Read the latest world building articles, tutorials and guides below.
The World Builders Guild has launched it’s first competition and I’m inviting you to enter.
The aim of this competition is to encourage the world builders out there to collaborate with artists from The WBGuild and create a description for a new environment/location.
The winner will be announced in the WBGuild journal along with a link to their website and a bio about both themselves and any story or world they are creating. Added to that I’m also offering to draw a map of the winner’s world worth £80.
- Map commission worth £80
- Promotion on the WBGuild Journal
- Promotion article on WBSchool website
- Promotion on our social media
What You Need To Do
We have selected 10 images out of the environments folder. What you need to do is choose one of the images and write a description for that environment. Feel free to set it in your own world or create a new one.
Jonathan Roberts of Fantastic Maps has published a fantastic quick tutorial that teaches you how to design your own town. I’ve been a fan of Jonathan’s work for a long time especially since he was commissioned to produce The Lands Of Fire And Ice.
I’ve also been playing with the idea of focusing my whole world building efforts on just one city. So here is the result of a city I’ve sketched out using the tutorial and it may very well be the city I use for my future world building.
If you’d like to view Jonathan’s tutorial then please go here.
Note: I do apologise for the quality of the photo’s. They were taken on my iPhone in bad lighting but I’ve tried to improve their quality in Photoshop. I will be redrawing the map in Photoshop at some point and will update these photo’s with renders of that map.
Steven Sanders has drawn a number of comics for Marvel and Image; from Wolverine and The X-Men to Deadpool and Five Fists Of Science. He has over a decade of professional experience in the illustration field and now he’s turning his attention to world building.
Symbiosis is a world where technology and biology are inextricably linked, where man and technology need each other to survive. Think of it as ”1940’s Bio-punk”.
However, the most exciting thing is that Steven is releasing the world of Symbiosis under a creative commons license. So that means you can write your own stories, games or any other project using this world and add to the existing cannon. Therefore if you’re an author looking for a new exciting world to write in then Symbiosis provides all of the world information and artwork you’ll need to get started.