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How to draw fantasy art and RPG maps : step-by step cartography for gamers and fans

Author: Jared Blando
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Impact, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Orcs prepare for battle against high Elves, Dwarves retreat to the mountains and men march to the sea to reclaim crumbling fortresses. Fortunes are decided. Kingdoms are lost. Entire worlds are created. This book will teach you to bring your fictional realm to life with simple step-by-step instructions on how to draw authentic fantasy maps. Set the stage for adventure by illustrating domains, castles and battle  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jared Blando
ISBN: 9781440340246 1440340242
OCLC Number: 898158895
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Description: 128 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction. Basic materials ; Advanced materials --
1. Building your world. Coastlines and boundaries ; Define your world --
2. Mountains, forests, rivers and water. High peaks... ; ...and rugged hills ; Woods and forests ; Rivers and tributaries ; Shore and water lines --
3. Town and city icons. Towns ; Cities ; Castles and holdfasts --
4. Typography. Script style ; Cultural typography ; Location labels ; Area labeling --
5. Landmarks. Roads and routes ; Special locations --
6. Iconography. Simple city icons ; Location icons ; Ocean icons --
7. Heraldry and shields. Shield shapes ; Simple heraldry ; Simple shield symbols ; Painting shields ; Shield embellishments ; Shield placement --
8. Political boundaries. Boundary lines ; Boundary colors ; Boundary types ; Using natural boundaries --
9. Backgrounds. Borders ; Border corners ; Complex corners ; Corner flourishes ; Advanced flourishes ; Compass ; Legends ; Legend information ; Information boxes --
10. Painting techniques. Inking ; Pen and brush inking ; Detail inking ; Typography ; Painting ; Creating a detailed border ; Digital painting --
11. Putting it all together. Creating a fantasy map.
Other Titles: How to draw fantasy art & RPG maps
How to draw fantasy art and role playing game maps
Step-by step cartography for gamers and fans
Fantasy art and RPG maps
Responsibility: Jared Blando.


30+ step-by-step demonstrations illustrate how to construct an entire fantasy world map from start to finish--both digitally and by hand!  Read more...


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