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    this is looking good and getting better for the sea colors i'd go with a little darker blues, especially further from the shores to indicate some more depth. Also a nice idea on the coastline-waves, makes me curious how they'd look on the colored version... cheers!
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    More mountain tests. The lines are closer together, and the upward "face" of the mountain has longer lines.

    With and without peaks:

    First Serious Map Attempt-mountaintest06.jpg

    First Serious Map Attempt-mountaintest07.jpg

    I think the basic structure of what I'm trying here would work better with better "lashes" - they feel a little artificial, espc. when next to the waviness of the water "woodcut".

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    Like Coyote says; if ya want it to look hand-drawn ya might as well hand-draw it. So I agree about it looking a bit artificial. It's not bad but it looks a little too perfect.
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    Yea, I know. I so love letting the program do the work for me though In no small part because I'm really bad at drawing.

    One more try at a style. Redid the coast effects. Four different mountain attempts. I think the one on the right may work out the best, espc. if I'd thin it out more like the one on the left. It's a selection stroked with a 10% spaced version of the lines I was doing before, then a inverted, blurred selection mask made from the same selection. I think I may like this if I can work up a better brush to stroke with.

    First Serious Map Attempt-mountaintest08.jpg

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