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    Map First Map: Kuris and Surroundings

    Well, it's my first official map and I'd like some constructive criticism.
    The map is of some random kingdom that I may use in the future for my dnd game.
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    That looks right and properly medieval; nice job, man.
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    Yep, don't know what you could do better on that map. Good stuff!
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    Wow nice! Is that hand-drawn? if it's not, my brain will explode

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    Very cool Hartainia.

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    It looks very midevil. I find it hard to read a few of the names where they overlap the water but other than that I think it works.

    It almost looks like you might have created this on a piece of brown paper shopping bag? Makes me wonder if one of those might actually make for a great paper texture. I agree with Coyotemax it really looks hand drawn which is cool.
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    Yep, it ceartainly is hand drawn! I didn't have the software to do it so by hand it was. I did end up running it through Paint.NET though just to clean it up and add 90% of the text (poor handwriting). The paper I used was originally 8x16 artists sketch paper which I cut in half. I then drew the pencil lines in and treated the paper using a tea/vinegar combo and placed it in the oven to dry at 300 degrees. The top edge where I cut was rather ragged so I used my handy lighter to straighten it up. Inked using caligraphy markers. But I'm lazy and just downloaded Gimp so we'll see where that takes me.

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    and a big thanks to everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete of Hartainia View Post
    Yep, it ceartainly is hand drawn! I didn't have the software to do it so by hand it was. I did end up running it through Paint.NET though just to clean it up and add 90% of the text (poor handwriting). The paper I used was originally 8x16 artists sketch paper which I cut in half. I then drew the pencil lines in and treated the paper using a tea/vinegar combo and placed it in the oven to dry at 300 degrees. The top edge where I cut was rather ragged so I used my handy lighter to straighten it up. Inked using caligraphy markers. But I'm lazy and just downloaded Gimp so we'll see where that takes me.
    I'm looking forward to it!

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    Nicely done, and thanks for the description of how you aged the paper - I've used techniques separately, but didn't think to tea/coffee stain the paper AND acid/heat treat it both at the same time!

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