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World Building Inspiration

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What is the World Builders Guild?



We are a group dedicated to collecting great artwork that will inspire world building. 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 World Building?



World Building 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 world building 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 World Builders 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 World Builders 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

Competition 2013
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
You may have seen this video wandering around the web but it's quite simply brilliant.

I won't say much on it as really you need to watch the video. What I will say tho is the video is done by John McWhorter and it has a really beautiful animation.

Click on this link to watch the video.
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SNM-Skye Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Would anyone be interested if I begain livestreaming some of my world-building sessions? I'd be going over my own methods, help anyone who asks with their own, and generally just having fun :)
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Well, sounds like a good idea, but since my internet sucks so much I can't actually watch any livestreams, I guess I'm out. Good luck, though! Oh, and just a little tip, make sure you keep your quality at about 240p or 360p for the people with slower connections.
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Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey guys, we are doing a collaborative worldbuilding project.
wanna join?
worldofaeternia.com/
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WorldBuilding Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Writer
Hey Raj,

I'm sure you'll find someone around here interested in joining your worldbuilding project :) I'm getting married in a couple of weeks so unfortunately I don't have any spare time at the moment. However, do you have a short paragraph about the world you're wanting to build?

If so please add it to a comment here as it will give the WBGuild an idea of what you're wanting to build and if it would interested them.

I wish you all the best with the project :)
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Rajalyoko23 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
It's not mine per se, but it's a realistic counter earth set in the 1910's world. We are still relatively new so we need new players as of now (we have only four nations as of April 2014) so we need some more help on the setting.

www.worldofaeternia.com/wiki/A…
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m0zch0ps Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks guys, Happy 2014 :) (Smile)   Water Carbuncle-eyes By M0zch0ps by m0zch0ps  
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I kind of got a worldbuilding related contest going on. fav.me/d70fb39 Any chance that could get featured? It's cool if not. 
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DragonDePlatino Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Ah, you'd have to ask the group moderator, :iconworldbuilding:. A lot of us lower mods really aren't in control of things such as this. :/
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EKKnight Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Alright. I'll ask. Thanks for the answer. 
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BSZijlstra Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for accepting me in the group :)
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