Can you be more specific?- Try to make the overall shapes of the fields more interesting, they look a bit 'blobby'.
What I'm trying to achieve is something organic. Meaning, it needs to look like it could be the end result of several generations of agricultural expansion. It can't be too regular or too random, but in the end it needs to be esthetically pleasing for the sake of the map. The principles I came up with were: 1) roughly parallel the roads and the river; 2) make the outside borders roughly straight; 3) but not too straight.
And don't use a fill? What would I use instead?- Get rid of the fill you are using for the fields.
Yes, is there a way to expand it?- are you using CC2's default colour pallete?
I'm afraid that would be too much help, so that whatever I ended up with wouldn't feel like mine anymore. I would have to ignore what you did and go with something completely different, or end up feeling like I had just copied you. I appreciate the offer though.I haven't used CC2 for awhile, but I'd like to see what I could do with this map to better explain what I'm trying very badly to say, so if you want to post up the CC2 file as a .zip, I can have a go if you like?
Yeah, the symbols leave some to be desired.They also have a very strong style - virtually all of them use few or none of the standard CC symbols.
Thanks for the advice!!