View Full Version : Cavern Map WIP

05-02-2010, 05:31 PM
Here's one from my home game. This is a WIP. I still want to do one more layer of detail on this before it's finished. This is currently 1/4 of final size:


A R Frost
05-02-2010, 06:49 PM
Nice, you should move to Vegas, lots of New Yorkers here, that way I can join your home game. 8)

05-02-2010, 08:07 PM
I real like your colour palette and the way the water looks. Seems to have a very warm, soft and dreamy feel about it.

05-02-2010, 10:08 PM
That's nice, I think if you remove the hard edges on the waterfalls, and paint in fuzzy hilites on the water there it will help the illusion.

Aval Penworth
05-03-2010, 10:18 AM
I real like your colour palette and the way the water looks. Seems to have a very warm, soft and dreamy feel about it.

It does look quite warm and inviting from the map. But I am sure that when the characters get there it will be cold, hard and unpleasant and then someone is gonna fall into the water.>:);)

05-03-2010, 10:54 AM
Good guess. There were ice devils.

05-03-2010, 12:24 PM
Thinking about the warm colour comments made me think this was not very underdark-ey. So I altered the colour balance a couple of times and I'd be interested in people's opinions:



@Devin: Absolutely. The water needs some tlc - especially the waterfalls. Thanks for caliing me on it.

05-03-2010, 01:03 PM
Yeah, these are much more forboding (and icy). I like both of these, but the second one especially.

05-03-2010, 01:48 PM
Okay, fixed the new colours, dealt with the water and started some of the final detail on the cavern floor.


05-03-2010, 05:17 PM
Far more gloomy and cold now. Now I don't wanna visit. (Also, the water looks good)

Aval Penworth
05-03-2010, 08:05 PM
Yeah. This is an apt lair for ice devils. I got a little shiver just looking at the map.

05-05-2010, 09:40 AM
I like the first and last images, but for the first one I'd prefer a more neutral background (which would probably be tricky to do without changing the color of the cave and water). Are those columns of iridescent rock or small pools? A hellish, molten version would be interesting too.

05-05-2010, 09:43 AM
looking really good torstan, like your use of colors very much ... the waterfalls feel a little soft, but I'm guessing thats on purpose :)

05-05-2010, 11:27 AM
Thanks guys. Changing the background of the first is pretty easy as I hve the walls as a separate selection. However I'm going with the later colouring I think. Interesting idea on the lava - that's certainly a possibility. I've a few other things landing on my plate right now so this is a little on the back burner. I'll get back to it soon enough though.

05-05-2010, 12:14 PM
It looks like the decision on the colors has already been made but I will add my analysis as well for the record.

The first image, with the charcoal looking background lends itself to the idea of darkness and it highlights the water such that it seems significant.
The second image lends itself to icy-cold and the river is not as significant because the entire area is trouble (this is because the whole area is shrouded in ice or at the very least cold).

So if the second is what you want it sounds like you choose correctly.