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    Love this. So I understood you correctly: the original is a watercolor/ink painting? I really like that the texture of the watercolor paper can be seen.

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    Beautiful job, as always! I'm really curious to see more of this, and I really hope you're able to finish it! I honestly don't know which version I like best, regarding the colour. The colourful one is so lovely, but I also really like the desaturated look as well.

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    I really like where this is going.

    Bit of a pity you won't show the forests, but you're right, most political maps don't show them. But IF you decide to paint in a few forests, I'd go for the same ones you prefer (the green background with a few scattered triangles, if I'm correct). I gotta say, I really like the big stretch in the north of that map, but it doesn't fit the rest of the map, really.

    Otherwise I'm looking forward to your new project!

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    First off, I echo the praise of everyone else. I like the saturated version best.

    The white glow behind the text seems a little off to me. Maybe making it a tad less pure colored? I dunno... that's one of those things I'd spend hours tweaking. Heh...

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    I still think your map is a bit blurry, so maybe sharpen or rescan it in highter resolution would help. BUT, I love your details on even this small part. Can we se more?

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    Thanks everyone
    Tinyaltar: Yup, it's a watercolor painting I scanned and labeled digitally. In the real version, I think I'll do the graticule digitally too.
    Neyjour: Thanks, I'm still unsure too! I like colors… But I've done a lot of colorful maps lately, so I'll probably choose the desaturated look here. Probably.
    Llannagh: True, the northern forest doesn't fit very well here. I'll be using it in a commission map soon though I think you're right about the scattered triangles, that's the most suitable style here. Thanks for the feedback!
    WillyWombat: I agree, I'm not to happy with the glow either. I'll have to work some more on that.
    SK: Yeah, it's blurry, hehe… I actually just doubled the image size to get the bigger version, if I'd have taken a new scan instead it'd have turned out sharper. So that's what I'll do next time! And like I said before, this section is all there is right now, the rest is just white paper I hope to be able to start the big one soon, just have to wrap up some commissions first

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