How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps: Step by Step Cartography for Gamers and Fans

October 24, 2019 - Comment

The power of creation is at your fingertips! Orcs prepare for battle against high Elves, Dwarves retreat to the mountains and men march to the sea to reclaim crumbling fortresses. Fortunes are decided. Kingdoms are lost., Entire worlds are created. This book will teach you to bring your fictional realm to life with simple step-by-step

The power of creation is at your fingertips! Orcs prepare for battle against high Elves, Dwarves retreat to the mountains and men march to the sea to reclaim crumbling fortresses. Fortunes are decided. Kingdoms are lost., Entire worlds are created. This book will teach you to bring your fictional realm to life with simple step-by-step instructions on how to draw authentic fantasy maps. Set the stage for adventure by illustrating domains, castles and battle lines, mountains, forests and sea monsters! Learn to create completely unique and fully functional RPG maps time and time again on which your world can unfold., All the skills necessary to create awe-inspiring maps are covered! * Landscapes. Add depth, balance and plausibility with rocky coastlines, towering mountains, dark forests and rolling plains. * Iconography., Mark important places–towns and cities, fortresses and bridges–with symbolic iconography for easy-to-understand maps. * Typography. Learn how to place readable text and the basics of decorative script., Bonus instruction teaches you to create fonts for Orcs, Elves, Vikings and dragons. * Heraldry and shield design. Depict cultural and political boundaries with shields and colors., * Advanced cartography. Includes how to draw landmarks, country boundaries and political lines. Build roads to connect merchants and troops, troll cairns and dragon lairs., And complete your maps with creative backgrounds, elaborate compasses and thematic legends. 30+ step-by-step demonstrations illustrate how to construct an entire fantasy world map from start to finish–both digitally and by hand!

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Anonymous says:

How to Draw Fantasy Maps One of the few books that adequately deals with cartography, let alone fantasy cartography. Blando has done many amazing and interesting maps for Dungeons and Dragons and in this book he demonstrates how to create a map from scratch.Aside from the basics of map design there are a couple of pages dedicated to paper and tools, with more info. dedicated to inking and colouring the maps. Even if you’re not an artist this book can give you a guiding hand on how to get started in this…

Anonymous says:

Could be better if there were different styles for maps covered Well presented book on drawing a map. Building up from rough outline to full-colour-glory.Could be better if there were different styles for maps covered, and different maps as well – overland, city, underground, etc.As it is it’s a nice book, very well presented and easy to follow.I wasn’t disappointed.

Anonymous says:

Great for the Novice DISCLAIMER: I have only been drawing based on the guides in this book for about an hour or two.I think this is a really good book. As basically a novice at drawing maps, it has very good step-by-step guides with clear illustrations to show exactly how do each thing. I have only been practising so far, but already on my first attempts I have drawn a nice-looking continent and the individual map elements such as mountains and forests that I have tried look fairly good. Though…

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