View Full Version : December/January Challenge: B l u e b r i d g e

01-02-2011, 07:26 PM
Had the base map for a while now, so I'll just leave this here and add some details...

Edit: Arghh! Forgot the December/January Challenge : in the title :( could a kind CM plz add it in:((

*Shuffles away*


01-03-2011, 04:00 PM
added in some animals and the camp.


01-03-2011, 07:42 PM
One last update for the night....


01-03-2011, 08:02 PM
Boy, your adventurers are just asking for it camping out in the open like that....right next to a bridge too, you just gotta know there will be trouble.

01-04-2011, 02:24 PM
Hi Rythal, I've edited your title :)
looks good - but its a little blurry when you zoom in - the thumb looks really good though - and a great bridge :)

01-04-2011, 04:56 PM
thanks a ton!

yah, Ive been playing around with the sharpness filters, still trying to get it right.

01-04-2011, 06:00 PM
nice river :)

01-04-2011, 06:56 PM
Looking good so far Rythal, the bird shadow is a nice touch :) From a gamer's perspective, having the bridge diagonal to the grid seems a little akward though. Might be worth taking a look at what the grid looks like if you rotate it to align with the bridge ;)

01-04-2011, 07:42 PM
Is this at half size or should I not be trying to measure the squares on my screen? This is the little stuff that freaks me out on challenges with rules like 1" squares...what if I'm .75" because I don't print right? Aaaagghhhh!!!

As usual it's vividly beautiful Rythal.

PS - Just double checked the rule and it doesn't say it has to be a 1" square. I just assumed that so wooohooo!!

01-04-2011, 08:49 PM
Don't try to measure the squares on your screen. It's impossible for an artist to know the viewer's screen resolution and size, so there's just no sense in measuring it that way. For instance, my monitor, at its native resolution of 1920 x 1080, is 101 ppi.

Anyway, 1400 pixels / approximately 27 squares means that the squares are ~50 pixels. So if you print at 50 dpi, you'll get approximately 1" squares.

01-04-2011, 09:49 PM
yah I just grabbed a grid off the internet and sized it based on the sleeping mats. assuming an average length of 6 or 6.5 feet length, then a square would be just a little smaller. Meh. These are usually voted on execution, not technicalities. :P

@ Moutarde: thanks a ton for that sugestion! oh, and seeing as how you didnt mention it, I take it you havent found the sleeping bear yet either?

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01-04-2011, 11:32 PM
Oh yeah, I see him now! :) I like the angled grid a lot better, it makes the map look so much more playable ;)

01-05-2011, 02:09 AM
angled grid is perfect , and cool sleeping bear - I remember an old saying about not waking it ... but how could an adventure party setting up camp, using pots and pans and perhaps the bard tuning his instruments, a little battle practice wake it anyways ;)

01-05-2011, 02:27 AM
Yep Angled is way better. I ended up with an angled grid on my map as well. It's kind of a hassle to navigate otherwise.