Celebrate The Small Things: 20 May

I discovered a new interest this week. The next dungeon master for our roleplaying group has been asking me to help them out by creating some artwork for them and I started to practice drawing maps as a result of this. I’ve always dreamt of being able to do good fantasy art, but had previously only focussed on figures and monsters. Creating fantasy maps is actually really fun and they look really attractive when finished. It makes the world feel more real. I found a book all about the creation of fantasy maps and hope to improve my skills at this. It’s really cool how this new hobby of ours has encouraged us all to spend more time writing and creating content. We also had a great session this week and I look forward to continuing our journey tomorrow.

I had to go to the dentist this week for a routine check up. I hate going because I expect to hear bad news, but everything is fine. So happy to get that over and done with. Treated myself to a luxury hot chocolate afterwards, with cream and marshmallows.

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Celebrate the Small Things is a weekly celebration created by VikLit and now hosted by Lexa Cain to celebrate the happenings of the week, however small or large. You can learn all about it and sign up for it here.

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About wallcat

I have a strong passion for computing. In particular programming for which I am able to use a variety of languages including C++, Visual C#, Blitz Basic, Actionscript 2.0, Python and Lua. I also enjoy web-design and have some knowledge of HTML/CSS, PHP/SQL and Javascript. As well as programming I have a strong background in art and enjoy drawing in my spare time. When I’m not sat at my computer I like to keep fit by going to the gym or using my exercise ball.

7 responses to “Celebrate The Small Things: 20 May”

  1. Pempi says :

    Maps are wonderful things and a well drawn fantasy map gets a place on my wall any day. Lovely to hear that your passion for one thing has led to discovering even more talents and interests – certainly a big thing to celebrate 🙂
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

    • wallcat says :

      It’s been a great hobby to take up with how it has inspired us all creatively. I never realized how beautiful a well drawn map could look before. Hopefully with some practice I can learn to create something as wonderful as the examples that inspired me.

  2. lexacain says :

    Dentists. Eeeekkk!! Glad you got good news. Your D&D group sounds like so much fun. In the beginning, we never had any props, just character sheets and dice. Later, someone got a huge plexiglass plastic board that we could mark with grease pencil to make scaled maps, and then we started buying and painting all the tiny figurines. So much fun! Go you with your maps! There’s nothing so fun as being creative. 🙂

    • wallcat says :

      Thanks, it was a relief to get the dentist sorted out. I have found that having real maps and art can help to bring the story to life for everybody. As much as I like the theatre of imagination, it’s not always easy for everyone to connect with it. It’s also more fun to create things when you know you’re going to be able to use it and show everyone. I’ve never painted figures before, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to try and hope to sometime in the future if we keep the group going.

  3. Lori L MacLaughlin says :

    Ooh, I love maps, particularly of fantasy worlds. I draw them to go along with my books. It’s just so much fun. What was the book you found? I’d like to look it up.
    Glad everything worked out at the dentist. The hot chocolate sounds yummy. Have a great weekend!

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