The worlds weather is driven by both the Earth’s rotation and the seasonal variation in solar energy that each hemisphere absorbs. However patterns do form in the weather and they will play an important role for your civilisations, characters lives and the stories you write. So the next step in building your world is to […]
Continuing on from last week’s tutorial on Tectonic plates we’re looking at how the plates affect the landscape of your world and so the environment your characters will see and experience. If you’re following the tutorial and drawing your own map then you will have the main islands drawn along with the tectonic plates of […]
Tectonic Plates are sections of a planet’s lithosphere (the crust and mantle of a planet) that your world continent will then sit upon. They are what separate the land from the molten lava below. Because the lava flows and moves under the surface due to different temperatures in the earth core they slowly move these […]
Ed: As of 18/11/2013 we have 995 watchers! The World Builders Guild is a DeviantART group that is dedicated to collecting great artwork that will inspire world building. If you’v never heard of DeviantART then it is the top website for artists – think of it as Facebook for artwork, but it was around long before […]
Brandon Sanderson (the writer of Mistborn and the final 3 books of Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel Of Time” series) gives a lecture on basic geography for world building maps. He covers some very basic tips and fundamental mistakes that many n00b writers and world builders make when they first start out designing their maps. I […]
A simple illustration technique for representing landmass on a map. Also helps to create interesting organic coastlines.