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Thread: Newbie Map Maker

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    Guild Applicant Facebook Connected
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    Mar 2014
    Saint Helens, Oregon, United States

    Default Newbie Map Maker

    Hi all!

    I'm working on a Fantasy book series set in a non-existing world. I started doing basic sketches of my kingdoms on paper, but wanted something nicer. I found some great video tutorials on Youtube, such as this one from Jessica Khoury and the one from Kindari for the Ascension maps, which led me here. I've been obsessing over Google Earth, atlases and map inserts for other Fantasy books for a few weeks now, even bought a Wacom tablet and Photoshop to help me. I thought I'd stop lurking on here and say hey! I am falling in love with map making the more I do it, and am glad that a group of like minded individuals exists!

    Here is a preliminary island base I'm working on, I'll post an update once it's finished (I know I've got some lines that are too soft and wispy bits that shouldn't be there, but it was done before my tablet arrived in the mail, now that I have the tablet I can clean all that up):

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    Thanks, and I hope to learn lots here!

    Last edited by FadedStardust; 03-24-2014 at 10:52 PM.

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    Guild Artisan madcowchef's Avatar
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    Feb 2012
    Pacific Northwest USA


    Welcome to the guild. I'm sure learning a lot here won't be a problem, though finding the brain space and time for it all might be!

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    Community Leader Guild Donor Bogie's Avatar
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    Nov 2011
    Maine, USA


    Welcome to the Guild, you came to the right place.

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