I feel like it’s a bit featureless, but I don’t want to be super dense as in this. Is this sketch good? How should I draw curves? Should I cut the forest into several parts? Am I integrated enough with my neighbour?
No stress. I’m not in a hurry.
Comment from superleaf1995 on 28 February 2018 at 22:45
WOW NEIGHBOR!, That a very big forest, i mean this: http://opengeofiction.net/#map=11/37.2596/103.0380 , Try to make it not so FAT and more detailed, like 1 km = 1 node and make grasslands, tiny towns and farms like this: https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=14/46.1266/15.3582 , Also build Farmlands with grass and near towns, that will make a very realistic feel.
Comment from Alessa on 5 March 2018 at 02:09
Hi, Austin. While it looks like a big woodland, it’s perfectly rational if it is protected land and has remained as such for a long time. No, it’s not “FAT.” I think it is plausible, even if it is a chase or some other type of protected land. I’d mark it as such if it is. (Also, technically forests are managed lands and woodlands are straightly natural. This may or may not matter here.) The thing that makes your woodland stand out is the lack of detail. I know you’re going for a sketch, and this is fine as just that. For details, here’s what I’d consider:
Just somethings to think about. Good luck!
Comment from austinhuang on 6 March 2018 at 20:37
Thanks Alessa! I have drawn some heath around, as well as land clearings around the railway.
I’ll add some watery features and some more smaller-sized clearings later on.