I review Josh Stolarz's Fantasy Map Maker for Procreate and Photoshop. A toolkit that promises to take the pain out of cartography for authors, world-builders and D&D dungeon masters.
I'm no artist, but I love to draw and paint maps. I share my techniques for doing so using Procreate on iPad with Apple Pencil.
To kickstart a fantasy map, I look to the islands of Stockholm for inspiration, then apply a little magic with Pixelmator Pro, my favourite raster image editor.
On day 8 of my 30 days of world-building, I look at two medieval houses and use them as models for my fantasy setting.
On day 4 of my 30 days of world-building, I wrangle Pixelmator into a quick and dirty dungeon map creator for D&D or fantasy novel locales.
I review Affinity Photo as an Adobe Photoshop replacement, by putting the app through its pace using Ascension's Atlas Style fantasy map tutorial.
I review three open-source, random map generators aimed at fantasy authors, world-builders and table-top gamers.