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    Well, I had a few minutes and wanted to take a break from my commissions. I'm going to be out of town next week as well so lest anyone forget me I figured I would post another experiment of mine. I'm testing out a new way to make stuff and here is the result. Some of it I am happy with, some of it isn't quite what I want yet.

    Also, in retrospect after this turned out rather tropical looking I wish I hadn't made the northern area an ice land. So, ignoring that you can comment on whatever looks good and bad. Thank you in advance for your comments.

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    The colors are superb but the textures are a little, I dunno, different. No big. I think that you're on to something here, though. The dark blue reminds me of something more north as bright blues and teals remind me of tropics.
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    Those mountains are very cool. I'm not really feeling the bright blues around the landmasses (maybe a less "neon" shade would be better) I love it when you try new stuff it always makes me want to go make something
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    That's cool. And Ascension I think you are right because I wasn't really going for the tropical thing when I started it just sort of struck me that way when I was done. I would also say of all the things I'm least happy with the ocean. We'll have to see what happens when I try this again with a more streamlined method since I was really feeling my way on parts of this and some stuff was pretty rough.

    @jtougas - That's what I love about this site too. When someone does something and it makes me want to just go create something myself. I can chill that bright blue around the edges as well since I think that's on a layer of it's own.
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    Parts of it seem 'out of focus' to me, but I agree with Ascension that you're on to something.
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    Ok, made a few more tweaks and carried some of the ideas I discovered on this out a little farther. I also reworked the Ocean with another idea that occurred to me. I think it's better.
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    The ocean looks better. It gets pixely when I zoom in though. Keep up the good work
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    Are you zooming in more than 100%? I know it's got some pixel issues here and there. I didn't realize that was happening as I was making the thing but I think I can overcome that next time.
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    Oooooh, nice. This ocean says "watercolors" to me. Yet the mountains and forest texture are more "technical" -- maybe if they were a bit more impressionistic too it would mesh better. In any case, I'm already stashing this in the Map Examples directory, on account of the ocean look: me like.

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    @jbgibson - I like what you said and took another look at the mountains and forests. I reworked them using the same sort of stuff I had used on the ocean and this is the result.
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