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    Wip Commission: Prelacy of Rathmore and Surroundings

    This is a commission I've taken on to map a region roughly equivalent to the Mediterranean basin. Request thread here.

    At present I'm working on symbolizing the various climate/biome types: Boreal Forest, Temperate Forest, Steppe, Mediterranean, Semi-Arid, and Arid. Much of the temperate forest has been cleared by human activity; I expect the Elves aren't happy, but thankfully that's not my problem to deal with.

    Target size is an A3 print.

    Here's an overview.
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    And a 300 DPI subset.
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    As usual, this is done in Inkscape with some help from custom Ruby scripts to massage the SVG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Loving the really crisp pen and ink feel of it already!
    Thanks, that's what I like about working with Inkscape. Though the trick is to take a little bit of that crispness off at the end using filter effects so it isn't so immediately obvious it was all done with a computer.

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    Looks very clean.

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    Some updates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Some funky looking trees there in the middle two pics. Is that supposed to be some sort of desert / savannah?
    Well, the trees by themselves represent a Mediterranean climate (Think gnarled old olive trees), while with the grass symbols they represent what I've been calling 'semi-arid", but yes, it's pretty much savannah and near desert.

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    Further updates. I wasn't able to accomplish much due to some email problems but I made up some roads, which will probably be completely replaced (It's not like they are much work) added some regional labels, and applied my trusty parchment filter.

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    Wow! That's gorgeous. I love the simplicity and cleanness of it. Every symbol looks great, and they all balance each other well, as in, the mountains don't overpower the forests, or vice versa.
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