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CandyNikia
11-17-2010, 02:37 PM
Konnichiwa!

I'm from Crossett, Arkansas.

My cartography experience is very small. I haven't made any maps, but I'm always imagining grand landscapes in strange worlds. I hope I can make my visions come to life through the map creation.

jbgibson
11-17-2010, 03:34 PM
Kamtraya, CandyNikia of Crossett ! Welcome to the Guild - there is a wealth of available tutorials, and inspiration galore - pick something in a style you like and dive in! If you have whole worlds and settings already imagined, that's the hard part done - now "all" :-) you have to do is get them down on paper or screen ...

CandyNikia
11-17-2010, 09:41 PM
Right now I'm following Ascension's tutorials. It's very detailed and a map style I really love.

mearrin69
11-18-2010, 02:37 AM
In the spirit of non-English hails: Nihaoma? Welcome to the Guild!

jbgibson: Is that the greeting from the episode of Stargate where the team gets turned into android doubles? Or is it some real-world language with which I'm unfamiliar?

Steel General
11-18-2010, 11:13 AM
Welcome Aboard!

NeonKnight
11-19-2010, 03:50 AM
Welcome to the Guild!

tilt
11-19-2010, 06:46 AM
welcome ... when you're ready to start mapping - make a WIP thread for help and critique as you work :)

jbgibson
11-19-2010, 09:48 AM
@mearrin69 - yep, the greeting of Harlan from the Stargate Tin Man episode :-).

CandyNikia - do you imagine in a 'plan view' - i.e. top-down, as most maps, or in perspective - more as the view of a person on or only a bit above your imagined environments? I ask because while a map is technically a view from at least somewhat 'above', there are those of us who do perspective views - like the Plumton Featured Map by Crayons, all the way 'down to' eye-level landscape views. The 'low-level look' is in some ways more challenging to produce, but it's welcomed here if that is your forte'.