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    Wip Southern Beledira on parchment

    Getting closer to a completed scenerio, so I needed a map of the area I want to put it in... I also wanted to start on maps the characters would see.

    Here's the start...


    I'll be attaching it as I get further along, for some reason it didn't want to attach here...
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    I like the land mass shape. You might consider mixing up the various mountain shapes you're using so that you don't have a bunch of the same ones all grouped together.
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    I'm using brushes that are currently under a non-comm share alike to get an idea of what I'm looking at... I'll be resketching all the mountains (in a similar fashion) later, but yes diversity in the mountains will be a good thing.
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    Yay, this scale is finally large enough that a mile is more than a pixel long... it's not much more but it means I can put rivers on and not have people go "are your rivers really 10 miles wide O_o?"

    Here's the next step....
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    So at 3000px square, if I just scale up directly from the continental map I took it from a mile is 1.6 pixels... so can I get away with rounding that up to 2px? Or is that too big a discrepancy to explain away?
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    I decided it could be off especially if the map was a little on the old side... I forgot to apply the fade filter to the text but here's the next step.
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    Either there is some funky stuff going on with the topography around your "top forest & little lake" or the River Police are going to have your ass.

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    • Rivers are too smooth, unless this land is on a 45 degree slope
    • Get advice from the River Police
    • Make the "blurb" part of the Cartouche smaller... you lose the title of the place
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    At least part of the problem is the north edge of the map lined up with a mountain range when I grabbed from the larger section. I've been contemplating moving up the map a tad to make the range visible, but I've got so little room before cutting off the that southern most peninsula...

    But I am sorta hopping they'll show up soon.

    Smooth issues I've noticed... I haven't applied any jitter to their paths yet...

    Thanks on the text by the way... I'm trying to figure out what to do there... at 300ppi though I can't go any smaller with the blurb... unless I stretch the box over that little island (which is rather un-important to the cartographer or his commissioner at the time in-setting)...
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    For reference here's where I'm working it's kinda hard to see since the scaling up... but the Doraxia / Pangazstan follows that dark line in the forrest on the northern edge...

    I could use some help placing rivers... but that boarder is supposed to be set by either a river or group of rivers...and the lake's not visible in this because its just the flat scale from http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=6758...

    The lake could move a little bit... sessions and planning have left me "needing" a lake in Doraxia... so far the most detailed location is "edge of the woods"

    That huge lake in tornya is an effect from scaling my original map to make the beledira map. I almost wiped it out on the beledira map... but since it's visible in the world map (way back)... *shrug"
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    The coastline is pleasant.
    I'm not fan of the rivers, they seem too straight.
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