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    Greetings! Today I’m excited to announce the release of Harrewyn, my tenth free cartography brush set for Photoshop (and GIMP). This set is fantastic and has a great gothic feel, which would be perfect for a fantasy setting. The signs and symbols within are taken from “Cartes des Paysbas et des Frontieres de France"—an incredibly detailed 18th Century map of northern France and Belgium etched by Jacobus Harrewijn. As with all my brushes, these are distributed under a CC0 license, which means they’re free to use for personal or commercial work, no attribution required!

    As always, let me know what you think. I’d love to see what you make, and please feel free to share this anywhere appropriate.

    You can read more about Harrewyn and download the set over on my blog.


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    Some of the symbols:
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    Harrewyn in use:
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    I make brushes based on historical maps and give them away for free: Braun (16th c. urban), Ogilby (17th c. road), Van der Aa (18th c.), Gomboust (17th c. urban), Harrewyn (18th c.), Popple (18th c.),Donia (17th c.), Bleau (17th c.), Aubers (18th c.), L'Isle (18th c.), Widman (17th c.), Walser (18th c.), Lumbia (my own sketches), Lehmann (hatchure pattern set for AI) — All my brushes are CC0, No Attribution Required.

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    I love this antique style, so I'll certainly be giving them a try. Thanks so much for making and freely sharing them. They look fantastic.
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    They look incredible! I'm going to give these (and your others) a try out since I just downloaded GIMP and was wondering where to start.

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    Dam your on a roll, this looks great.

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    Thanks, everyone! Can't wait to see what you make.

    Quote Originally Posted by GodofMoxie View Post
    Dam your on a roll, this looks great.
    I've made it a personal goal in 2019 to release one new set per month. Just under the wire for July but I got it done.
    Writer & Designer - kmalexander.com - blog.kmalexander.com

    I make brushes based on historical maps and give them away for free: Braun (16th c. urban), Ogilby (17th c. road), Van der Aa (18th c.), Gomboust (17th c. urban), Harrewyn (18th c.), Popple (18th c.),Donia (17th c.), Bleau (17th c.), Aubers (18th c.), L'Isle (18th c.), Widman (17th c.), Walser (18th c.), Lumbia (my own sketches), Lehmann (hatchure pattern set for AI) — All my brushes are CC0, No Attribution Required.

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    Super cool! I was about to bring my tablet on a trip, with no plan on what to do...this will give me some ideas! Thanks for your efforts making these.

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