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    Guild Journeyer Gracious Donor J.Edward's Avatar
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    Wip July/August 2014 Lite Challenge: Anthropos Iohanan

    I've been working on this for a few days so I'm putting up some WIPs that I've done already and then where I am currently at.
    I'm not sure if this will get completed in time - it has kind of ballooned out into a much larger thing than was originally intended.
    Initial drawing idea
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    Then the sea floor
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    Some smudging to alter everything I just did plus some color overlay
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    Some water texture and gradient
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    Then some landshaping and mountains. Loads of mountains.
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    Rivers and the beginnings of some landscape
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    And where I am currently at.
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    Still a long way to go. Place names and other stuff as well. I know... it's a LITE challenge. Trust me - it wasn't supposed to be this involved.
    I just really like the concept for the challenge and it was going so well that I ran with it.

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    You're right. I like it. It's beautiful!

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    Ironically, for me, the text choice and placement is going to be the most difficult I think. Trying to place them where they need to go and be clear and visible. Yet not covering too much up. That I think will be a bit frustrating.

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    I meant to say that once I am done I will put up a larger version so more of the details can be seen.

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    Ah, yes. I've never been overly fond of covering my own work with labels. Not something I have to figure in when painting a simple landscape, but maps are maps... unless they have no labels. Good luck with it.

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    The map speaks for itself without labels. Really great work!

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    Great work, wonderful Idea.

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    Thanks guys. Here's an updated version.
    I did one quick with some basic name tags so it would sort of show the base idea behind it.
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    and without
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    Here is the finished piece. Tomorrow I will put up some description and perhaps a list of the names used for the cities and their meaning.
    But it's late so for now just the map. It's fairly large, 3500x4800. Not full size but close enough. The stars look better/clearer at full size.
    I'm putting the latest WIP tag but this is done.
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    Very beautiful map, with a nice "greek myth" inspiration. I found some labels a bit hard to read, sadly (the smallest black ones in particular).

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    Really nice job on the mountains!
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