Need (alot of) help with world map
I posted a thread in the Request forum, where I asked for someone to create a map for me, since I felt my own skills were severely lacking. I received enough encouragement that I should try to do it on my own however. So now that I feel that I have enough time, I have decided to have a go at it.
From my original post in the request forum:
So basically, I would like to customize my map in such a way that it is aesthetically pleasing, while at the same time being functional. The version I have now works wonderfully with printing and then drawing with a pencil, but I was thinking of creating a homepage for my fantasy world, and because of that I might need something more serious.
Originally Posted by Mulliman
So first things first, what are the first things first? Should I look at what kind of colours I need or something? Currently, my map only shows mountains and rivers, but there are other kinds of terrain, such as hills, forests and wasteland that I need to map out. Does anyone have a tip on how to go about that?
That's a pretty terrific start. I would suggest that what you do next is trawl about this site and others, find a mapping style that you'd like to emulate and post the reference map(s) here. We can then (hopefully) give you tips as to how to recreate the elements from your reference in your new map.
Handsome Rob has posted a tutorial showing his methods!
Good thing you removed the forks! Old 'River Sherriff Rob' might have made you do some hard explainin'!