Monday, January 5, 2015
Random Monday Map 3
Hey, Maps are about all I can handle on Mondays. I seem to be drawing them a lot these days. I thought I would try a little different style this time. Some of it I think worked, some of it not so much. I tried to emulate (had to make sure I used the right word, didn't want someone think I set myself on fire...immolate...two total different things that sound a lot a like) master map makers like +MonkeyBlood Design, +Dyson Logos and +matt jackson. They are able to convey depth and texture using black pens of varying depth, width and shading.
Whisk bought my first set of Micron Pens for Christmas. I lined them up and studied their maps a bit. When to use the thicker pens compared to the thin pens. I think I have a better grasp on it. This is my clumsy attempt.
Forest: I like over all. Gave them more texture and I like the different between the border where I used the .
Rocks: meh. Usually when I do these in color I do a brown bade around them to make them pop. I tried to draw piles of rocks. Then tried to add a little texture to them, but it turned out like suck.
Creek: I think it looks okay. A few little rocks in the water. I would like to develop a better way to draw creek/river banks. I used the hashes to show difference in the level, while I like it for hills I would like to find something different for the banks.
House: Okay, Need to work on the rooftop. I like where its going though.
Cave: I added the feature of the wall depth in the rooms and along the outside. I think it works. Need to give a little time. I do like the stippling (which I just discovered was not stimpling).
The hardest part about drawing the map is not reaching for my colored pencils! It was painful.