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vieke
10-19-2009, 08:59 PM
Hi All,

I have been making maps for as long as I could draw: maps to remember where I hid my treasures, maps to plan troop movements during games of war. You get the idea.

I stumbled onto your site from the Makezine blog. (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/10/fantasy_cartography_forum.html) and the artistry inspired to make a map.

For location, I chose my childhood home in the corn fields of Indiana. The map is mostly done. I only need to add some more labels to show locations of different adventures of my adolescence.

I pulled some screenshots from Google maps and pasted them into Photoshop. Then I started drawing in the houses and roads. The trees, and fields are courtesy of StarRaven's (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=6419) great brushes.

For your consideration, my first map not made with pencils and crayons. I appreciate your feedback.

RobA
10-19-2009, 09:13 PM
Hi - Hope you don't mind, I moved you post over to the finished map forum, since, in my opinion that is a fine finished map!

-Rob A>

RobA
10-19-2009, 09:14 PM
And put a copy in the member intro forum, for good measure!

(bwahahahaha the powers of a CL!)

-Rob A>

Steel General
10-20-2009, 07:00 AM
Welcome Aboard!

Ascension
10-20-2009, 06:17 PM
Welcome to the Guild. Nice lil map. I've always wanted to make a map of my childhood from memory like this.

NeonKnight
10-20-2009, 11:05 PM
Welcome to the Guild!

ravells
10-21-2009, 04:56 AM
Wow, we've got a link in 'Make'! That is fantastic. Welcome to the Guild!

zenram
10-24-2009, 03:19 PM
Great Map, and welcome aboard!!!