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tonydowler
06-30-2008, 12:21 AM
I can't beleive this site existed and nobody told me about it.

Hi everybody,

I'm a self-professed map geek and collector with a leaning towards fantasy maps. I'm heavily influenced by fantasy cartography of the 1970s - early 80s, particularly old-school D&D, Tolkein, and the Narnia novels.

Currently, all my map work is either hand-drawn or electronic manipulations of hand-drawn stuff. I've got a portofio up on Flickr here:
http://flickr.com/photos/37996594214@N01/sets/72157601899446999/

There's some beautiful stuff on this site. You guys rock!

jfrazierjr
06-30-2008, 12:48 AM
Welcome to the Guild tonydowler! There are some really cool items on your flickr site. Post up some stuff here, and feel free to post your works in progress for comments and criticisms. I really like your ISO city/town views, they are really kind of nice. I am sure many people would love it if you were to make some ISO style city/castle/tower icons and make them available for personal use (at least I would!) Also, be sure to check out the tutorial section as I am sure there are many things that might give you some new inspiration for different styles.

Joe

Ghalev
06-30-2008, 01:23 AM
Nice stuff, man!

NeonKnight
06-30-2008, 01:49 AM
Love the Iso city maps as well. Beautiful

ravells
06-30-2008, 06:41 AM
Welcome to the guild! It's great to have more iso maps - we have so few !

tonydowler
06-30-2008, 12:59 PM
I am sure many people would love it if you were to make some ISO style city/castle/tower icons and make them available for personal use (at least I would!)

That's a great idea! I never thought of trying that. OK, one more project added to the list. :)

jfrazierjr
06-30-2008, 01:28 PM
That's a great idea! I never thought of trying that. OK, one more project added to the list. :)

Cool... If you do end up posting some stuff here, make sure you include details on how it's licensed. Many people here make their stuff available via some version of the creative commons license (check my sig for a link to their site). There are various versions which grant different types of permissions. If you have any questions, just ask.


Joe

Torq
06-30-2008, 03:44 PM
Welcome Tonydowler. I think you will find many map geeks here who are keen to share ideas, tips and crits. Your stuff looks really cool and the style is clearly your own. I think you'll have a great time here. Post and post often.

Cheers
Torq

Ascension
06-30-2008, 06:28 PM
Being the detail freak that I am (most of the time that is) I love those Flickr images with all the crenelations and tiny tidbits. A hearty welcome and a Hi-Oh Silver.

RobA
07-01-2008, 08:36 PM
Glad you popped in to say hi!

Hope you will post more of your work here.

Quick question - is the game word you have on flickr done on commission, or because you have a personal connection to the game developers?

Just curious...

-Rob A>

tonydowler
07-02-2008, 12:34 PM
A little of both. :)

Several of them were role-playing game commissions. A couple of the games aren't published yet. The Nihon map was for Blossoms are Falling
(http://www.indiepressrevolution.com/xcart/product.php?productid=16342&cat=0&page=1)

The Europe maps are for Spione, a cold-war spy game:
(http://spione.adept-press.com/

There are also maps for Stranger Things and Lanasia, neither of which has been published. The big city map is for Talislanta, just because I'm a fan. The other are variou and sundry game worlds I've played in or stuff I did for fun.