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The Land Of Elfcarron

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This is a Elfcarron, a test island for new map styles I am teaching myself and developing.

If you're interested then I may open up Elfcarron as an open source world for other writers, designers and world builders to play in.

I love this style and have made a tutorial to show you just how to draw your own map over on the Worldbuilding School as part of The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps.

If you like this map then I've published it as a customisable map pack over on the Fantasy Map Market. Visit the Elfcarron page to learn more about what's in the pack and how to purchase it.
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2100x2100px 1.28 MB
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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HatimousHobbyist Digital Artist
Hey guy, its really cool world map. do u use reference for design your maps?
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WorldBuildingProfessional Writer
Hey Hatimous,

Thank you for the compliment. No, the terrain on this map was randomly generated so I don't really use references.
Centark's avatar
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Awesome map, awesome tutorial. Even inspired me to revisit my own fictional world map.
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WorldBuildingProfessional Writer
Hey Centark,

So glad that you liked the map and that it's inspired you to get back into drawing your own world map.

Hope you're having a great week?
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HarryOsborn-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
So sharp, so clear, so…inspiring. You shall consider me a pupil interested in the supplied tutorials in the description, I thank you!
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WorldBuildingProfessional Writer
Thank you Meat Wagon :)

I've written the first two parts to the tutorial so the first part will be going up on The World Building School this Friday. I do hope people enjoy reading it.
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HarryOsborn-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
I can’t wait to read/follow your tutorials. I’ll be sure to upload my result :)
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WorldBuildingProfessional Writer
Send me a link once you've uploaded you're result as I'd love to see what you come up with.
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HarryOsborn-ArtProfessional Digital Artist
Consider it done, even better, you could always watch me!
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arsheeshHobbyist Digital Artist
It's a very clean and attractive map. Could due with a few other elements, such as a scale and compass rose, but nice work!

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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WorldBuildingProfessional Writer
Aye, good point. I'll have a ponder at adding those things. Though I'll have to do some research into a compass rose that I like and then workout how to draw it :)

All the best,
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arsheeshHobbyist Digital Artist
I think there's a tutorial for how to make a scale floating around some where over at the Cartographers Guild. Also, if you want to save time in making your compass rose, you could always use a font. Here's one that's pretty decent [link]

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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WorldBuildingProfessional Writer
Cheers Arsheesh, I'll take a look at the link.

Also I think it's about time I started to be active over on The Cartographers Guild. I've lurked from time to time but kept forgetting my password plus struggled to navigate the forums.

And I quite like the idea of entering some of the competitions to see if my maps match up to the talent in the guild. :)
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arsheeshHobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to here it! I look forward to seeing you around over there. The competitions are always fun. I've only ever entered in one myself, but when I get some time I'd like to participate more myself.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh
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XanrianHobbyist
this is really cool. XD i can't draw a map to save my life, lol. you definably have the talent...to save my life and many others! JK,LOL. >DDD
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WorldBuildingProfessional Writer
hehe thank you Xanrian.

I'm putting together a tutorial for how to draw a map in this style. The first part will be published on The World Building School [link] this Friday. So hopefully that will help to save your life ;)

Though if after reading the tutorial you still don't think you could draw a map to save your life then you could always commission me? [link] hehe :P
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XanrianHobbyist
lol XDDD really tempting. ;P i'll check out the tutorial. ^^
ashimbabbar's avatar
looks like an interesting place, I have 2 questions

1/ what is the scale ?
2/ what is the name of the big bay in Zarun ?
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WorldBuildingProfessional Writer
Hi Ashimbabbar,

1, The Scale... I'll be honest I haven't thought much about that but if one of the bars around the edge = 100 miles that would make a fairly decent sized landmass. Certainly enough to tell some great stories in but not too big that people get lost. Saying that it would put the closest major cities over 100 miles away from eachother...

2, Do you mean the Big Bay on the left of Zarun? So far it has no name, do you have a suggestion and I'll add it to the map :)

All the best,
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