View Full Version : Middle-east Cobalt Valley

03-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Hi guys, this is my first map post in this forum, and I'll be using my "starting region for my next RPG" map. Done in GIMP.

I followed some tutorials and I got this final map. I think it's ok, but I may be blind with my "beloved brand new child".

The "handwritten" font represents villages and towns. The other font represents the land, like forests and rivers. I tried to follow all the hints on name positioning that I'd found.


03-23-2014, 10:39 PM
Good start, I like the mountains a lot.

03-24-2014, 06:44 AM
Thank you.
I like the mountains too, but I am not satisfied with the rivers on the mountains, it seems strange to me. I will try to improve that in the next map.

05-08-2014, 12:22 AM
Really nice map, I liked it. Good start from you mate!!!

05-08-2014, 04:02 AM
I like the map. I agree about the rivers. I have the same issue when I do rivers. They never look right. I was given the suggestion of googling images of river maps. It has actually helped me to make better looking rivers. The mountains are not bad. They are better then what I can do freehand with a computer.


05-09-2014, 11:49 AM
Thank you.

I did this map using this tutorial http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/1142-%5Baward-winner%5D-using-gimp-create-artistic-regional-rpg-map.html

And for the mountains, this one http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/4335-%5Baward-winner%5D-simple-mountains-gimp.html

For the rivers, I'd found a better way, just use this tutorial http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/18280-%5Baward-winner%5D-eriond-tutorial-gimp-wilbur.html

Freehand is hard, but is awesome.