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    Hello, I'm here, following a link from a small cartography discussion over at Somebody recommended the Cartographer's guild, and I popped over to see the site.

    I've been a map junkie for a good long time, drawing my own since I was about eight or nineish. I even have a cartographer for a hero in one of my as-yet-unpublished fantasy novellas.

    I was actually inspired to write a small post in my art blog about my map fetish, and I posted links and small versions of a couple of wonderful maps I saw highlighted here. You can also see some photos of maps I've done there as well. (I have a lot more but they're mostly packed up at the moment.)

    Anyway, I feel inspired by seeing some of the work here. Hopefully, I'll be able to tackle my own maps again--I'm wanting to do an extensive paintover. It's good to see so many other people who are interested in mapmaking. I can't think why it hadn't ever occured to me to see if there were groups for this sort of thing, but I'm glad to have stumbled on y'all.

    EDITED TO ADD: As for personal style: I tend to like a mixture of the realistic and the illustrative.
    Last edited by PixelFish; 05-22-2009 at 09:42 PM.

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    Community Leader Facebook Connected Ascension's Avatar
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    Welcome to The Guild; hope you like it here.
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    Thanks. I've already had a blast poking through people's WIPs and seeing what folks have done.

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    Hello, fellow newb.

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    Guild Journeyer Ryan K's Avatar
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    Welcome, PixelFish! I am also a newbie - I look forward to newbing it up with you all!


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