Hi all and sundry, old lurker named Chris Sigmund who's decided t start pursuing some education in game mapping in earnest. I am moderatly experienced in Photoshop/GIMP from my passion for digital photgraphy. I hve also obtained Artrage, a Wacom Bamboo tablet and Hexographer, and will be attempting to learn the use of these tools. I love maps, as I imagine most here do as well, and I used to draw quite a bit as a kid... til i got my first camera anyway Looking to get back into my artistic interests, possibly even for a career as a biological illustrator. Anyway, this is an awesome site and forum and ya'all can teach me so much it's almost overwhelming. Any suggestions and guidance are and will be eternally appreciated. Thanks for a fantastic (in many ways ) resource.