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CowboyKim
02-08-2009, 05:23 PM
Greetings.

My name is CowboyKim, and I am glad to be a new member here at Cartographer's guild. I've lurked on the forums a bit, and I've finally decided to come out on the open and post one of my mini maps. Unfortunately, my scanner is currently broken, so I had to take a snapshot with a digital camera.

As you can see, the flash made some parts of the map too bright, but I hope you won't mind.

I would appreciate some feedback, both positive and negative.

CowboyKim
02-08-2009, 05:32 PM
Whoops, I forgot to attach the actual map:mrgreen: Silly me.

ravells
02-08-2009, 05:34 PM
Hi Cowboy

Nice handdrawn map!

My suggestions are: Download software like Gimp, you will be able to get many more effects on your map to make it more pleasing.

- Welcome to the Guild!

CowboyKim
02-08-2009, 05:44 PM
Hi Cowboy

Nice handdrawn map!

My suggestions are: Download software like Gimp, you will be able to get many more effects on your map to make it more pleasing.

- Welcome to the Guild!

I usually hand draw all my maps, but I'll try to cook up something with Gimp. Nice tutorial BTW.

Here's another poorly snapshotted mini map. It's a lot more legible if you save it onto your hard drive and zoom in.

Steel General
02-08-2009, 05:49 PM
Welcome Aboard!

ravells
02-08-2009, 05:49 PM
Thanks!

A couple of other suggestions:

Once you're happy with the pencil version, go over it with a black pen, it'll make it stand out more, particularly from the background grid.

You could add more interest to the map by hatching in a more regular way, too.

Keep at it!

CowboyKim
02-08-2009, 06:11 PM
Thanks!

A couple of other suggestions:

Once you're happy with the pencil version, go over it with a black pen, it'll make it stand out more, particularly from the background grid.

You could add more interest to the map by hatching in a more regular way, too.

Keep at it!

Thank you, I'll make a Gimp map and post it in a few days. Here's another one.