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    Wip Galastan - hand-drawn city on a mountain

    Here's my latest project. My previous ones have all stalled somewhere and it took some time to build up the courage to try another one.
    It's similar to my Val Nevan map style-wise (because I'm just not quite done with doing parallel projections just yet) but a lot less realistic and more fantasy-like.

    This is what I've got after 8 hours or so. Most of that time was spent sketching and erasing again, but I'm having fun

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    OK, So that has the potential to be the greatest city/castle i have ever seen here!

    Keep going! I am drooling!

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    Very pretty! That's coming along nicely.
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    Latest update.

    Progress is very slow. I spend most of the time thinking about what I'm going to do next. Then I draw a bit, erase it, draw again, then maybe ink a little.
    I see some problems coming up. As I go along, I'm trying to bring more detail into it and to draw even finer lines. But at first I really only wanted to use the very fine lines for things in the background. Since this isn't in proper perspective, things don't get smaller when they're farther away, so this harms a sense of depth. I hope I can correct this once I've scanned it. Maybe lighten some lines, and use less saturated colours.

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    To define the angle of the buildings alone would kill my nerves. Gosh, how you doing this? Or is it 'just' intuitive?

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    That's Impressive!

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    :O

    I wanna see the final piece so bad!!!!
    it looks amazing!!!
    Hurry up

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    Amazing. Great detail in this map. I can't wait to see the final project.

    Are you drawing this in an oblique perspective? I ask since I see the ruler and protractor out.

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    It looks very nice! Going very well ... I admire how you're doing it! Personally, I don't think it harms the image if it doesn't fade towards the back ... it's simply a different style of work & a masterful example thereof!

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