Monday, April 20, 2015
Random Map Monday 16
After receiving a brilliant map sketch by the ever brilliant +Simon Forster, I took inspiration from the bold colors he used. I've been wanting to introduce more colors into my maps, find new ways to texture my map features.
I thought of an underwater coral reef. One that possessed precious ores or resources to mine. The orange areas are what I imagine is the precious resource location. Underwater miner dudes finding a way to gather what they can. Then I used two other colors and meshed them together. I like the effect. I like the color.
In the bottom right corner is a drop off. I took someone's suggestion and made the top line bolder and thicker to give a sense of that was up and what part of the ridge was down. I think it works out. The ridge drops into a deep dark water with not apparent bottom in sight. That's the black swirly part. I wish that would have come out a little better.
The weekend was very busy with the Swords & Wizardry project I completed, The Flayed King. I went a little crazy and decided to make a print version and sent them out to folks. Whew. That was a lot of work. Ivy even made homemade envelopes for them because they wouldn't fit in any of the envelopes I had. All the print versions I had are gone. No more will be printed. But you'll be able to grab a copy from RPGNow for free. +Jim Magnusson cover and art inside are amazing.