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Hello everyone. Recently, I've noticed an increasing amount of submissions to what I would consider the wrong gallery folder. So far, I've just moved the maps to the right folders, but it would of course be great if everyone puts their maps in the right gallery themselves. Even though we've changed the name 'Alternate World' to 'Alternate Earth', there still seems to be some confusion about what kind of maps should be in which folders. I hope therefore that this overview clears up any confusion there might be about where to submit the maps to. If anyone has different ideas about what fits where, please comment and we can decide what definition fits best, as this is my personal interpretation.

This is the folder for all resources which can be used to make maps. Think about tutorials, brushes, textures, map items, etc.

This folder is meant for maps depicting an entire fictional world. The definition of 'world' can change of course, but generally this folder is meant for maps which show all of some world and not just parts. This folder is not meant for maps of our own Earth, they can be submitted to Real World.

This folder is meant for maps depiction region of a fictional world, most maps fall into this category. Again, maps depicting a region of our own Earth can be submitted to Real World.

This folder is meant for all maps which have a tactical/game purpose. The main example are dungon maps, but also floor plans of castles and towns with a grid can be found in this folder.

Real World:
This folder is meant for all maps depicting a truthfull version of our own Earth, be it historical or of the present. They can either be of the entire world or just of regions. Remember that this group is meant for original maps, so a scan of an atlass will still not be accepted ;).

Science Fiction:
This folder is meant for maps depicting a future world or region, this will include most space maps (except those which are a realistic version of the world as we now know it ;) )

Town & City Maps:
This folder is for all maps depicting fictional human settlements, so from villages to large cities.

Alternate Earth:
This folder is meant for maps of alternative versions of our own earth. In practice, these will mostly be alternate history maps, so if you have an alternate history map, this is the folder to submit to. Maps of any purely fictional region/world which are not meant to depict a place which was originally historically real can be submitted to Regional or World, not to this folder.

This folder is for any map which doesn't fit any of the descriptions above. If you believe this to be the case, you can submit to this folder. Examples are a map of a Wyvern lair, a map of a ship and a map of a tide pool.
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TrueUndeadHero Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, does anyone here do commission?
Sapiento Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Agamendor Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
Greetings honored people of deviantart!
At this time I am creating a masterpice, a story of immense proportions.
To speak more clearly, I am working on a world. A pathfinder world (possible a D&D 5e) where I will put lose 4 heroes to do what ever they feel the need for. To stop the threat, or perhaps join it? I am hoping to turn it all in to a book (mostly for my own amusement), but I will just have to wait and see what happends first.

But this is where I need your help. A great world needs a map. And the bigger town needs maps, and I are not skillfull in the art of drawing. The world is going to big and I expecting to need at least ten diffrent maps and I wish to have the same art style on them all. I am looking for a mapstyle close to this one: The world it self gona be flat, think diskworld but with out elephants and turtle.

I am willing  to pay for the service of course and so.. I ask you all, are there anyone that feel that they are up for the challange?
I expect a crude scetch before anything is finished so that we could discus changes and you will need to have something to show that you can do this. An earlier world and city map is okey.
Pyrayo Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I have less than a few maps, but two maps are completed in a sense of a template (given it's bare, no text). Where would it be submitted?

EDIT: Nevermind. I was too busy trying to figure out to place them and I didn't bother reading the journal.
AndreySaronov Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Hello) can you help me? I want to add my map on my wall in gallery's album - Alternative World, please help me!!!!
KamenOne Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I see the maps here are beautiful. Do any of your members take commissions? I'm looking to have a map for a fictional island nation done.
KrystalSkyWorks Featured By Owner Edited Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm new to this group, but I am currently open for commissions and am considering offering maps as a commission. I only have one of my new style maps I've made on dA so far, plus two of my older styles and one that's a bit 'eh', but I do make a lot of different kinds of maps for all of my world building, from graphical, to political, to even cities (though I have some trouble with those...the 'eh' one is a city map...), and I would be happy to talk out pricing with you if you are still looking for someone to commission, just send me a note.
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi is there any chance of becoming a contributor?
Demogrim Featured By Owner Edited Aug 1, 2014
Hello! I sent a note, but no replies... and I'm worthlessly anxious.

First off, I would like to tell you that you have an amazing gallery and all of your skills are out of this world.

Okay, straight to point. I was wondering how much it would cost on average for a map of a fictional world. No color, no deadline, I have a vague idea of what id like it to be like. But it will be of two super continents. No need for any labeling.

Thank you! Just a general price range would be great. I may also be asking for more than one...

I can provide all the details once i know how much it will cost(general range).
XianPryde Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, LonewandererD is correct. Different artists have different skill levels and commission availability. Some have styles that are very intricate and time-consuming, while others have a quick, simple, and effective approach. It would be considered a little unprofessional for an artist to post rates in public. Such things are always a negotiation between the client and the artist, and are based on many factors. Find some maps that you like here on DA, then check into the availability of the artist for commissions and inquire of them as to how much a project like yours would cost.
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