View Full Version : [CG Choice Map] Plumton - Town of Prunes - A bit of fun?

10-08-2010, 04:31 PM
It's time to put this baby to bed. Thanks to everyone who has been so encouraging in the WIP thread ! On a project this intensive it was a real boost to my incentive to carry on through the boring bits! For those who haven't already seen this along the way, it started as a "doodle" and I've tried to keep it (and the orthagonal view) that way all along.
It was done with a Wacom Bamboo and Paintshop Pro X and is my first attempt at working in this style so I kept the brush very simple - a 2x2 pixel, hard, "nib" going to 1 pixel at need.
I'm calling it finished simply because I haven't thought of anything I want to add for a several days. I've added all the stuff I had left on my shortlist and "cleaned" up the text (and grammar I hope). I know there's a lot of whitespace but I like that, and I think it needs it to keep it "light"


10-08-2010, 07:21 PM
Let me be the first to say, COngrats!

10-09-2010, 02:15 AM

Aval Penworth
10-09-2010, 02:21 AM

I concur with the pillowman.

10-09-2010, 02:23 AM
The pillowman sees and hears all!

10-09-2010, 05:38 AM
You can easily sit for hours looking at this map an even then you might not see all of it's details.Spectacular.

Steel General
10-09-2010, 07:49 AM
Both brilliantly executed and entertaining!

10-09-2010, 10:50 AM
One of the most incredible town maps I've ever seen. The amount of details is awesome. Really, really nice! :)


10-09-2010, 12:40 PM
Simply beautiful, Crayons. I hope you make a lot more like it! I wish my doodles were as classy!

10-09-2010, 02:26 PM
Fantastic map!

10-09-2010, 04:08 PM
Simply amazing! I scrolled up/down, left and right for nearly ten minutes! I think we have the next featured map here :)

10-09-2010, 05:48 PM
Really amazing - choice map here for sure ! Will rep if I am able.

10-11-2010, 07:28 AM
Thanks very much indeed guys! You've even pushed me up to a 3rd Green Thingy! :D
I have mixed feelings about having this featured tho! If it doesn't, mearrin69 and/or Ramah have to eat Ramah's hat. That's gotta be worth seeing? :P

10-12-2010, 12:01 PM
Just a "quickie" note.
I've attached a "spoiler" image and list of the things of "interest" in this map with some explanations.... I've zipped them up so you can't just see them "By accident". I'm still keen to have comments about what you can understand of the drawings if they weren't clear enough and such??.

10-12-2010, 09:44 PM
That's a great looking map, with tons of neat details. Looking at it too long makes my pen hand cramp up in sympathy, but it's worth it. :p

10-17-2010, 04:42 PM
Incomparable Crayons. I can't imagine what it would take to master that style, but I'm tempted to try just to have something approximately the awesome level of awesome awesomeness somehow contained within this piece. Me likey.

10-19-2010, 03:51 AM
congrats on your great endavour - one looks away for a minute and suddenly the map is all done and featured, and its well deserved even if we don't get to see hat-eating :) ... and now having seen your doodles, lets see the real stuff too ;)
good job - have some rep :)

10-19-2010, 04:47 AM
I'm in the habit of saying 'awesomecakes' when I really like something. Thus I'll say 'awesomeprunes' this time!

I've been spending nearly 45 minutes looking at this map, and everything that happens on it, and I STILL managed to miss loads of things. I love the humour, and I love the map. This map demands rep.

10-20-2010, 11:52 PM
Crayons, I'm stunned. The amount of detail and humor you've woven in here is truly boggling. If this is you learning how to use your tablet I look forward to seeing what you accomplish once you feel comfortable with it. Thank you for sharing such a wondrous 'doodle'.

10-21-2010, 01:26 PM
I don't know that there's much I can say except... wow.

Just, wow.

11-07-2010, 09:31 PM
I think I spent an hour looking through, I'm seriously tempted to take it down to the printers and get a large size version so i don't have to scroll around so much :)

Nicely done!

11-08-2010, 09:11 AM
This is a great map and done with a patience I can only dream of. Thanks for sharing this.

11-16-2010, 05:46 AM
This is amazing. A job well done.

02-28-2011, 12:12 PM
Fun stuff! Love the flavor and quirky inkwork. Good job!

03-10-2011, 07:46 PM
did you draw this by hand? or...

03-10-2011, 07:49 PM
did you draw this by hand? or...

Yep he drew it by hand :)

03-14-2011, 11:44 AM
"by hand or...." , the mind boggles what the "or" could be!!! :lol:

But yes, by hand using a Wacom Bamboo Tablet and Paintshop Pro X.

03-16-2011, 05:57 PM
would you mind if i use this in the game im making?

03-17-2011, 10:23 AM
would you mind if i use this in the game im making?

I'd need to know more about what you'd be doing with it.

03-18-2011, 01:48 PM
well i would use it too plan the layout of the main city in my game

03-18-2011, 02:13 PM
well i would use it too plan the layout of the main city in my game

I think what he is asking is this for a home game or for some sort of commercial use.

03-18-2011, 02:37 PM
Erm, yeah, I think I was! 8)
Actually I was never expecting a situation to arise and so my existing stuff is all still residing under default copyright legislation. I guess I need to decide on things "license".

Provided it doesn't contradict any Cartographers Guild reserved rights, you can consider the Plumton map as being under Creative Commons, BY-SA-NC license (latest version). If you wish to use it commercially you should contact me via private message? If it's for private home use. Enjoy!

03-18-2011, 10:00 PM
yea its for private use

Port Paladine
04-04-2011, 06:57 AM
Would look wonderful printed out on a sheet of parchment.

Ryan K
04-06-2011, 03:01 AM
This is just so marvellous. I wish I had a shred of your talent.

04-06-2011, 11:04 PM
Entirely too amazing. The level of detail is exquisite, and I love the tall tower on the East side. Very organic looking. It reminds me of the map of Rumo Walter Moers' has in the beginning of his book of the same name.