iancanton wrote:the latest mix of colours is the most successful yet, with a nice equilibrium between top and bottom, left and right regarding saturated and paler territories.
the motto over the eagle is hard to read and i think it spoils the latter when put in that position.
kiel still looks like it's on an island with denmark rather than being part of the mainland. since the water between kiel and lübeck is a canal, how about making it look artificial? try drawing the canal straight (alternatively in two straight sections with a kink in the middle) and narrow with constant width, maybe with blue instead of black borders.
the ideal is to have kiel appear as part of the mainland, with the canal clearly impassable but not sticking out like a sore thumb.
I'd think making the canal straight might make it stick out more, as it would be different from all the other borders. I'll give it a try though. The rest of your comments sound good, I'll continue to experiment with that motto and coat of arms.
ZeakCytho wrote:gimil wrote:Everything looks pretty sharp pep im impressed with your work (as usual). But I dont much like the mountains, there style is a little more Cartoon like that this map demands.
I don't really dislike the mountains as they are now, but I don't love them either. Experimenting with more styles could be good.
Ok, I'll try some filters and other stuff on them soon, I'd rather not change their basic look too much, but maybe I could tone down the cartoon aspect.
Sorry for the late response guys. I somehow managed to forget about my map yesterday...