Today the UK edition of ImagineFX magazine #79 is officially released. ImagineFX is the premier magazing for contemporary fantasy and science fiction artwork.
The new issue contains a seven page article that I wrote for them with 30 illustrations and 26 of my most valuable tips on the subject of mapmaking and world-building for fantasy artists and writers.
I believe maps are one of the key strategies to develop your own concept from a group of paintings to a whole coherent universe. In the workshop, I discuss everything from tunnel maps, locator maps, building plans, city grids, schematic maquettes, antiquing strategies to many other methods I learned while developing maps and cutaways for National Geographic magazine.
In addition to that, 30,000 copies of the new ImagineFX will include a free gift: a fold-out Dinotopia map on one side with a 2012 year planner on the other side.