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08-18-2012, 12:07 PM
Heya all.
This is my first map so be gentle =)

I am working on this map for a fantasy campaign I am working on and I have run in to a bit of a snag.

I would like to indicate permanent ice and snow in th the northern parts of the continent, north of the mountains but I am unsure how.
When the base map is done, I will colour it up (or tone it, rather) and that might help but I would still love some assistance with ice-floes in the water and ice shelves and rifts/chasms in the land itself. The northern part needs more waterways but I am loathe to put them in before I have resolved my "ice problem".

I have used many tricks and brushes from this forum and I hope you can help me once again =)

::EDIT:: Memo to me: Remember to actually include picture.

08-18-2012, 01:46 PM
Not bad for a first map.. There is a texture site you would enjoy called cgtextures.com They have ice textures

08-18-2012, 11:19 PM
Thanks, I'll check it out now =)

08-20-2012, 04:06 PM
While I found a lot of nifty textures and some inspiration, the site mentioned didn't have exactly what I needed. I feel I may have explained it poorly in the first post, so here I go again =)

I am looking for brushes like those used for trees, mountains and hills, like those seen in Giddes (http://www.cartographersguild.com/member.php?9220-Gidde) fantastic tutorial (here (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?10655-Hand-Drawn-Mapping-(for-the-Artistically-Challenged))). I am really only missing swamp and ice. I have looked around for inspiration but I have yet to find anything or to be able to draw anything of the same quality.

Hope that clears things up. I apologize for mis-labeling the thread, I was not sufficiently careful with my nomenclature.