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    Hey folks, it's the madman again!

    Okay, I must admit, I really love a brush-like... brush. In Photoshop. I like the effects attainable by using the brushes that are molded after real-life brushs and such... recently I toyed around with doing some brushes myself (like a house for a map) and made a few funny attempts. Nothing worthwhile, but I found a style I wanted to try out.

    In the last 45 minutes or so, I finally came around to doing it. I made two small maps, both in a somewhat "asian" style from the... uhm, let's call it landscapes...

    I kinda like the outcome. What do you guys think?

    Edit: In the 2nd Image I tried to simulate ink running down after drawing and some splashes of color here and there. How does that look?
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    Kind of cute, like a child did it. Don't take that the wrong way...it's a neat idea.
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    No offense taken, I just kinda like that style... I think I'll try doing a big map with that one, maybe after I refine it to something less "child-like" and a little more serious, whilst keeping the general theme and style...

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    Child-like is cool...when I want something like that I use my left hand. Lots of fun (for me anyways). Keeps my inner child alive kind of thing.
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    Wow, very neat idea man. I'm quite fond of the Chinese wall scroll art type, and have a few myself. Check out this link (google images) http://images.google.co.jp/images?q=...N&hl=en&tab=wi

    If that doesn't work, you can just google "Chinese wall scroll art" or something to that effect and there should be a bazillion links to research. They used horse hair brushes back in the day to do both calligraphy and scroll painting.
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    I'll bet if you did it in a semi-translucent black over a golden parchment, it would look very authentic, maybe with some very dark reds. The child-like look comes only in part from the imprecise brush work; the rest comes from those bright primary colors.
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    I'll try a few of the ideas here, thanks fellas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Child-like is cool...when I want something like that I use my left hand. Lots of fun (for me anyways). Keeps my inner child alive kind of thing.
    Was that a "shot" at us left-handed people?

    Y'know, we're the only people that are in the right side of their minds...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vandy View Post
    we're the only people that are in the right side of their minds...
    I used to have a t-shirt with something similar on it.
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    Who was it that said that the right hand is for destroying but the left hand is for creating?

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