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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 )
Storms-Of-Life Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Student Digital Artist
This aren't working for me, could you give me some assistance?
Ayi82 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
used here for the map:
Shadow-Hyder Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Writer
PamBN Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Love the brushes! Will be using them in a map I'm making based on a YouTube tutorial by The Coffee Bean GM - Mapping with GIMP for my speculative fiction novel. I'd like to have permission from you to use! Hope you are doing well. Your artwork is awesome! Cheers!
Critteronimo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
these brushes are awesome, I especially love the mountains
beccastareyes Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's a map I made suing these brushes:…
Sebastian-Stuart Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Just getting into some first time map making, thank you for such a great brush set to try out!
Artsymishmash Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Your brushes were used by Youtuber Jessica Khoury for fantasy map making. She gave a hat tip to you. I'm about to use them for creating my big fat fantasy book and wanted to thank you. These will work great and I'll link your work in anything I share. Cheers!
Rachenputzer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist

I just stumbled across a video on Youtube which uses your brushes:

Just wanted to let you know!
ProjectEdeawen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017

Making a dnd campaign for youtube and want to include a map for viewers to see and follow along. I do use advertising so it is considered commercial use. If I include a link to your deviant page is it possible I can use these?

Amazing work! - Christopher
TorissaNikole Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for these! I had a lot of fun making my first map with them:…
Roworth1804 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  New Deviant
I am self-publishing a short fantasy novel called 'The Tythe of Esra'Nell' and would like to ask your permission to use some of your cartography brushes in a single map. The novel will be available for purchase online, but is unlikely to make it big ;) (Wink)
Please let me know what your conditions of use are under these circumstances.
James ('Roworth1804')
drakharim Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
These brushes are the best, thank you! I made this map using them :D…
mogtu Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017   Writer
I am unable to download this, but I would love to use this for mapping my D&D campaigns. Is there another download link anywhere? 
EpiphanyPatch Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
I'd like to use these for an rpg project i am making please, :) and Thankyou.
millicentnankivell Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the look of this! Thank you - having a fiddle with it now <3
beccastareyes Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Giving this a whirl.  I'll let you know how it goes.
TroikaMoira Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
I have used your brushes here. Cheers!
vongolabeauty Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
I'll creating maps to my book. I send message to you for a permission.

Thank you so much.
Rachenputzer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Hi there,

used here:…

Thanks a lot!
HisMajestyBelial Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you will become my new superhero!!!!!
Starcave Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi StarRaven,

I made my 2 maps, for my book, with everything in it, creating my own recourses and used free brushes for the finer touches, but I did use one of your grass brushes to even out certain grasslands, awesome brush, It makes grasslands so much easier. Thanx. 

So is it okay if I use it?
Thanx in advance,
Omri Hope
vengeancepoison Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! Awesome work, Helped a Lot :) 
I'm gonna use it for personal interest only, but if anyone asks i'll give you the credit and send them the link :D 
Thanks for the stunning work 
tpjohnsonauthor Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  New Deviant
Hello StarRaven,

I like your bushes and would like to use them in a future book. Is that okay?

Thank you,

T.P. Johnson
Shadow-Hyder Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Student Writer
The-Taylorzilla Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here: DoP | Map of Aitera by The-Taylorzilla

For an ARPG in the works!
mwandres Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  New Deviant
I would like to use those brushes for the map in a book wich will be published in June in Germany. Thanks for the good work.
vientocaprichoso Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  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 Jan 17, 2017
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 Jan 16, 2017
i need your brush, please read my note XD…
KurouKoutarou Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  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
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  Professional General Artist
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?
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