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05-10-2008, 07:01 PM
Hi, my name is Chris

I have always doodled maps even when I was young and not to sound naive but I never thought about it much past that, even after I became an avid Photoshop user. I use Photoshop 7 and and mostly do "inking" (coloring) and standard picture editing.

I am in the US Air Force so if I post a lot for a few weeks and then disappear for several months it is because I travel for work (sometimes on short notice).

I am looking forward to learning from this community and hopefully even contributing to it.


05-10-2008, 08:25 PM
Welcome to the Guild Chris. Looking forward to seeing some of your samples.

05-10-2008, 10:20 PM
Welcome aboard Chris, I understand the "short notice travel" thing myself, did it quite regularly for 20 years in the AF....Hope you go better places than I went.;)

05-12-2008, 05:22 AM
Welcome to the Guild, Chris! Looking forward to seeing your maps! Do have a go at this month's challenge and also take a look at the Cooperative Worldbuilding section of the community - both great places to start if you'd like to draw a map but have no particular project in mind.

05-12-2008, 07:46 AM
Former air force myself here ;) Ooh-Rah!

05-12-2008, 09:58 AM
Welcome, sir! I look forward to perusing your mapping goodness.

05-13-2008, 11:38 AM
Sorry I'm late. Welcome to the forums!

05-13-2008, 11:58 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome... I have already learned so much from all of you here @ the C-Guild. It is nice to “see” some friendly military types around here too.

To tell you a little more about myself I am 27 and have been in the Air force for 9 years… I have a wife and two girls 7 and 2 (soon to be 8 and 3!!!)…

I am a Systems Administration Technician as a day job… and an “un-published” novelist/screenplay writer and avid Photoshop-er by candle light…

I have worked with Photoshop or other similar graphics program for the better part of my life as a hobby and mostly do more of the photo “retouching” and “repair” type stuff. I have in the past year or so started branching out into other types of graphic art like “inking” (coloring), mostly pictures that someone else has hand drawn. I posted some of my early inking work here (http://www.theblood.net/Finished/).

My main goal here in this community it to draw some maps that look good but also have a useful purpose… In the past most of my hand drawn maps really had no reason for being.

Anyway, I look forward to posting around the forum and again thank you for the nice welcome.


P.S. By way of a “taste” of what I have already learned here is a quick test I did.

05-13-2008, 12:07 PM
In the past most of my hand drawn maps really had no reason for being.

Please don't worry about that! most of the maps I do are "pointless"....or as I prefer to say, "art" :P

-Rob A>

P.S. Nice rivers :)

05-13-2008, 12:16 PM
Welcome, Chris, and THANK YOU for your service to our country. :)