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The Yoop by ToixStory The Yoop :icontoixstory:ToixStory 68 34 Peace Only Under Liberty by ToixStory Peace Only Under Liberty :icontoixstory:ToixStory 79 21 2015 Canadian Federal Election by ToixStory 2015 Canadian Federal Election :icontoixstory:ToixStory 21 22 Dia de Po'Pay by ToixStory Dia de Po'Pay :icontoixstory:ToixStory 78 17 US Presidential Elections by County 2000-2016 by ToixStory US Presidential Elections by County 2000-2016 :icontoixstory:ToixStory 26 9 The Oregon Exodus by ToixStory The Oregon Exodus :icontoixstory:ToixStory 104 15 The Rebirth of Rome by ToixStory The Rebirth of Rome :icontoixstory:ToixStory 162 32 The Winter Period by ToixStory The Winter Period :icontoixstory:ToixStory 92 20 Breaking News from the Caliphate by ToixStory Breaking News from the Caliphate :icontoixstory:ToixStory 30 11 View from Stone Mountain by ToixStory View from Stone Mountain :icontoixstory:ToixStory 9 3 The Two Americas by ToixStory The Two Americas :icontoixstory:ToixStory 164 123 Transgender Day of Visibility by ToixStory Transgender Day of Visibility :icontoixstory:ToixStory 26 14 Travel the Republic of Texas (Commission) by ToixStory Travel the Republic of Texas (Commission) :icontoixstory:ToixStory 129 53 Where Hearts Were Entertaining June (1592) by ToixStory Where Hearts Were Entertaining June (1592) :icontoixstory:ToixStory 77 19 Animated Map of Svalbard by ToixStory Animated Map of Svalbard :icontoixstory:ToixStory 26 7 Moscow 1991 Pixel Art by ToixStory Moscow 1991 Pixel Art :icontoixstory:ToixStory 24 1

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[Commission/Cartography] Toixstory by Ulario [Commission/Cartography] Toixstory :iconulario:Ulario 11 2 Apocalytica by Black-Red-Escape Apocalytica :iconblack-red-escape:Black-Red-Escape 7 3 Scarlet Throne by Black-Red-Escape Scarlet Throne :iconblack-red-escape:Black-Red-Escape 37 11 Desk Texture by artistengg Desk Texture :iconartistengg:artistengg 28 17 I.G.N.I.T.I.O.N by WTek79 I.G.N.I.T.I.O.N :iconwtek79:WTek79 197 67 Father and Son by WTek79 Father and Son :iconwtek79:WTek79 813 138 Hazy Afternoon by arisuonpaa Hazy Afternoon :iconarisuonpaa:arisuonpaa 3,704 215 The City Of Fog by RuanJia The City Of Fog :iconruanjia:RuanJia 1,196 30 Simple and Sweet paper pack by Eijaite Simple and Sweet paper pack :iconeijaite:Eijaite 82 15 iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 Dual OS PSD Mockups by pstutorialsws iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 Dual OS PSD Mockups :iconpstutorialsws:pstutorialsws 97 6 Tirnaran Map by Indiliel Tirnaran Map :iconindiliel:Indiliel 6 8 the ancient town of Taierzhuang by shaoshun the ancient town of Taierzhuang :iconshaoshun:shaoshun 4 0 Rough Map of the City of C'theca by magbhitu Rough Map of the City of C'theca :iconmagbhitu:magbhitu 30 6 Happy Eid! (2014) by BLACKlbutterfly Happy Eid! (2014) :iconblacklbutterfly:BLACKlbutterfly 80 20 South German Confederation by zalezsky South German Confederation :iconzalezsky:zalezsky 82 42 [Personal] The Tashin System by Ulario [Personal] The Tashin System :iconulario:Ulario 54 1
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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Georgia, United States of America
Occupation: Self-employed Cartographer/Hausfrau
Tools of the trade: Inkscape, Paint.NET, Illustrator, QGIS
Loves: History, alternate history, fiction, cartography, politics

Well, guess I should introduce myself. I'm Lynn, just an average girl looking to be a writer who has taken up her love for alternate history into the form of map-making, and occasionally dabbling in pixel art as well.

Anyways, here for the maps and flags and other pretty pictures on the site, and hope to make some of my own and meet some cool people. :)

USA Language Level stamp4 by Faeth-design Stamp: German Language Intermediate by MafiaVamp Spanish lang2 by Faeth-design


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Phillipzu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hey there!
I absolutely love your maps and their immense amount of details.
May I ask how you do it?
I'd really love to make as beautiful maps as you, but I have no idea how! ;o;

Thanks in advance. ^^
ToixStory Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! Thank you for the kind words. :)

Really, I use a variety of methods that I've had to take years to learn, but I started with a few tutorials. If you search on here, users like upvoteanthology, zalezsky, and Arminius1871 have some great mapmaking tutorials that can help you get started with how to make maps in different programs, from Inkscape to Photoshop to Illustrator. You can also search on platforms like YouTube for general help with these programs, or for other programs that I use, like the free mapping software like QGIS. Tutorials are always useful, but the biggest thing is to just practice and keep practicing and make as many maps as you can, because that's how you get better. For every one I post, I have several more I made for practice. Hope that helps!
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Edited Sep 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I did watch Arminius1871's video, it was very informative.
I really hope I'll be able to use Gimp to create a couple of maps on my own, but I fear it may be too difficult, compared to Illustrator and Photoshop, lol.
But I must agree with you, practice makes perfect. ^^

May I ask how you use QGIS to create your maps?
Do you have any software you can recommend?
Daniel-Choppy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry to bother you but I had recently finished reading your"Where Hearts Were Entertaining June: An English Brazil" on Alternate you said that due to a disagreement you will discontinue this story there, do you have the rest of it somewhere that is available to read?
ToixStory Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Apologies for getting back to this so late, I've been out of town and a bit sick after that, so I haven't been checking up much on my deviantart. For now that's been a bit on hold due to real life job and other priorities, though I do have various projects in the works. I'm just trying to get a good bit finished before publishing instead of doing it in trickles. Sorry about that.
Daniel-Choppy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you are feeling better and I understand that real life can get in the way I look forward to any updates you care to post.
MoralisticCommunist Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :happybounce: 
IasonKeltenkreuzler Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Congratulations to exactly 555 watchers :) haha
ToixStory Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I remember when I thought 100 was a lot. :D
ShahAbbas1571 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you dead? This place is collecting dust as time passes by, tbh.
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