I've made a few modifications to the town and fortification icons, and added roads. Not entirely happy with the roads; may try a different method or just change them up a bit later on. Probably I'll be using different types of lines for different types of roads, but for now I'm keeping it simple just to get this done.
I am surprised how much functionality is in the software thet Cartographer's Guild uses. And since I do use this site a lot - if with big breaks - I decided to make good use of that functionality. I've created some albums and put some of my maps in them. :p
I wasn't quite satisfied with the mountains on the last pass--the tops were too flat and I couldn't figure out how to fix the wierd ridge around the mountains.
So I started over. I like the final result:
The next part of RobA's tutorial is putting towns and roads on the map. Here is what I have so far:
More updates as I continue working on this.
Sometimes I just rejoice in the guild. I love making maps, I actually love it more than I thought I would before I joined the guild. Back then, I just slapped together a map, often an hour before game session. Now I work on maps for hours and hours, and as those of you who knows me, not only maps but also stuff like compasses and tiles. The guild has obviously sparked something in me - deep down in my bones ... but its not only the map making - the forum itself is fantastic, all these beautiful
I got to the end of Pt. 2 of RobA's tutorial, "Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional RPG Map" but I wasn't happy with how the mountains looked. I found another tutorial by RobA, "Simple Mountains in GIMP" and decided to use that technique instead.
Here is my first pass at the alternate technique:
I thought the mountains turned out pretty good, though there was a strange inverted ridge around the mountains that I