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    Wip WIP Vardenia & Urenia

    Hey all,

    I sometimes need some breath between commisioned works and I decided to work on a fictionnal map inspired by some late 16th century style (which I didn't see that much around). I started with the overall map design (background texture, border, hand-drawn cartouches and landshapes).

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    Gorgeous style so far

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    Cool, I already like the layout and idea, Mr Massimo Plaza !

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    Thanks! Updated with colors added on cartouches and work on coastlines and seas.

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    What??? You need to take a breath??

    I'm really liking this so far. I think the only thing I'm not 100% sold on is the stipple in the oceans combined with the lines along the coasts - the two elements together feel jarring to me, but not to the point where they ruin the map. Probably because both are very subtle.
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    Thanks
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    I think the only thing I'm not 100% sold on is the stipple in the oceans combined with the lines along the coasts - the two elements together feel jarring to me
    I was inspired by some Ortelius maps where I saw that combination and I kinda liked it, well, so I did Anyway, here's an update with mountains, forests and rivers drawn.

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    Truly an inspiring style, I can't wait to see the next update

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    Hmm...will be interesting to see how this will turn out. I like the landshapes.
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    Nice work Max! I like the look of the trees actually.
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