CBP Worldbuilding #2.5: Drawing more map
This is the third post using Angeline Trevina’s book 30 Days of Worldbuilding (available on Amazon), the book provides 30 prompts/exercises to help guide world-building.
This is an extension of the prompt Day 2: Draw Your Map where the author advises us to draw a map to prevent us getting lost in our world.
My initial post creating the outline of the map can be found here.
It’s been a while since I’ve looked at my Colonial Blackpowder idea for a setting.
Whilst drawing these maps I’ve been looking at a quote describing colonial America:
Colonial America was a vast land settled by Spanish, Dutch, French and English immigrants who established colonies such as St. Augustine, Florida; Jamestown, Virginia; and Roanoke in present-day North Carolina.https://www.history.com/topics/colonial-america
I really love this idea of a vast land where everything, including the terrain is writ-large, primeval and untamed by the hands of man; so I’ve been looking at some maps of America for inspiration when it comes to the placement of larger terrain features (mountains, forests, rivers and swamps).
Below is the map I currently have, although this may change in the future:
In the above maps the brown areas are mountains, the blue lines rives, the light green areas forests and the dark green area swamp-land.
Although I am considering removing some the northern forest area and nearby river to replace it with a desert-style area, shown below with a yellow circle:
Obviously if I was going to do this I’d remove the river and probably the forest to the south.Tags: blackpowder, colonial, map, maps