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Diego Malatesta
04-13-2013, 06:41 PM
Hey, I just wanted to say hello to everyone here :)

Recently I got interested in cartography by browsing some galleries on deviantart. I was especially amazed by the works of Djekspek so I've decided to give it a go and try to follow his fantasy map tutorial.

I cannot really draw, I made a few tries over the years reading books and copying stuff, but it's not really my thing. However drawing this small island was really fun and I felt quite satisfied when I finished the sketch.

So, here I am among great artists presenting my little sketch of Awyr Island and hoping to learn from the best ;)

Oh and sorry for the paper :P


04-14-2013, 11:57 AM
Welcome to the Guild, The Mappiest Place on the Web :)

You will be happy to know that DJ is a high;y thought of member here at the guild and he is quite active too. I can see some of his influence in your map and I like the line wieght giving the image depth. :)

Also, have some rep for posting a nice start to a great map in your first post here at the Guild :)

You should also start up a WIP (Work In Progress) thread with this because this is where you will get a LOT of help with all kinds of questions and suggestions on how to make it better.

Diego Malatesta
04-15-2013, 04:41 AM
Thanks Korash! :)

Djekspek invited me here and suggested me to post this sketch.

Thank you for the rep and for the info!

04-15-2013, 10:59 PM
Welcome to the Guild Diego Malatesta! That's a nice first map sketch, especially for a guy who doesn't fancy himself much of a drawer. Just imagine what you could do with a bit more practice! Look forward to seeing where this might lead.


Diego Malatesta
04-16-2013, 08:39 AM
Thank you Arsheesh.

Now I'll have to find a few tutorials on how to finish this map ;)

Josh H
08-04-2014, 10:41 PM
Hey Diego,

Nice map... I love the B&W hand drawn stuff. Nice depth and shading on the mountains. If I get stumped in Photoshop I often hand draw elements to scan and use.

Josh H.