I would suggest using the original ALttP tiles as much as possible. Merging anything from MC and such just makes it look too mixed and less official.
The original ALttP trees are not that bad..
I would agree with you definitely, thought I would be lying if I said I hadn't taken from other games. If I have taken from any at all though it has been mostly FSA, which I think is actually remarkably close to the LTTP style. Though I admit I have taken one or two minor aspects from MC (a tile or two), and I have also taken (most recently) from Navi's Trackers.
Though as for why I have done this, the FSA castle is a good reason, it looks significantly better than the LTTP one, using very similar tiles. I also think that the FSA trees are far superior, and fit in with the style.
It's been a while since I posted on here, mostly because I have been working on updating my entire map. I have so far finished all except the changes for Gerudo Valley, and Lake Hylia.
Here is my current updated version of Hyrule Field:
Hopefully it is of a much better standard. I have also been working on a new Great Deku tree sprite, as it would seem my last one sucked quite extraordinarily.
I am trying to work on it all as one image, though I have had trouble. MSPaint starts using about 800-900mb memory with this image and my PC runs so slow I can't do anything, so I switched to Linux. Now I am using 10-30mb of memory for it, which is much better. I am just having the issue that it crashes with the image on copying and pasting (what I do most frequently) in KolourPaint. Any suggestions for this problem are welcome.
I would like to thank Calvein for his offer of sprites, however I do like to create all of my own sprites, I want this entire map to be personally made by me, my sprites or edited from Nintendo's. I would on that note like to thank .TaKaM for his offer of using his sprites. I have not used them, or edited them, however I have taken a good look at them and made a small change to mine based on them. You will see in the image below how I have use a pattern similar to the one you have above the door on the tree. For that I thank you very much, I also thank you for your advice on my maps, and hope you would be able to comment on the changes which I have made to Hyrule Field.
Below is my current sprite set I will be using for Kokiri Forest:
I would like some comments on the Deku Tree which I have created / edited using a variety of Zelda tiles.