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    Wip Creeping Death

    I wanted to do a regional map with some sort of "dead lands" kind of thing and the more I played with a river bevel the more some elevation began to take shape. So I played around with that some more and am pretty happy with it, not 100% as this is more of a Bob Ross happy accident but I will work with this some more in future maps and it will evolve. Anyhow, here's the region as it is right now. Not sure where it will go or what I really want to do, just playing around mostly.
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    Wow. It's nice to see an Ascension style map close up like this. I'm not a huge fan of this style for world maps but it workd really really well like this, I think.
    I'm not sure if it's intended, but I like how the corruption/deadness carries into the water.

    I'll be watching to see where this is going

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    Wooooow, this is great!!
    I think it's awesome what you've done with the shores!

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    Looks great.

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    The sweet touch of ascension...
    There's a small dip between the islands and the subsurface countour that doesn't fit right
    Keep playing, looks very good

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    Nice work my friend, looking forward to watching this develop.
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    A bit more refining...touched up the shelf cuz the colors were creating a dark ring that I didn't like so I rounded off the top of the contour of the bevel, completely redid the ridge lines, added some more brooding colors to the dead lands, added a forest and a swamp, and some minor tweaks on the rivers. The second image is the base (pre-layer styles) of the ridge lines. For the ridge lines or folded hills (or whatever) I just added a contoured outer bevel and set the fill to zero. My philosophy for drawing them was as "rivers that flow from the mountains" hence, they look like rivers until styled. I also smudged the ends and blurred some of the ones that I wanted to be more rounded. I think I'm ready to start on the other stuff like cites, roads, icons, borders, etc.
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    Awesome. Looks more like a photo taken from space, than a map.
    Makes me crazy to see what will be the final result.

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    Truly, a beautiful piece of art.

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    I just noticed the incredible coloring and texturing of the northern forest. Very impressive, looks very realistic.
    I think the mountains are a bit to lumpy thou...

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