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Ph0n1k
11-04-2011, 05:21 PM
First, Hello to you all.

Second, Gawd knows what made me think of fantasy map making as a pastime. I like art and drawing and love the maps you find at the start of fantasy books combining the 2 seems like a great thing to do.

Third, I already have a fantasy map, kind of. I did a CD compilation for some friends and made a composite map from a road atlas of all the places they live.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JG_N4eRZYys/TrRH7-0j6CI/AAAAAAAAAaE/k5C_u6tSn_8/s512/main1.jpg

Its a mish mash of Devon, Northamptonshire, Aberdeen, London, Grimsby, Nottingham, Sheffield and Grimsby. Its kinda unusuall, not in anyway connected to the suff here, but I just thought I'd share it all the same.

Jon

jbgibson
11-04-2011, 07:57 PM
Clever. What'd you use to build it?

Oh, and welcome to the Guild - and thank you for contributing right away!

maxsdaddy
11-04-2011, 08:47 PM
Nice to see you here.
I suspect it this will really help your friends cut down their commuting times! :)

Ph0n1k
11-05-2011, 10:13 AM
Clever. What'd you use to build it?

Oh, and welcome to the Guild - and thank you for contributing right away!

The map was made in Photoshop, I scanned the pages, then placed them for 'best fit' and re drew the roads etc to make a workable map. igf you look, the blue grid lines are all over the show.

NeonKnight
11-05-2011, 03:31 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

Love the look of the map!

jbgibson
11-05-2011, 08:32 PM
Ah, a mashup of real atlas maps. Cool. There's a Guild member who does that with satellite topo maps to get Really, Really realistic landforms - get a load of the results a2area got (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?8142-Torentine-Empire-my-li-l-corner-of-a-fictional-world&p=93570&viewfull=1#post93570) with a patient puzzle-fitting of terrain.

Steel General
11-10-2011, 07:47 AM
Welcome Aboard!