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    hi all, thanks again for the C&C! Without it I would have lost inspiration already... Tree's darkened (maybe needs abit more still), added some more detail. ISO's still need work .. grrr.. I hope one more pass to finish this... but then again a map is never finished
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    I love it. Wonderful map.
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    Yeah. Turning out really well. Nice to see a different style! Repped.
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    I really like this map, loving detail all over it. Unique, handpainted and interesting.
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    This map has a fairytale feeling to it. I like it a lot!
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    OK, you won me over. With all the various sites and terrain in there it looks perfect. Excellent work!
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    2 things: your labels are quite huge...make 'em smaller to show the lovely terrain (plus you can put more stuff in that way) and the lil cities don't seem to fit too well...put a new layer on top and hand-trace them on your tablet or use a mouse (give them the same hand-painted look as the rest of the map). Otherwise, looks great.
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    Agree w/Ascension on the labels...this has turned out quite nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juggernaut1981 View Post
    Dude, I have GOT to ask...

    How did you do the mountains? Was there a trick or are we all doomed to many hours of drawing little lines for our mountains...
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    If there were some trick on the moutains i'd be more then happy to share it but I'm afraid they are all handpainted In general I use the ISO-style mountain trick (tutorial on the forums) but use multiple colors and a texture.
    I am glad my technique (rough though the tutorial was.. I look at it now and go...ugh!) has helped others make such lovely maps. I can't take credit for this originally though, I got it from the artist of the Manrathia (featured maps) map who has several tutorials on his website. Quite frankly, smudge is my favorite tool if I am going for a more painterly style map and is one of the most useful tools for any cartographer trying to blend terrain.
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    thanks all for the nice comments! Really great having people around here looking at each inch of your map. I resized the labels as they indeed were way too big. They're still large but i think better now. Also tried to restyle the cities a bit as Ascension pointed out. I'm no iso-master but they are a bit better now. guess i'm gonne call this a finished map
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