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    Map The Lands of Dharn - fantasy map

    Hey guilders,

    Here's a map I did for practising some pure black and white style. As usual, I started with some simple idea on mind then finally ended up with a complete detailed map . Digitally hand-drawn in PS.
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    Hope you'll like it. As usual, feel free to rate, rep or run away

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    Very nice look and feel to this Max. There's just something about a clean black and white image/map.
    I guess it might be the clarity. I quite like the legend at the bottom.

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    Wonderful work! Can't give you rep...
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    I Rated, I Liked, I tried to Rep, so now, I will just Run Away.............................................. .................................................. .....! Nice Map

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    What I liked:
    -Most of all, the lettering. Is that a font, or did you letter it yourself? Either way, it looks great.
    -The little inset pictures - nice touch.
    -The tufts of grass that help fill up what would otherwise be empty glaring space, without being too crowded.

    What I didn't like:
    -The broken coastal wave lines: they distract too much from the land in my opinion.
    ...and I guess that's it.

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    A neat and clear map, well done!

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    Really beautiful work! I really like that you used line weight to indicate a direction of light a bit. Well executed!

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    Nice and simple, i like it. I had a moment until i saw that there are forests on that map. What i especially like are those circles that showcase landmarks...nicely done and cool idea!
    And i have to agree with Diamond on the "What i didn't like" point.
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    Thank you guys !

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Edward View Post
    Very nice look and feel to this Max. There's just something about a clean black and white image/map.
    I guess it might be the clarity. I quite like the legend at the bottom.
    Yea actually, that's always the challenge about a B&W map.

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    I Rated, I Liked, I tried to Rep, so now, I will just Run Away.............................................. .................................................. .....! Nice Map


    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond View Post
    What I liked:
    -Most of all, the lettering. Is that a font, or did you letter it yourself? Either way, it looks great.
    -The little inset pictures - nice touch.
    -The tufts of grass that help fill up what would otherwise be empty glaring space, without being too crowded.

    What I didn't like:
    -The broken coastal wave lines: they distract too much from the land in my opinion.
    ...and I guess that's it.
    I'm partial either on the waterlines. Next time I'll try somehting closer to the coasts or maybe some kind of horizontal ripples to see if that works better. I used a font for the labels, spent a bit of time to find the proper one with a handwritten feel without being too fancy.

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    If I had posted earlier, I would have done a post a lot similar to the one Diamond did... except that the broken coastal ring doesn't bother me that much. And I like the frame, it makes me think a bit of a Thierry Ségur kind of drawing .
    Can't rep you of course... but you already knew that, right?

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