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    Wip Máisandras City Map - WIP

    Back again, with a map that I've been working on for a few days now.

    It's a city from my campaign setting, but I'm not going to add any labeling on the original drawing so I can use it whenever I need a map. I will (try to) finish that in photoshop, and maybe see if I can add some colouring to spice it up a bit.
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    Lovely work thus far. It appears populated and dense as many walled towns would be.The small grove of trees near the south is sublime. Cant wait to see it develop.

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    Thanks

    Here's an update. The area to the south contains the poorest people and is effectively a slum. I wanted to show that housing gets smaller towards the edges of the city. Rich peoples' home, guild halls and government buildings are concentrated near the two large squares and on the island in the river. I do wonder if I haven't overdone it a bit. Should pay more attention to scale next time, because I've just sort of 'winged it' this time.

    To the north will be a still largely empty area used for agriculture, giving the growing city room to expand within the existing walls. On the other side of the river are some small communities, a burial ground (no-one wants zombies spawning inside the city) and farms.

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    Wow! I love this one, looks really "clean". I envy your precision with pen & paper!
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    Inspiring! However, the slums look more like a miniature of the city than ... a slum. I guess it may be intentional, and it would be hard to change it now, after penning it. But I would probably have gotten rid of the tiny courtyards/backyards.

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    A fine start, looking forward to the finished version.
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    Yeah, I see what you mean. I'm not exactly sure how I feel about it myself. It does look like the way I'd want a full city with CHAOS(TM) for a street plan to look. I basically just started by drawing houses along streets (which I hadn't drawn, just imagined) and then filling up as much space as I could. On the one hand, I think it makes sense, but the little courtyards sort of spoil the effect. Thanks for suggesting/pointing out
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    Very nice job so far on this Blaidd. Nice to see someone doing an actual "hand drawn" city map.

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    Máisandras City Map - WIP-100_1811.jpg
    That's about it for today. Now for the surrounding countryside
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    Little time, little progress. But here's a new pic, just the same

    Máisandras City Map - WIP-100_1853.jpg
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