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    Wip SwampHut

    Greetings.

    My name is CowboyKim, and I am glad to be a new member here at Cartographer's guild. I've lurked on the forums a bit, and I've finally decided to come out on the open and post one of my mini maps. Unfortunately, my scanner is currently broken, so I had to take a snapshot with a digital camera.

    As you can see, the flash made some parts of the map too bright, but I hope you won't mind.

    I would appreciate some feedback, both positive and negative.

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    Whoops, I forgot to attach the actual map Silly me.
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    Hi Cowboy

    Nice handdrawn map!

    My suggestions are: Download software like Gimp, you will be able to get many more effects on your map to make it more pleasing.

    - Welcome to the Guild!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Hi Cowboy

    Nice handdrawn map!

    My suggestions are: Download software like Gimp, you will be able to get many more effects on your map to make it more pleasing.

    - Welcome to the Guild!
    I usually hand draw all my maps, but I'll try to cook up something with Gimp. Nice tutorial BTW.

    Here's another poorly snapshotted mini map. It's a lot more legible if you save it onto your hard drive and zoom in.
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    Welcome Aboard!
    My Finished Maps | My Challenge Maps | Ghoraja Juun, my largely stagnated campaign setting.

    Unless otherwise stated by me in the post, all work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 United States License.



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    Thanks!

    A couple of other suggestions:

    Once you're happy with the pencil version, go over it with a black pen, it'll make it stand out more, particularly from the background grid.

    You could add more interest to the map by hatching in a more regular way, too.

    Keep at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravells View Post
    Thanks!

    A couple of other suggestions:

    Once you're happy with the pencil version, go over it with a black pen, it'll make it stand out more, particularly from the background grid.

    You could add more interest to the map by hatching in a more regular way, too.

    Keep at it!
    Thank you, I'll make a Gimp map and post it in a few days. Here's another one.
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