View Full Version : My first attempt - Scales Forest's map

06-21-2010, 01:22 PM

This the first map I completed. This is a player's version, it doesn't show spots of interest. The complete version is still in progress, so I'll show later.

What do you think about it? Comments are welcome!


06-21-2010, 01:34 PM
looks very good - nice clear colors and elements.. the hills remind me of forgotten realms :) ... have some rep for your first upload :)

06-21-2010, 01:36 PM
Very nice, I wish my first attempt looked even remotely like this. Only thing I'm less enthused about are the hills.

Steel General
06-21-2010, 04:17 PM
I'm with Tilt, very Forgotten Realms-esque. :)

06-21-2010, 04:21 PM
Isn't it Schley who does the FR maps? Nonetheless, this is nice and reminiscent of that style. Good job.

A R Frost
06-21-2010, 05:18 PM
Looks Good. FR or not its a very nice looking map. Can't wait to see the version with all the interesting details....

06-21-2010, 07:17 PM
Great job!


06-22-2010, 04:46 PM
Thanks guys.

Actually, I'm really inspired by the maps of Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance of 3E. I think this kind of map is the most accurate for me, because the top view of mountains and hills. If I draw them in other way, it looks like is missing something behind. Also, I'm big fan of Rob Lazzaretti and Schley, so my maps look like their naturally. But I really would like to draw a map with "pencils + digital colors technique", like Cary Nord's drawings in Dark Horse Conan comics, you know? I think that gives a great mood to the maps.

What do you think I could do to improve the hills?

And about the ground? I miss some texture, don't you?

06-25-2010, 11:58 AM
This looks excellent! How do you make those very beautiful mountains and woods! Is this hand drawn?