Author: Jesper Schmidt
Title: Fantasy Map Making A step-by-step guide for worldbuilders
Print Length: 68
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
Have you ever struggled with map making? To make it compliant with the laws of nature? Or spent countless hours trying to understand geography? In this book, I am going to simplify it all and teach you how to create an authentic fantasy map with a very accessible and simple step-by-step approach. You will gain all the knowledge necessary to complete a map that your audience will believe. This book contains the exact process I use when creating maps for my fantasy fiction. I have spent countless hours researching and learning about the typography of Earth and how to apply it to a fantasy map so that you do not have to. I have translated it all into 13 easy steps that allow you to construct an entire fantasy map from start to finish. In this book we will cover: Whether maps are important or not and tackle some of the common excuses for not developing one. What you need to think about before you start your map in order not to make mistakes in later steps. Discuss your different options for creating the map: from hand drawn over software to hiring a professional. Sketching your map and making sure that we get the size of the world just right. Adding continents by understanding how tectonic plates work. Terraforming your world with the knowledge of how winds and the equator affect the climate. After having added mountains and deserts, we will include islands and lakes. And then we make sure that rivers are not breaking the laws of nature. We add trees, before moving into understanding how the lands will affect the people who live on them and vice versa. It is then time for countries, borders, and roads. We then finish up with optional fantasy elements and include the last touches. This is not a book to teach you how to draw. This is about designing. I promise you that I have simplified a very complicated topic so you can easily apply it to create more believable maps.