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So, I’m reading a really great book (seriously – I can’t wait to read more tomorrow!) and in this book the author included drawings of important things in the book. Personally, I love it and think it is a fantastic idea. And it made me think about my book.

My main character is a cartographer and she is traveling to new areas of the world. As such, it would be great to include her maps in the story, rather than just at the front of the book. Problem is – I’m not the greatest artist. I love the semi-realistic look of a lot of maps in fantasy novels – the ones that have shading and some 3-D looking aspects. My maps are totally flat.

What I’m asking here is: does anyone have a good resource to learn the sort of drawing I’m talking about?

Thanks,

Emily

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