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Sketchy Cartography Brushes

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By StarRaven   |   
Published: February 21, 2011
- The zipped folder contains a Photoshop brush file containing all the brushes shown here, as well as a transparent .PNG file with all the images on it, in case you're using something that does not support this file type.

- Please link to this if you use these brushes, so that people can easily find them if they like them! (In fact, that's just a nice thing to do with any stock you use.)

- You don't have to ask my permission to use these (except for commercial purposes*) - the answer is yes. If you ask me anyway, I'll tell you yes and thank you for being polite. :3
*You may use these in deviantART Prints. For commercial use outside of deviantART, please do contact me for permission.

- I always appreciate a link to deviations made with my resources; I love to see what people make!

- If you have any comments or critique, I would love to hear it! Tell me what you think so I can make these better and more usable.

Edit: Now contains bigger town icons, by popular demand. Also contains the jungle blocks, which were missing from the first version for some reason. If you want to download the recent additions only, you can find those here: [link]

My favorite maps that use these brushes: [link]
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invidentusHobbyist General Artist

Thanks a lot, my maps are looking better!

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Where even is the link to the zip folder?

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SergeantCarlosNew Deviant

This made creating maps for D&D much easier, thank you for your effort.

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Shincan11New Deviant

Awesome THank you!

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TealGekkStudent Digital Artist

These look fantastic! I needed to make a map for a D&D campaign and these are perfect!

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VascoGPereiraNew Deviant

Thanks so much. This will save me alot of time

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JonSkraentskovProfessional Traditional Artist

Awesome! Thank you for doing these :)

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ossanvelProfessional Photographer

I love it!!!! Thank you very much!

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AztoreStudent Digital Artist

Thank you so much!

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veriachannnNew Deviant

Hello! The brushes look really cool! I wanted to ask if it's cool with you for me to use these brushes. I wanted to make a fantasy map for the story I am currently working on and the brushes really caught my attention. I wanted to know how I could access them if it's okay with you.

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RamenbowlArtworkNew Deviant

Hello! these brushes look awesome! would it be ok to use them for a webtoon I'm creating?

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JessieStNew Deviant

Thank you very very much!

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LouisedoesstuffHobbyist Artist

this makes my life 10 times easier to live thank you.

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Thank you so much for making them (used hereSmile green 
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Brilliant is the only word to describe this creation Pixel gemstones - Diamond 
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VeiledbyamaskHobbyist General Artist
This is amazing omg-- Bless you for making these! Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!
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CraecisHobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you so much, I will attempt to use this to make a map for an rp group on discord.

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Author-Of-FateHobbyist Artist

How do I download these?

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For your information and amusement, I haven't logged into DeviantArt for a few years (Life, responsibilities, etc.) and I HAD to log back in to make sure I got this brush set onto my new computer. I love them.

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Hola! he estado escribiendo un par de novelas, borradores aún, sin embargo, quisiera publicar algún día mis novelas y con ello crear mis propios mapas de fantasía, y me gustaron un buen tus pinceles. Me preguntaba qué si con tu permiso podria hacer uso de ellos.

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I am starting a novel and looking at stamps and yours look awesome, would be ok if I use your stamps to create my maps?

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EllancherHobbyist Photographer

I'm using this for a DnD map and they're wonderful!

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Howdy. I'd like to use these for creating both my dnd map and my book map. If possible (I'd like to one day publish, so I figured I'd better ask beforehand)

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Hello StarRaven, I'm a fantasy author and would like permission to use your brushes to make maps for my books/fantasy world.

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