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Free For All Challenge Map – The Lost Valley

I took part in the June/July challenge at the Cartographers’ Guild. We had to turn the provided base map into a map of our own.

Provided Base Map for the Challenge
Provided Base Map for the Challenge

When I started my entry, most people had used the contours as coastlines, with some entries using them as lakes. I decided to do something different and turned them into a valley.

The Lost Valley: Challenge Entry
The Lost Valley: Challenge Entry

Unfortunately the challenge closed before I could add a version with fluff and some minor decorations. It’s a bit cluttered, so I do not mind that much.

The Lost Valley: Now With Fluff
The Lost Valley: Now With Fluff

This was my second entry into a Mapping Challenge – the first one was the River Challenge two years ago. I am quite satisfied with how this map turned out. I am not going to win this challenge, but that’s quite okay; I did not expect to. It was a late entry with a lot of good competition. It was great practice and I am sure I can make use of this map sooner or later.

River Challenge Map

This is my entry for the Cartographers’ Guild’s “just for fun” competition for March, the River Challenge:

Cartographer's Guild River Challenge Entry

The basic template of the landmass and some pre-defined lakes and rivers was provided by the guild’s community leaders, and there are various rules on the number of rivers the map needs to include.

I honestly did not enter this one to win – the guild counts far better artists than I am amongst its members – but rather I took the opportunity to try out a “fancy mountain” style. As you can see… it still needs some work. đŸ˜‰