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AltairUniverse
03-26-2009, 07:13 PM
Greetings, everyone. It seems as though this is the proper place for my introduction, so I shall post it here in brief:

I've been writing short stories and roleplaying in my fantasy setting ("Altair") since 2000. One of my fellow roleplayers ("Amerz") happened to be getting a degree in animation, so she has agreed to turn one of my old roleplaying campaigns into a graphic novel (Overtures).

Though Amerz is doing much of the drawing for me, I managed to cobble together some maps for Altair back in 2002. It is a multiplanetary setting roughly analogous to 18th-century Europe (i. e., harpsichords, stockings, tri-cornered hats, steam engines, printing presses, the occasional pompadour, etc.), with a great deal of Harry Potter-esque magic, and the usual Tolkienesque races (Gnomes, Dwarves, etc.).

At any rate, I've been meaning to revise my maps for years now, and look forward to looking at this forum for advice and inspiration. My old 2002 maps are posted on DeviantArt. (http://quietcritic.deviantart.com/gallery/#Miscellaneous)

Cheerio.

ravells
03-26-2009, 07:20 PM
My word, these are beautiful! I love handdrawn maps...wish I could do them myself. Welcome to the guild with such a lovely contribution!

AltairUniverse
03-26-2009, 07:51 PM
Thank ye kindly, sir.

torstan
03-26-2009, 07:54 PM
Indeed, those are great. I particularly like the compass!

AltairUniverse
03-26-2009, 07:58 PM
Compass roses have always been my favorite part to draw. Their geometry is naturally aesthetically appealing.

Thanks!

Steel General
03-26-2009, 08:04 PM
Welcome Aboard!

NeonKnight
03-26-2009, 09:33 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

Some nice hand-drawn maps, and bring back some memories of my own hand drawn maps.