I think I actually like the more subdued color version in post #30 better... and the road/path parts. Hm.
The first one looks like it has the plague. The second one is pale and exhausted.
I'm sticking with the one in post #30. And I'm unanimous in that!
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ya .... but it really doesn't seem to fit the painterly buildings and what not.? ...don't ya think?
I'm with StillCypher on this Delgo, the version in post #30 is my favorite. I think all that needs done is the outlines of the buildings needs to be "toned" down (easier said than done I'm sure ), they have a very stark contrast to the the groundscape.
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I gotta agree about #30 looking the best, but #35 has possibilities 'cuz I like that background color...maybe something in a tundra.
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I think that I like the last one the best. For me, the map in post #30, doesn't quite work. The buildings are a little more of an artistic style, while the background is a little more of a realistic style. In this last map, the background seems to match the building style a little better.
I do think that maybe the roads should be a little more of a dusty brown color. Right now they look almost white.