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Tadiera
11-26-2011, 01:39 PM
Hello!

I am so very, very new. I've sketched out rough and rather terrible maps by hand before, but I've been writing a series of novels that I intend to get published some day and I think I've held the map in my head (with rough doodles in notebooks) for much too long. Especially since the world keeps expanding past one continent.


So here I am, introducing myself, while I dig through tutorials and try to find what method would work best for me. I'm really looking for a hand-drawn, antique-map feel... but something that would translate well to being printed for a novel. So I don't need fancy colors, the look of creases, etc... Tall-order, I guess, but from what I've seen around here I think I might be able to find my way to figuring something out.


Beyond trying to learn to be a better cartographer and working on my novel, I also enjoy gaming (TT, video, board...), music (listening mostly, though I do try to learn various instruments from time to time), and being creative... which mostly means crochet and embroidery, but I also dabble in jewelry-making and whatever else may strike my fancy at any given time.

RobA
11-26-2011, 04:27 PM
Hi Tadiera-

Both your posts were aught in our moderation queue. I approved this one and deleted the duplicate.

Welcome!

-Rob A>

Tadiera
11-26-2011, 08:03 PM
Hi Tadiera-

Both your posts were aught in our moderation queue. I approved this one and deleted the duplicate.

Welcome!

-Rob A>

Ah! Thank you so much. My browser gave me some fits after the first one and I never got confirmation (on my end) that it went through, so I assumed it did not. :)

Alex
11-26-2011, 11:33 PM
Welcome to the forums, Tadiera!

Jewelry making? Very interesting! My mother makes jewelry too! You are writing a novel? Awesome! :D

Tadiera
11-26-2011, 11:44 PM
Welcome to the forums, Tadiera!

Jewelry making? Very interesting! My mother makes jewelry too! You are writing a novel? Awesome! :D

I someday long to take some proper silversmithing workshops (and a local artist has told me she is setting up a new studio so she can someday- joy!). Most of what I do now is either bead, wire, or clay. I don't work on things often, mostly as the mood hits; I seem to be more interested in the process and theory than actual application. :D


I am writing a novel. It's a world I've been working on for about ten years and have finally pegged down the story I want to write. Hoping to have it ready to submit to publishers by summer 2012. :)

Lukc
11-27-2011, 04:06 AM
Welcome. :)

For a hand made map feel I recommend you do it by hand, then clean it up on a PC. Simple and effective.