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    Damn. I think you sir may be in store for another featured map award.

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    Wow!! This is the most inspiring work I've seen in a good while! If you color it like Val Nevan (one of my favorites ever), my monitor will probably just explode in excitement! Can't wait to see it finished!
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    Spectacular.

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    Latest versions.

    I'm having some trouble with the colour of the walls. It's used to be more yellowish, but it was either too overpowering (if warm), or too much like vanilla pudding (if cool). I changed it something grey, but now it looks drab.
    Any suggestions?

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    Hard to say without shading/lightning work. Imho the yellow dont work very well and yea grey is greenish on the second one. You could maybe try rather a desturated light brown or a grey blue?

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    How about a desaturated blue set to overlay? That should colour shift the background a little and keep it nice and saturated (might be a little purple, but a second layer set to colour at low opacity should help balance that out).

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    I'd say that #2 is perfect as it is. The wall should not pop-out too much, so a grey-ish colour is good.

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    Looking great, so far. I agree that the walls on the two examples don't work perfectly at the moment, and I think Max might be right about the light and shadows. Just to be different, though, as a suggestion what about toning up the red as a low opacity overlay; it might result in lower contrast with the building roofs, which might be what is needed.

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    Thanks for your suggestions, people! I'll give them a try.
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    I'd say it would make sense to give the walls a colour similar to the mountain, because that was most likely the building material for the walls.
    The grey tone seems to fit better in my opinion.
    Shadows may be nice but you should keep it very subtle because after all the drawing has its emphasis on mapping and not on illustrating.

    And: Wow!

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