I’ve made maps for as long as I remember. In the beginning it was for my homemade RPG adventures that I played with my friends, later on mostly for my own amusement. All this however changed in May 2013 when I decided to start up my own map making company under my own name.
If you’d like me to make a map for you there are some things to consider before you send me a request. This will make the whole process much smoother and quicker.
- What is it that you want to map?
A quick description of the kind of map you like and the setting it takes place in is always great and will make it easier for me to get a good picture of the map before starting out.
If you have a rough sketch of the map that would be great too. Starting out from a blank paper is much harder and will make the whole process much longer. The more detailed your sketch is the easier and quicker it is for me to turn it in to a map.
- What style do you want the map in?
I’m making maps in a lot of different styles, as you can see on my blog. Have a look around and decide what style you prefer.
Depending on style I’m using different programs. My main tools of trade are Photoshop, Artrage and Campaign Cratographer 3 with add-ons.
- When do you need the map?
This is a very important point, what is the deadline, when do you need the map? Please state date when you need the finished map, it will make it much easier for me to make a plan for the work I’m going to do.
By default on all maps I do I retain the copyright and you will have the reproduction rights. Of course if you want to have the copyright of the map that can be solved.
How much are you prepared to pay for the map? This is the tricky part, how much is a map worth? Usually you can say that a very detailed map will take longer to make and therefor will be more expensive. Cities generally take longer to map then overland maps and black and white maps are usually quicker to draw then coloured ones.
- Send me a mail on par [dot] Lindstrom [at] gmail [dot] com with the above information and we can continue the discussion.
I’m looking forward to here from you.