Friday, March 16, 2018

Olde Timey Hommlet Map

Renowned cartographer R.R. Calbick--whose work has been featured on such highly acclaimed sites as The Restenford Project--has proven that he and I have more than one town in common. He's drawn up a John Quick style map of Hommlet as well. Check this out:


 And let's not forget that town down the river, Nulb:

Hopefully Monsieur Calbick is madly at work on maps for Garrotten or Orlane as we speak. Or Saltmarsh even!

2 comments:

Mystic Scholar said...

Very nice.

I'm learning. Any idea what program he uses to make these?

Timrod said...

Hey Mystic S.,

I contacted Ron (the cartographer) and he had this to offer regarding his methods:

"I used Campaign Cartographer 3+ from ProFantasy Software. The John Speed style itself was from one of the Cartographer Annuals, although I did some custom work in some of the maps as well. It's a great piece of software, but you do have to pay for it. It's also CAD-based, so it has a bit of a learning curve if you're not familiar with CAD programs at all. Beyond CC3+, I also do maps in Photoshop and hand-drawn maps. I often use CC3+ in conjunction with Photoshop because some things are simply easier or look a little better with Photoshop."

I hope that helps.