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10-26-2013, 12:58 AM
I figure that I should actually say 'Hi' here. I posted up a couple maps already, but it occurred to me that I should still pop up here and actually introduce myself.

So I go by the handle Psylence. I just recently became interested in map making. I don't have a lot of background in art, few classes here and there, but I'm having fun learning as I go. I use the PS/GIMP approach to things. I tried using some of the other tools initially, but they never really did what I wanted or seemed like I needed to do a lot of work for something that still looked pretty generated. So I loaded up a few tutorials(Thanks to all you people who make those things, they help cut my learning curve down a lot), and started to play with it. Created a few towns(thanks to Ascension), then a region map, then a more... After three days I made my first region map that I was happy with and posted it up in the WIP/Region thread as it will (inevitably) never end being worked on, and just today started work on/tossed up a WIP submission to the Lite Mapping Challenge.

I'm here because I've been in a bit of a rut lately. Not to go too deep into it, but the job market sucks and I need to branch out. Art's always been something I've toyed around with, but I had some bad experiences with it earlier. Now I'm working my creative muscles, and who knows - maybe I'll be able to turn this into something. Long story short, I like critiques and advice(by all means give 'em so I can get better), and this place seems like a pretty interesting forum to be. Take it easy and see you all around.

10-28-2013, 03:49 PM
Welcome to the Guild, Psylence. Sorry to hear about the rut, but if you want to flex your creative muscles, this is a great place to be.

10-29-2013, 04:29 PM
Thank you, on all accounts. :)

11-01-2013, 04:32 AM
Welcome to the Guild Psylence! Well I do hope that you get things figured out on the employment side, but I'm glad that you found us and look forward to seeing more of your work.


11-02-2013, 03:19 AM
Thanks for the welcome, arsheesh. It's appreciated. Gotta say, really love the look of your maps. Your trees are damn nice, here's hoping I can get mine looking that good at some point.