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    Map Town Near a Quarry

    I found myself alone with a pencil and some graph-paper today, and did a little doodle.

    This is a small village that built up because of a quarry and a river. The quarry is fairly old, and now has a small lake in it from collected rainwater. The village used to have a large hotel for the barge workers to stay, but it was destroyed.

    I haven't decided where to go with the map... Thinking of bringing it into Inkscape and inking over it in vector, then switching to GIMP for colouring.

    As usual, looking for suggestions/comments/criticisms.

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    I don't really have any constructive criticism at this point; all I can say is that I really like it and am anxious to see what you come up with.

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    I'll ditto that, rwaluchow! Work on it, Rob--quit being such a slacker!
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    I agree... I want to see some more!!
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    A few learned lessons.

    1) Don't sketch on graphpaper.
    2) Inking on screen is hard, even with a tablet....any pointers?
    3) Don't bother with anything other than the finest tipped pens.

    Since I couldn't eliminate the graph lines well, and I suck at tablet inking, I picked up a fresh pad of tracing paper and some cheap pens (Faber Castell PITT pens in the S,F,M,B 4 pack).

    Here is where I am now (1/2 size scan). I will move on to colouring using GIMP....

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    This is looking very nice, Rob. I can't wait for the coloring, because I think that will really make all the features pop! Awesome fun.

    (And no, I have no pointers for inking on screen--I can't get the same smooth feel with my tablet either. I wonder if that is true on a high-end tablet, too?)
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    Rob, how did get the background so white after the tracing? My scanner picks up all the stray pencillings from the orignal and the tracing paper is an off-white that when I attempt to clean it I lose some of my lines.

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    I like the idea of seasons versions, nice job...

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    I agree with Zorrier!

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    I really like it

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