk down the second map to fit into it and I am proceeding to fill out the details. I am reusing elements from my world of Skenth map for visual continuity between the maps and because it saves time to do so.The compass is a reworked version of the world map's compass but simplified in the centre.

    At this point all the political information is still getting shifted around as I work on the geography. This map will be a more manageable 14 by 8.5 inches though I may be tempted to up it to 11x17.... a decision I should decide sooner than later.

    Arinthia - A region in the world of Skenth-arinthia-001.jpg Initial composition with the border and compass put in.

    Arinthia - A region in the world of Skenth-arinthia-002.jpg Current progress.
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    Nice stuff Viking, looking forward to seeing it progress

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    Thanks Max!

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    Yep, more awesomeness in the making!
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    Yay!

    Are you going to paint the rest of the terrain so the detail level matches the bit from the other map?

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    Thanks Diamond! I will try to make it shine though it will be less involved overall than the world map lol

    Hey Chashio I will try to do so yes! If it doesn't work I'll just repaint parts of that small postage stamp to make it even lol

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    Great map and nice avatar Viking

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    Thank you Azelor on both counts

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    Here is a ~messy~ in progress shot of how this is coming. I've been moving stuff so the floating text is way off where it should be. I essentially upped the image size from 8.5 x 14 to 11 x 17 inches. I then went through the effort of again reconstructing the border to the new size. Since I don't want to just transform it to be larger and let the computer redraw the lines I had to cut it up and copy paste a lot as I wanted to preserve pixel fidelity. It means the map will take longer but I can still print it much more cheaply than the 18 x 24 image I had going previously.

    My biggest decision right now is if I want to up the size of the Island I am focusing on or include more of the coastal regions just to the west. It has its pros and cons. If I just upsize the landmass from the initial set up I get more detail to play with for the current region. Having those western coasts gives me a few possibilities and I get to paint some more diverse landscapes. I can also use those areas in campaigns more easily. One day I may create a map of the lands to the west anyways so I may need to repaint them.

    I think I may go with the legend in the top right again.

    Arinthia - A region in the world of Skenth-arinthia-003.jpg

    Update:
    I've decided to just do the west coast. The detail in the ocean and on the land in the south west may look like a step backwards but it's progress I swear

    Arinthia - A region in the world of Skenth-arinthia-004.jpg
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    Looks promising!
    Do you paint this map on the same degree of detail as your first map which is included or did you reduce the pixels?

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