View Full Version : Dracnos - My 1st Map

08-08-2010, 03:44 PM
This is my map so far - there's still some work to be done, specifically along the rivers and coastlines (it will probably remain unlabeled for some time), but I figured it was about time to ask for some feedback. Right now I'm just using the generic mountain and hill brushes from Gidde's hand drawn mapping tutorial (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?10655-Hand-Drawn-Mapping-%28for-the-Artistically-Challenged%29) (and much thanks goes to him that this map even exists), but I will hopefully be able to sit down and sketch out some decent looking terrain at a later date. I should also thank RobA (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?533-Tutorial-Creating-old-weathered-paper-using-the-Gimp) and ironmetal250 (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?5664-Award-Winner-Hand-drawn-mtns.-and-other-stylistic-map-elements-for-use-in-PS-GIMP) for their handy tutorials.

Without further ado,



08-12-2010, 02:34 PM
Very good for your first map. My first map was wretched. Just keep going at it and soon you'll be making wicked awesome maps.

08-13-2010, 10:10 AM
It looks like you did not use the "Ink" tool, but rather "Brush" or "Pencil" to do your coastlines and rivers. They look very pixellated/ jaggy. Otherwise it looks good.