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    After admiring other people's world/regional maps for a very long time, I finally decided to take the plunge and give it a try myself.

    I'm working on the mountain ranges and rivers/lakes first, then onto the hills and forests next. The rivers/lakes are just roughly painted placeholders at the moment. Once they're all done and I'm happy with the placement, I'll redraw them properly.
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    It's about time!

    Looking forward to seeing this take shape; already looks pretty good...
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    Thanks very much Diamond!

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    This looks great. I love the colors so far. I'm looking forward to watching this develop.
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    Thanks jtougas!

    One more update before I call it a night. Added more mountains (I think I'm done with those now), a few more rivers, and the lava-lake/rivers up north. Looking at that again...I'm thinking I might get rid of the smaller lava-lakes and just have a spiderweb network of small/thin rivers branching off from the main body of lava around the mountain.
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    Testing out the trees/forests and an initial colour overlay for the terrain.
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    This looks awesome! Fantastic color choices! Though the idea to reduce the lava is good – it's way too dominant right now, even if you'd mute the color.

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    Thanks so much Lingon!

    The lava (and rivers/lakes) are only placeholders atm! I just randomly picked a red and blue so you guys can see what will be water and what will be lava. The final results won't look anything like that!

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    Revised the lava-rivers and did some texture work on the terrain. Now on to the hills!
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    Worked on this some more today:

    * Darkened the background a bit.
    * Had some mirrored terrain that I'd missed before, so I erased an island on the eastern coast. Hopefully that makes it less noticeable.
    * Bumped up the darkness/contrast of the mountains a bit, and darkened the northern mountain range considerably.
    * Did a few minor edits to the terrain textures.
    * Added more rivers (down south) and revised the lake in the center.
    * Added some hills.

    EDIT: I'm wondering if I should get rid of the rivers on the top-right? And possibly the middle-right as well?
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