View Full Version : December Entry: Lair of Raffnaer

12-07-2011, 06:40 PM
This time a smaller project for the challenge...

What I want to do:
a handdrawn-looking-map
- Inkscape only, no additional rework in a raster program
- max five hours of work

90 mins used up for:
- having the idea
- creating the basic shape of the cave
- toying around with filters

Ideas and suggestions are welcome...

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12-07-2011, 10:10 PM
Good layout. I really like the "HALL OF UNFORTUNATE HEROES", it says it all.

12-08-2011, 01:52 PM
The next hour is used up

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12-09-2011, 09:06 AM
Inkscape goes hell on the CPU when using a few filters - there is a reason, why one normally uses multiple programs. I see the challenges here as an interesting opportunity to look into software functions I have not used much till now...

Anyway, after another 45 minutes - which takes me to a total of 3.25 hours on that map this is the
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It's going in the direction I was having in mind...

12-09-2011, 09:39 AM
Looking good.

12-09-2011, 03:09 PM
So, the time I have set for this project is used up...

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There are many things that could still be tweeked but I said 5 hours and they are done.

12-09-2011, 03:11 PM
Nice job. A couple years ago, we had a 'timed map challenge' with a 4 hour window to create the full final map. So your practice to meet a specified maximum time is not an unheard of mapping goal.


12-09-2011, 03:29 PM
It was a little of self protection - my last project ate just too much time...

12-09-2011, 05:12 PM
Great map, the tan background looks a lot better than the pinkish one did. Interesting little backstory rounds it out nicely.