Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: er, yeah, new here...

  1. #1
      Lexxin is offline
    Guild Applicant
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3

    Post er, yeah, new here...

    Yeah, I've been holding back on introducing myself for a while.
    I'm fairly interested in Cartography, and have drawn many hand-drawn maps over the past few years. Originally for DnD games, but my interest in that failed me in the past year. But, I still draw maps often.
    Anyways, guess that's the meat of my introduction, but as a little side dish I am also trying to make heads or tails of Inkscape (a daunting task for someone who hasn't ever touched a graphic making program other then MS Paint). I'm thinking that after I get proficient in Inkscape I might move on and try GIMP. Inckscape just seems like the simpler of the two.
    Yeah, That was my intro.
    Oh yeah, I'm Lexxin from Texas, and I go by shortened form Lexx
    Just thought I should add that.

  2. #2
    Guild Adept
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    356

    Post

    Lexxin,
    Welcome to the Guild. I think that you'll find this a very hospitable place to hang out. And a GREAT place to learn any of the software-- there are numerous tutorials around, as you might be aware of depending on how long you've been lurking. There are also a bunch of knowledgeable guys willing to answer any and all questions.

    Good luck, and we hope to see some maps of yours posted here in the coming days.

  3. #3
      pyrandon is offline
    Community Leader pyrandon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    Posts
    1,346

    Default

    Hello, Lexx, and welcome! We have a few members who swear by Inkscape (and the GIMP, although I do not know which is in fact the simpler of the two).

    If you have any of those old hand-drawn maps and a scanner, I and probably everyone else would love to see them. Caring is sharing, my friend!

    Once again, welcome!
    Don
    GM, Westaven
    My gallery is here
    __________________________________________________ _______
    "Keep your mind in hell, but despair not." --Saint Silouan [1866-1938]

  4. #4
      ravells is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor ravells's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    10,901

    Default

    Welcome to the Guild, Lexxin! Funnily enough we seem to have more GIMP users here than Inkscape users, but I know that there are tutorials for both on the site. A very good resource for mapping with Inkscape is Jurgen Hubert's tutorials.

  5. #5
      Lexxin is offline
    Guild Applicant
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3

    Post

    Thanks Ravells, the tutorial looks helpful. I've been kinda' skipping my way through the tutorials around here, still don't have much of anything that looks like a map. I'll just keep fiddling around.
    And, pyrandon, I'll see if I can get some of my older maps scanned into my computer. Just gotta' remember where I put my scanner.

  6. #6
      RPMiller is online now
    Community Leader RPMiller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Watching you from in here
    Posts
    3,231

    Default

    Please do Lexx, and welcome! While we tend to focus quite a bit on digital mapping, there are also a lot of great hand drawn maps here and think that often times the character of the map is more evident in hand drawn maps than the digital ones even if the digital ones are more "pretty to look at".
    Bill Stickers is innocent! It isn't Bill's fault that he was hanging out in the wrong place.

    Please make an effort to tag all threads. This will greatly enhance the usability of the forums.


    Find me on Google+

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •