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delgondahntelius
04-17-2008, 09:29 PM
Though originally part of a campaign that I wrote, I chose to make the beginning of that campaign an adventure for lower level pc's by itself. I Liked the adventure a lot and thought it would be a good first (in a series) of adventure modules that I'm publishing. This is the finished first floor of the ruined light house... currently housing some goblins and a few other nasties...

All it lacks is some touch up and labeling. I had to get a shot with the digital cam and that is why it looks warped at the top.. i plan to get a better shot a little later on...

done with kohinoor rapidograph pens (.13, .18, .25, .30, .35) memory brand brush pen, rotring fine art pen, and a lot of time spent hunched over with cramped fingers and a two pittbulls under my feet... :D

Two other levels to come as I get them inked. Comments and suggestions always welcome and encouraged...

delgondahntelius
04-18-2008, 04:36 AM
Close up of the central ruined floor of the light house..

delgondahntelius
04-18-2008, 04:59 AM
Barracks and storage/infested wasp room

delgondahntelius
04-18-2008, 05:02 AM
Kitchen and light house gobbo leaders room

delgondahntelius
04-18-2008, 05:22 AM
outside courtyard, gate and worg dens

RobA
04-18-2008, 09:55 AM
I like that Lighthouse floor!

torstan
04-18-2008, 11:13 AM
Nice style - I'm sensing some influence from the hand drawn Hellhound maps with that hatched fill?

Sigurd
04-18-2008, 07:39 PM
Its a very nice map. It deserves some love and attention :)

I took the liberty of straightening it out and cleaning it up. Tell me what you think?

To delgondahntelius's Lighthouse 1st floor (http://wm23.inbox.com/thumbs/30_9fa96_e8fad11_oP.png.thumb)

Love to see the other levels.


Sigurd

delgondahntelius
04-18-2008, 11:08 PM
I like that Lighthouse floor!

Thanx Rob... that's a 4.5 hour floor :) but if I had to do it again.. it'd probably be half... learning on every map :D

delgondahntelius
04-18-2008, 11:27 PM
Nice style - I'm sensing some influence from the hand drawn Hellhound maps with that hatched fill?

I'd like to pretend that I'm not completely dumb and nod my head with a smile... but i've no idea what a hellhound map is... as for the hatched fill... I just try what I feel like should go in there... if it doesn't work ... i try and try again ... (I use a lot of paper)

I honestly couldn't pin down any one thing that influences my style.. but this map was influenced by another map or actually.. an adventure.. anyone care to guess? shouldn't be hard... its a pretty popular one. :D

delgondahntelius
04-18-2008, 11:34 PM
Its a very nice map. It deserves some love and attention :)

I took the liberty of straightening it out and cleaning it up. Tell me what you think?

To delgondahntelius's Lighthouse 1st floor (http://wm23.inbox.com/thumbs/30_9fa96_e8fad11_oP.png.thumb)

Love to see the other levels.


Sigurd

I'm flattered you too the time to devote attention to the map. is that some watercolor? looks great ... gives it an inkwashed look that I would be afraid to do to the original (inkwashing is really a mistakeless medium even more so than ink and pen)

As I get them inked in I'll post them up here :D

torstan
04-19-2008, 06:02 AM
Ah okay. Hellhound is a forum member that has a very similar style to the one you are using here. Check out this thread (http://www.cartographersguild.com/showthread.php?t=774) for his underdark maps.

As for ink washing, after they are digital it's pretty simple to do a quick colour in Gimp or Photoshop. That at least is a method you can make mistakes and go back with :)

jaerdaph
04-19-2008, 10:00 AM
I really love your drawing style, delgondahntelius! Have some Rep too :)

delgondahntelius
05-01-2008, 09:34 AM
Torstan ... Thank you for the link, Hell hound has a nice style that I like... I wonder why? heh... I can see where you made a connection with my and his maps... moreso with my earthtomb map I think... I take it as a compliment :) as his maps are excellent :D

Yes, digital is the new fad it seems... but I think it will pass... lol. I love photoshop and I'm a PSP user from way back when layers were invented... if only my pen and paper had a 'add new layer' button... oh why cruel world have you cursed me with such restrictions!!!

jaer -- Thank you for the high regards and for the Rep as well... May the rep be with you... always. (that's two SW references this morning.... I sense something strange in the force...)

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Nobody cared to guess where the influence of this particular map came from, this top floor anyway... mayhap there isn't as many oldschool gamers as I thought....

Turgenev
05-09-2008, 01:19 AM
I have to say that this is a very stylish map. The fact that is hand drawn makes it even more fantastic! I've been spending too much time on the computer, I really need to draw something again. This was one of the first maps I looked at when I came to these boards.

Keep up the great work, delgondahntelius.

delgondahntelius
05-09-2008, 02:45 AM
Turgenev... Thank you for the kind words... I find it difficult to split time between hand drawn paper and computer time ... lol... I usually get frustrated with Illustrator or PS and just turn around and pick up my pen and ink something while muttering curses .... but I do appreciate the compliment! :D

Del

Turgenev
05-10-2008, 04:32 AM
All this talk of drawing has inspired me to pick up my pencil and try to draw a town map (the 'Town of Chirold' for my AD&D game). Course I haven't actually started drawing yet. I'm still working out the background details before I get that far. ;)

delgondahntelius
05-10-2008, 08:04 AM
You know.. I've found that I sketch out the basics of a town (usually based on geography and location) and then start on background work and filling out the town with people and NPC's ... I've found it easier that way than the other way around.. but that could just be me...

Turgenev
05-10-2008, 03:32 PM
You know.. I've found that I sketch out the basics of a town (usually based on geography and location) and then start on background work and filling out the town with people and NPC's ... I've found it easier that way than the other way around.. but that could just be me...

Sometimes I just start drawing and that helps me work out my ideas, other times I plan ahead. In this case, I have a few ideas of specific buildings to place in this town so I'm working out those ideas before I start drawing anything. ;)

delgondahntelius
05-13-2008, 12:56 PM
Can't wait to see what you get down on paper :D

Turgenev
05-15-2008, 05:17 PM
Can't wait to see what you get down on paper :D

Me too. :D This week has been so busy I haven't had a chance to draw anything. I have my paper attached to my drawing board... now I just have to find the time. I'm hoping I will get a chance to sketch something this weekend. In the meantime, I hope to see more maps from yourself. ;)