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    I slowly become less stubborn, ok 2nd Version won. I will add a slight aquarell tint to the Mountains but mostly its a classic map like the old Arden Map.

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    FWIW I like the interior coastal tint of the middle one, and the un-noisiness of the continental background in the 3rd one. Mountains are fabulous. A Question, though: what's with the quality of the stroke around the coast? The black and underlying brown (it looks like) don't match up. Spots like these: [WIP] The Southern Domain-schwkrz.001.png
    Looking forward to the rest.
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    SK, have you ever considered using a smaller-grained background texture? For instance, if you were to shrink this particular background pattern so that the penned lines of the (gorgeous) mountains did not so much appear to be dwarfed by a very closeup view of a piece of paper? If that makes any sense? The pixel details just seem a bit mismatched.

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    @ Mr. Montague: They are supposed to be "Ink-Errors", in a new version I have modified such to match better.

    @Chashio: Mylady, as always your pointed critic saved my day. How could I be so blind about this detail?

    I integrated booth surgestions into the new Version.
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    Ok, here is a new Version full preview of the Map with the Rhumblines. Whats missing are still the Compass and some texture to the sea.
    Next will be the Hills and forests and Kingdomborders. I also Aplied -Max's- distressed linework technic on this map, which seems to look fine. I used noise on other maps before but never with a inner glow.

    [WIP] The Southern Domain-southern-lands_7_a.jpg[WIP] The Southern Domain-southern-lands_7_b.jpg
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    The acute and often annoying attention to detail comes from training my eyes to watch out for bugs and spiders in my vicinity and Australian shepherd fur everywhere.

    I like that effect you created by using a thin highlighted accent on the inner edge of the coastline ink... that, with the soft shading... and with the rhumblines in place... it really makes the land-forms pop. It's striking

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    not sure i like the the rhumb lines that dark. they seem too stark to me

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    Texture looks much better and I'm looking forward to see how this one develops. I agree with Vorro though that the lines are a bit dark.
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    A bit dark or a bit too thick maybe?

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    A bit of booth i fear. When i created the pattern the initial lines seems to be very thick, hmmm look like i have to redo them.
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