I agree with Vinoex about the hills to the north being too faint. Personaly i think both styles could work with this map.
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The effect is interesting and could work but it looks a bit too computer generated for now. Btw the city design itself andthe farms are nice. though my personnal tastes don't make me a great fan of the city shape.
It's true that it looks too computer-generated. That is because it is just the product of some tinkering with the bevel/emboss settings and the opacity of the brush. I would love to be able to get something with a more hand-drawn look, but without having the actual ability to draw (I don't even have a tablet, anyway), that seems difficult to me.
Well, this is one amazing city map! I'm currently working on my own, and I would like to kinda emulate your magnificent style if you don't mind. Thumbs up for this map, feanaaro, I think I'm in love!
Of course I don't mind, flattery is the best kind of imitation, or something like that
I am pretty sure that if you, unlike me, were able to do something similar in a vector program it would come out much better.
It's funny that this style encountered so much favour, in the end I find myself preferring my other, more coloured, cities.
While I definitely enjoy hand-drawn town maps I quite like the style that you've got here feanaaro. I think the fields and orchards turned out very nicely. My only suggestion would be to try to distinguish the land from the sea a little more clearly. While you do have some small waves running along the shoreline one has to zoom in to see them. It would be better if one could see the difference clearly without having to zoom in. One possibility would be to place more waves out further from shore, perhaps decreasing the amount the further from shore you get.