Mapmaking Tutorials

The full set of my mapmaking tutorials for reference.
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an old paper with the words how to draw hills 4 styles written on it in red ink
Four Different Ways To Draw Hills On A Map - Fantastic Maps
Drawing hills on a map can be a challenge - there are no hard edges. Here's 4 different easy styles of hill for different types of map.
an old piece of paper with drawings on it and trees in the middle, surrounded by smaller pieces of writing
How To Draw Simple Trees
A quick 12s video on how to draw simple trees on a map.
an old sheet of paper with trees drawn on it
How To Draw Simple Trees On A Map - Fantastic Maps
How to draw simple trees on a map. It's really easy to draw trees on a map and make them look pretty. It's also really easy to get close, decide they look rubbish, and stop. Here's a quick method for drawing a Middle Earth style forest on a map.
The fantasy world map of Saemyyr - Fantastic Maps
An animated gif showing how to illustrate mountains in the style of my Sæmyyr map.
a map of the ironist's mill
Arcanist's Mill Walkthrough
The Arcanist's Mill - a video walkthrough.
this is a drawing of a river that has been cut into two sections with the words death levels on it
Drawing Old-fashioned Coastal Waters - Fantastic Maps
How to draw coastlines
a map of the world is shown in an old - fashioned frame with a tree on it
How to illustrate a world map - Fantastic Maps
How to illustrate a world map - from line art to rendered final, by pro-cartographer Jon Roberts
a drawing of how to draw different elements in one piece of paper, with the title below it
Drawing a castle wall
A quick video walkthrough of illustrating a castle wall.
how to draw battlements with different shapes and sizes, including the top one in green
Fantastic Maps
How to Draw a Castle Wall - a short tutorial on the lines and styling.
an aerial view of a city with lots of buildings
Mapping Blackcliff Academy for An Ember in the Ashes - Fantastic Maps
Desaturating shadows helps to sell the form of three dimensional maps
an old map shows the location of several locations
Turning a map into an aged paper handout - Fantastic Maps
A quick 5 minute tutorial on turning any map into an aged paper handout. Super quick, and atmospheric.
a drawing of trees with the words how to draw top down and bottom down on it
How to Draw Top Down Mountains on a Map - Fantastic Maps
How to Draw Top Down Mountains on a Map
a drawing of a floor plan for a house
Illustrating a map with the iPad Pro, and Procreate
A video walkthrough of my first map in Procreate on the iPad Pro, using Pencil. It's super easy to use, and generates shockingly professional results.
an ipad pro sitting on top of a box with the words is the ipad pro a professional art tool?
An Illustrator's Review of the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
My review of the iPad Pro, and Pencil, as professional art tools.
a notebook with some drawings on it and one has an image of trees in the water
One map. Three styles. Make sure your visual elements hang together.