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tovokas
08-30-2010, 04:21 AM
Though I've been creating maps for ages, I only recently discovered this fine forum! The quality of work here is incredible, and the willingness to share knowledge/techniques is refreshing.

My tools have meandered from pen and pencil (back in the day) to Corel Draw and Photopaint, then Photoshop, a brief foray into Campaign Cartographer, and finally, for the last 3 years or so, Xara.

I'm a professional graphics/flash/web developer by trade, and I generally map to relax. Most of my maps are for my own use, though I've won a few contests over the years, and have created fantasy maps for David Farland (Runelords), Martin Millar (Thraxas), and Lois McMaster Bujold (Sharing Knife).

I look forward to learning from the fine folks here and sharing some of my own work.

Take care,

Tovokas

Ramah
08-30-2010, 04:34 AM
Welcome to the guild, Tovokas.

I look forward to seeing what you can do, which I expect is a lot considering your past history. You just built yourself a level I expect you to live up to, my friend. :)

tovokas
08-30-2010, 05:09 AM
Thanks Ramah! It's a treat you responded first, as your incredible Vaniya map actually inspired me to check out the guild and get involved.

Ramah
08-30-2010, 05:35 AM
Thanks for the compliment.

If Vaniya inspired you to check this place out, can I ask where it was that you saw it first then?

tovokas
08-30-2010, 05:45 AM
I believe I was searching on Google for info on a mapping topic, stain textures?, or was it rhumb lines?... not sure - but in any event your map showed up in the image gallery. It linked directly to the Guild.

Ramah
08-30-2010, 05:52 AM
I believe I was searching on Google for info on a mapping topic, stain textures?, or was it rhumb lines?... not sure - but in any event your map showed up in the image gallery. It linked directly to the Guild.

Ah, right. Cool. :)

Redrobes
08-30-2010, 08:13 AM
Welcome Tovokas. Cant wait to see your maps with such pedigree. In the finished map section there is a thumbnails sticky thread. Run through the A-Z of finished maps here and see what you like.

tilt
08-30-2010, 10:45 AM
welcome to the guild and I second the others - throw some maps up here so we can ooohh and aaaahh at you ;)

Steel General
08-30-2010, 04:50 PM
Welcome Aboard!

NeonKnight
08-30-2010, 08:33 PM
Welcome to the Guild!