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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 )
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Freimgul Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I made some maps, and will make my maps in the future with your brushes. Thank you for providing great map making tools!

freimgul.deviantart.com/art/Ad…
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:iconanglu:
Anglu Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, cool! Want to make maps now! :-D
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DiceMasterOM3G4 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
Hey there, I'd like to ask for the ability to use these for commercial works outside Deviantart. I've become a pretty big map fanatic as of late, and I have an interest in creating maps for people to use in D&D campaigns. Here's an example of what I mean (This is an early work of mine, like the first map I really made haha, it's a non-commercial use of some of your brushes)

dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/14…

Thanks for taking the time to read this, have a nice day. 
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:iconesekial:
esekial Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Thank You! My weekend much longer. :D
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:iconerinprimette:
ErinPrimette Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Here's my map: Map of Enosia by ErinPrimette
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:iconalkrdaam:
Alkrdaam Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
Amazing brushes; I was looking for some good mapping resources for making my first map. It's intended for a Dark Fantasy campaign using the Pathfinder rule set, and I wanted a map that looked somewhat reasonable to go with it.
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:iconbristeprais:
BristePrais Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could draw like you :) (Smile) 
You are amazing.
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:iconbristeprais:
BristePrais Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, Hug 
This bundle is brilliant.
I just finished (I think) making my very first map and your mountains and other bits and pieces made all the difference.
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:icontonyxpep:
tonyXpep Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome brushes <3
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:icontaylorwk:
TaylorWK Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  New Deviant
Does this work with GIMP?
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:iconmightyamoeba:
mightyamoeba Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Hi. Just to let you know I used your brushes on Left for Red - Continent Map Thank you for making them. :)
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:iconarmisticeart:
ArmisticeArt Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I would love to use these in a map in my book. Thanks so much for creating such awesomenss.
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:iconcashbeard:
CashBeard Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  New Deviant
Hello! I love these brushes and was curious to know if it would be alright with you if I used them for my map in my book. They would benefit me greatly! Thanks!
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:iconatsuhara:
atsuhara Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Hello dude!
Congrats for your work. I was searching a lot a set of brushes that contain asiatic symbols for my RPG asiatic projects.
Your set have nice icons and a usefull variety, so finding it was a relief to me.
I have seen also more of your work, and I envy your skills creating maps.
Now, I'm working in a project and I need a map from a chinese region, so I would ask if I can use your brushes in my RPG project, giving you the proper credit and link.
Thanks a lot
Alejandro
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:iconqoff:
Qoff Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
Awesome!
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:iconatsuhara:
atsuhara Featured By Owner Edited Mar 26, 2015
Hello dude!
Your work is great, I was searching a lot a set like yours, with asian symbols, variety of trees and mountains.
I like your maps a lot, and I'm very interested in brushes to draw cities and with asian symbols (chinese, preferibly)
Could you recommend me some?
Also, I wanna ask you if I can use this pack with a personal project: I'm writing a Three Kingdoms themed (not wuxia) RPG, and need to draw some maps.
Thanks a lot!
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:iconflintandflowerpetals:
I would also like to use these brushes to create a map for my book. You can check out my website here www.tashmcadam.com and I would only be using a map ON the website itself, not in the books. I would link here for people to see the source brushes. Thank you. 
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:icongirot:
Girot Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
you are the man.  THANK YOU.
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:iconlittletamarin:
LittleTamarin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Beyond cute!
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:iconarchonsigil:
ArchonSigil Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
May I please use your brushes to help me build a map for my fantasy book (It will be my first novel, a self-published book called The Sigil Blade)
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:iconjeifaeklubs:
JeiFaeKlubs Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Hello! I used one of your brushes here (in a more non-conventional way, I have to admit^^): jeifaeklubs.deviantart.com/art…
Thanks a lot for sharing this brush set with us!
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:iconmcfunkypants:
McFunkypants Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
May I please use these wonderful brushes in my game?
(THANK YOU)
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:icondikoleo:
Dikoleo Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2015
Your brushes are awesome !!!!! :happybounce:  dikoleo.deviantart.com/art/Lot…
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:iconkyleloewyartist:
kyleloewyartist Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Would I be able to use these brushes for a map I'm creating, for use in a fantasy novel I'm writing?  Should I credit you in the colophon of the book or on the piece itself   
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:iconeinekrone:
EineKrone Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Used your brushes here: einekrone.deviantart.com/art/N…

Thank you! :)
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:iconananiasmil:
ananiasmil Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
how can i download this?
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:iconink099:
ink099 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Hey, can I use these for a map I making? I created a map with Donjon; Fantasy World Generator I your brushes would look really great.
I'm not using the map for anything in particular; I just wanted to try my hand at making one. I want to upload it onto Deviant when I'm done, and I'll make sure I have a link for your brushes if you give me permission to use them.
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:iconalmajis:
Almajis Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Thanks, these are just what I needed for my fantasy roleplaying. 
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:iconhephaesteon:
hephaesteon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey StarRaven! I love this set - I've gotten a lot of mileage out of it and used it for my little city map for a modern fantasy roleplay I participate in. Map is here: hephaesteon.deviantart.com/art…

Thank you so much for sharing your brushes with us!
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:iconlukasn:
lukasn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing resource, I might use them in a map I am making atm.
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AiijuinGraphics Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I have used your brush stock here, with link back to you:
aiijuingraphics.deviantart.com…

THANK YOU!
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:iconilargizuri:
Ilargizuri Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hallo, cool Brush I used it here
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:iconmkbonde:
mkbonde Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Hey, these look wonderful! I would like to use them to make a map for the game that I am working on (and we are about to release), your name will of course be in the credits in that case. Is that okay?
Thanks for contribution in any case :)
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:iconmatts374:
Matts374 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2015
Just what I have been looking for thanks! :D
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:icondemondarakna:
DemonDarakna Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student
Hey, these are perfect for my needs, but I do have a question or a need of a hint if you can provide one.

While using these (and many others) in PS, I come across a problem. I usually make maps with large mountain chains, however, when I overlay these brushes (example: one mountain chain over the other), the white space, which is of course non-existent in these kind of brushes gets overlayed and see-through. Does anyone have any hints how to overcome that without having a go and filling all the nooks with white by "hand"?
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:iconofcourseimanorange:
ofcourseimanorange Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Thank you for making these!
ofcourseimanorange.deviantart.…
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:iconjeifaeklubs:
JeiFaeKlubs Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
This is beautiful! Thanks so much for this.
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:iconparallelpenguins:
ParallelPenguins Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Made a map with some of your brushes: When I get bored I draw maps by ParallelPenguins
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:icondoneldar:
Doneldar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Found them really useful. Thanks :) Using them for my fantasy novel if you give me the permission to do so. Left you a private note.

Thanks again and keep it up!!
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:iconname-already-chosen:
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Thank you!
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:iconsongsofinfinity:
SongsOfInfinity Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are beautiful! I can't draw icons like these to save my life, thank you for providing them!
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:iconmikanyukihara:
MikanYukihara Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Thanks
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:iconchiletrek:
Chiletrek Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Hello:
 This looks very useful! specially for fantasy-style maps. awesome :) .
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:icondaperdepa:
daperdepa Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
A beautiful and useful resource. I have used it a couple of times to create D&D maps you can see here: daperdepa.deviantart.com/
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:iconz3rglingboss:
z3rglingboss Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Ran by this set of cartography brushes while looking for tools to make maps for DnD.

Thanks for making this and putting it out there. You do good work
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:iconjoshuaauthor:
JoshuaAuthor Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Hi Star Raven, I am writing a 600 page-long book, an was wondering whether I have your permission to use these for the map!
I will, of course credit you at the end of the book, but please tell me your real name then.
Please send me an email at joshjoshijoshua@hotmail.com for further stuff about me using your brushes
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:iconcristianschulz:
cristianschulz Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic job.
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:iconkrisp-today:
KRISP-TODAY Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I used these brushes for a map: krisp-today.deviantart.com/art…
Thank you for putting these out there! Stellar work. 
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:iconcolonoscarpeay:
colonoscarpeay Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
These are gorgeous!
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:icondark-a-crystal:
dark-a-crystal Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
i love u
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