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    Map Damothi

    So, here's what I came up with whilst following Pyrandon's tutorial: [Award Winner] Eneini: a medieval city tutorial (in Photoshop)

    It was quick, so there's not an extensive amount of detail. Just trying to get the basics of that tutorial down.
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    Well, I must say: That Compass Rose is simply spectacular.

    I really enjoy the feel of everything. The only things I notice are the stark contrast between the forests and the hills and houses. I think the houses could actually use a tiny bit more definition, and the forests a tiny bit less. I'm not sure about the hills, yet, but I think they'll turn out pretty well as they are.

    The water, too, looks amazing, but the river borders look a little abrupt, currently. Perhaps something to blend more smoothly from water to shore?

    Is that a bazaar or a carnival in the Southern Quarter? Either way, I love the look of it. The sudden burst of colour adds something quite amazing to the city.

    Looks really good for a quick run-through!

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    I'm liking it...it has it's own certain airy feel and atmosphere that certainly diverges from Pyrandon's tut while still retaining the basic floorplan of city map making. The bursts of light and color really add something for me. Pretty cool.
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    Thanks for the input.

    I really enjoy the feel of everything. The only things I notice are the stark contrast between the forests and the hills and houses. I think the houses could actually use a tiny bit more definition, and the forests a tiny bit less. I'm not sure about the hills, yet, but I think they'll turn out pretty well as they are.
    As I said, this was mostly just a test, but I'm seriously thinking of either going back and touching this up a bit more or making a brand new map to build on what I learned. As I was writing this, I also realized that I posted this in Regional Mapping rather than City Mapping. Oops.

    Is that a bazaar or a carnival in the Southern Quarter? Either way, I love the look of it. The sudden burst of colour adds something quite amazing to the city.
    That is totally a bazaar. Glad you like it.

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    Very nice so far.

    As others have said, the water looks great, but what really caught my eye was the subtlety of the buildings and roads along with what (at least to me) looks like some atmospheric shading from an unseen cloud cover. The smaller roads and alleys are there just enough to be seen without dominating the clusters of buildings.

    The only thing that really struck me as looking odd was how abruptly the forested areas ended, almost as if some trees were cut in half. Then again, my eyes aren't what they used to be, so I could very well be seeing things.

    All in all, thumbs up from me and I'm looking forward to seeing more work from you.

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    Looks good. Personally would love a more detailed map. But then, that's me
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    I like it, but to me the compass rose tends to dominate the image, you might consider shrinking it down a bit.
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    I like it. What're the colourful bits in the square? Market stalls? Also, isn't that the compass that is also used in the forum banner? Neat.

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    Again, thanks for the input. I agree with the compass, and I think I'm going to have to find a way to better that in the future. I can't remember where it is on the forums, but it's here alright.

    Anyway, stayed up all night working on this one. Basically, I've tried making a new map for extra practice, following a couple of different tutorials and still just trying to find a style that really clicks. Think I'm getting closer...
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    Your style is evolving quite nicely, have some rep. I would love to see more city maps on this forum.

    The buildings and streets in the city do not look fully natural yet. There's too much open space, buildings aren't aligned with the main roads, etc. But probably you already know this.
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