Hey everybody, hows life? Like always, I had to drop off the cartographer's guild map, so to speak, this semester due to being preoccupied with trying to stay afloat in the real world. Art school's tough. But now that the semester's winding down Im ready to pick up where I left off last break.
Some of you may remember when I was working on this map:
Thats a little country I've been doing a lot of planning around. I suppose its the closest thing I have to a fleshed out campaign world. Eventually I want to run a role-play based on it, but thats probably still a ways off. In the meantime, Im interested in seeing how much fine detail I can work into the world. I'd really like to have a comprehensive background for the setting; it seems like a good challenge for myself to test my endurance as a world builder.
To start, I want to map an atlas of the country as well as the surrounding continent. I plan on approaching this methodically, so that I can maintain a consistency in the overall result. My goals are:
A fully rendered, large scale "world map"
Regional political maps of all the major and minor nations in the area
Informational maps showing climate, trade, political alliances, etc...
Over winter break I plan on working mainly on coastal contour vectors. That is, establishing all of the landmasses. Considering the scale Im planning on working on (1500 by 2000 mi) I doubt I'll get much further than that, but its a start.
So that's my plan for the next month. My mom's getting me my first tablet for Christmas, and hopefully this will give me a chance to get really proficient with it (speaking of which, does anyone have a suggestion for a good model tablet? Im supposed to let her know which I want, but I don't know much about them.)
Pics soon to come: I'll be updating with in-process shots of both my hand drawn drafts and the digitals once I start on them.