Very nice looking.
As for the tablet: Smart move - I think you will never look back!
Well, I finally broke down and picked up a Bamboo Fun about a week ago. I have been really busy with other projects lately, so I haven't had a chance to use it on mappy type stuff until last night. I turned this out in about an hour. I find the tablet doesn't help much for texturing work, but for layouts, drawing rivers, and laying down mountains, it is really convenient!
Anyway, just thought I'd share. C&C is welcome.
Very nice!! I have been thinking about buying a tablet every time I see something like this I think a little more..
Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
Kingdom Of Shendenflar Campaign Setting (WIP)
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I got the Bamboo fun, and am really enjoying it so far! I was back and forward about whether to spring for the Intuos4 but decided I should start with the less expensive option and upgrade later if it turned out the whole tablet thing was really for me. I could always craigslist the Bamboo. If I were a rich man, I'd snag the twelve inch cintiq--maybe some day. I suppose I'd better keep practicing in the mean time.
Slightly perspective warped version. Made this my desktop image until I whip up something better.
Anyone who uses "drawing rivers" and "really convenient" in the same sentence is going to get my attention! Lovely map - especially love the distress, crease-lines and noise on it that gives it that authentic look of something that's been stowed in a backpack between camps.
And to really give it that stored in a backpack and used look, add a cup ring or two.
Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun. - Albert Einstein
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