View Full Version : March Challenge Entry - Oh no! The color ran away!

03-14-2012, 01:24 PM
Started with the few quick doodles. I need to redo the outlines(and might remove one or both of the islands), basically, I was attempting to get a hand drawn feel using a stoked path(meaning varying line width), but it just ends up looking like crap no matter the settings I use.

These are the 5th or 6th iteration of trees... the first ones look like horrible triangles, but I think I got them now. Basically, I am swapping between 400% zoom and full size to check out the trees.

I WILL finish this challenge this time... no matter what..

I am trying quite hard to model this after some of the B&W maps Mike Schley has done and posted on his site, with a little extra flair of my own.

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03-15-2012, 11:23 PM
Hmm curious to see what you do with this, keep it up!

03-16-2012, 07:48 AM
Thanks.... I did some more work on it last night, mostly playing with trying to find the right style elements to symbolize grasslands and I think I found something I am somewhat happy with, though I want to go back and clean up a bit to make it not quite so busy. The "stuff" on the left side was a "test" for rocky badlands, which may or may not may not make it into the final map.

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Right as I was finishing up(hand cramping from the pen), I got what I thought was a stroke of genius. I figure I should at least get some points for originality from this, so I present will now present a fairly unconventional take. I am not quite sure sure I am going to stay with this interpretation, so instead of embedding, I will link to the map (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/77426/Black%20And%20White%20Map%20Inverse.png).

03-19-2012, 04:59 AM
Looking fab, JF! Glad you've found the time to get stuck into the challenges again!

03-19-2012, 09:08 PM
This is cool J. Can't wait to see it finished.