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Turgenev
04-18-2008, 04:14 PM
Okay, let's see... first some info about myself. I'm Tim and by day I'm a web/graphic designer and by night I'm an avid RPGer and map maker. I used to draw my maps by hand but within the last few months I've switched to using Photoshop to draw my maps.

I do mostly dungeon maps but I have also done a few cavern, fortress and town maps. My style tends towards an old school style with a little extra touches to the maps (but nothing too crazy because I try to keep things printer friendly). I'm enjoying drawing and experimenting with my maps. My maps can be found here:

http://paratime.ca/cartography/

I guess I wanted to say hi and I look forward to exploring these boards.

RPMiller
04-18-2008, 04:23 PM
Welcome to the Guild! I like your Village Map 001. It has a very nice style to it that is simplistic and yet artistic.

Turgenev
04-18-2008, 04:29 PM
Welcome to the Guild! I like your Village Map 001. It has a very nice style to it that is simplistic and yet artistic.

Thanks for the welcome. As for the village map, I drew it by hand (first with pencil and then inked with pen & sharpie marker). I have the original pinned up on my wall. I would like to draw more when I can find the spare time. ;)

RPMiller
04-18-2008, 04:32 PM
I hear you. Definitely continue to share them. This sort of thing is great for getting style ideas and whatnot.

Torq
04-18-2008, 04:59 PM
Welcome to the guild Turgenev. Some great stuff on your site. I think you are going to like it here. Dont forget to post as much as you can. Also check out the CWBP. We are always looking for people to get invloved and its a good way to jump right in and get to know some of the good cats here.

Torq

thebax2k
04-18-2008, 05:10 PM
Welcome aboard Turgenev. I've been following your map thread on Dragonsfoot for some time now. Both the variety and the sheer number of maps you've managed to turn out is impressive. I shudder to think what a Megadungeon level would look like from you. I hope you do put up a few more levels of the mountain fortess. Good mapping.

RobA
04-18-2008, 05:27 PM
Hi Tim!

Nice to see someone here, from close by in RL!

I'll have to find the time to go through your whole site...looks like a lot of work there :)

-Rob A>

Turgenev
04-18-2008, 05:42 PM
Welcome to the guild Turgenev. Some great stuff on your site. I think you are going to like it here. Dont forget to post as much as you can. Also check out the CWBP. We are always looking for people to get invloved and its a good way to jump right in and get to know some of the good cats here.

Torq

Thanks Torq. I plan on posting more maps as I make them and I will be checking out the whole site in more detail (I'm always open to learning new ideas and looking at the cool work done here). At this moment, I'm still figuring out what belongs were. ;)

Turgenev
04-18-2008, 05:45 PM
Welcome aboard Turgenev. I've been following your map thread on Dragonsfoot for some time now. Both the variety and the sheer number of maps you've managed to turn out is impressive. I shudder to think what a Megadungeon level would look like from you. I hope you do put up a few more levels of the mountain fortess. Good mapping.

Hey thebax2k! It's good to see another Dragonsfooter here. Designing a megadungeon map doesn't scare me. Writing up and stating the rooms for a megadungeon is what scares me! ;) I'll be revisiting the mountain fortress again (I have a few ideas about the upper levels and the lower 'dungeon' levels).

torstan
04-18-2008, 05:47 PM
Looks like you are a Greyhawk fan. Definitely check out Anna's threads in the regional/world mapping (and also in the featured maps section). They are a sight to behold and could well be useful to you.

The Cartographist
04-18-2008, 05:49 PM
Really nice maps. You've definitely done a LOT of mapping.

Turgenev
04-18-2008, 05:50 PM
Hi Tim!

Nice to see someone here, from close by in RL!

I'll have to find the time to go through your whole site...looks like a lot of work there :)

-Rob A>

Hey Rob. Thanks for the welcome. There aren't that many maps on my site yet - only 61 maps and counting but some of them are duplicates/variants. I love drawing maps so there will be many more to come.

Turgenev
04-18-2008, 05:54 PM
Looks like you are a Greyhawk fan. Definitely check out Anna's threads in the regional/world mapping (and also in the featured maps section). They are a sight to behold and could well be useful to you.

I just checked out Anna's Greyhawk maps - my jaw hit the floor! Wow! Thanks for the head's up.

Turgenev
04-18-2008, 05:55 PM
Really nice maps. You've definitely done a LOT of mapping.

I feel like I've just started with my mapping 'adventure'. There's so much to learn and try to do yet. I think I found the right place to do all the above. :D

thebax2k
04-18-2008, 08:43 PM
There's a mind numbing amount of stuff to see around here Turgenev, but check out the following threads:

Quindia-- http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1522&highlight=quindia Mr. Harrison is a gifted illustrator. Your maps look great Turgenev, but his map of the realm of Quindia is jaw dropping--not bad for nearly 30 years of work! :D

Neonknights Maps-- http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=845&highlight=neonknight http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=852&highlight=neonknight and http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1183&highlight=neonknight
A great deal of pen and paper drawing with some cad work. Neonknights stuff is oldschool, but in a good way. It brings back pleasant memories of long ago.

Realm of Estalia-- http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=728&highlight=grobius Mr. Shortling is now deceased, but he turned out an amazing number of plans for castles and structures on his site while he was alive. Estalia was one of the first sites that literally had my jaw hitting the floor from the sheer number of maps.

Maps of the Selandia Campaign-- http://pagesperso-orange.fr/selandia/selandia.htm Another campaign site that blew me away. The maps can look like Bob Ross paintings at times, but they are very colorful and the sheer diversity of them is amazing.

Good luck hunting around the site. If you like maps Turgenev, you've hit the mother lode :)

NeonKnight
04-18-2008, 09:00 PM
Welcome to the Group. Great to have another Canuck in the group :)

Turgenev
04-19-2008, 01:48 AM
Thanks for the welcome, NeonKnight. And thanks to thebax2k for the links. I'm going to enjoy exploring those.

As for myself, I still consider myself a novice map maker since I have only started making new maps in the last couple of months. I used to draw many by hand when I was much younger but then life took over. These days I have found myself rediscovering the fun of map making. I still have lots to learn. I'm looking forward to it.

The Cartographist
04-19-2008, 01:08 PM
"The maps can look like Bob Ross paintings at times"

thebax2k - You say that as if it is a bad thing! Bob Ross was the MAN, and it was a sad day indeed when he left this world.

pyrandon
04-19-2008, 01:40 PM
Hi, Tim! Welcome to our hole ;)

I hope to see you posting soon. Take care.

Turgenev
04-19-2008, 02:34 PM
Hi, Tim! Welcome to our hole ;)

I hope to see you posting soon. Take care.

Thanks Pyrandon. Don't worry, I'll be posting soon (as soon as I finish writing this actually *grin*).

jaerdaph
04-19-2008, 08:39 PM
It's good to see you here, Turgenev - welcome! I've been a fan of your work for awhile now. :)

Turgenev
04-19-2008, 11:36 PM
It's good to see you here, Turgenev - welcome! I've been a fan of your work for awhile now. :)

Thanks Jaerdaph. It's nice to see a familiar "face" here.

ravells
04-20-2008, 02:51 AM
Welcome to the guild, Turgenev. I love your castle plans (nice thick external walls!). Do have a go at our monthly challenge - it's a great way to produce a defined work against a deadline - (although being a graphic designer by trade, presumably you have more than enough of that already, lol!)

Turgenev
04-20-2008, 03:28 AM
Welcome to the guild, Turgenev. I love your castle plans (nice thick external walls!). Do have a go at our monthly challenge - it's a great way to produce a defined work against a deadline - (although being a graphic designer by trade, presumably you have more than enough of that already, lol!)

LOL! it is usually... hurry, hurry, hurry followed by wait, wait, wait. :) Thanks for the welcome, ravells. Don't worry, I'll be checking out *all* of this site with time. I have so many mapping ideas I want to pursue but the question is finding the time to do them all.