Mapmaking is harder than I thought. But, it is fun. I so can’t wait for my new computer to get here. Using Photoshop on a laptop that can’t handle it requires a whole lot of patience. Creating rivers with a mouse is really hard. I need my touch screen.

On the last post in this series, Fantasy Maps: Jael, I showed you a rough version of Jael.

Now, it looks like this.

Still rough, but it’s getting there. The mountains are brushes I downloaded from StarRaven on DeviantArt.

These two videos helped a lot. I had a “duh” moment. The second video suggests studying an atlas to make the placement of rivers and mountains realistic. I was like, that is super obvious. Why didn’t I think of that? Right now, this map is a fun experiment. I doubt this version will go into the book. And, I will be getting an atlas and spending a lot of time with Google.


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