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    Looks brilliant, I especially like what you did on the plains. The mountains and cliffs are fantastic too. The only thing I'm not sure about is the forests, I think the highlights are a bit strong maybe?

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    Gorgeous colour-job Max! That is looking soooo beautiful!

    I do agree with Lingon about the highlights, though. But to me it's more the colour of them that looks a bit wrong, rather than the actual brightness. They seem to be too similar in colour to the ground the forest is on, like perhaps you've shaded the trees but left out random sections, so the actual ground/colour is still showing through? Maybe you could try colouring in those "highlights" with a pale green (rather than that pale brown/beige), or just darken them up entirely using the same colours you've used for the rest of the forest shading.

    EDIT: Looking at it again, it seems like those highlights are greenish rather than brown (it's kind of hard for me to tell - must be my eyes!). So I guess I'd suggest just darkening them up a bit, so there's more contrast between the forests and the terrain.
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    Great map Max, I do like the coloring!

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    Thanks guys
    @ Neyjour, actually, I've added shade and light aswell over the forest color.
    I very slightly reduced the opacity of forest highlights (and shades aswell, the contrast was maybe too high). Here are the new (left) and the previous (right) version for comparison:

    WIP Drakkyn, the Lost Lands-drakkyn-wip4.jpg WIP Drakkyn, the Lost Lands-drakkyn-wip3.jpg

    Thoughts?

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    I definitely prefer the new one, with the subtler highlights.

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    Hmm i guess the one entitled wip3 is more to my liking.
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    So previous version : 1, new version : 1... well

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    I prefer the lighter one since the line work is clearer and the highlights not so glaring.

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    Thanks for the reply Falconius, yes I'll think I'll go with this one

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    The new with toned down highlights is much better, I think The small change did a lot of difference, the forests are much more coherent with the rest.

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