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    Wip mystery islands

    I did this trying to work out some new mountains techniques, pretty happy with that and pretty close to what I want (just about the best I can do without 3d software). Then I decided that I could throw something in the middle and have it come close to meeting the reqs for the lite challenge. Not entering this in the challenge but it was fun to play around with anyway.

    Something's down there -- not sure what. Maybe someone should go look.
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    Love the whirpool-like thingy!

    It could almost have some back story like the spirits of the Land and Sea are in a constant struggle, with the sea spirit trying to suck the land 'down into the depths' white the land spirit does its best to resist. Hence the circular pattern of the 'islands'. *shrugs*
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    Hmmmm, indeed. Perhaps it is some ancient sunken city?

    Perhaps one which goes by the name of R'yleh?
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    Wow - I am very interested in those mountains; or at very least the techniques you used.
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    I'd love to hear about those mountain techniques. They look great!

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    yep, great map
    I love the dark style and he hole thing in the center n.n

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    Oh man, I guess island chains situated around strangely perfect circles with sunken cities at the bottom aren't as original as I thought. And I thought I was on to something

    Anyways awesome map, as always.

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    It's just my lil homage to a certain, uh, interesting group of islands in the Mediterranean that may, or may not, be home to a certain fabled city. Of course my islands look nothing like Santorini but oh well I'm just messing around with mtn techniques.

    For tonight I've been mostly experimenting on the mtns (about 6 hours) but eventually just threw my hands in the air and gave up. So I added some more texture to the land and some minor coastal tweaks...nothing post-worthy. Next up I really want to do something about my horrid Atlantis rings and then I'll do the rivers, towns and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    It's just my lil homage to a certain, uh, interesting group of islands in the Mediterranean that may, or may not, be home to a certain fabled city. Of course my islands look nothing like Santorini but oh well I'm just messing around with mtn techniques.

    For tonight I've been mostly experimenting on the mtns (about 6 hours) but eventually just threw my hands in the air and gave up. So I added some more texture to the land and some minor coastal tweaks...nothing post-worthy. Next up I really want to do something about my horrid Atlantis rings and then I'll do the rivers, towns and such.
    Wasn't that a volcanic explosion that ripped out that section of the island?

    Though I supposed that could indeed be the origin of Atlantis stories, given that the resulting tidal wave was supposed to have utterly annihilated Minoan civilization.
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