WOW.. oh and Welcome !!
I'm a self-employed guy in Sweden and work mostly with a content-management system I've built myself in PHP named Atlas. This is my main source of income with customers hosting their web sites in my system.
Apart from that, I enjoy photography, design, painting, drawing and playing games. I am here because I am working on a Myst Book Project where I try to create a old-looking book written and illustrated as if I was experiencing the game first person. The Myst series of games have a tendency to spawn a multitude of notes, maps, sketches and such, so this was a natural step. In these books, I create maps of each "Age" as it is called. I am here to seek advice on how to further my technique and make better maps.
You can see the Myst Book Project here: http://sandman.net/myst and my homepage is otherwise here: http://sandman.net, but it's mainly in Swedish.
I apologize for not introducing myself earlier - I'm not a heavy forum user, so you'll have to forgive me
WOW.. oh and Welcome !!
Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
Kingdom Of Shendenflar Campaign Setting (WIP)
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Welcome to the Guild Sandman, glad you decided to make it official. Hope to see more of you and your work on Myst maps in the future.
Forgiven and welcome! I have a sneaking feeling that you're going to be a huge contributor to the site!
p.s. I deleted your double post!
Is your CMS optimized for hosting artist galleries/portfolios?
That is something I have been looking for. Right now I use GetSimple CMS with a few custom php modules I wrote (cartocopia in my sig block) but I'm always looking for something better/stronger/faster/easier.
My tutorials: Using GIMP to Create an Artistic Regional Map ~ All My Tutorials
My GIMP Scripts: Rotating Brush ~ Gradient from Image ~ Mosaic Tile Helper ~ Random Density Map ~ Subterranean Map Prettier ~ Tapered Stroke Path ~ Random Rotate Floating Layer ~ Batch Image to Pattern ~ Better Seamless Tiles ~ Tile Shuffle ~ Scale Pattern ~ Grid of Guides ~ Fractalize path ~ Label Points
My Maps: Finished Maps ~ Challenge Entries ~ My Portfolio: www.cartocopia.com
My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.
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welcome to the guild - love your drawing
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