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    I'm Vernon, and I'm fairly new to cartography. I've got a good sketch for my map and I'm quite happy with how it's turning out. The main problem I'm running into is my mountains. I like the angled view, where you see the ridges of the mountain itself, almost an aerial view just not straight down. The problem I'm having is finding a good guide to drawing them. Does anyone have any recommendations or favorites?

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    Hi vernon!
    Are you drawing your mountains by hand on paper or are you making digital maps?

    If you are handdrawing, check this thread:
    [Award Winner] Tutorial & Guide for Hand Drawn Maps (Pen & Ink w/ Photoshop)
    Check out my City Designer 3 tutorials. See my fantasy (city) maps in this thread.

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    In case you are not, just upload your current work in progress and I'm sure you will get some suggestions.

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    Well... I'm doing both actually. I'm using autoREALM for the digital work of the landmasses themselves and hand drawing the symbols. I tried the demo for CC3 and didn't like it. I'm liking AR a lot better. I'm just getting back into drawing, so I'm sure being rusty is part of my problem, but I've never done mountains before. Here's a link for the style I'd like to accomplish for my mountains. Thanks for the info and I'll definitely read up on that link!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vernontwinkie View Post
    Well... I'm doing both actually. I'm using autoREALM for the digital work of the landmasses themselves and hand drawing the symbols. I tried the demo for CC3 and didn't like it. I'm liking AR a lot better. I'm just getting back into drawing, so I'm sure being rusty is part of my problem, but I've never done mountains before. Here's a link for the style I'd like to accomplish for my mountains. Thanks for the info and I'll definitely read up on that link!

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    Sorry about the no link! I thought I put it in there. Here's the style I'm going for.

    http://fragless.deviantart.com/art/M...Eltar-28208522

    I love this style of mountains and I'm considering tracing it and breaking it down that way.

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    Nice mountains.. I hope you manage to capture the style!

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    There is a small tutorial on the web showing to to draw that style of mountains -. You can find it here.

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