View Full Version : [Unpaid - Taken] Map of the Continent of Gurn

07-11-2010, 12:04 PM
Hello Cartographers!

I am looking for a skilled cartographer to create a map of the continent of Gurn which is part of the campaign setting that I am creating. Any help would be great and appreciated. I'd like whoever would generously do this for me to read my descriptions that I set down of Gurn and create the map from their own imaginative viewpoint. You can find the little of my campaign setting that I have set down here:


Rough Paint of Gurn (As well as I can make it that is.)

Description of Map

I'd like the map to be look like the Faerun map that I linked below in terms of Style and that pretty much describes how I imagine the map looking. However I wouldn't need it nearly as big as this is simply a small continental map.

Time Constraints

* No real time limits. I'd like to not wait a long amount of time. (More than two weeks.) But I'm asking for free skilled labor so I am flexible.

Quality & Size

* I'd appreciate a quality map.
* I don't really know what to ask size-wise. It simply needs to be big enough that all features, geographical and otherwise can be seen clearly. (Example: http://www.mythopoeicpress.com/fr_faerun_overview.jpg)

Obviously more information can be given when required.


07-11-2010, 12:16 PM
Hi Dndungeoneer, please take a look at the sticky on the top of this forum here. (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?2569-Requesting-a-map-Please-read-me.)

07-11-2010, 02:42 PM
That's a lot of work for no pay but maybe someone wants the practice so good luck.

07-12-2010, 12:26 AM
Just added a map that I made to illustrate briefly sort of what Gurn looks like.

07-15-2010, 02:24 PM
I thought I would try a new style and some new brush tricks, but it didn't turn out nearly as well as I'd hoped--too embarassing to post. It is, however, the first time I've ever thought to myself "wow, this would have been way easier and turned out better if I'd had a tablet."

Might try again and post my work tomorrow!

07-15-2010, 07:43 PM
What's the scale?

07-16-2010, 12:22 AM
Well, from the fork of the Winspur, I'd like it to take about 5 days of traveling to get there by foot. I'm really horrible with scale, I'm sorry.

07-16-2010, 01:22 AM
Okay this one is slightly less embarrassing. I haven't quite finished yet, but this is what I've got so far.

07-16-2010, 10:07 AM
I think you pretty much nailed it. The only difference I see is the perspective on the mountains. In the original it is top down instead of (ISO? not sure if that is the correct term.).

07-16-2010, 10:19 AM
Wow, Reckless, that's really good! You said you aren't done, but it already looks great! I appreciate your efforts very much! The perspective of the mountains, I like better in Reckless' rendering. Only feature I can really see missing is the East Hills before one reaches the Meldic Coast. The one thing I forgot to add to my example map was the river that flows through the Forest of the Emerald-Wash, called the Emerald-Wash.

07-16-2010, 11:51 AM
Hohum - Thanks a bunch! I didn't even think about the mountains, actually--they just kind of came out ISO. Oops. Like I said, this would be about ten times easier with a tablet. The mountains and ridges would have come out a lot nicer, and a lot more regular...

Dndungeoneer - I'm glad you appreciate it! My first attempt really was awful, and I was mostly interested because it was an opportunity to try a new style I've never done before.

I'm happy to add the other features (already added the hills). Does the river run from the mountains east to west, bisecting the forest? As a side note, rivers don't spontaneously fork (like the one running south from the mountains) but I wanted to stay true to your request. I also added that river running into the marsh of my own intuition, but I can delete that easily if you'd like.

07-16-2010, 12:30 PM

If you can find a better way to represent the Winspur, the river with the fork, please do! I don't know how geography should look so if you can think of a more natural look, even without a fork go right ahead. As for the river through the forest, I don't rightly know; I'd have to leave it to how you think it would run based on what you've drawn. The river running to the marsh is just fine, I saw that and was kind of like "Duh! The water must come from somewhere!".

07-16-2010, 01:21 PM
Glad to help, my friend. Consider it a free sample! If you ever want to pay for some more in-depth work, you know where to come! :)

I made the fork into two separate rivers so the river police don't come a-knocking (while still, I think, sectioning off Arthekor), tossed on a few islands to the continent doesn't look so lonely, and added the Emerald-Wash (the Faerun map just has the rivers running right over the forests, so I did the same). Also tried to mimic the other map's labeling, and included a version with and without for your ease in adding roads, city markers, and labeling in the future.

07-16-2010, 02:25 PM
Must appreciated Reckless, and I will definitely be coming to you for some paid work in the future!

07-18-2010, 03:20 PM
marked as taken!