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    Wip Senvale, the city of canals

    the city of senvale is located at the mouth of two major rivers, and is both a political and trade capital. because of the constant commerce it sees its important that transport is quick and linear. Thus a grid of canals were built to transport people and cargo easily through the city. all of them connect to the lake turned harbor in the middle of the city.

    I started this map this morning, about 8 hours work in it so far. the buildings, as you can see, are really really small, and thees lots of them. When i print it out (it'll be about 2 feet by three feet) im going to attach it to cork board, and use little pins w/ flags to show locations.

    Progress: [XXX-------] approximately 30%
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    That's some nice untanned leather...did you make that or is it a pic? City looks good too so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    That's some nice untanned leather...did you make that or is it a pic? City looks good too so far.
    I get all my stock from Deviantart. im pretty sure both the map and background are photographs. i sorta think it gives the piece a more believable quality.

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    I like it, but the rusted metal background certainly detracts from your work. I'd prefer it on plain black or white
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    Yeah, I agree with Masden. The city is starting to look good, but I would prefer the map to be on a neutral background (the leather is cool!).
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    Coming along nicely...

    I have taken the liberty of re-posting your map as an attachment.
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    As per requested, i darkened the background some to neutralize the tone. any better? Also, i think im getting carpel tunnel from drawing tiny boxes...

    Progress: [XXXXX-----] approximately 50%
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    You have my complete encouragement and sympathy in drawing these city buildings. Keep going ...the effort will be worth it in the end!

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    So, i put in the rest of the buildings. now it really feels like a sprawling city. now im going to go back and label major areas, and probably tweak the color a bit.

    Progress: [XXXXXXXXX-] approximately 90%
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    Looks good to me, good stuff.
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