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    Wip January Entry: East Tharduur

    Tharduur, was a world map I created a while back and I liked the FT world so much that I decided to make more comprehensive maps out of it. In this map I actually follow the mountain ranges that I basically ignored in the world map. The name is still up in the air because I want this to be a separate world from the other.

    There is still a lot of work to do and I hope I can finish it. The town names are all generic name generated and eventually I will probably replace the more "corny" names eventually.

    I had to bring the size of the file down quite a bit, but it looks ok except for the the full view which does not show the mountains very well.

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    it doesn't show on the thumbnail, but when you look at the full picture, the grid lines seem to "cut up" the rest of the map. Maybe tone them down a bit.

    Looks good otherwise.
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    Impressive looking map so far, Bohunk. I like the fact you are only using a couple of colors. Gives the map an older look and hides the fact it is being created digitally.
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    I like the way you've applied the "woodcut effect" to create hills...very original idea. Holy frejoles that's a lot of naming, kudos for that. Lookin good so far, no crits from me.
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    Wow, this is another Bohunk special...I was wondering when we were going to see one! I love the original way you've done the mountains. Top marks and repped from me!

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    I always enjoy looking at your work Bohunk, very inspiring and well executed.
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    Beautiful map, I like the style.
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    Wow, this is very pretty

    A couple of things:
    The territory borders don't follow the actual territory. Meaning the line goes off the coast, see: Valport, Northshore, most of the unlabeled blue islands.
    I'm not too sure about the little red/brown smudges. They look okay zoomed out, but close up it looks rather strange. Maybe lower the opacity a bit?
    I'm not sure about the scale on this, but the placenames all look to be of more or less the same origin (old british with a dash of fantasy). If the area is large and spans more cultures, I think the names should be a little more diverse. Of course 3 out of 5 continents haven't been labeled yet so I might be a bit preemptive saying this.

    I really really like the mountains, and if you have the time I'd love to see a tutorial for it
    The fact that the map is sort of off-center makes it very interesting. Draws in the eye, so to speak. The lack of color is also very effective.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the final product!

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    This looks great

    I dont really care tho how some of the lines end short and dont go all the way
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    Thanks for the replies fellas. New update; I just wanted to get the bulk of the titles done with. I still wanna go back and rename some/most of them.

    Korash: Absolutely right sir, I blurred the grid and brought the opacity down a bit.

    Rahva: On many of the parchment maps that I look at with the outlines such as these the artist does not follow the coastline exactly which shows, I think, the hand drawn feel.

    Again thanks for the advice guys and keep it coming.

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