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    Map Destroyed port city & bridge in B&W+perspective

    These are two drawings I've made for an upcoming fantasy book,
    the first is a bridge over a deep gorge that was the only significant defensive structure protecting a city, and has been siezed in battle, and the second drawing is of the conquered and abandoned city itself.
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    I still have some small modifications to make before it goes to publishing,
    any suggestions or corrections would be most welcome.

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    That looks excellent though a bit confusing with this small image size

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    That's fantastic! Amazing perspective. I would also love to see bigger images, if possible. Looks like there's a lot more detail than I can see clearly!

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    There's a tiny teeny bit of additional details that can be seen from up closer, but then other areas of the image would get a bit pixelated or blurry.
    what i tried to do here was to make the illusion that this thing can be zoomed in further. I agree it does look rather confusing when viewed at this size, but i couldn't find a better way to do it - if i use a thinner brush it would look far worse, if i use a thicker brush it looks like a drawing by a 10 year old. if i remove some details it looks more boring. I tried to "juggle" all of these factors and make something that looks nice. I bet there's a better solution for this but never got to find it.

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    Not sure to get it, this is the original drawing size?

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    no, the original size is about 4 times larger, but It looks smeared and quite ugly when viewed from that distance.

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    Very nice! I understand the balancing act you are dealing with but I agree that it would be nice to view this in a bit more detail. Nevertheless, great job.

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    Oh my gawd. This is awesome. I might have to try this.

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    I really like that style. It really kind of emulates the chaotic life of a growing busy city, but gives you the sense if you took a step inside that city everything would fall into place and make sense.

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    some updated versions due to the author's request + WIP of a colored version.
    1) cliff city - added more cliffs and guardens:
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    2) tried to color it - still a work in progress:
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    3) made the bridge much higher:
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