You did that in paint! I'm very impressed!
I have been working on a private fantasy project for some time now. It is not connected to any kind of roleplaying module or world, but the material I have created might become a novel or series of novels sometime in the distant and muddled future (depending on whether or not I succeed at world conquest).
Since the project has become quite detailed, I have realized that I will be in need of a map that is more professionally created than I can achieve. What I am looking for is this:
- An aestethically pleasing map, according to wishes.
- Ability for me to add names, cities, borders and suchlike (i.e., not too fuddled with details). Customizable.
The point of the map would be that I would be able to customize it. I am a history major, which means that the main focus for my world is its history and timeline. This means that I will need to illustrate for myself the political, cultural and demographical changes on a map, in order to gain a clear view of my project.
Contact me via PM if you are interested, and I will give you further details . I am absolutely not a rich person, but if the artist is very ambitious, I will feel obliged to reward this monetarily.
Here follows a map originally made in Paint (!), which I have used for printing. It depicts the continent, its mountainous regions as well as rivers and lakes.
This is really simple blue and brown.
So its basically one continent?
Indeed, but add some ocean in the northern part too, where the rivers flow out .
I guess that my question would be, why? The map that you posted is clean, relatively easy on the eyes, and gets the point across.I have realized that I will be in need of a map that is more professionally created than I can achieve.
I know that you said that it is because the project has become quite detailed. But what do you mean by this? I mean, if you are using the map to help you visualize the major changes in your world (A sort of atlas of your history.), why does it need to be anything more than what you have? Unless, of course, at some point in the future, you want to actually sell such an atlas for your project. But I don't really think you need it now.
Of course, if you are willing to pay someone for their cartographic services, more power to you and them. I just don't see the reason at this stage.
Oh, and Sigurd's map looks rather nice to me.
I'll just quick-chime in to back up The Cartographist: you could quite easily and quickly create a great map using what you already have and a little tutorial help. I'm in favor of you handing out money for maps, of course, but just an idea to keep it in house.
Great. Make sure to post questions--no matter how small--and keep us appraised of your progress on the map!