The goal of this project is as mentioned here. More specifically I aim to create a world with national, internal and personal strive. A world as alive as good sushi the day before you eat it. A world map of Lyr, at first. Then, in detail, of all it's nations and places of note. Forged through history and following it's future
That is, if I don't get bored whilst trying to do this.
Word of Warning (WoW): I can't draw. Advice is appreciated.
Step 1: I created some clouds, posterised the image and cut out whatever shapes I wanted to use as small and large land masses.
Step 2: I made a contour out of the solid bodies.
Step 3: I smudged colour where-ever I wanted hills, mountains or forest.
Step 4: Have a friend tell me I draw like a 3-year-old.
Step 5: Create moutains, hills, rivers, towns and nations.
http://i.imgur.com/xMYbi6K.jpg (warning: large)
I'm planning on keeping it all in black and white for now and on creating more detailed maps for various regions once I am done with the map of at least these two continents.
As I'm a newb to this, all advice, constructive criticism, and even scepticism pertaining to the reality of my being are welcome.