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    Map Farathor

    Hey there! My first post here showing my very first map.
    Well, I don`t have much to say about it, cause in fact, my client kinda drew it for me with pencils(simple sketch) and I had liberty to create some stuff. I don`t know much about the history here, but its obviously a Medievel Continent called Farathor. It has Maya Ruins, Desert, Volcanos and Ice Mountains. I basecally used some weird brushes, and printscreens from google maps. All done in photoshop.
    Hope you like it, also critics and comments are very welcome!
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    As I have already said, beautiful map. The desert and large mountain almost in the center of the map are very well done.
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    I like it very much. It's an interesting mix of realism and painted symbol style.

    The only things that I think are a tad too dominant are the heavy clouds and the highly saturated yellow used for the border.

    But that's nitpicking... I really hope to see more from you.

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    Looks very nice.

    I really like the border but agree with Tear that it a little overly-yellow (and yes I am nit-picking too )
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    I can understand why you went with the high gold look so I'm thinking that maybe if there was more to the frame around the edge that maybe you could sort of hide it a little bit. No real need to see the clouds and ocean around the edge. Then again, if you want the focus to be on the map then I'd tone the gold down...more of a sand color. The mountains are superb as are the forests. The colors are great and it has a painted feel that I really like. If I could do something half as good I'd be happy. All around, great job.
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    Praise Its a beaut!

    I knew you'd get a better reception here! And you've created a beautiful one at that. I agree with some of the criticisms mentioned by the others. Still its very well done. Now that you've posted it here, have some REP!

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    Sure bud! ehehe
    It`s awesome to have good feedback like this! I`ll certainly improve on the next one! Thank you all for crit and comment. I`m glad you enjoyed
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    Yes I thought you got a bit of a harsh set of critiques on the other forum too. I cant find much wrong with the map at all. All the rivers seem particularly well placed - we have river police here cos its a rarity to see a new map maker get it right. Not much to say about it other than maybe the clouds could have been above the gold frame but yes its all very nit picky comments. Marvelous stuff.

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    Man! I was in such a hurry that I didn`t noticed all those things, and you`re absolutely right!
    I got to study more geology, geography and stuff... sorry guys!
    Thanks for notice that!
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    No problemo. Good luck with all future mapping endeavors!
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