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Djekspek
12-20-2011, 06:17 PM
Hi, I revamped some of the step-by-step tutorials I did (added some steps and made them look better :). I posted them on my new website (fantasy-maps.com (http://fantasy-maps.com)) but of course I leave a copy here for people interested. cheers, DJ

mearrin69
12-20-2011, 07:19 PM
Nice stuff. Thanks for sharing!
M

Elzevir
12-22-2011, 04:41 PM
Great work ! Simple, yet impressive.

ravells
12-23-2011, 01:12 PM
As one of the top artists on the guild, it's incredibly kind of you to share your techniques with the rest of us.

Thanks a million DJ!

Djekspek
01-02-2012, 04:33 PM
thanks guys, I revamped and updated another tut I did some time ago. This is about creating a compass rose. It's not so hard to create a compass rose yourself, its all about repeating elements. The next tut will be a completely new one :) cheers, DJ

Jaxilon
01-02-2012, 05:19 PM
Haha, that's great, I will have to try something like this myself. I always twitch when it comes to creating the Compass rose but now I'm looking forward to it.

Lord Kev
01-07-2012, 09:13 PM
Great work with these tuts.
thnaks

eViLe_eAgLe
01-08-2012, 03:15 AM
Awesome work DJ.

pasis
01-08-2012, 03:47 AM
These are just great. As I don't have a tablet, these are a bit too hard to do, but they got me to do mapping with pen and paper which I haven't done years.

silverhead
01-08-2012, 05:26 AM
I'm definitely saving these for reference. Thanks!

Djekspek
03-21-2012, 07:23 PM
So many different styles of trees on maps... Not really a tutorial, but I thought lets put together a quick reference of possible trees. Maybe of help to people... cheers

maxsdaddy
03-21-2012, 10:26 PM
Thanks for sharing. Thread rated.

rpgmapmaker
03-22-2012, 02:40 PM
I do like your art. These are fine examples of how to do things. I really like the canyons and trees, but the compass method is something I will need to play with and make some more brushes! Thread rated!

arsheesh
04-23-2012, 10:53 PM
Thanks for sharing these DJ! Repped and Rated.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Lukc
04-24-2012, 03:48 AM
Some nice trees, although you missed a few of my favourites. I'll post my "reply" shortly :)

Korash
04-24-2012, 01:18 PM
Bookmarked your site for future reference :D

All the more Rep tooya :)

Oh yeah..need to rate this too :D

Djekspek
05-05-2012, 12:55 PM
Another step-by-step tutorial I made on request. It tells the basics on how I draw isometric symbols for my maps. I hope you enjoy! cheers, DJ

Gidde
05-06-2012, 11:56 AM
Oh wow thank you thank you thank you for this one. I have tried SO MANY TIMES to do this and failed completely. Rep coming your way!

Djekspek
05-06-2012, 02:20 PM
thanks, in the future I'll probably make some more for other symbols. cheers, DJ

Gidde
05-06-2012, 03:41 PM
If I could trouble you with a request, those little mini towns would be freakin' awesome ... I fail consistently at those too!

pasis
05-06-2012, 04:10 PM
I've said it before, but these are just awesome. I have actually tried few of these myself, but the outcome have not been even close to these pieces...I need more practise

Troedel
05-11-2012, 07:04 PM
Ha, found it! Thank you very much! ;)

Djekspek
05-13-2012, 05:46 PM
thanks! On request of Gidde I tried to make one for a city. Not as good as the last one but I hope this explains a little on how I think when I do these symbol thingies, .... and maybe it's of use. cheers, DJ

Gidde
05-13-2012, 06:56 PM
Well I think that's just dandy! Thanks so much for humoring my request :) I can't wait to go practice this up!

Edit. Ugh -- I still can't rep you yet. The thought is there!

McGooble
05-24-2012, 03:23 PM
Excellent work, Djekspek! It's obvious you're a pro, thanks for sharing your trade secrets. I'm new to this map making biz. I'm helping my brother with his map for his book to flesh them out in a more artistic way. These tuts and this site in general have been really helpful. It's getting me excited to start working :)

Schwarzkreuz
06-03-2012, 10:24 PM
Hi DJ,

I wanted to ask what the anme of your title font is, I like it.

neelhtak_backwards
06-04-2012, 10:18 AM
Excellent work Djekspek! Will definitely brush up on some of these when I get a bit of spare time. Looking forward to some more helpful tuts :D

Seraphine_Harmonium
06-04-2012, 04:25 PM
This is awesome! Just looking at this I can improve my forests in a real simple way, and this is great for all kinds of other stuff too. So, if you wanted more rounded buildings, I suppose you'd do it the same way as with those cities and castles, and just make the bottoms of the roofs and walls with a curve instead of a right angle?

Djekspek
06-04-2012, 07:34 PM
thanks guys, glad they are of use :) @Schwarzkreuz: the font is waters gothic (http://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=waters+gothic). cheers, DJ

Pellarhodon
06-11-2012, 06:32 AM
TY very mutch! Very not too bad.

Schwarzkreuz
06-14-2012, 09:53 PM
thanks guys, glad they are of use :) @Schwarzkreuz: the font is waters gothic (http://www.dafont.com/search.php?q=waters+gothic). cheers, DJ

TY, thats great. Ever a chance to see a vid of your painting process?

Djekspek
08-20-2012, 04:10 PM
Time for another quick step-by-step tutorial on making symbols for your maps. This time its about ice-walls. I hope you enjoy! cheers, DJ

ravells
08-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Yummy and gorgeous as always!