RedBaron0 wrote:I am willing to try stretching a the geography some, your draft is very good oaktown, it looks like Japan, but one of my first observations would be is the islands look, inflated.
To somebody who knows the geography of a particular country well, they will usually notice any distortion. However, in many cases, some distortion is absolutely essential to making a map work here on CC. The trick is to distort it enough to make it work, but not too much as to make it completely unrecognisable. I could name any number of maps with distorted areas/borders - on Europa, I set out to achieve a completely geographically accurate map of Europe, but still had to fudge things to make it work!
Timminz wrote:Could you maybe fudge the shape a little, by stretching it NorthWest to SouthEast? It would give a little more girth to the country, and make more space for the territories.
A little bit of rotation might help to get a better fit on the canvas, and inflating/fattening the islands a bit would help give some more space - you could experiment with different satellite angles, or different projections. The key thing is to give yourself as much room as possible on the land to fit things in.