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    Post Don't feed the River Police!

    Yes, I'm most certain that the River Police will have a collective litter of kittens with this one. Nonetheless...

    I'm not terribly sure where this is going. I just woke up one morning and started drawing, and this is where I ended up. I don't think it's horrible, but it most certainly needs more. Trouble is, I'm not sure what.

    Any ideas?


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    I'm sorry, without knowing a Scale or anything. I see no issues.

    Click the link and see if it looks 'similar':

    http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ie=...7,4.943848&z=8
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    Zombies. Every map could use a few zombies Seriously though, I think the only thing missing is some sort of shallows for the water. Rivers are interesting
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    I'm thinking somewhere between 50 and 100 miles, top to bottom. I know that's a pretty large variable, but that's where I'm at. I'd make it two miles if I thought it'd make it a better map, so I suppose it's really flexible. The link is a good reference.

    I tried making some sort of shallows for the water, but it just didn't work out for me the way I was doing it. I got a sand texture and reduced the opacity, then masked out the whole layer. I painted a bit back in around the coast and faded it out to the sea, but it just didn't look right. Any suggestions on a different technique?

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    Well the rivers are of course absolutely not feasible, especially the ones to the south. Most of them also don't seem to extend far enough inland for their width, but then again these could be creeks, fjords or something similar.

    The rivers also seem to be bordered in a reddish color, but I am sure this is my colorblindness striking again and it's actually green?

    As for suggestions for improvements - it's a bit barren right now. Give it forests and/or settlements. Add a compass rose, a scale, and maybe labels for important features.

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    I was all-prepared to have a litter of kittens - even had a camera ready so i could record it and send it to TMZ.

    Then NK had to go and post that link and the litter went by the way side.

    I agree with Ascension river/coastal shallows, maybe some beach/rocks. Otherwise it looks good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel General View Post
    I was all-prepared to have a litter of kittens - even had a camera ready so i could record it and send it to TMZ.

    Then NK had to go and post that link and the litter went by the way side.

    I agree with Ascension river/coastal shallows, maybe some beach/rocks. Otherwise it looks good.
    Sorry, but the coast where I live, The BC Coast, looks a lot like what was posted.
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    First thought was "Swamps".

    then NK posted the link and like SG said "Oh. Well I guess that could work." sort of thing.

    Like to see where you go with it.
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    mmmmmm riiiiiverrrrsssssss...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by industrygothica View Post
    Yes, I'm most certain that the River Police will have a collective litter of kittens with this one. Nonetheless...

    I'm not terribly sure where this is going. I just woke up one morning and started drawing, and this is where I ended up. I don't think it's horrible, but it most certainly needs more. Trouble is, I'm not sure what.

    Any ideas?


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    I am fine with this. Technically, I would probably not call most of these rivers and just make them narrow bays. I really see only 3-4 that I would properly label as a river. The rest are just fjords...
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