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    Greetings everyone.

    I have been lurking on these forums for a few months being inspired by others work and gradually building up to a big project. I play an online RPG called The Dark Grimoire where i started off making grid maps for navigation but worked up to more artistic maps.

    I use Fireworks and a little Paint Shop Pro, i did buy CC3 and had a play but decided good old drawing was more flexible for me. I have done a few maps i was fairly happy with right up until i saw Torstans Map of Dolmen Isle which totally blew me away.

    I'm hoping with the advice and hints of the community here i can make a map of a similar style.

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    Welcome Aboard!

    Post up some of your work, let's see what ya got!
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    Welcome to the Guild!
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    I'm really glad you liked it! Welcome to the guild.

    The best way to pick up is to start a thread with a WIP. As you ask questions, we'll do our best to answer them. If you have a specific question that you think someone here can answer, you can always send them a message (once you have posted 5 times to prove you are not a robot!).
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    Thanks for the welcome

    This is the kind of map i was making to help people find there way around in the game:


    My first mapping attempt handrawn, the icons where not done by me:


    After lots of rethinks i worked with same person again on some of the icons and came up with a more detailed section of the previous map:


    Thanks for looking.

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    I really like the maps!
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    Thanks for posting those, I especially liked the 3rd one.
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    Again thank you for the kind words.

    Here are some more maps to give you an idea of how much i can currently do although the maps on here have already given me new ideas since

    As I said I did try Campaign Cartographer, I loved the ease of use but the maps just didn't 'feel' right to me. This the one I was most pleased with and shows the south west of the continent in more detail:


    The second maps in the series of three (previous post) was 'drawn' with a mouse but I invested in a graphics tablet afterwards and focused on a Volcano island in the game:


    Those maps where based on the game world which already exists. So far my only imagined world is a map of Kimald, a fictional continent close to the games continent of Valorn:


    That just about completes my map portfolio pre joining the forum here. A quick question, should i start a new post in the Regional/World mapping section to work through the project I'm currently working on?

    Korba

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    Good mapping...
    ...and welcome Korba.
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    you have some lovely work there, Korba! Feel free to post your new maps in the WIP section individually and ....

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