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    Does anyone here draw maps by hand?? I was hoping to look at hand drawn maps that I could study.

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    There are several folks here who do a lot of hand-drawn work. Try doing a search on "hand drawn" you should get a decent response back.
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    I hand draw my maps, in the sense that I use a tablet and Gimp. I do a little concept work with a pencil and paper, but mostly it is done in the computer.

    The person here who does the most actual hand drawn work is Delgondahntelius. He's written a tutorial on it here:
    http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=3013
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    There was a thread a while back where several of us who now use computer-aided techniques posted old hand drawn maps.

    http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=815
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    I'd say half to one third of my maps are hand-drawn to start with - usually are digitally enhanced for color, bump or bevel and shadows, after I scan them in. Of course I do strictly digital maps as well. It really depends on what kind of map I need and turn-around. Hand-drawn work takes more time.

    Some of my very illustrative digital only designs take me little over an hour to create. But if I want a personal style or a more archaic look - I hand-draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamerprinter View Post
    I'd say half to one third of my maps are hand-drawn to start with - usually are digitally enhanced for color, bump or bevel and shadows, after I scan them in. Of course I do strictly digital maps as well. It really depends on what kind of map I need and turn-around. Hand-drawn work takes more time.

    Some of my very illustrative digital only designs take me little over an hour to create. But if I want a personal style or a more archaic look - I hand-draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waldronate View Post
    You have what some folks like to refer to as "talent" - something that many of us lack...
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    yea...i hand drew all my maps...i only have a 2 of my planets for my project as CGI, all the others i've done by hand...but only one of them is scanned:


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    I have hundreds of hand-drawn maps from the campaigns I ran prior to good graphics editing software appearing on the computer.

    Someday, I should get all of those maps out and scan them into a database.

    I also occasionally paint my campaign maps. I should find a way to get those into the computers well.

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