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    Map The Seldran Shire

    Hey everyone,

    This map is my own finished version of the June Challenge "Finish it !". Obviously, since I've drawn the basic material for it, I couldn't enter the challenge but I assume it would be cool to post my work on it. I did it like I would have made a map for a novel : black and white and all elements fit in the size constraint.

    Hope you'll like it. As usual, feel free to rate, rep or run away

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    Good work as usual. One thing I've been meaning to ask you: do you draw each tree individually, or are you using some kind of brush or pattern for this type of forest?
    "I like a look of agony, because I know it's true."

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    Just like Diamond, I was wondering that as well. I had some theories, like: in Manga Studio you can have a brush with multiple different stamps like the various trees, in Adobe Illustrator you can have a set of symbols that you "spray" onto your document (with variations in size & attributes), and I think you can have an Image Hose in Corel Painter do something like this. Having gotten a *very* close look at these trees, I'm reasonably confident that they're not all the result of hand ink-work. Not that there's anything wrong with that. ;-)

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    Very nice job!!

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    Excellent map as usual! I just admire your work on the shadings of the mountains and the little knotted creatures

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    Apparently I have to spread the rep around a bit more but consider this virtually repped!

    Great stuff man!

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    Thanks guys! Actually I've drawn some individual trees (15 or so) then used the stamp tool to build small blocks of trees. Again, with the same tool, I built large forests with blocks already made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by - Max - View Post
    Thanks guys! Actually I've drawn some individual trees (15 or so) then used the stamp tool to build small blocks of trees. Again, with the same tool, I built large forests with blocks already made.
    And when you're stamping, you're not stamping "hollow" trees, right? They're filled with white pixels? Because you did a really good job of not having any lines show through the enclosed spaces.

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    Yes indeed, I draw the first individual trees with black outline and filled with white.

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    Thanks for sharing that tidbit Max, I've been intending to try out the symbol tools to get similar things done. I'll definitely have to try it out soon, your tree/mountain mergers are top notch.

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