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    Wip First Map: Auk'anium

    Okay, this is my first map, still in progress. I decided to try Saderan – a tutorial first. There are a lot of really nice techniques in the tutorial and it was fun learning them.

    Being a test run of a tutorial I thought I would have fun and made it resemble a hawk for a friend. It's a bit silly, I know, but it was fun working out what would be the continents and islands. So far I just have the land masses and some unrealistic ice effects to help fill the shape out a bit. If anyone has any ideas or techniques that might help me with the ice the help would be fantastic.

    I still need to work on names of cities and choose a font. But, this is it so far. I would greatly appreciate any feedback. ^_^

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    Looks like you really got to grips with that tutorial.

    Look forward to seeing this progress.
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    Nicely done...
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    This looks just wonderful! And a great concept!

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    That came out very nice indeed! The ice/frozen lands look quite nice to me.
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    Thank you all for your kind words. I will leave the ice as it seems to be generally liked. I am not sure how i want to do the cities yet, as i like the realistic look to this, and am not sure if i want to use dots for city locations or if I might try to draw in shapes for the cities...well, at least the larger ones. I will play with both and see how that goes.

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    How about a fish-shaped island in the lower right corner?

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    I didn't even notice the hawk shape until you pointed it out - it's really clever! It's there if you're paying attention, but it's not so obvious that it stands out. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DgtlDrgn View Post
    I didn't even notice the hawk shape until you pointed it out - it's really clever! It's there if you're paying attention, but it's not so obvious that it stands out. Love it!
    Agreed. Usually when people try and do animal shaped landmasses the results are... um... less than stellar, but this looks fantastic.
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