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I love this - thank you for sharing your mapping process. For as long as I can remember I've always loved maps. I still remember when they built the new library in my town – they actually added a map room! And don't get me started on when I purchased Karen Wynn Fonstad's Atlas of Middle Earth... Real or fantasy I love a map! I hope your eye is improving and that you are feeling better.

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Can’t believe I missed this post when it came out! I need to up my game because the map you’ve made here is beautiful! Brb heading out to buy some water colours

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Nov 25, 2023Liked by Alexander M Crow

Your maps are beautiful.

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Well, hello fellow map maker! So lovely to have stumbled across your post about your map making process. I really appreciated reading about your process, and interested that you combine both analog and digital process, as I do!

And this map is beautiful.

I *love* maps too - looking at them, exploring them and making them. Mine are more abstract than yours mind you. I'm using mine to illustrate a series of fantasy and real life stories!

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I love this! I shall have to see if I can dig out the photos of you and Timity digging for treasure in the back garden of the house down in Ipswich, using only one of your maps as a guide...

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Wow.

Alexander, I am speechlessly inspired by your maps! Thank you for sharing your process. It’s magnificent.

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Sep 1, 2023Liked by Alexander M Crow

Really beautiful map!

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A few years ago, I attempted a fantasy novel, I knew the characters really well and specific locations, but the relationship between them was more difficult. Mapping the world would have been a much better place to start than just jumping in and writing, also a timeline! Thank you for sharing the process to your gorgeous final map (noted for any future forays into fantasy writing) AND I would like to say the aesthetic of your page is very appealing, the background colour really looks to me like paper.

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This is outstanding.. really inspires some techniques I’m working on.. ‘mapping is an intriguing word & term’ 🦎🏴‍☠️ After all.. one must have ‘treasure maps !

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