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    Guild Member Sirith's Avatar
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    Map Motherland and Island group

    Hello people of the Cartographers' Guild.
    About half a year ago I discovered the fun of drawing maps. I usually draw other things (people mostly), but I enjoy this new subject in my creative endeavours, en hope you enjoy my maps as well.

    Decided to share with you two maps I did relatively recently. They are both fully digitally done in Painter, including line art and painting. Although I like traditionally done things better, digital media are easier to colour things (at least to me), so this was my tool of choice.
    Both also have a minimum amount of layers. Ideally I have a layer for the line art, another for the water and finally one for the land. And I have also thrown a simple parchment texture from stock.xchng on top of both maps as a finishing touch. My painting is usually very smooth, and I think a texture looks better.

    First is done for magazine. Really happy with this one (a more readable version is in the magazine, decided I didn't want to spoil it too much)
    Second map is just a bunch of isles with a whole lot of mountains, impulsively called Isles of Fuar, with 'fuar' being the Irish Gaelic word for 'cold'. I included two close-ups of my favourite parts. I didn't label anything, nor placed cities, as I feel this needs some worldbuilding about the people etc. While this was mostly meant as practise in the technique department.

    Actual realism in geography is not guaranteed
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