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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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Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
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.
LonewandererD Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Prices are negotiable depending on who you talk to. Instead of posting a note approach the particular artist who's style you wish for your map, a lot of them won't see notes on this group.

BloodyPawPrintsBPP Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, I am wondering if anyone is open for commissions?
Sapiento Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am. You can send me a note for more details.
XianPryde Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am open.
BloodyPawPrintsBPP Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. I'll message you.
creationtakesun Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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nice day.
TestBones Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Hi, Cartography Guilders! My company is going to be releasing a new RPG system soon, and in attempting to find a cartographer for the project it was suggested I check out DeviantArt to give new artists trying to get some additional exposure in the gaming industry a crack at it.

It's a fantasy setting, but we're fairly open to letting the artist apply whatever aesthetic they prefer to the layout, and then finding a middle ground for what will best fit the book. The trick will be keeping it in black and white (I imagine), as a limitation.

If anyone is interested, my name is Myke and you can contact me at, thanks!
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