View Full Version : Elvarn Trading Cities

09-21-2010, 12:55 AM
This is my first finished map here. I started this to see if I could make a map that didn't require any drawing of any kind as I know some people who cite lack of artistic abilities as the reason they can't make maps.

I started with a picture of tree bark (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kaiu/4806961210/) I'd taken earlier this year. After running it through threshold and edge-detect, I traced my continents. Then I stole ideas from these (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?10655-Hand-Drawn-Mapping-%28for-the-Artistically-Challenged%29) three (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?1142-Award-Winner-Using-GIMP-to-Create-an-Artistic-Regional-RPG-Map) tutorials (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?9056-Award-Winner-Creating-Realistic-Coastlines) until I had the start of something I liked. After that I just played around. The WIP thread was also very useful. I had a lot of fun making this.


09-21-2010, 02:21 AM
Yep, it's cool. I look forward to seeing more stuff from you. I think it's better than my first map.

09-21-2010, 09:32 AM
Really good work for you're first map.I really like the color scheme of this map. Repped.