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GFlame
10-14-2013, 10:15 AM
Hi, guys. My name is Alexander. I'm new to cartography and currently are making maps for some forum roleplay game. But as I can see now, my maps is... well, terrible. Guess I can learn many new things from you and this forum.

feanaaro
10-14-2013, 10:44 AM
Actually, I can't see any map. Is there something missing in your post maybe?

GFlame
10-14-2013, 01:57 PM
Well, okay, that's what I have for now:
I'm not done with it, of course.

foremost
10-14-2013, 02:28 PM
Hey, that's not so bad! I know it's better than I could do with computer mapping. The mountains and trees look cool. What are the pointy-looking red things?

I'd probably fix the scale so that the ticks are vertical, slanted they look 3-D, and this isn't a 3-D map. Not sure if that's just a placeholder compass. Be sure to show us the next version, please :)

Domino44
10-14-2013, 03:14 PM
That isn't bad at all, I started off way worse than that. You need to change your compass, your colors are too bright and there are a few other things that still need work but for a start that isn't a bad map. I think if you worked at it a bit and learned a few things it could turn out to be really nice.

GFlame
10-15-2013, 05:57 AM
foremost, Domino44, thanks for words of cheers.


What are the pointy-looking red things?
Red things are camps of inhabitants of steppes. And those compass and scale are just placeholders, yes. Maybe I'll remove them later.


your colors are too bright
Thanks. It's not too hard to change with CC3. From beginning this map was planned to look like steppe. Too bad I don't have enough skills. Maybe you know some topics which may be helpful?

Domino44
10-15-2013, 08:39 AM
I am by far not the most talented cartographer here so what I would encourage you to do is post any questions you have, a better artist than me will give you better input than I would. You don't have to look very long to find amazing maps here so look around find what you like and try to create something that is still your own but better than anything you have done before. Every map that I have done I have felt I have learned new things and grown with each new map I created.

GFlame
10-15-2013, 10:19 AM
Got it :)
By the way, this is how my map looks after little bit of correction:

foremost
10-16-2013, 11:21 AM
The colors in either one look fine to me, it'll just determine the style of map. If you want to make it more realistic-looking, you could have patches of grass instead of one flat color.

GFlame
10-16-2013, 01:36 PM
Wow, guess this conversation did not feet the introductory part already :) Next version will be in Regional/World mapping.