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Sketchy Cartography Brushes by StarRaven Sketchy Cartography Brushes by StarRaven
- The zipped folder contains a Photoshop brush file containing all the brushes shown here, as well as a transparent .PNG file with all the images on it, in case you're using something that does not support this file type.

- Please link to this if you use these brushes, so that people can easily find them if they like them! (In fact, that's just a nice thing to do with any stock you use.)

- You don't have to ask my permission to use these (except for commercial purposes*) - the answer is yes. If you ask me anyway, I'll tell you yes and thank you for being polite. :3
*You may use these in deviantART Prints. For commercial use outside of deviantART, please do contact me for permission.

- I always appreciate a link to deviations made with my resources; I love to see what people make!

- If you have any comments or critique, I would love to hear it! Tell me what you think so I can make these better and more usable.

Edit: Now contains bigger town icons, by popular demand. Also contains the jungle blocks, which were missing from the first version for some reason. If you want to download the recent additions only, you can find those here: [link]

My favorite maps that use these brushes: [link]
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Given 2012-08-31
[Stock & Resources] Sketchy Cartography Brushes by ~StarRaven A well thought out and executed brush pack that will help your cartographic adventures to become more detailed. ( Featured by Elandria )
vientocaprichoso Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Excelent brushes. May I use them for the map of my book? I'll use it in my webpage and as a drop down extra in physical books.
superfreaklagos Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Super awesome brush set. Just made a map using almost all of these brushes and it came out pretty nice so far. 
Armamentz Featured By Owner 2 days ago
i need your brush, please read my note XD…
KurouKoutarou Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Where do you get that material? The color looks nice and the texture looks slightly rough as well.
Altegore Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really impressive...
Nevriande Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
How do you download these? I mean in the .PNG file how would i be able to use it in GIMP?
Artistic-Pineapple Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017
These are fantastic! Thank you!
I used them here:
Dr-Gauss Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey ! Thank You for your great work ! 

Thank to you, I could create my own maps, look at them :……
Damarco4u Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
These are fantastic!  I probably won't use them as artistically as you, but I do appreciate them. Thanks for your generosity!
correcaminos74 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016
Kyubikokage Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016   Artist
Will I be able to use this in Clip Studio/Manga Studio?
Heart-of-the-Sun Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
These are gorgeous! Were they hand drawn, or did you create them in Photoshop? I would love a tutorial either way!
strawberrycomics Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
These brushes would be excellent for a few maps I'd like to make for my comic, Cannibunny + Dokibear. May I use them for it?
iCheddar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are the best. I love you thank you so much for making these *3*
RadicalEdward84 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Thank you. I have no idea if I'm ever going to need to draw a map, but if I do one, I will probably make treasure of your work.
timothytsang Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016  New Deviant
nice oriental structures.
Artisticat86 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
If anyone can get a hold of this creator for me, that would be great. I messaged them because I plan on publishing next year. I made the maps before I had planned on self-publishing and I'd rather keep them the way they are. lol I've uploaded one of them here:…

Thanks! ^_^
daniwhetstone Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016
Can I use these beautiful brushes for a map in a book? Thank you!
Wolfantom Featured By Owner Edited Oct 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Nicely adaptable. Quite enjoyed using the multiple angled mountain ranges.

Used them here…
WswViceVersa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
Can I use these brushes for commercial purpose?
Marilia-Barbosa Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Hi! May I use your brushes for a map in an e-book I'm creating? I'll post the map in my account and link to your brushes, too! :D 
Thentaris Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
Thank you for the brushes, so far I have only used the mountains.  I am learning to use Gimp for map making and am now about 40% complete for what I have planned on my first map.  Map can be found here…  if you would like to see it.  This map is being made purely for my own educational purposes.  Any suggestions or advice are always appreciated.  Thank you again!
EdgarRickets Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
This has helped me greatly over the years. Would you allow me to use them for commercial prints? Nothing super serious, but I was thinking of doing commissions for side money. Would that be ok?
Vaarian Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work! You are a wonderful person for giving these out so freely. My D&D campaigns map is going to look absolutely awesome using these! Thanks so much, I'll post a link when I'm done :D
Zylo101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Zylo101 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
love it. wish for a little more versatility but that's just me complaining really its great. will link to maps once uploaded.
TheArcaneTrickster Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016
Thanks a ton, I am using thesde to create the Map of the Fantasy Setting I am playing in with my P&P Group.
Dymdez2 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Star, are you active any more?! :( Oh no! I sent you a note!
maryland-virginia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016
wow so cool! I will do one like this and I will show it also here hehehe .. Just super like it.
WaferArt01 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, I like this brushes for my map, Thank you!! You are awesome :D
TripletConcept Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, this brushes was very usefull for my map!

I hope you would like it:…
NerdyDalek Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Hello! I think that this is amazing! I would like to ask for permission to use this brush kit for a video game I am creating! Thank you and have a wonderful day!
toziren Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work, I will post a link once I completed the work which I have made with your custom brushes
tongueboy1027 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016
Needs palm trees. :)
AsheArmstrong Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Professional Writer
I would like to ask for permission to use these for commercial work. The image isn't live yet, but I've used the mountain brushes in a map for my book series. I'm hoping to sell map prints outside of dA.
toddcannon Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work! I'm going to use them for mapping my RPG game world! 
Haukii Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016
I would be interested to know what brush and brush settings did you use to draw these?
Cebadona Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2016
These brushes looks amazing! I will try and use them in the map for my Dungeon World campaign. Thanks for your work!
metricmodulation Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
Any ideas as to why, after loading the brushes, appending them to the list of brushes, selecting them, having a new layer for them, selecting a color for them, I can't get the damn things to show up? CS6.
TheRedCrane Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.: World Road Map :. by TheRedCrane  thanks for the brushes!
ThedasScholar Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Anyone knows how can Starraven be contact besides deviantart?  
the-3l3phant Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
I used your amazing mountain brushes in my first map ( I tweaked them with Transform/Warp to get them to fit the landscape. They're fantastic!
tangi12 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
Hi! I would love to use these for a map I am creating if you are okay with that. It will be used in a novel. :)
Machati Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome brushes!
MissMayla Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Thank you for these wonderful brushes <3
Braegihn55 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dear Star Raven,

I am getting ready to publish a novel this month and needed a very nice map of it's world.  

Would you permit me to your your brush designs for my maps and images for the novel?  If so, please advise how you would like me to credit your work.  I also wish to promote your designs on social media.

C.C. Wilkinson
btrhoads Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Thank you for sharing. :-)
ThePaintedBard Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I made a map for an upcoming D&D campaign.  Haven't filled it all in yet, but it's really helping me get the story going.
EchoBullet Featured By Owner Edited Mar 14, 2016
Hello! May I use your brushes for the map in my fantasy novel? The map will be behind the cover. I just love these so much, they're really well done. And I would credit you in the Acknowledgements of the book.
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