In this guide I’m going to teach you how to draw mountains for a fantasy map. This is part of the Author’s Guide to Drawing Maps, and so far we’ve covered: How to draw land Adding tectonic plates Landscaping your world map How to add prevailing winds and oceanic currents This guide is also available […]
Fantasy map tutorials - how to draw, make and create maps for worldbuilding
Here are all of the articles we've published on the topic of fantasy maps.
The Lord of the Map. The writer skilled in cartography is an explorer. They can spend hours fleshing out the design of their world. This is a crucial skill because it visually unites all of the other skills.
Fantasy map generator
Vancano's map generator is a Photoshop tool that will help you create a map of your imaginary world.
Fantasy map icons, brushes and other tools
If you’re looking for a little something to spice up your maps then I've collected a number of great map resources from around the web. Most are free but I’ve also included a couple of premium options when they’ve been great.
Photoshop is a great way to make a map. Sure there is other software available which might be easier to get started with, but there is nothing like using Photoshop. To help you get started the articles below will teach you step by step how to draw a map in the same style as the one […]
This is the story all about how reddit helped improve my fantasy map. I’ve long been told that reddit is a hostile place and the community can be fickle but that’s not true for r/worldbuilding. When I shared a fantasy map and asked for feedback and ideas the community was amazing. I want to say […]
If you’re looking for a little something to spice up your maps then here are a number of great map resources that I’ve collected from around the web. Most are free but I’ve also included a couple of premium options when they’ve been great. You should also visit the Fantasy Map Market for more map […]
You can learn a lot from video games. Especially the way some RPG games build their open sandbox worlds – which has inspired me to run a worldbuilding experiment. Even if you have no interest in video games what so ever, stick with me as this could prove to be a really interesting way to organise […]
Real world maps vs Fantasy Maps: Which makes sense? Over the past few years I’ve been introduced to a number of ways that gamers are using apps to turn real world maps into gaming platforms. The first example I ever encountered was a game called “Ghost Escape”. Essentially the game took a smart phone’s GPS […]