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05-02-2010, 07:29 PM

Hi all -- this is my first time posting here, so I thought I would bring out an old map I did a few years back using the pit of evil and groaning death that is MS Paint. This map was for a campaign I used to run and is centered on the lands of Westmark. The game lasted quite a while and during the course of the campaign I updated the map here and there, adding icons in the forests and mountains to show the locations of various beasts and locales the party encountered/explored.

I began with an old parchment-style texture to give it the overall feel of a hand-drawn map, and kept the colors very simple and -- not sure if this is a word or not -- 'inky'. I finished it up with some aging around the edges, and decided to give it a center-line crease/tear once the whole thing was complete. I cannot convey just how time-consuming this was.

Looking back, I really wish I had downloaded a better font than the one I ended up using -- my newer efforts generally see me using Boister or Hyborian fonts. I don't even remember what font this was... oh well.

05-02-2010, 09:37 PM
Wow. I can't imagine the work that must have taken. Welcome to the Guild and have some rep for your first map :)

Steel General
05-03-2010, 06:49 AM
...and yet again I get to say that anyone who accomplishes anything in the abomination that is MS-Paint deserves a standing ovation.

I applaud your past patience and look forward to seeing more from you.

Oh, and Welcome Aboard! :)

05-03-2010, 07:21 AM
One of the highest compliments I can give - if you hadn't said that was done in mspaint I would have never guessed.

This really proves the point that it's not the tools that make the artist!

05-03-2010, 03:51 PM
Rep to you, for the sheer volume of effort that must have taken!

06-28-2010, 10:12 PM
AMAZING! Once I tried MS Paint but it seemed impossible.

06-29-2010, 06:59 PM
I used Paint for a while when I was 5 or 6 years old, so I really don't understand how you managed to do that in Paint. Amazing. I wonder what you can do with Ps, and especially how much faster.

06-30-2010, 03:58 AM
Yep, that's amazing especially considering the tool you used to create it. I'm stunned.

06-30-2010, 04:25 PM
fantastic map - especially concidering the tool - have some rep from me to :)

06-30-2010, 07:25 PM
Thank you for the rep and compliments everyone -- I really appreciate it. :)

06-30-2010, 09:52 PM
Freaking awesome!!! If you hadn't said it was done in MS Paint, I'd have never, ever guessed! :)

07-01-2010, 05:51 PM
I used to tool around with Paint to make maps, ages ago, and I never would have believed something this intricate could be made with such a simplistic tool. Hats off to you! And thanks for sharing.

09-23-2011, 05:11 AM
Cool stuff, looks like a lot of work

09-27-2011, 08:53 AM
WOW great map and well deserved award! I wish you could try your skill at a map of westeros !

12-07-2011, 04:25 AM
Very nice. I am primarily using MS Paint for the map I am working on and I can see how you did alot of this. I know how frustrating Paint can be and time consuming, but personally I like the simplistic control of it.

Greyh Seer
07-07-2012, 08:13 PM
I just want to say - I know this is an older thread, but this map is inspiring. Amazing!

08-11-2012, 11:56 PM
i love this. Wish it was high res!

06-30-2014, 08:54 PM
Love the hand-drawn look! This is a fantastic map!

10-22-2014, 08:13 AM
wow .. this was done by msPaint . WOW , just wow ..