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    Map The Vycana Strait - A Political Map (Updated)

    So this is a new style of map I've been working on. Rather than focus on geographical features like I normally do, I decided to go for a more political look. I made it entirely in photoshop from scratch, it took me a little over 3 hours, and I like the way it has turned out.

    I pulled inspiration from the American Civil War, with a North vs. South layout. For anyone who cares, the war is centered on slavery, hence the line near the bottom reading
    "Depicting the Second Slave War". I received quite a bit of feedback for a previous map, and I took lots of the advice and used it in the creation of this map. I added in more details, including population levels, major geographical names, and a home made mountain graphic.

    I hope you like it, and I hope to receive even more feedback so I can keep working on this new style. Thanks! (this is the old version, now)

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    And here's an updated, slightly more detailed version I posted on the second page but wanted to move to the front.

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    Last edited by Larion; 05-05-2013 at 01:02 AM.

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    Awesome map! What do the stripes in the middle represent?

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    I'm assuming the red/yellow striped bits represent disputed rather than occupied territory.

    I like it, it's nice and uncluttered. I also like the border.

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    Yes, Larb is correct. Striped areas indicate that ownership of the land is disputed. Violently

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    I like the cleanliness of this map Really like those disputed territory stripes that add a sense of visual tension to the map.

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    That is a map after my own heart.

    And I love the mountains.
    "I like a look of agony, because I know it's true."

    -Emily Dickinson

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    actually looks like a real map (lol), very nice

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    Thanks everyone! It's great to have my work appreciated. You've all been very kind. Anything anyone would do differently? Or anything in general I could do to up the quality of the map? Thanks!

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    There's just not much TO change. It looks great. Maybe since you show the extent of the war, you could hint at its progress- battle symbols with dates?

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