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  1. Thanks for voting for my map, Ramah. Congratulations on the new Vaniya map, although the original remains my favourite (and one of my all-time favourites on CG). THW
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    Absolutely incredible work. You obviously have talent, but that's something many can claim (even myself to some degree). It's your dedication to perfection that's truly impressive. I never expected to use my own map for publication in my novel, but I dared to hope until I saw work like yours. I have yet to begin the daunting task of designing a print-worthy map, but artists like you, while intimidating, are a constant source of inspiration.

    Thanks for sharing your work. I look forward to seeing more from you.
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    Hi Ramah,

    I have a question about your Aronbor map. Could you please check your private messages? Thanks!
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    Hey Ramah...

    I wonder when I will finish that map? Some days I want to start from scratch and re-figure out the landmasses... So... I guess I am not sure. I poured a lot of hours into working on it and learned a lot, but I am not sure where to go from where I am on the map.

    I will likely do some work in the new year after I get through the next few creative projects I am on now.

    Thanks for the encouragement.
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    Please check your email so we can talk about your commission.

  6. Greetings!

    I love your work. Are you available for commisions? If so, what are your rates?

    Please feel free to email me with any details at your earliest conveniance at... kid [dot] kryptonite [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. ....And then there is the Automatic Forester. It's not perfect but it can make forests very quickly and you can use your own brushes with it. I'd recommend giving it a go if you haven't already. If you fiddle with it and get settings you are happy with it saves an absolute TON of time.

    Hope this helps.
  8. On the Vaniya map I placed each tree individually, apart from the northern area of The Ruhks, where I made some various multi-tree brushes to stamp them a little quicker. And as you can guess, it took a long time.

    Since then I've got a few other techniques to speed it up a little, which you've already probably seen. In the elements forum in my hand-drawn brush thread, I posted a single, very large sheet of trees. I'm not saying to use these brushes, just pointing out the technique. With that layer of trees I can just delete the areas I don't want and leave what I do. It makes forests a LOT quicker than I did on Vaniya but it is still very fiddly when tidying up the forests. And of course, it takes ages to create the sheet in the first place. But once it's done it's done and you can use it again and again...
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    When you did the forests on your map, Vaniya, did you put down each tree individually or did you have a certain brush setting or technique. I ask because I am that same stage on my map and anything thing that would help to make ht job a little easier would be most welcomed, damn big maps.

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    hi ramah!

    that´s great news!
    please drop me an email because I would like to get into contact with you personal for a few questions! (private messages don´t work for me in here...)
    you can address your mail to andre@megalith-games.com
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About Ramah

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Currently mapping with: Photoshop CS
Currently wasting time with: FF VII


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by Ramah on 01-05-2013 at 02:17 PM
So, I've made a little progress on the MapThing suite recently. Unfortunately it's not on HillThing though.

After recently spending an inordinately long time drawing, redrawing and shading a simple border I decided that I'd have a crack at automating some of the process. So I finally turned my attention to the newly re-christened BorderControl module for MapThing.

It's not feature-complete yet but I thought there was enough now to show a little of what it can do. So,

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With the welcome post out the way...

by Ramah on 02-08-2012 at 07:24 AM
I thought I'd set out my stall as far as TreeThing is concerned.

So... what's the plan?

Well, first, a little history. As many old-timers here might know, TreeThing started out as the "Automatic Forest Generator" and was programmed by Fluesopp. It was a very simple program that took a png image and covered the non-transparent areas with trees. He very kindly made it open source and I used this as a springboard to start developing the idea in greater detail

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Obligatory welcome post

by Ramah on 02-08-2012 at 06:23 AM
Hey there and welcome to Tumbleweed - an empty little part of the web that you are probably the first, and maybe only, person to visit.

I'll own up from the start - this will probably be updated infrequently. It is a little known fact (although known very well to my family) that I am an expert at starting things. Finishing them... not so much. But as I doubt there will be hordes of internet users hanging on my every word and desperate to find out what has been happening with me then

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    Ramah liked post by Chashio On thread : WIP - Pencil Map
    A soft update. Last night I was sketching (whilst trying to keep a low isometric perspective) a river rolling down through some mountains/hills off a high plateau, with a succession of waterfalls. So...
    Liked On: 04-14-2013, 10:59 AM
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    Ramah liked post by Chashio On thread : WIP - Inktense Watercolor Map
    Inktense pencils (via water brush) and pen on a page in my blue sketchbook. The paper is not heavy, so it's getting rather warped and wrinkly, but it's good enough for practice. This is practice. I'm...
    Liked On: 04-13-2013, 04:28 AM
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    Ramah liked post by - Max - On thread : Selvarin - Fantasy map
    Hey all, This is my last map, fantasy continent of Selvarin. It's done in Photoshop, with a mix of hand-drawn elements and digital work. The original size is 7795x10866 px (66x92cm) and actual...
    Liked On: 03-22-2013, 09:13 AM
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    Ramah liked post by Blaidd Drwg On thread : City of Galastan
    52914 Another city in my old campaign setting. Hand-drawn on A3 paper using micron pens, pencils and a lot of erasers. The legend at the bottom was done digitally. The initial inspiration...
    Liked On: 03-16-2013, 09:32 AM
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    Ramah liked post by vorropohaiah On thread : Norwich map 18th century
    here's a map i worked on this morning as a present for my sister's B'day (she lives in the area depicted on the map). it took me a lazy 5-6 hours to do, with most of the time taken up by the...
    Liked On: 03-13-2013, 04:56 AM
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    Ramah liked post by Blaidd Drwg On thread : Galastan - hand-drawn city on a mountain
    Well, the actual analog stuff is finally done. I'm not sure if I even want to colour it anymore. I'll put together a quick coloured version later, just to give myself (and you) an idea of what it...
    Liked On: 03-12-2013, 12:16 PM
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    Ramah liked post by spiff On thread : Watercolour Map
    Hi there! This is a map I've drawn and watercoloured some years ago, for a GURPS campaign. Quite old fashion (I tend to use mostly digital tools nowadays), but thought worth to share... 52701
    Liked On: 03-08-2013, 06:17 AM
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    Ramah liked post by Sylva Knight On thread : Westedge Kingdoms
    52604 Westedge Kingdoms As of yet this map does not have a story to go with it. There are three kingdoms represented here: Orid Maranth, Elethdon, and Errenmoore, with their respective capitols...
    Liked On: 03-04-2013, 08:37 AM
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    Ramah liked post by - Max - On thread : WIP Selvarin - Fantasy map
    A few more progress... 52587
    Liked On: 03-04-2013, 08:25 AM
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    Ramah liked post by Mornagest On thread : 17th century eurpean kindoms heraldry
    Republic of the united Netherlands (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coat_of_arms_of_the_republic_of_the_united_Netherlands_%28after_1665%29.svg) (1665 ?) Swiss Confederation...
    Liked On: 02-15-2013, 09:23 AM
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    Ramah liked post by pasis On thread : North Kingdom - new coming
    Sure, here is a version without civilization. I had removed the forest from underneath the roads and now that the roads are gone, you can still see the paths. So you might need to retouch this map...
    Liked On: 12-09-2012, 04:52 AM
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    Ramah liked post by torstan On thread : The world of Midgard
    I've been mapping the world of Midgard in regions and in a full world map for some time. The Midgard Campaign guide was an opportunity to get the full world pinned down once and for all. Now that the...
    Liked On: 12-05-2012, 09:18 AM
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    Ramah liked post by Clercon On thread : Kartotum
    This is the map of the capital city Kartotum in Palinor. It is a commission I’ve worked on for the last couple of months in my spare time for the site Erebaltor.se. When I grew up I used to play a...
    Liked On: 12-05-2012, 03:34 AM

Awards Showcase - 5 Awards

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Challenge Winners' Compass Name: Challenge Winners' Compass
Awarded for winning the Monthly Mapping Challenge!
Issue time: 03-05-2013, 11:41 PM
Issue reason: For winning February 2013 Map Challenge with the entry: As yet unnamed...
Tutorial Author Name: Tutorial Author
Awarded for hosting a 5-compass rated tutorial at this site.
Issue time: 08-28-2012, 04:51 PM
Issue reason: For contributing hand drawn hills tutorial
Tutorial Author Name: Tutorial Author
Awarded for hosting a 5-compass rated tutorial at this site.
Issue time: 08-28-2012, 04:39 PM
Issue reason: For contributing quick hand drawn forests tutorial
Honorable Contributor Name: Honorable Contributor
Awarded for contributing to the guild in a way that goes above and beyond general participation in threads and mapping subjects.
Issue time: 03-15-2011, 11:40 AM
Issue reason: For Creating the Tree Thing
Featured Map Scroll Name: Featured Map Scroll
Awarded for having a submission chosen as a featured map.
Issue time: 05-14-2009, 12:25 AM
Issue reason: For having a map featured in Apr of 08: Vaniya