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    Been messing around a bit with brushes to come up with some new style. The landshape and compass were inspired by Terry Marandas Daedonas map and the cartouche by tolkiens map. All textures are handpainted (except for the background parchment). The waves/woodwork need some work and I think the compass does not really fit in (yet). Also figuring out how to label this properly. Anyway, not sure if I will finish this, but I think it got potential as a style, so who knows I'll do one "for real" like this. cheers, DJ
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    I like what I see so far.
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    That looks really good. I especially like your mountain regions and map texture.

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    WOW!!!! That is amazing!!!!

    I was going to leave it at that but as it's a new style you're trying out, I went and checked your current/old style...

    WOW!!!! That's even MORE amazing!!!!

    I can see why, as brilliant as it is, you consider this one to be an unfinished piece.
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    I think you should drop the fill and maybe opacity on the coastlines.

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    If you could do those mountains hatched instead of shaded you'd have something like those old 19th century bird's eye view maps. I think those are outstanding and you're on the verge of it. Well done, man.
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    thanks guys, indeed the coasts may need some work although I like the sketchy look of them (apart from the wood-work-waves). I tried some extra line-work on the mountains before to fit them in, but it didn't work. But hatching the shadows may be exactly what is needed (Thanks A, you really have a keen eye on this). I never hatched before so I did some first try. It's a pretty nasty technique to learn. I think it could take years to really understand what you're doing. Anyway, my first hatch cheers, DJ
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    You're totally right about learning hatching, I've been trying since I was about 10. Your basic lines work well at this scale to sort of imply hatching, though, so...good job.
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    looks really good djespek, nice style indeed and as Ascension said reminds me of the 19th century maps... keep up the good work
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