It should come as no surprised that I'm a map geek. I love them and the worlds they depict, whether real or imaginary, but the latter usually gets much more of my attention. I will spends hours, days, even months pouring over a fantasy world map imagining and concocting everything from weather patterns to monsters and multitudes of inhabitants.
Alas it has been a very long time since I picked up a pencil to sketch...well, anything. Characters come naturally once I have worked out the crunchy bits of who they are and who they may become. But what I long to be able to do is make a really good looking fantasy map. The daunting doubt that confronts me is 'where to begin?' Well, thankfully guys like Michael Tumey have provided an answer.
25 Quick and Dirty Map Tutorials Guide Book Kickstarter
At the time of this post, the project has been over-funded (if there is such a thing) at $23,000+ of a mere $3,750 goal. Way to go backers! I would have thrown in with the rest of them, but I budget myself to <$40 per month and I'd already spent August's monies before I found this.