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    Map Vaelrūn, the eastern lands - fantasy map commission

    Hey guys,

    Here's a piece commissioned by the writer Andreas Huesman for his current book project. Obviously the request was a black and white map (6"x8") This was digitally hand-drawn on Photoshop, as usual.
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    Hope you'll like it. As usual feel free to rate, rep or run away

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    Excellent work as always, although I could nitpick to personal tastes, LOL... a touch busy for me in a B&W... the work itself is very nice for the style. I would also have preferred niftier symbols for this style, but that's just another nit.
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    Nice map! I can't help myself to think it would be better with colours or a texture effect, though.

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    I like it. For a book i think it is intricate enough. Especially if it is only a MMPB.
    As always, nice mountains! Have a Like.
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    Dat compass is amazing ans I am really surprise how can be nice this map witout a detailed legend.

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    Your high productivity forces me to run away without repping you. it is really sad because the map is good.

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    Thanks guys!

    Quote Originally Posted by Veldehar View Post
    I would also have preferred niftier symbols for this style, but that's just another nit.
    I first tried more pictural icons but that made the map busier so i decided to go with more simple and legible ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ilanthar View Post
    Nice map! I can't help myself to think it would be better with colours or a texture effect, though.
    The request was pretty clear : no color, no digital effect or textures, full hand-drawn map (except labels)

    Quote Originally Posted by aquarits View Post
    Dat compass is amazing ans I am really surprise how can be nice this map witout a detailed legend.
    Since terrains types are drawn and symbols (cities, roads) are pretty obvious, there's indeed no need of legend on this kind of map

    Quote Originally Posted by Eilathen View Post
    I like it. For a book i think it is intricate enough. Especially if it is only a MMPB.
    a MMPB?

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    Macaroni Mango Peanut Butter sandwich?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond View Post
    Macaroni Mango Peanut Butter sandwich?
    I had a MMPB for lunch.

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    Lol...sorry guys/gals...i was under the impression that on a forum such as this, everyone is geek enough to know shorthand for stuff like mmpb aka mass market paperback The smallest paperback version of books.
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