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At first I felt like the maps of Tuniitaq and Aztatlan were too plain, too austere, but I really couldn't put my finger on what would make them better. I thought about adding mountains, but I knew that wasn't quite it. Not by themselves, anyway. Suddenly, inspiration struck (as it often does) when I least expected it: while re-reading Robert Jordan's The Eye of the World, I glanced at the first pages of the book and realized that the map of Randland (or whatever it's called - Jordan never really gave a name to the world he spent decades chronicling, strangely) contained exactly what I was looking to add to my maps! All the forests and rivers and mountains, all the squiggly little waves along the shorelines, all the little details which set hand-drawn maps apart from super-accurate and super-sterile Google Maps screenshots... those maps were exactly what I wanted my maps to look like!

It just goes to show that when you can't figure out what to do next, the best answer is often "take a break and go do something completely different".

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Hyung86 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Thanks for the fav ^_^
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Callibretto Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your adding shit again?
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g0b1in Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Aloha! Thanks a lot for the fav!
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Fiskit Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
I'd just like to say that I find your username bizarrely funny.

XD
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anystar Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
Thanks for watching! :D
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WesleySAbney Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
:wave: Thanks for the :+fav: of Standing Tall!
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Callibretto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey this is gabrial88.. I got banned so I made a new account.. ^_^
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cassie11d6 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
yea my Laura pic wasn't my best, but i did a realistic one instead, im gonna put it up tomorrow
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living4him Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
hey i just wanted to say thanks for all your imput. usually it's nice stuff so i wanted to say thanks for your time. lol :hug: keep at it with your drawing!
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BehindtheVeil Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the fave and all the awesome comment! :D
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