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    Hey all

    Well, this is my first attempt at using gimp. When I started I had no intentions of getting too detailed with it, just wanted something basic on the computer, so I apologize for there not being a lot to it.

    Eventually I would like to make a detailed map for each of the countries within this world.


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    For an admittedly simple map, this is very nice. It's simple in an elegant way. It would be nice to see this in a larger size, but my quick thoughts are that the mountains and colors are very attractive and the general landforms seem fairly realistic--although all the straits are straining my credulity a little. If I were you, I'd drop the number of ocean colors to one or two...the seas seem a little busy given the simplicity of everything else.

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    Looks good but I'd like to see a larger version. To do that, when making a post, scroll down and look for a button that says "Manage Attachments" and click that, then browse to your picture and click upload. There are some restrictions, though - not over 4.7 megabytes and not larger than 30,000 megapixels (I think) which is roughly 5000 x 6000. For safety's sake I never go over 4000 x 4000.

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    Thanks for the tips. Now that I look at it, I can see what you mean about the ocean, its a little awkward to look at. I'm thinking I should either greatly reduce or greatly increase the width of the water between the sections of land, as I think that it doesn't fit with the size of the continent. What do you think?

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    i dig the ocean colour... but i tend to be contrary, in a positive sort of way...

    i do think the landmasses should have a bit more breathing room from each other though... i do not see how some of them could have less...

    great first map!

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    I agree with most sentiments so far. As far as I can tell (which can be a little awkward at such a resolution) your mountains look really good. And you have picked a very nice palette of colours. I'll echo Ascension's call for a larger version to look at please.
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    The continents look OK to me if one thinks of it as being on a planet where individual continents are just starting to separate again after tectonics formed a supercontinent. Maybe the mountains would be distributed somewhat differently, though.
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    I like what you have done with the mountains coloring as well. I would err on the side cropping the ocean down to focus more on your land mass though, if you are going to keep the water a solid blue. Just a lot of open space with nothing going on.
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    My thought is that your "mini Mediterranean" seems to be massively deep and steep (because of the colouring). I think if you filled that area with your "second level of coastline" blue it would drag back that section.
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    Hey Guys

    In the (many) months since my last post I have moved house (and state!) and gotten a new job...so work has been a little slow on Ellendra (Added an L to the name btw lol)

    Anyway, here is my newer version. Of course still have a lot to learn with gimp, but I think I'm doing alright. I know the map is very cartoony and not all of the layout of the land makes sense. It's quite a large landmass, made up of 4 plates. Nepra's odd formation is magical (yay! fantasy mapping!) and the coast to the east is volcanic (partly as a reaction to nepra's formation)

    Anyway, just thought I would pop this up while I have access to the internet!
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    Edit to add a larger version. I apologize that it is not a very detailed picture, I seem to have lost some of it in translation...*sigh* not too savy with moving images and converting them yet...
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