View Full Version : Where to go from here? [CASTLE MAP]

06-25-2011, 11:56 AM
EDIT: The design has changed. I currently have no sketch, but the image I had put up is now irrelevant. The request for pointers about cleaning it up and making it presentable and useful remain, though.

I just finished making, tracing and scanning a base sketch for a castle.

Given I have access to Photoshop, though wanting to pick up GIMP, I want to know how to continue.

First, the map:
http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/9087/castle20sketch20base.th.png (http://img830.imageshack.us/i/castle20sketch20base.png/)

The directions I want to go are as follows: Convert it into a good looking bird's view with shingled roofs and all; and do floor plans with details.

The latter, I have a sense on how, but would appreciate some pointers. The prior... I was wondering if someone could give me a link, or some pointers, on how to produce something similar to this:
http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/9848/map003mageguildpc1200x1.th.jpg (http://img51.imageshack.us/i/map003mageguildpc1200x1.jpg/)

Beyond pointers and guidance, I would appreciate opinions on the sketch base.

Good day and thanks in advance.

06-26-2011, 01:54 PM
Hey there! Nothing to suggest, but thought I would say "good start"! I especially like the textures you used for the grass and roads--very clean and doesn't look tiled at all: are they textures you can share?

06-26-2011, 03:05 PM
The second picture is not mine. Nor do I seem to have claimed it as such. The first is mine, which is just a not-very-quick and outdated sketch.

06-26-2011, 04:02 PM
Ah, right! Sorry!