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What is the Worldbuilders Guild?



We are a group dedicated to collecting great artwork that will inspire worldbuilding. Our members are both artists who like to draw fantasy worlds and want to share their artwork, as well as writers who enjoy creating and writing about such worlds and benefit from viewing the great artwork.

What Is Worldbuilding?



Worldbuilding is the process of creating a fictional world, from drawing the world map right down to creating the civilizations and races that live in the world. It is most often undertaken by fantasy and sci-fi writers however, films and video games also feature worldbuilding especially if they are in the fantasy or sci-fi genre.

The degree of building that is done depends entirely upon the individual writer and their needs. Arguably the most famous world builder is J.R.R Tolkien.


Can I become a Guild Member?



Certainly, we’d love to have you join The Worldbuilders Guild. Though if you would like to submit your artwork then please only submit your best work as we like to keep a high standard to provide the greatest inspiration and quality possible.

Please don’t be offended if your art is rejected, we will try and tell you why your piece was rejected. However, most of the time it is due to the art being submitted to the featured folder rather than the relevant one.

If you're not a member or watcher yet then please join us :)

Nate
The Worldbuilders Guild

Submission Guideline


Please view the following article for our submission guidelines:
Worldbuilders Guild Submission GuideWelcome to The WBGuild and thank you for your interest in submitting your artwork to the guild. It is our mission to collect the greatest gallery of world building inspiration and I personally thank you for helping us.
So you’ve finished your artwork and now comes the exciting, and slightly scary, part of submitting it to groups and showing the world. No doubt there are a number of groups you need to submit to, each with their own unique way of doing things, but please do take a moment to read through this submission guide as it will help your artwork to be accepted faster – and so the views and favourites come quicker.
This guide is for both yourself and the guild moderators to determine what art can and should be submitted where; or rather, “Which folder should I submit X to?”
If you still have a question then you can contact one of the moderators and we will respond to your question as soon as possible.
Mods:
Nate –

Gallery Folders

Featured
The Map Generator For Photoshop by WorldBuilding
Mendels Rising  (Gameloft) by Verokomo
Minecraft Midgar by Killerx20
Creature Concepts by Cloister
Environments
Deep in the Kingdom - Meadow II by DCkiq
Sas by Guilhem-Bedos
CARCERAL MOON by EBENEWOOD
Desert Moon by DCkiq
Creatures
All the races by Aszurii
Bog Lurker by VincentVanHoof
DIMETRODON vs SKAVEN ASSASSIN by volkerheide
Nava-Verse Archives #59: Creatures Set 11 by MolemanNineThousand
Armour Design
Vera by bambr3d
ESPERANCE - 1st Movie Poster by PhelanDavion
Armour Design by queenofeagles
Initial boss design... by Sketchbookuniverse
Vehicles + Mechs
Earth Orbit Escape Burn with Radiator SFX by William-Black
Ceres-Vesta PEM Ascent Module by William-Black
North American Rockwell 10-Crew Ceres-Vesta PEM by William-Black
Majestic-class Light Cruiser by TheoComm
Resources + Tutorials
DCkiq's Brushes  -=+FREE Download!+=- by DCkiq
Braid Tutorial by NekohimeKagepuma
Balloon Sleeves by NekohimeKagepuma
Exclusive Tutorial - Constructing Futuristic City by MariaSemelevich
Weapons and Tools
Effects Test: Hologram Unit (by Brandon Hill) by WildSpaceSaga
Orc Axe ( Concept Art, sketch ) by MarciiN
Prehistorical Quiver and Arrows - Rahan by Carancerth
Footman Shield - Lordaeron Warcraft by Carancerth
Flags and Design
Hagios Fellowship Ranks - Called Constables  by KirbBrimstone
Calmerian Flag by EmilisBorealis
Flag of Mars by Charles--H
Neo-LGBT Flag of the Future by Charles--H
Writer's Corner NO CHAPTERS

Mature Content

Competition 2013
Hi there,

Do you have artwork submitted to the Worldbuilders Guild gallery that you'd like to get more views for?

If you have scenes, landscapes or creatures, etc. then Jamie Buckley from WantedHero.com is interested in helping promote your artwork. Jamie is a prolific author and would like to use your artwork on his website in exchange for a link back to either your art or website.

You can view Jamie's website here WantedHero.com

I've also arranged that if you contact Jamie directly and let him know you're apart of the guild then he'll give you a copy of his main novel series for your kindle, free of charge. Just drop him an email.

If you have any questions then leave a comment on this message and I'll get an answer to you.

All the best,
Nate
Every world needs an ecosystem of creatures to give it life and every adventurer needs monsters to fight. However, what we sometimes forget is to include the cute creatures that can inhabit a world. As a celebration of the amazing creature artists in our group I've collected 21 of my favourite cute creatures into an article.

These cute creatures could also make for a great pet or sidekick for your main character – they may even warrant a whole story of their own.

You can view all of the 21 creatures here with links back to the full image on DA.
Hello WBGuild,

I hope you're all well and getting excited for the Christmas season?

If you've visited the group page recently then you'll have seen that we now have over 1000 watchers! This is great news and a real testament to the Worldbuilding community on DA and the hard work of the group mods and all of the great artists who have submitted their work to the WBGuild.

I'd like to say a big thank you to Erich and Andrew who joined near the beginning of the year to help me serve you all as moderators for the group. We do consider it an honour to guide this group and curate great Worldbuilding inspiration on DA.

I'm really looking forward to the future of the group and for ways we can better server the DA Worldbuilding community in 2014. Also The WBSchool is undergoing updates due to launch in 2014 so I will keep you updated with them as they happen. Though the first thing will be a new site design so you'll be able to read the articles on mobile devices easier.

Finally I've added a link to the group submission guidelines on our homepage as we've realised they haven't been all that easy to find up until now. So if you're a new member or watcher and haven't seen them before then please click on the thumbnail below and take a quick read. Or if you're a long time member it's always good to refresh your memory.

Worldbuilders Guild Submission GuideWelcome to The WBGuild and thank you for your interest in submitting your artwork to the guild. It is our mission to collect the greatest gallery of world building inspiration and I personally thank you for helping us.
So you’ve finished your artwork and now comes the exciting, and slightly scary, part of submitting it to groups and showing the world. No doubt there are a number of groups you need to submit to, each with their own unique way of doing things, but please do take a moment to read through this submission guide as it will help your artwork to be accepted faster – and so the views and favourites come quicker.
This guide is for both yourself and the guild moderators to determine what art can and should be submitted where; or rather, “Which folder should I submit X to?”
If you still have a question then you can contact one of the moderators and we will respond to your question as soon as possible.
Mods:
Nate –


I hope you're all having a great week? Feel free to leave a comment and say hello, introduce yourself or even let us know what you're doing over the Christmas holidays.

All the best,

Nate
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:icondayday2477:
dayday2477 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I need someone to help me create a world map for my novel, I am willing to pay of course.
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:iconreishaterrin:
ReishaTerrin Featured By Owner Edited Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How many members here are active for messaging those who do commisions? Prefferbly character desgins, maps, clothing designs?
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Kayosa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016   Digital Artist
I've just notice you have a folder for virtually everything, except Culture.  Think a folder for culture would be of use?  Its quite a distinct part of world building to me. 
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:icondragondeplatino:
DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Characters, armor design, weapons/tools, flags and writing are already subsets of Culture. We'd rather not add a generic "Culture" folder.
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:iconkayosa:
Kayosa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016   Digital Artist
What about a place to show clothing, as that isn't armor.  As an artist, I would rather draw my culture then write about it.  What place would I submit art of the sort of 'cattle barons' that I have on my world? 
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:icondragondeplatino:
Good idea. I just changed "Armor Design" to "Clothing and Armor".

EDIT:

Wait, the change didn't seem to take and I'm not getting any error messages. Either I don't have the permissions or it'll take a few minutes to update. To any other admin reading this: Could I please be given permission to rename folders?
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016
One of the most important things to consider when worldbuilding is that any change in geography and geology can result in profound changes in environment and climate. I've been searching Google for any climate forums, only to find their premise to be our current climate change crisis.


Do you know any climate-based forums on-line that don't focus on our current climate change crisis and allow hard science on speculative climatic patterns?

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:icondragondeplatino:
DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
A quick search brought up this subreddit thread for me. Also, this one. These people seem to be asking similar questions and getting great answers. Your best bet would probably be to create a thread at /r/worldbuilding and see if you get any bites.

Good luck!
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Jdailey1991 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
I've been banned from Worldbuilding Reddit.
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SoopaDerpcat Featured By Owner Edited May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been looking for an open group like this for a while; my body is ready for this.
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