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Tolkien-style Map Brushes by calthyechild Tolkien-style Map Brushes by calthyechild
14 MORE MOUNTAINS HERE: calthyechild.deviantart.com/ar…
Image pack HERE: calthyechild.deviantart.com/ar…

EVEN MORE ICONS, PLUS A FONT, PLUS TEXTURES, PLUS CONTINENTS AND A TUTORIAL FOR HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN MAPS HERE: calthyechild.deviantart.com/ar…

:iconthewhitecrayon: converted this and the "I want more mountains" brush set for the GIMP with my permission and can be found here. thewhitecrayon.deviantart.com/…

Have you ever wanted to make a FANTASY MAP and been too lazy to make your own vaguely mountain and treeish shaped blobs?!?!?! NOW YOU TOO CAN MAKE A FANTASY MAP! Includes VAGUELY TRIANGULAR SHAPED BLOBS MASQURADING AS MOUNTAINS! VAGUELY TRIANGULAR AND HAIRY SHAPES PRETENDING TO BE TREES! CIRCLES WITH A LINE ON THE BOTTOM PRETENDING TO BE A TREE! TERRIBLE-QUALITY HOUSE-ISH SHAPES! A DREADFUL LOOKING COMPASS ROSE! A FEW GRASS SHAPED BLOBS! AN ABSOLUTELY USELESS PILE OF ROCKS! AND MANY MORE SHAPES THAT YOU WILL PROBABLY NEVER USE BUT YOU'LL DOWNLOAD ANYWAY!!!!!

Woot! I probably spent no more than 30 seconds on each brush. >_> It's up to you to add scatter effects and figure out how to use them.


As usual: free for use for absolutely everything and anything you feel like, EXCEPT for redistributing the brush pack. I define free as 'does not require any effort on your part outside of making the actual image', rather than 'it's free as long as you link me to the final image and credit me and don't use it commercially or off of DeviantArt'. Use them commercially! Use them in your comic! Use them in your novel! Use them on your head! Don't credit me if you don't want to! Don't show me if you're too lazy or think it's awful! (but I will fave what's done with my brushes on DeviantArt.)

If you want to support me, link to my fantasy map portfolio at www.feedthemultiverse.com or my comic at www.stargazersgate.com

A fave if you use them, might use them, or like them would be awesome.
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:iconblackroguex:
BlackRogueX Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
these are amazing! thank you!
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DaniloHage Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
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NakamineREN99 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Student General Artist
i love this brushes.. it very help me to finish my final assignment. Thank you very much.
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:iconalekz-quiogue:
alekz-quiogue Featured By Owner May 16, 2018
Oh gosh I love this, I love the description, I added it to my favorites and I'm gonna try to use it when I get home (if I can get my laptop started it because it's,,,, struggling™) but honestly these brushes look pretty good, and the description you have - it's absolutely perfect, I'll tell you. Got me cackling like a madman at work. Thank you very much!
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:iconc01e:
c01e Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Student General Artist
I made some of my own (hand drawn) but many of these are just plain better. I've been playing with them and we'll see how it turns out in the end.

P.S. I'm using them to create maps that may or may not end up in my novels. I'll try to remember to clue you in if they end up in a book. (And credit will be in said novels of course.)
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GBLXVIII Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Thank you!
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:iconlsylvestre:
lsylvestre Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
I went to link to your comment and got a giant red warning that it was a high risk site. Just thought you might want to know so you can address the misclassification of your site. Thanks again for the fabulous brushes.
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:iconcalthyechild:
calthyechild Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
What link exactly showed as a high risk site? There's definitely no risk on my webpages. I checked both of my personal websites on Chrome and Firefox and did not receive any such warning–so I will need a LOT more information to address this, starting with what URL it was you visited and what gave you the warning (your browser? An anti-virus program?)
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:iconlsylvestre:
lsylvestre Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018
This link: betweenplaces.spiderforest.com (or at least that's the link I copied just now, which was the one you said is linked to your comic). I tried going there again, same result. It's Webroot, so it's probably something internal for them. I assumed your site was fine, but if I got the warning, other people are probably getting it too, so I thought you'd want to know. I know it's possible to contact Webroot and let them know they're causing you problems for no valid reason. I hope this info helps.
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:iconcalthyechild:
calthyechild Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know. I think I have an idea of what the problem is. In the meantime, feel free to link to my current portfolio, www.feedthemultiverse.com if you would like to support me. I appreciate the information!
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:iconlsylvestre:
lsylvestre Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
Thank you! I've used them for a map to be included in book three of a fantasy series. Awesome!
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:icondarth-klay:
Darth-Klay Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
they're really great, thanks for sharing them with us :) used here
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:iconrunwolf007:
RunWolf007 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you much for this
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:iconkaiserdadereski:
KaiserDadereskI Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Student Artist
Why
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:iconihochng:
IHoChng Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
Great work! Thank you!
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:icondubaibunniesuae:
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
Awesome!
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:iconereldan:
Ereldan Featured By Owner May 22, 2017
Great Brushes! Used here.
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:iconzoukiji:
Zoukiji Featured By Owner May 7, 2017
You are awesome! :D This will really spice up my new D&D campaign
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:iconmyarmyofmonkeys:
myarmyofmonkeys Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I really appreciate free for use stuff. Sometimes stock/brushes rules are so intense I just don't even download them, I like to be free to create for whatever purpose...thanks for allowing that
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Erumaro87 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Cool brushes, thanks for making these. :)
Made one brush on my own, but feel I don't have the time and skill to make more, so thanks for saving me time ;)
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:iconakrscott:
akrscott Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Thank you so much for making these brushes available! They've played an integral role in the map for my upcoming fantasy novel. Heart 
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:iconcalthyechild:
calthyechild Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I could help. :) Good luck with your novel.
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Grafsburg Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016
Used these for my Dungeons & Dragons maps, absolutely beautiful brush set!
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:iconmdo2010:
MDO2010 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic - thank you!
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:icontotezitrone:
toteZitrone Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG OMG OMG.... I was sarching for an easy way to build up maps eg for PnP for AGES, and now I accidentally stumbeled across this. THANK YOU!
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:iconking2099:
King2099 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Better than what Martin would think of.
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:iconbjbposeruser:
BJBposeruser Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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:iconatmo-art:
Atmo-Art Featured By Owner Edited Dec 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Your brushes worked very well for my map.  10/10 for the vaguely triangular shaped blobs masquerading as mountains!
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:iconlunchymunchies:
lunchymunchies Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Where are the download links? All those links just go to other Deviant Art pages and not, like, ZIP files or something.
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:iconcalthyechild:
calthyechild Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that's because the actual zip file download is (currently) on the right side of the page, above the fold, about 200 pixels down, right above the 'more' thumbnails, and not in the artist comments. :)

It messes me up too, DA keeps moving it.
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Sateenkaari-Ranch Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"AND MANY MORE SHAPES THAT YOU WILL PROBABLY NEVER USE BUT YOU'LL DOWNLOAD ANYWAY!!!!!"
-> Makes me want to download them, even that I have no idea what to do with it :D
Maybe I make a fantasy-looking stable map for my HARPG barn :)
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:iconhydr0phobic:
Hydr0phobic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Artist
Thank you :) 
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:icondebbsmith:
debbsmith Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
thank you! great brushes and textures.
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:iconfundoom:
FunDoom Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are perfect for a map I'm trying to make!
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xSodeNoShirayukix Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Gosh, this is awesome! I am currently in the process of making a map for my first novel, this is just what the doctor ordered! Thank you!!
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:iconcalthyechild:
calthyechild Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
There are tons more map resources in my folders if you take a look. :) Thanks.
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:iconpirmas407:
pirmas407 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
These are brilliant. Thank you so much for your work.
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:iconhephaesteon:
hephaesteon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love these! I ended up using several in a map I made for the roleplay I'm involved in (map ahoy: hephaesteon.deviantart.com/art…). Thank you so much for sharing them with us!
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Phandorica Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so perfect! ~ 
I will be using them on the map I'm making for my fantasy book series, and if I post the image on here I will link to this page. c:
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:iconshepsus:
Shepsus Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Writer
Unfortunately, I only have Photoshop CS2, the brushes didn't work! NooOOo
but awesome brushes. 
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:iconcalthyechild:
calthyechild Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm, I made the brushes in CS2, so I can't imagine any reason why they wouldn't work! Did you extract the brush file?
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:iconshepsus:
Shepsus Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Writer
Don't worry! I wasn't clicking the incorrect one... All my fault. Thank you SO much for these. THey are awesome. 
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GhostHead-Nebula Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Excellent!

Gonna use it for my own map. A previous version is done, planning to "update" it:

AET - World Map by GhostHead-Nebula

I'll link you final product when I'm done :)
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TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Writer
Nice! Needs a bit of work (two rivers cross over each other), and just to let you know, An Elves' Tale is grammatically incorrect. If you're trying to say it's a tale about a singular Elf, it should be An Elf's Tale, or An Elv's Tale/An Elve's Tale if you want to use to "f to v" change Tolkien employed. Note where the apostrophe goes. Can't wait to see the final product :)
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Axe-Canabrava Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not quite. It's Elf/Elves, because he modelled it on plurals like life/lives and knife/knives.
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:iconthewarofthering:
TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Writer
I know, I misplaced the apostrophe :P
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Axe-Canabrava Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD

I like that "dwarves" entered the popular lexicon, especially since Tolkien created that plural to show how Middle-Earth is *different* from our world where dwarfs aren't an entire culture. He even used "dwarrows" once, following the goose/geese logic.
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:iconthewarofthering:
TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Writer
…dwarrows rhymes with geese?
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:iconaxe-canabrava:
Axe-Canabrava Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a linguistics thing. Instead of adding an S, you change the vowel sounds. Goose/geese, mouse/mice, woman/women, and in this case dwarf/dwarrows (or dwerrows).

Both Old English and Welsh, languages that Tolkien studied very closely, featured more of those plurals. Did you know that in Old English the plural of "book" was "beek"? XD
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:iconthewarofthering:
TheWarOfTheRing Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Writer
Huh. Evidently, I'm anything but a linguistics expert, but I'll take your word for it that this makes sense :P

...beek. That is weird.
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