View Full Version : Where Have I Been?

01-21-2009, 11:38 AM
So I've been away for a while.
But I've made quite a few new maps since I was here last. Thought I'd share some.

I am now up to 47 regional maps -- I have somewhere around 25 left to produce. Nothing new in terms of style, but I'm filling in the unmapped parts of the world and I am getting to a point where I can see the finish line.


Steel General
01-21-2009, 12:57 PM
No matter how many times I see any of these, I am always amazed at the quality.

Well done!

01-21-2009, 04:43 PM
I would kill just for your ability to name stuff much less the rest of the quality of work.

01-21-2009, 04:53 PM
I'm with pig, if I could do this I'd start my own magazine being the Nat Geo for fantasy worlds and I'd do the maps of course. But since I can't I'll just have to drool and rep :) Excellent stuff as always.

01-21-2009, 05:00 PM
Where has he been? Avoiding being repped of course. Definitely time to rectify that.

Truly lovely maps - a pleasure to look at.

01-21-2009, 05:51 PM
Very great work!

01-21-2009, 05:55 PM
Wherever you've been, I'm just so glad you're back Rob!!!

Those Fjords in the third map are worthy of Slartibartfast himself!!!

01-21-2009, 08:02 PM
Truly awesome!
Curious - how do you make the mountains?

01-21-2009, 08:57 PM
Fantastic work! Truly inspirational - very cool and extremely well done. Now if you excuse me, I need to pick my jaw off the floor. :lol:

01-22-2009, 09:19 AM
Thanks all!

@Ravells: Those aren't fjords, they're mangrove swamps! Anyways I'm glad I didn't incur the wrath of the river police (yet).

@valadaar: There's a tutorial around here somewhere... let me see... here it is (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=1577). It's basically a straight export from Fractal Terrains. Although I've found that a combination of median filter + surface blur will give you very nice results.


01-22-2009, 09:21 AM
Hello, HandsomeRob.

One wonders if you are as handsome and beautiful as your maps are?

(Hmmm... not sure that came out right... :? )

I'm not sure I've been around long enough to realize you were away, however; welcome back.

I am very impressed with the quality and beauty of your maps. Actually, impressed is not a good enough word to relay to you how taken I am by your mapping skills.

I would be quite interested in any knowledge you would be willing to share as to how you create your maps. Your coastlines are exquisite, your mountains wonderful, your skill wonderous.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful maps. Consider yourself repped.



01-22-2009, 09:45 AM
so when does the atlas get published? You doing any demographic work in there? You want to collab on the demographic stuff (more my strong suit)?

01-22-2009, 10:32 AM
I am always inspired when I see these. Amazing!

01-22-2009, 11:51 AM
so when does the atlas get published? You doing any demographic work in there? You want to collab on the demographic stuff (more my strong suit)?

Well, I've got 25 more regional maps and 13 more continental maps to make yet, and then I want to index the whole thing (gah!), but after that point I will be self-publishing. Don't worry, I'll be sure to let you know.

Demographics? Well, every city and town placed on my maps has a population figure listed in an excel sheet. Pretty much every nation has a population figure as well. I am a geek about populations. But maybe you have something else in mind that you'd want to tackle?


01-22-2009, 12:51 PM
Is it my imagination or did you have only 41 reputation just yesterday! :shock:

You certainly deserve every point you've gotten. :)

01-26-2009, 07:07 PM
got to add to the rep count!

very cool, and prolific :cool:

01-26-2009, 07:58 PM
I have repped you Rob, and if this is a second time for these maps, you truly deserve it!