View Full Version : World Maps - WIP

05-28-2008, 12:29 AM
In my intro (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2079)thread and in another WIP thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=2089)I posted, going through RobA's tutorial, I allude to some world maps I've been working on.

Here are some of those images (I've linked to them, do to file size, which has been chopped in 1/3 of the original size to 2400x1200 pix):

The first thing I did was draw in several Meridians and a few lines of Latitude (the equator, tropics, and arctic lines, or thereabouts).

After that, I drew in a rough guide of where the tectonic plates were located, as well as the direction of the movement of those plates:

Tectonics (http://www.cartographersguild.com/picture.php?albumid=23&pictureid=129)

Then I sketched in some rough blobs of green color, based on a preliminary map I had hand-drawn, to get the shapes and placement of the continents:

Rough Continents (http://www.cartographersguild.com/picture.php?albumid=23&pictureid=130) (I've left the plate boundaries and directions visible here.)

Then I did some initial work on the coasts, filling in some specific features I was looking for, and adding a few things I'd forgotten before:

Changed Coasts (http://www.cartographersguild.com/picture.php?albumid=23&pictureid=131)

I plan to try to use RobA's technique on these continents to see what I can come up with.