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vernontwinkie
08-27-2009, 06:45 PM
I'm Vernon, and I'm fairly new to cartography. I've got a good sketch for my map and I'm quite happy with how it's turning out. The main problem I'm running into is my mountains. I like the angled view, where you see the ridges of the mountain itself, almost an aerial view just not straight down. The problem I'm having is finding a good guide to drawing them. Does anyone have any recommendations or favorites?

Gandwarf
08-27-2009, 06:52 PM
Hi vernon!
Are you drawing your mountains by hand on paper or are you making digital maps?

If you are handdrawing, check this thread:
http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3013

Tear
08-27-2009, 07:01 PM
In case you are not, just upload your current work in progress and I'm sure you will get some suggestions.

NeonKnight
08-27-2009, 09:23 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

vernontwinkie
08-27-2009, 10:10 PM
Well... I'm doing both actually. I'm using autoREALM for the digital work of the landmasses themselves and hand drawing the symbols. I tried the demo for CC3 and didn't like it. I'm liking AR a lot better. I'm just getting back into drawing, so I'm sure being rusty is part of my problem, but I've never done mountains before. Here's a link for the style I'd like to accomplish for my mountains. Thanks for the info and I'll definitely read up on that link!

V-

NeonKnight
08-28-2009, 06:45 AM
Well... I'm doing both actually. I'm using autoREALM for the digital work of the landmasses themselves and hand drawing the symbols. I tried the demo for CC3 and didn't like it. I'm liking AR a lot better. I'm just getting back into drawing, so I'm sure being rusty is part of my problem, but I've never done mountains before. Here's a link for the style I'd like to accomplish for my mountains. Thanks for the info and I'll definitely read up on that link!

V-

no link :(

Sorry the hear you are having issues with CC3, shame too, cause i think CC3 is da bomb ;)

Steel General
08-28-2009, 09:24 AM
Welcome Aboard!

vernontwinkie
08-28-2009, 10:59 PM
Sorry about the no link! I thought I put it in there. :( Here's the style I'm going for.

http://fragless.deviantart.com/art/Map-of-Eltar-28208522

I love this style of mountains and I'm considering tracing it and breaking it down that way.

Jykke
08-29-2009, 01:43 AM
Nice mountains.. :) I hope you manage to capture the style!

ravells
08-29-2009, 03:43 AM
There is a small tutorial on the web showing to to draw that style of mountains -. You can find it here (http://www.brodt.dk/peter/mount.html).

vernontwinkie
08-29-2009, 10:32 PM
I've read that guide. Are you only supposed to use one of those lines for the angled mountains? Or are you supposed to use both? That's the only problem I have, is it's not exactly step-by-step, and it's been so long since I've drawn seriously that I'm having some trouble comprehending it. Thanks for all the help! I'm loving that first link, Gandwarf!

vernontwinkie
08-31-2009, 01:21 AM
Here's my first try at angled mountains... well, since I understood that guide!

http://i670.photobucket.com/albums/vv68/vernontwinkie/Mountain_Drawing1.png

Korash
08-31-2009, 07:29 AM
looks good, but maybe a little heavy on the shadows on the sunward side