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12-05-2013, 08:33 AM
Hey everybody.

Haven't had a lot of time lately, but some new WIPs have inspired me and since I didn't feel like working on my main project right now, I played around a little. I've always been a fan of pencil drawings, so I tried a map style in Corel Paint.

Don't know if I'm ever going to finish this particular map, but I thought I'd throw it in here.


Cheers, have a nice time!

12-05-2013, 04:54 PM
I'm a serious fan of that mountain range.

12-31-2013, 08:08 AM
I like, no love the mountains. Well done.


01-03-2014, 07:10 AM
Thanks all, and thanks for reminding me of this thread.

I did some more doodling, mainly a study of perspectives with mountain ranges. The forests serve to demonstrate how other features would look with those mountains.

The missing shading/coloring (that's another issue I'm currently struggling with), how messed up is the perspective of those bottom ranges? I personally like em better, because it lets the observer kind of look "behind" the mountains, but I'm unsure as to if that perspective is "valid".


- Max -
01-03-2014, 08:10 AM
If you plan to draw on some iso/perspective style, you might want to use some iso grid to help you define the right perspective. For now I don't thinks the forests perspective matches the mountains perspective.

01-04-2014, 06:43 AM
Thanks for the feedback Max. Do you think that both mountains don't fit in with the forest? Or just the bottom one?

I'm not really going for isometric. It just botheres me that whenever I see a map with mountains like the ones I did on top, it looks like a bowl to me, at least often. ;)

01-05-2014, 01:57 PM
So this is one of the attempts. The part that says "big spot" even where I sort of understand where to put stuff. It still looks somewhat awkward. But for the most part it's just big empty spaces where I'm not sure I understand exactly how to use the space. So if you can see what I'm doing wrong. And here's a second attempt.
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Oh I was working on another one. It sorta looks better maybe but still it's not exactly clicking.

01-05-2014, 02:15 PM
Okay, I think I have an idea of what you're struggling with. I guess in the picture with "big spot" you marked the area that was giving you a hard time? (Sorry, couldn't make sense of you explanation above... ;)) It looks like you drew in a ridge line but couldn't manage to "hide other stuff behind", if you know my meaning.

I'll draw a quick step-by-step of how I did my mountains. Might take few minuts, though.

01-05-2014, 02:33 PM
Okay, I did a quick sketch:


It's just a quick thing, that's why the perspective's a bit screwed, but I hope it helps anyway.
IMO the third step takes quite a bit of imagination, so you get interesting ridges, crooks and general formations.
I think the perspective bit is the tricky one. You have to keep the horizon in mind and then have the ridge facing to you go lower than the ones on the sides.

I hope I could help you a bit, be it with pointing you to the thread that helped me or with what I did here! :)