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Sketchy Cartography Brushes by StarRaven Sketchy Cartography Brushes by StarRaven
- 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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Given 2012-08-31
[Stock & Resources] Sketchy Cartography Brushes by ~StarRaven A well thought out and executed brush pack that will help your cartographic adventures to become more detailed. ( Featured by Elandria )
BSoulstone Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Hi, StarRaven. Do you mind if I use symbols on your Cartography Brushes? I am currently working on a fantasy world map in some sort of a fantasy story.
NickLK95 Featured By Owner May 27, 2019
oh god, whoever you are, I want to thank you very much, the truth this was my hobby as a child and now I can do it again with these tools, thank you very much
Shadow-Hyder Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Kelusia World Map 3.0 (WBW 30) by Shadow-Hyder
Used here! Thank you! :heart:
Doctor-Fictionality Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2019   Digital Artist
I created this map a long time ago tho couldn't remember where I got the brushes.
You've done an amazing job there.

Map of Shujutsushitsu world by Doctor-Fictionality
SoulSlay0r Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2019
Cool job mate!
Nasurdin Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2019
Hi, can you update the link? I cant see the link for full brush palete. There is only link for recent addition and for favorite maps.
Thewritingnomad Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2019  New Deviant
Hi, StarRaven. Thank you for uploading the fantasy map brushes. With your permission, I would like to use them on a world map for my adventure novel.

All the best,
Mertlikatze Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019  Hobbyist Filmographer
psychoasme Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
standing-here Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2019
marvelous! i'm super excited to use the in my game im running
Timothy-J-R-Rains Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2019
Hi there! I'd like to use these brushes to make maps for other authors for their books, if you're okay with it. I would be charging them for it.
Audiomaniak Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2019
Can it be made for GIMP?
Crickity Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Student Writer
Hey there! I used these for a D&D homebrew, which you can find here:…
You're credited and this page is linked, please let me know if you'd like it altered or removed.
bhandari2309 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019

HI... StarRaven. First of all, thank you for sharing these lovely brushes. This is really amazing and I wanted to use it for my novel. can you please allow me to use it.

Sheriziya Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019
The download main download link is a dead link.
BadCogs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
Thank you very much.
Aun-Va Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Greatly appreciated!!!
vcamp2015 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2018
These are great. Thanks so much for sharing.
Eluminora Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks extremely useful! Thanks! 
TarenDay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Student General Artist
Awesome work!
Dstotts Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018
Hi StarRaven... wonderful work and thank you for making these available.  I would like to ask permission to use these in a vintage map I've built of Ireland.  I'm working on an education history program for kids called Drive Thru History.  Thank you!
imoiseikin Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018
Very nice brushes! Can I use it for commercial purposes for world map in my VR game (with credits and link to you)?
MarciiN Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Juggernaut6983 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Love the brushes Star Raven.  I want to ask if I could have permission to use these in a solo commercial project that I am working on.  I will gladly cite you in the credits with your approval.  Either way, great looking brushes! 

Tanuihael Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Landkarte by Tanuihael  
rosenoern Featured By Owner Edited Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this Brush Set.

Here's a quick player handout i made in a couple of hours. This set really makes it a lot easier to produce great looking maps.

  Dragonmaw Valley map by rosenoern  
czAtlan Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
These are awesome! I have to try them soon!
Mx-Ice-Phoenix Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
YAY I won't have to spend three weeks on a map now ^_^
DinoGirlJ Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
I'm writing a fantasy novel (In which I'm planning on publishing adept a far way off in the process) and I was wondering if I could use these brushes for the map. I can leave credit if you'd like!
AcolyteofArgon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'm making a map (first time) with your brushes, get back on the results. :) 
Dark-Aires Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^,^ Your brushes really look cool and I wouldn't mind trying something with them sooner or later. Thank you for posting.
RatchaWriter Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
StarRaven, may I have permission to use your brushes for a book's map? Credits and link, of course! Looking up the rest of your art. Thank you for these--amazing!
Ururaru Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
I've used your brushes for a map for my first fantasy book.
May i have your permission to use them? (i'll put credits, of course)

Keaton-Tan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Here it is, Star! Thanks again!

Cresthaven by Keaton-Tan  
Keaton-Tan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much StarRaven! I'm using these in a map I'm making for our D&D campaign. I'll upload the map here once it's done, and show you. Thanks again!
MaelstromDigital1 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2018
Hello, I am in production of a fantasy VR game and I desperately need to use your cartography brushes for my world map, this is a commercial project.

Please get back to me as soon as you can at

Thank you.
heggcnote Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
These are awesome!
PCCaste Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018
lots of love for you, star raven
mllhild Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, I was playing around with making maps but couldnt finish any because I just dont have the patience to draw all the small details. Now I can go and actually get something done!
tornioduva Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
this is glorious. thanks!
BertTRP Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018
HOw do i download this?? I literally see no "download" button or link on this page... sorry for the dumb question, first time around here... thx!
HuskyMCflufy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
It's on the right under the favourites button
ArtsieGrrl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely fantastic. I can't thank you enough. So - THANK YOU! <3
Eratey-80 Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Does Anybody Know How I Might Add These Brushes To GIMP?
ginspretty Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Student Interface Designer
Thanks a lot :*
sofia025 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
Excelent. Can I use them for commercial projects please ? I need to release a map for a book.
Thank you for your answer. 
TheMadK1ng Featured By Owner May 18, 2018  Student General Artist
Thank you SOOOO much for this!!
TsurayamikuKun Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'm writting a book and I need to make a map for my world. Can I use this brushes in my book I if credit you?
joshua4637 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely fantastic, your work is gorgeous 
joshua4637 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Taking some inspiration from these for a hand drawn custom Dungeons & Dragons map I'm making. 
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