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tilt
05-05-2010, 04:22 AM
I'm back, and just in time to enter the competion. Map will follow soon, as soon as I find a pen and some paper :) ... but as the title mentions its a gnome bar and brewery, best damn beer in several miles, well at least in the actual town. What, only brewery you say... well - that only makes it better now, doesn't it... ;)

tilt
05-05-2010, 07:49 AM
So, here is the inn of "Crows Feet", owned by Alvyn Nickle it has grown since he first came to the river crossing. Now it also features his own brewery which it turned out he had a knack for. People come from afar to buy his beer and a small community has started to arise around the inn.

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torstan
05-05-2010, 09:35 AM
I love the idea of a gnomish micro brewery. THis should be fun - good to have you back.

tilt
05-05-2010, 10:11 AM
So, here is the next version - I'd appreciate comments :)

Jaxilon
05-05-2010, 12:05 PM
Hey this is looking great. I wanted to do a Gnome pub as well but as I am going on vacation in a few days and have been busy with my VTT map so I won't have an entry this round. Maybe I will sketch something up while I'm sitting on the beach with my beer.

Did you use a scanner to get this into your pc or was it done with a tablet? It looks much cleaner than what I get using my digital camera which means now I will never be happy until I track down a power supply for mine. Hehe, thanks :)

I look forward to seeing the end result when I get back on the 15th.

tilt
05-05-2010, 12:28 PM
thanks, I used a scanner (multi-funcion-printer) to get it into photoshop - then I fixed it up a little :) ... and nice map you made (VTT), to bad you don't enter this month,but we'll butt heads again next month :)

Ascension
05-05-2010, 05:25 PM
If this is an entry I think ya need to add "April/May lite challenge entry - " or something like that.

tilt
05-05-2010, 05:49 PM
good point - thanks :)

Aval Penworth
05-10-2010, 12:33 PM
So, are you going to do any more work on this? Stop socialising and get mapping.

tilt
05-10-2010, 12:39 PM
*lol*... good thing that my competitor is forcing me to work.. am a bit busy at the moment as I have an exam comming up - but I try to find time to map .. .but socialising is easier ;)

tilt
05-12-2010, 05:58 AM
So, I managed to get a bit more work in on the inn - slowly getting there :)

tilt
05-12-2010, 07:29 AM
I've drawn some barrels and sacks for the storage room and brewery and made some roofs for the side buildings and some threes, and now its time for lunch :)

tilt
05-12-2010, 09:21 AM
okay.. now its definitly time for lunch he said a bridge, an outhouse and some rose bushes later :)

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tilt
05-12-2010, 05:48 PM
Crows Feet - a gnome Inn and Brewery.
Handdrawn (photoshop/mouse) exept for 2 textures: grass and paving stones. (which I made seamless)
Tried to get the proprietor to tell me how the brewery works - but it's a trade secret he says ;)
Please comment - I'll try to get in a little more fun details, but the next days will be spent with familiy so I'm not sure I get to get some computer time :)

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tilt
05-13-2010, 04:18 AM
thanks for slow mornings, playhouse disney, and a bowl of cereals - without I would not have been able to add some more to my map :)

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Ascension
05-13-2010, 08:25 AM
This looks pretty cool n all but it almost screams for dark strokes to look cartoony and hand-drawn. Love the dead crow.

tilt
05-13-2010, 11:29 AM
thank you, am pretty pleased with the crow myself ;)
What do you mean with dark strokes - could you link to an example?
And thanks goes to MacBook and Iphone enabling me to be on CG while at my mother-in-laws for a visit ;)

Aval Penworth
05-13-2010, 12:57 PM
thanks for slow mornings, playhouse disney, and a bowl of cereals - without I would not have been able to add some more to my map :)

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Yeah, Handy Manny was my best friend getting this challenge done too.:):D

Ascension
05-13-2010, 05:57 PM
Like the tables and barrels and chairs and all that stuff could use a black, gray, brown stroke. May not be your style but it sorta seems to be need that, shrug. Just opinion.

tilt
05-14-2010, 03:17 AM
well, acutally I've just hurried along to finish the map before the 15th, so doing it "neat" was the easy solution - next step is (if I get the time to dirty up some things, and add some more nature stuff). Still not absolute sure what you mean - when i think stroke the first thought is "stroke" in the FX menu in photoshop ie adding a line to the outside of an item. That would give a more cartoonish look I would imagine :)
And if we didn't give opinions, we'd never get any better - so thanks :)

tilt
05-14-2010, 04:41 AM
I've added some rocks, rough terrain, bumbs in the ground, dirt along the river, heightened the river shore, stroked the round tables, added a cheese, some moss, removed a little dirt by the door to the outhouses and moved some benches ...

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