View Full Version : First World and Regional Maps

01-21-2012, 04:48 PM
Hey guys what's up?

I'm new to drawing maps, but I made a try, because I like maps. I don't have the skills to do an amazing map like most of the forum so take it easy.
I hand-made it. At first I made some Continental Lines, then I scanned (?) it and used photoshop to make the Lines more clearly. Still using photoshop, I made "Coast Lines", to indentify the sea (of course).

(Here how it looks like at this point: http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t169/Rotciv12/unnamedwmap.jpg)

Then I chose a Scale for both Maps (World and Regional) and determined North.

At the World map I made Political Divisions of Countries/Kingdoms/Realms/Empires.
At the Regional Map I draw the most important rivers and a mountain chain.

So, let's see how it is:

World Map with Political Divisions:

Regional Map with Mountais and Important Rivers (need to learn how to draw Forests, any tips?):

Some observations:
The political divisions may look like "everything to close" but it's not. It is just POLITICAL division, doesn't mean that all the area is inhabited.
There is some stains in the last two pictures because my scanner is stained, not my fault.
I'm really new on this so I'm open to suggestions =P

PS.: A General Question about the Forum: what does "WIP" means?

01-22-2012, 06:13 PM
Your post was stalled in moderation, so I have approved it!

WIP means "Work In Progress" that you want comments, help, or constructive criticism with, as opposed to a finished map you are just showing off.

-Rob A>

01-22-2012, 07:20 PM
Wow, thanks for sharing! This is looking really nice.8)

01-27-2012, 03:36 PM
Thanks RobA and dangerdog15.

I still stucked on that. I was hoping to see more tips or critics about something wrong or whatever.
I'll take the silence of the 109 forum members wich have seen the post as a good critic.
My next step is on the Forests of the Regional Map, than the cities and names and etc.

Still open for replies though. Feel free fellas.