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    Wip Commission at work

    Hi fellows,

    I've been commissioned by Rains, here in the forum, to draw a map for him.

    Not much has been done for now and it'll stay that way for about ten days (deadline approaching on another map) but I figured a WIP thread would keep me motivated and some feedback wouldn't hurt either. Rains was kind enough to roll with it, so, here's the first WIP that's just a layout. The reference he pointed me to was my Towers map but, hopefully, at the size will be more modest here (17"x11"). You can spot a fancy but sturdy compass rose in the making in the top right corner that'll get a metal finish.

    You'll get updates as often as the commissionner and all input will be appreciated.

    Nuff said, here's the first one.

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    The base is pretty cool and my job will be to make it cooler

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    Looks like a good starting point, I'm curious to see how it develops.

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    Looks like you're off to a really solid start. I like the overall layout of the continent and it's shape. I do feel like the compass is just slightly too large for the space, and I personally would reduce it just a little. But other than that it looks really great.

    - Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyandra View Post
    Looks like a good starting point, I'm curious to see how it develops.
    Thanks Lyandra

    Quote Originally Posted by JoshStolarz View Post
    Looks like you're off to a really solid start. I like the overall layout of the continent and it's shape. I do feel like the compass is just slightly too large for the space, and I personally would reduce it just a little. But other than that it looks really great.

    - Josh
    Thanks Josh but the image is the prompt of the client. The landmass will most likely get some distortions and coastal islands to add some dynamism to the whole thing. I'll still respect the client's base, of course but he asked for me to add a personal touch and, as we'll make some more things up on the fly, it's bound to move a bit plus I feel the layout needs a little more balance. About the compass, you are perfectly right, he is oversized ATM and its final size will depend on the landmass layout.

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    Ah okay I gotcha. Well, either way, I'm looking forward to seeing it progress. You always do awesome work.

    - Josh

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    i'm digging it so far! the mountains and mountain ranges seemed well-placed
    avatar by chuckdrawsthings. thanks chuck!



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