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tpinder17061
08-08-2010, 08:53 PM
Hi, I thought I'd de-lurk a tad and introduce myself.

I'm 28 years old and I've been drawing maps since childhood. When I was a child my parents painted my room half yellow and half blue for an eventual beach theme. That never really happened but part of the paint peeled and it looked like a series of islands. I ended up drawing them and turning them into an atlas for an island chain. Unfortunately that atlas has been lost to the ages. :( I used to draw maps about other things too. For my 4th grade geography project I drew an entire planet and wrote a history for it that got me a prize. :) That map too is lost. :(

Anyway, as an adult I've decided get back into it and I'm glad I found this site. I use FM5, FM8, CC3 and others. I find it's a learning curve---easier to draw by hand!

Ascension
08-08-2010, 09:11 PM
A lifelong mapper, I see. Glad to have ya here.

tpinder17061
08-08-2010, 10:11 PM
Get this...I majored in Geography :) I'm not currently working in a field where I get paid to draw maps except on rare occasions for rare projects, but it's a goal.

NeonKnight
08-09-2010, 12:17 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

Steel General
08-09-2010, 12:17 PM
Welcome Aboard!

tilt
08-18-2010, 11:24 AM
welcome... check out the tutorials and when you're ready - post in the WIP section for help and critique :)