Hey Hawke, good to see you over here with a map of this quality. It looks great!
A couple of suggestions - mess around with the background parchemtn colour and see how that affects the colours of the map - it's looking a little dark and muddy at the moment.
I agree with everyone on the rivers. They could do with winding more - the one to the north east looks good but some of the others are a bit straight. You've also got a downstream fork up in the north east (it branches from one river to two as it approaches the coast) which I am reliably informed never happens. There's also a stray lake in the south with no inflowing or outflowing rivers. I'd also suggest putting a bit of colour round the coast for the sea - especially as you've coloured the lakes.
These are minor issues really - it looks lovely. Good work, and repped!
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Thanks for the input everyone...all excellent comments. I'll check out zombie nirvana's stuff. It looks like it will be pretty useful!
This is coming along great. I agree with Torstan that the background is a bit dark OR that you could darken the ink color but the problem is that the two are too similar.
You seem to have all the mountain icons rotated by a little amount as though the whole map should be rotated to make them horizontal again.
Good map, rep heading your way.
I like the way this
Here's an update... thanks to RPGMapMaker's brushes for the compass. This is a campaign in progress, so I updated the relevant areas. I zoomed into the updated area to hand out as we begin the next phase of the campaign... plan on doing some more tweaks before they finally get it.
Still have a to-do to look at the color combinations overall after a few comments on here as well as work out a forest / hills brush solution to come down. I also included a sample of the "big text" that includes a highlight outline/glow (Western Kingdom) for opinion on that versus the others like Garv, Arven, and Sisserith.
Long process, this is... I kind of enjoy coming back to it for a bit every week. It makes it easier to make the decision to scrap items or work I've done cause I'm choosing to scrap something I did last week rather than something I just spent 2 hours doing. A bit easier to psychologically digest.
Thanks for the continued input.