Hello, my name is Cold and I've been sober for 3 minutes.
/for serious now
Hi guys, I'm just another artist who has discovered that he likes the idea of cartography. I'm 26, and have been drawing in a recreational sense for just over 26 years. I struggle with serious talk, love pen and ink, and envy ctrl+z. My buddy asked me recently if I had any interest in hand drawing a map of Westeros for him. I don't have the attention span or retention skills to read something the size of "..Fire and Ice", so naturally I had no idea what exactly he was asking me to draw. So, I did what anyone would do: googled "map of Westeros" ..and here I am.
Oh, and I have a goldendoodle named Engelbert, she is like a daughter to me and I don't care if that annoys anyone. She is expletively awesome.
Anyway, I've seen some awesome work on the forums already and look forward towards digging through the archives and finding more, as well as some day adding to the collection. For an idea of where I am at as far as level of art goes, here's the latest piece I've finished:
Looking forward to being a part of the guild
/for serious now
Neat drawing. Sort of looks like a map...
Welcome to the guild.
Welcome, Cold! Really nice textures and shadows on that… individual ;) Looks like some anatomical reference would improve your drawing, but for maps, anatomy is maybe not so important :) Looking forward to seeing your Westeros map, and/or anything else you want to show!
Welcome Cold! goldendoodle are my favorite! I grew up with poodles and golden retrievers, but never a goldendoodle. Enjoy your stay
Welcome to the Guild Cold! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the Westaros piece.
Thanks for the warm welcome, and the for the critique Lingon.
Yeah that floor pattern could very well be a map indeed :)....gobs of river violations ;) but could def be a map.
Nice style and texturing. Have some rep for the art :) and a hardy Welcome to the Guild, The Mappiest Place on the Web :D