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Dark Journey by TheGillyGalloo Dark Journey :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 1 0 Koraden, weathered by TheGillyGalloo Koraden, weathered :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 0 Galani-Player Version by TheGillyGalloo Galani-Player Version :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 0 The DnD Party by TheGillyGalloo The DnD Party :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 1 Korhase by TheGillyGalloo Korhase :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 2 0 The Other Side of the Fence by TheGillyGalloo The Other Side of the Fence :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 0 Sun Emperor by TheGillyGalloo Sun Emperor :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 1 0 Take Me Away by TheGillyGalloo Take Me Away :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 0 The Secret Grove by TheGillyGalloo The Secret Grove :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 2 2 There's not Mush Room by TheGillyGalloo There's not Mush Room :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 1 0 Cute Tieflings by TheGillyGalloo Cute Tieflings :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 0 Moon Elf by TheGillyGalloo Moon Elf :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 0 See What I Have Become by TheGillyGalloo See What I Have Become :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 0 Ritual by TheGillyGalloo Ritual :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 0 A Crack in the Lake by TheGillyGalloo A Crack in the Lake :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 0 A Walk in the Fading Light by TheGillyGalloo A Walk in the Fading Light :iconthegillygalloo:TheGillyGalloo 0 0


Heraldic Shield Mini Tut by arsheesh Heraldic Shield Mini Tut :iconarsheesh:arsheesh 131 16 Geographic Icons Mini-Tutorial by arsheesh Geographic Icons Mini-Tutorial :iconarsheesh:arsheesh 65 6 Naradesh by Luned Naradesh :iconluned:Luned 133 23
Tutorial: Custom Raised-Relief Globe
If you are a worldbuilder or mapmaker working at a global scale, it can be helpful to have an actual globe to guide you. If your world is an alternate Earth, then you are in luck. You can go to Amazon or troll the thrift stores and garage sales for a cheap globe of the Earth. All done.
For the rest of us, the globe we need cannot be found in any thrift store. So we make our own.

The above is an 8 inch desktop decorative globe I bought at a furniture store. Globes run for about $15-$30 at stores, or cheaper if you can find them used. What you want is a sturdily built globe with no raised relief.

Accuracy is not important. Any out-of-date borders and countries will be slathered over with a couple coats of gesso. Gesso is a type of acrylic paint that creates a toothed surface that can be painted on. You can buy it at any art store in bulk for pretty cheap. It's a good thing to have around.
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City of Urna, Architectural Monuments by Built4ever City of Urna, Architectural Monuments :iconbuilt4ever:Built4ever 529 39 Painting realistic portraits - TUTORIAL by lorantart Painting realistic portraits - TUTORIAL :iconlorantart:lorantart 504 58 A Lineart Map Tutorial for Beginners by stratomunchkin A Lineart Map Tutorial for Beginners :iconstratomunchkin:stratomunchkin 752 81 Zalezsky's Cartography Tutorial No. 1 by zalezsky Zalezsky's Cartography Tutorial No. 1 :iconzalezsky:zalezsky 93 34 How to draw Forests (on maps) by stratomunchkin How to draw Forests (on maps) :iconstratomunchkin:stratomunchkin 111 14 Atlas Elyden Style Guide (tutorial) by vorropohaiah Atlas Elyden Style Guide (tutorial) :iconvorropohaiah:vorropohaiah 148 46 Stages of Technological Development and Adoption by Imperator-Zor Stages of Technological Development and Adoption :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 5 2 the Globe of Elyden by vorropohaiah the Globe of Elyden :iconvorropohaiah:vorropohaiah 138 35 Fantasy Map Tutorial - Compass Rose by Djekspek Fantasy Map Tutorial - Compass Rose :icondjekspek:Djekspek 641 41
Design a country work sheet
For those people who needs to design their own world.
This is a form I will use from now on to help me design it faster and more complete.
original from: droemar's journal
Edited by mayshing 2010
Colors: (An example would be red, white, and blue)
Symbol: (An example would be stars and stripes.)
Location, geographic:
calender measure (time table): (Does their calender go by the moon, or sun? Or other planets?)
Races: (The races that inhabit the area, whether or not they're native.
Physical: (The ethnic description of your race: skin color, hair color, builds, dress)
         Preference to fashion and beauty:
Weather patterns: (Tropical? Stormy? Cold? Earthquakes? Climate in general?)
-how the weather influence inhabitants behavior, travel
        Major river and lakes?
        Any construction
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Warrior Rogue Leather Armor by Azmal Warrior Rogue Leather Armor :iconazmal:Azmal 1,277 33 Blue Ryder by tatianaring Blue Ryder :icontatianaring:tatianaring 18 0


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Alright, so I love D&D, and one of the things I love the most is building the worlds for it. At the moment, I am building a world to end all worlds. It is known as Korhase. I'm not anywhere close to being done with the map, seeing as how I am doing everything. I am naming everything. I have a huge piece of paper with all of the mountains, rivers, forests, swamps, valleys, cliffs, deserts, hills, etc. And then I go through and name every single one of them. I have a little over two hundred named so far. I have yet to go in and place and name every single man-made thing as well. I'm going to create a map of the whole world on photoshop, then do a separate, smaller one of each of the countries so as to list the names of the smaller things. I tried to make a map high quality enough that I could go from a world view to the view of a general town, but my computer crashed. *sighs* I have fifteen different civilizations living in Korhase, each with a different culture. I am writing up a total of around twenty pages on each of the races. It's taking a while. A bit longer since I'm only writing when inspiration comes, and that is unpredictable. It's feeling nice though, build such a well-formed and realistic race, all while hiding my own little easter eggs in the names and traditions. I am not going so far as to actually develop a language for each race, however, I am naming their things with a general feel for how I think their language would sound. After I'm done with the cultures, I'll build a decent timeline, then do a picture for each of the different races and give you some info on them. You can already see my one for the Halfling. I may alter it later on, but it's there for now.

Either way, world building is what drives me, it's what inspires me. 


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Sean Rogers
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I've only been anything of an artist since around early 2015, mostly focusing on maps for my Dungeons and Dragons campaigns. Really, aside from the enjoyment I get from it, world building for DnD is what really pushes me forward.


I'll do a damn fine job on whatever you want.


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Bacomancer Featured By Owner May 3, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave, Sir!