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    Oh, right, sorry! All good then

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    So, despite my new project, I keep on working on this. It's mostly quite subconsciously detailing the background whilst I let my mind wander. Gives me inspiration for refined techniques, sometimes.

    I tried some different ways to do mountians again, but I'm not too satisfied. Might just be I had the best thing going already. Nonetheless I left the three tryouts in the map, so you guys can turn them to shreds!

    Here we go:

    Gilband - New WIP-gilband-basetest.jpg

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    I like all those mountains. You could probably use all styles together, they look quite coherent (except for the lines on the ridges of the the top two).

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    For consistency's sake I redid the main mountain ranges in the middle. Going to add some more mountains in the south in this same (then hopefully more refined) style. It's a little easier to do mountains this way. Also did more background work to the east and southeast. Lots of work, but fun...

    Gilband - New WIP-gilband-basetest-2.jpg

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    Did a lot of tweaking, re-doing mountains, re-doing areas, etching out details, adding small things etc. It's subtle, but I feel the map slowly progresses to something that'll be consinstent stylewise. Sticking with it helped me a lot with finding and refining that style.

    There you go:

    Gilband - New WIP-gilband-basetest-2.jpg

    So i guess it's soon time to think about labels and hoe to do settlements and roads, maybe kingdom borders. I'm not sur if I should stick with my symbol-esque style for settlements. So, any suggestions, anyone?

    Thanks for watching and tune in next time!

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    This looks very promising. The mountains look really nice and generally, you really have depth in the land. There are some things that could do with some work. First, the land looks very green, even the same shade of green. Playing around with different hues might help distinguish one area from the other. Also, the coastlines are rather jagged and don't really mesh well with the water. The tree symbols look good, except maybe when they get too clumped. Here also, a slight variantion in color might help. Personally, I'd go with the symbol-based labels, something that doesn't clash too much the backdrop.

    Any, keep up the good work.

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