View Full Version : December/January Challenge : Forest Clearing Campsite

01-02-2011, 05:10 PM
This is my first time entering one of these, but I will give her a whirl I guess. I am such a greenhorn with mapping software I am neverous about even trying, but oh well. I am not sure I like the shpes of the trees. I am still playing with creating trees and not really where I want to be, but I doubt I will have time to really tweak them like I want in the time frame of the challenge. It is on my to-do list though.


01-02-2011, 05:32 PM
The trees look really good to me. It's a bit blurry though Don't be nervous these challenges are a great way to focus your map making.. looking forward to watching this progress :)

01-02-2011, 09:04 PM
Welcome to the challenges! If you are willing to get in the ring you will find that while you might not win for a bit you are going to learn a lot. It's probably one of the best ways to get some constructive criticism. So no matter what happens congratulations for jumping in.

01-03-2011, 02:23 PM
]I have added a tent and fire. The question is whether or not to use these elements that I created or to go with drop in items I get elsewhere. I know my work is not as good as others. There are some really good camp fires and tents out there, but there is an appeal to doing the whole thing myself too. IDK, may change them them out later. My tent still looks a little like its floating and I havn't worked that out yet.


01-03-2011, 03:38 PM
The campfire looks really good. The tent is nice as well but could use some texture to make it pop. Good work so far :)

01-04-2011, 03:28 PM
hi meek and welcome to the challenges ... don't worry about your skills in this, the challenges are for learning - and it isn't always the "prettiest" map that wins, but people often reward the good idea as well. I've been entering the challenges myself for a year or more now, haven't won yet - but its fun to compete :)

01-04-2011, 05:22 PM
OK, I have maps to work on for a game so I am going to wrap this up for the time being. I added a sleeping matt and another tree as well as as a grid. If I print this map I will probably lighten it up some because my printed maps seem to alsways be a bit too dark. I may even turn the grid lines white for a print version to make the use of minis easier. I agree that the tent needs more texture, but I don't have time (at te moment) to work on that. So here is the current little campsite.

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