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    Default May 2011 Challenge Entry: The Celestial Empire of Leggarium

    It's been a couple of months since I entered a challenge and this one seemed up my street as they say so, I present the Celestial Empire of Leggarium. I have NO idea what that means it just came to me while I was working on the outline of this map. I'm imagining a kind of Roman Empire type of thing with several nations making up the empire. We'll see how this goes.

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    Looks like fun - certainly lots of sea trading and travel. You appear to have a couple of flat topped mountains?
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    Quote Originally Posted by torstan View Post
    Looks like fun - certainly lots of sea trading and travel. You appear to have a couple of flat topped mountains?
    Thanks. I didn't notice the mountains until you mentioned it I guess I "blew" them out during the color process. Having said that I decided to go another direction with this. I was going for more of a "hand drawn" look to this but I'm not sure I achieved that or not. Regardless I present the Celestial Empire of Leggarium version two.

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    I'd tone down the bumpiness. I know you've been on this heavy texture kick for a while but I think it's distracting...especially since it's hard to see the lil forts and mountains. Colors and shapes look good, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I'd tone down the bumpiness. I know you've been on this heavy texture kick for a while but I think it's distracting...especially since it's hard to see the lil forts and mountains. Colors and shapes look good, though.
    You've got a good point. I've been so wrapped up in the Godswrath stuff I didn't even give it a thought for this. I got rid of some of the texture and added some forests. (the whole area looked like various shades of desert).

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    The 'less-bumpy' version is much better I think.
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    honestly I like the textured version (more bumpy) better. But nice job overall. Lots of style here.

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    Looking good JT but I'm not sure the style of forest works too well at the 1:1 viewing scale (looks good on the thumbnail though). Some curious trades routes and some lovely choke points for campaigning.

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    Looks really nice, but I think I have to agree with RjBeals the textured version (more bumpy) looks a bit better in my opinion.
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    Thanks for all the feedback everyone. I decided that I was rushing this. Another "flaw" I have is trying to get everything done all at once. As I am fond of telling new members these challenges are to help you grow and learn new skills just as much as they are about the competition. I decided to start over and go for a more "artsy" kind of look. I also wanted to stretch my terrain editing skills a bit an am glad I did as I am learning more and more each time I open Wilbur. I also have to thank arsheesh his new Lothgar map gave me the inspiration to do this over again.

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