Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How to Create Great Fantasy Maps (Even if you cannot draw)

How to Create Great Fantasy Maps (Even if you cannot draw), by Mark Wightman is a beautiful little booklet that takes the reader step by step through the process of creating  fantasy maps. The author uses simple cartographic symbols and techniques to draw mountains, hills, rivers, forests, and marshes.

The author explains and illustrates the process for each element and then displays the results. It really is quite simple, really! Your first attempt at map making may not be of the quality you prefer; however using these techniques and giving yourself a little practice, you will be creating realistic fantasy maps for yourself.


  1. Thanks for the link !
    I'm trying to do one for "The Lost New World" and it could help me a lot !

    1. Nice little resource and it is very economical.