Welcome and have fun.
Hey everyone, I figure as I have been doing some lurking and reading through the fantastic tutorials and ogling all the fantastic maps I had better drop a hello post.
My name is Jessica, I am 20 and live in Adelaide Australia. I spend my leisure time drawing, writing and world building. I first started cartography when I was about 10, with a terribly drawn world map for a story I was writing. Since then my hobbies have combined to build a fantasy world which I spend way too much time in.
What brings me here? Well recently I started re-working all my old hand drawn maps (the style was rather simple and several were damaged). I thought I would give computer drawn maps a go. I armed myself with the latest version of gimp, some basic tutorials and the basics of my maps...and soon found myself in way over my head!
So...I shall lurk around here for a bit and see how I go learning the ropes.
Might go post my first computer map attempt while I'm at it too...
Anyway, sorry for the long post, looking forward to getting to know you all
Welcome and have fun.
-J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)
My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps
Welcome aboard! If you're a gimp user, I'd definitely recommend RobA's artistic regional map to start out. He explains things very well, and even if you're not into that style of map, you'll learn a lot of useful techniques that come in handy on just about everything.
hehe thanks! Sitting down with that tutorial as we speak...it's a steep learning curve, but great fun!
My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.
Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.
Any questions, just post in that thread, or feel free to start up a WIP thread of your own!
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
Welcome to the Guild!
Welcome. You can put a pin in the members location map if you like - there's a few from down under already. The link is under the community menu or in my sig.
Check out a Gimp related tutorial and post as you go or when stuck.
Welcome to the guild. Hanging out here is a good decision
My finished maps
"...sometimes the most efficient way to make something look drawn by hand is to simply draw it by hand..."