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    Wip Gilband - New WIP

    I thought I'd do another map including water to get my bearings stylewise. So I came up with this:

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    I personally think this is my best effort so far. It includes prototypes of rivers and towns and roads.

    Shoot away! There's still a lot to tweak, I know.

    Edit: the road is still handdrawn, I forgot how to set curved paths to stroke. Can anyone help my poor old brain?

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    Dude, you're making insane progress! Compare this to the first pic in your previous WIP! Inspirational, truly, and since I haven't repped you yet, it's about time.

    This new map is looking interesting, the mountain style you've come up with is really great. Looking forward to following this.

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    The mountains look really good as the general aspect of the map. But the background is too blurry for my taste.

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    I also love your mountains! I really want to see this finished, great job so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lingon View Post
    Dude, you're making insane progress! Compare this to the first pic in your previous WIP! Inspirational, truly, and since I haven't repped you yet, it's about time.

    This new map is looking interesting, the mountain style you've come up with is really great. Looking forward to following this.
    Thanks a lot! It's my newfound passion, I work on it every day if I can.

    Quote Originally Posted by Azelor View Post
    The mountains look really good as the general aspect of the map. But the background is too blurry for my taste.
    I hear you! I wasn't too satisfied with the background myself, so I tried something with a different brush (see below). Still needs tweaking, but there might be something to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Domino44 View Post
    I also love your mountains! I really want to see this finished, great job so far.
    Thanks to you too! I want to see this finished, too... but it'll be a long way to go.

    Anyway, a small update:
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    Some more work on the mountains, a background tweak and a forest variation for maybe darker, gloomier areas.

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    Fantastic improvement in regards to mountains!!
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    Finished Maps: Skenth - Prints Available!
    Works in Progress: Arinthia - region of Skenth

    Need something commissioned? Send me a message!

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    In case you wondered, I haven't given up on this.

    I find myself still searching for a style. I really like the above and I want to finish it some day, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to do hills. I also do not find a way of doing a satisfiying background. As you can imagine, fiddling around and not making any progress can get really frustrating. So I tried yet another thing.
    It's a bit like a comic-book-style, but I like it so far.

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    So while I work on my general feeling for colours and shading to finish the above style, I will occasionally continue to do a map in this style. Just to satisfy my mapping-urges.

    I'd still be happy about input on my newest endeavours, though!

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    Man you have a thing for mountains, huh. Those are beautiful.

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    Thanks madbird. It'S not so much that I have thing for mountains as that it took me quit a while how to do them. And now i can't stop trying different styles!

    I worked a little more on the comic style map:

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    I'm not sure about the foresty midrange mountains to the east. I think they do the exact thing i intended, but do not fit the rest of the map. Again. Hm. I'll try to implement that into the other map.

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    Good to see you're back working on this! I think the foresty mountains will fit in great if you make the rest of the map similarly forested.

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