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    Default [WIP] The Southern Domain

    I wanted to only start a new thread if I am sure to finish it properly. This map, after 6h work on it looks like I will finish it.
    Its basicly the continent south of the continent of the Icathian Empire, shown on my Classic Arden Map. I grow a bit bored to remap it so often, that I decided to have a take on this place in my world.

    In the process of creating this map, I got usefull hints from -Max- to change the shape of the continent and the scale of teh Mountains that they fit the continental zoom, instead of looking like a large Regio Map.


    [WIP] The Southern Domain-southern-lands_b.jpg[WIP] The Southern Domain-southern-lands_a.jpg
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    A very good start Schwarzkreuz, really love your mountains!
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    I like the smaller mountains

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    Yes, that was important. I must start to rethink a lot of the way i used to map bevore. Its time for some suptle improvements. I am too obsesse with mountains and should start to map more organicly and get better at labeling.
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    Those mountains are indeed really nice. I'm still thinking that your usual background texture is a bit heavy, especially with the new scaled mountains. They have a very beautiful neat look and that texture is "overfilling" the map a bit much with its grain whe nzoomed in in my opinion.

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    Does this look better? I cant decided right off whats fitting more...
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    As always you and -Max- are the gods of texture and border design! Interesting start, and fantastic mountains!

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    2nd or 3rd works better imo. You can choose one or the other depending on how much details you will go on the map. If that's a very detailed map, the more subtle texture (i.e the third one) would work I guess.

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    As for me, it depends. Are you planning to color the lands?
    If yes, I would prefer a less stronger texture effect (as in the third one). If not, the second one would go nicely.

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    I'd say the second one works best - the third is a little too pale IMHO, but if you are adding additional color it could work. If not, definitely the second.

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