PDA

View Full Version : June 2012 Entry: As a civilization slowly vanishes beneath the ice



LindaJeanne
06-19-2012, 06:52 PM
Hi, all, I'll try entering the fray. Nothing like learning to swim by jumping into the deep end :).

Beginning with just a rough sketch that I'll build off of...

### LATEST WIP ###
45831

arsheesh
06-19-2012, 07:20 PM
Brave girl! Welcome to the deep end. Look forward to seeing how this develops.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Chashio
06-19-2012, 09:06 PM
It looks good so far. You could use it as a map even now. =)

Depassage
06-20-2012, 04:48 AM
Arf, I wanted to enter with this kind of approach... I'll try to find something else... Good luck with that!

Sapiento
06-20-2012, 05:07 AM
Nice idea, reminds me of one of my recent challenge entries where I had glaciers, too, but receding, not growing.

LonewandererD
06-20-2012, 08:36 AM
Love the concept :)
-D-

LindaJeanne
06-23-2012, 10:26 PM
Thanks, guys :)

Eventually I want to "paint" this in Corel, but I'm roughing it out in Inkscape first, because it's easier to get the structure (of the changing coastlines, and the edge of the glacier) that way:

### Latest WIP ###
45943

LindaJeanne
06-24-2012, 05:20 PM
This was, of course, way too ambitious of a concept to start so near the end of the month (and a lot of info to convey, with population movements, changing terrains, etc.). I'll do the best with it I can in the time that I have.

More sketching out. Rivers and cities (I've roughed out roads too, but in such a sloppy way that making that layer visible makes the map incredibly fugly.)

### Latest WIP ###
45973

Lyandra
06-25-2012, 08:27 PM
Looks like a good start. Hope you manage to finish it in time. :)

LindaJeanne
06-26-2012, 11:02 AM
Looks like a good start. Hope you manage to finish it in time. :)

Ah, I'm realizing that, given the time available with current skill level (a lot of trial-and-error time for figuring things out), there's no way I'm going to be able to do what I'd intended for the piece in time :). That's OK, it's good practice anyway.

LindaJeanne
07-01-2012, 11:59 AM
I may or may not put up another image before the contest closes -- depends on whether the work I'm doing on it today makes it look better or worse!