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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 )
Lesopeso Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Wonderful brushes StarRaven!, you inspired me to do this:…
HoodLemon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  New Deviant
Hey StarRaven! i really love your brushes and would love to use them for a graphic novel im working on! I promise ill share any profit my production makes, and I will credit you as an artist in the novel.
Natural--20 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Student Writer
Kirom502 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Thank you for these beautifull brush :)
konnichiwamidori Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
amazing! thanks for sharing
oostormiee Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
hi! I used your wonderful stock here:…
Carte-Ebene Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every map I made use your brushset. It's absolutely beautiful!
takbirallahuakbar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  New Deviant
Where is the zipped folder?
takbirallahuakbar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  New Deviant
terpantine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
I can;t seem to find the download link. these are incredible.
takbirallahuakbar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  New Deviant
takbirallahuakbar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  New Deviant
It's in the top-right hand corner (Download button with green arrow)
terpantine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
How do I download this brush set?
tulsadlance Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Love these brushes.... May I use them for my D&D Map Making  *recalls description* Thanks! You're Awesome!
Emperorlou Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Hi there! I'd like to use these brushes to make a map for a game I'm working on as seen here:

As such, I'm asking for commercial permission. Thanks!
Dimeolas7 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Thx for these, awesome :)
LeslieMarieDawson Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great set! Used here: lesliemariedawson.deviantart.c…
Aufgeben Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
Thank you so much! These are amazing. c: I used them here:……
CaptainRobertDacher Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015
I would like to thank you for letting this be "open source."  Is a huge help making maps for DnD campaigns!
beautifulshininghope Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Artist
I'm terribly sorry to bother you, but I'm a noob at downloading brushes, and I don't know how to use these lovely ones. Could you help me? What do I do?
Randomguydoa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Hello, I would like to know is it okay if I use these brushes for the map in my game? :D
StephanTroja Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  New Deviant
Hi StarRaven, we (my wife and me) want to use you're brushes in a map inside an commercial eBook. The map is'nt ready, so i can't show it, if it is, i will.
have a Nice day!
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!…
Anglu Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, cool! Want to make maps now! :-D
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)…

Thanks for taking the time to read this, have a nice day. 
esekial Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank You! My weekend much longer. :D
ErinPrimette Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Here's my map: Map of Enosia by ErinPrimette
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.
BristePrais Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could draw like you :) (Smile) 
You are amazing.
BristePrais Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  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.
tonyXpep Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awesome brushes <3
TaylorWK Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Does this work with GIMP?
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. :)
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.
CashBeard Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
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!
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
Qoff Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015
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!
I would also like to use these brushes to create a map for my book. You can check out my website here 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. 
Girot Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
you are the man.  THANK YOU.
LittleTamarin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Beyond cute!
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)
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^^):…
Thanks a lot for sharing this brush set with us!
McFunkypants Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
May I please use these wonderful brushes in my game?
Dikoleo Featured By Owner Edited Mar 15, 2015
Your brushes are awesome !!!!! :happybounce:…
EineKrone Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Used your brushes here:…

Thank you! :)
ananiasmil Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
how can i download this?
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.
Almajis Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Thanks, these are just what I needed for my fantasy roleplaying. 
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