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    Map Mark Handall

    For this map I tried to catch the style of existing medieval and renaissance maps.

    Hand drawn (70 minutes), scanned, textured and labelled.
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    Dude, this is your best one yet, in my opinion, because it looks like something that is in fact 500 years old. Well done, bro.
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    I second that opinion and rep thee, Sap.

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    As a constructive point, i'll mention something that I got reminded of recently while working with a similar style - At least in the case of the Blaeu maps, the shading lines tend to follow the shape of the hill contours. I tend to do mine horizontal too, so you're not alone I think it would be easier (digitally) with an app that will let you rotate the canvas (photoshop cs4 won't work for me, argh), I have yet to try my hand at doing this on paper.

    Hrm. maybe that's a good excuse for me to clear off the table and break out my pens!

    Still nice work.

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    Thank you guys!
    @CM: Indeed, Blaeu followed the shape. But I've seen other maps, where the lines were made more or less straight, either diagonal or horizontal. So I think it was not a big issue. And take your pens!

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    hmm.. are you practicing for a speed challenge? *lol* ... looks really good, the only thing out of "context" I would say is the compass - a handdrawn would have been better
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    No training, really! Just to measure how long I need for a certain result.
    The comment about the compass has some weight. Have to consider it for the next map.

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