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    Wip My 1º map. My world project ^^

    Hii. I´m working in a world and of course on his maps.

    Actualiced on post 6.

    Now I starting to do a global map . I use it to do the diferent regions maps.
    The world is a Fantasy one with dragon people. Each continet is for a tipe of a dragon. The center island and the next islands are for the fire dragons . The large continent is for the earth but the part on the left is for the wind. The rest lands are neutral. And the oceans are for the water dragons .

    I draw it by hand but I want to redo it in photoshop. For the moment is only a sketch.
    But first i appreciate if you can help with the bugs.
    I only put mountains, rivers and lakes (maybe a lot of rivers?) I try to do the ocean currents too but i´m not sure if they are right XD

    Thank you so much for all.
    Pd: Sorry for my bad english T^T If someone knows Spanish i Talk about my project inthis blog (heresuntdragones.blogspot.com)
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    Hey Arkenaya,

    Welcome to the site.

    Your map looks pretty good to me. I don't know how you're going to digitize it so I took the liberty of expanding the central image to 5000 px across and 300 dpi.

    I think I missed two islands in the upper north west.

    This is the sort of thing I'd like to start with so I hope its useful. Its already a better world map than some I've seen .

    Have some rep!
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    Thank you very much. I make a photo to the draw because i use a A3 paper to draw it ... T_T too big for the scaner. I want to make it bigger when i redraw it on the computer and more clear, I think when i put colours on it It will be better XD.

    And thank you for the wellcome.

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    I'm not exactly sure what it it is that I'm looking at but I like it already.

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    This looks like a really good start. I think that the ocean currents are not necessary unless you intend to do a full scale climate research project. I say, put a desert where you want it as long as it is some place that is hot. So far, so good and welcome
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    Thank you so much for the coments.

    Sigurd: Wow in color too thank you ^^

    Ascension. well, I want to do a full scale climate reseach project XD. I want to do a entire world not only the maps, his history, races, characers , etc.
    But thank you so much for the advice.
    Today I redraw it in photoshop, I do the coast more rougnes and add some islands . Tomorrow I will draw the mountains.
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    Very pretty Ark.

    Looks good. I wonder if its possible to come up with a colour scheme that changes the river colours as it changes the land?

    Good luck


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    The 'continent' in the south-west is definitely interesting in shape.

    Looking forward to seeing this progress.
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    Looking good there.

    But if you're doing a world map, it would be best to start thinking about Cartographic projection as early as possible. Adding it lateron will just end in tears. I suggest studying equirectangular (Plate carrée, geographic, etc.), because it is in computerised maps a lot.

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    Sigurd: Thanks you . I don't know if I understand you corret , sorry . You say that the color of the rivers would be diferent in each land? If it´s corretc it may be a pretty idea. The rivers colors depends on the land minerals.

    Steel General: Thank you I like it too. I´m want to do something like north of canada.

    Naeddyr: Thank you for the advice. Now I´m goint to try to do it . I think the equirectangular may be a good projection too in my map because I don´t have a lot of lands on polar regions.

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