The Cartographer's Notes

Character Secrets

Character Secrets

You have 3 levels of “secrets”: Level 1 is something you’re just keeping to yourself but if it’s discovered, you’re generally ok with it being known. Level 2 is something...

Character Secrets

You have 3 levels of “secrets”: Level 1 is something you’re just keeping to yourself but if it’s discovered, you’re generally ok with it being known. Level 2 is something...

Map vs Illustration

Map vs Illustration

I now make a point of reading over art descriptions for commissions & informing my clients if they are actually looking for an illustration instead of a map. What's the...

Map vs Illustration

I now make a point of reading over art descriptions for commissions & informing my clients if they are actually looking for an illustration instead of a map. What's the...

Part 2: Becoming a Temporary Co-DM

Part 2: Becoming a Temporary Co-DM

In Part 1: Go Beyond the Backstory & Build Your Hometown I talked about how to lead your players through designing their hometowns and beyond to help with world building, but...

Part 2: Becoming a Temporary Co-DM

In Part 1: Go Beyond the Backstory & Build Your Hometown I talked about how to lead your players through designing their hometowns and beyond to help with world building, but...

Part 1: Go Beyond the Backstory & Build Your Hometown

Part 1: Go Beyond the Backstory & Build Your Ho...

Something I love to do with my gaming groups when I DM is to truly world build together. Every time we start up a new game they pick a spot on...

Part 1: Go Beyond the Backstory & Build Your Ho...

Something I love to do with my gaming groups when I DM is to truly world build together. Every time we start up a new game they pick a spot on...

How to Photograph Small Products Part 2

How to Photograph Small Products Part 2

Yesterday's blog post talked about the two types of images you should be aiming for, changing the editing mindset, and the basic function of lighting. Today, we're going to talk...

How to Photograph Small Products Part 2

Yesterday's blog post talked about the two types of images you should be aiming for, changing the editing mindset, and the basic function of lighting. Today, we're going to talk...

How to photograph small products

How to photograph small products

First, keep in mind that there are 2 types of product photos:  In situation: These are images taken of the product in use. These can be highly dramatic photos that...

How to photograph small products

First, keep in mind that there are 2 types of product photos:  In situation: These are images taken of the product in use. These can be highly dramatic photos that...