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    Wip Breakwater - a city in the Mountain Realms

    I'm currently mapping my "world" map - the Mountain Realms (link in signature). One of the important cities there is Breakwater - the only harbour city and also where my players (D&D) resides. I've drawn the city by hand some time ago - but are now working to convert it to digital format via Illustrator and Photoshop. But as I'm currently changing the world map - the city will also meet some changes, like having a great river run by it and having some alterations to the fortifications to take into account the growing of the city over time.
    The map posted below is to show how the city started before the comming changes. I hope you like it and feel free to comment

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    The hand-drawn map looks pretty sharp. Lots of buildings there
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    Very impressive.

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    Will be interesting to see the 'digital' version.
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    thanks - yep, lots of buildings - took a good time, and some shaking of the hand to loosen the muscles, to finish it *lol*
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    SG - still working on the groundwork - just placing the buildings - but I'll post the first draft as soon as I've added room for the river
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    Hay. nice hand map there. nice details.

    I realy like the idea that you can see the changes that time had put the city trough. and i look forword to see your work

    *Rep for a super detail hand map there
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    Thanks ZB, I'm pretty much reworking a lot of it right now - but it'll be worth it
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    So, now I've added a river to my illustrator file - and two connecting roads to what is going to be the original fortification of the city.

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    I'm interested to see how you deal with all the buildings. I think one of the unspoken advantages of hand drawing is that the viewer casually accepts that the relatively random buildings are an approximation. When you start making everything distinct and digital like the variation drops and the viewer expects more accuracy.


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