View Full Version : Hand Drawn Dungeon

01-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Hi there! I made this dungeon map in Photoshop with my Wacom tablet and decided to share! C&C most welcome.


01-02-2014, 03:24 PM
Lovely work! Is this a finished piece? If so you should re-post this in the Finished Maps section.


01-03-2014, 06:36 PM
Thanks Arsheesh! There's still some work to be done, mostly on the grid. This was just a quick test on sketch styled dungeon mapping, but I'll finish it some evening and post it on the finished maps section. Thanks again!

01-08-2014, 08:12 AM
Very nice map! I really like the overall style. If I had a minor quibble, I'd suggest the two different hatching intensities are unneeded. I find the changeover a bit distracting. I prefer the lighter hatching, but that's personal taste more than anything.

01-15-2014, 12:39 PM
Not really 'hand drawn' (Not computer generated) But looks like a good one this deserves a little bit more attention.

01-16-2014, 04:26 AM
Thanks guys!

mthomas768, you're right about the hatching, I'll do something about that.

Kazou, english isn't my native language, so I'm not sure what word to use to describe the technique... It's originally inked to paper, then scanned, then drawn again with Wacom tablet. How would one describe work drawn with tablets? Digitally drawn dungeon? =). Thanks again!

01-19-2014, 08:50 AM
It does look hand drawn enough. But yeah. It's semi-hand drawn to me. Since it's drawn on a computer. Maybe 'Hand Drawn Style Dungeon' since its not 100% hand drawn? :p

Cunning Cartographer
02-04-2014, 03:10 AM
Lovely simply style :) Great job

07-09-2014, 09:39 PM
Beautiful. I really like the cross hatching around the edges.

07-29-2014, 11:41 AM
I did the style too. It's unique. I like it!

07-31-2014, 08:37 PM
Simple, clean and evocative... let's loot!! :D

08-20-2014, 09:20 AM
Salama looking to see if you made any progress with this. I always like to see where folks go with their works.

GM Smiles
08-27-2014, 04:00 AM
Gosh, that's lovely. I have great admiration for people with such skills of drawing and composition. Thank you for sharing.

09-17-2014, 07:30 AM
Wow, thanks guys =). This was really just a test for hand drawn mapping, a test that resulted to some different hand drawn styles in maps I made for some RPG products. I'll share those maps when I'm allowed to! That said, I could use this map to train some more styles with it...

09-17-2014, 10:07 AM
I think it's great too. The "pebbling" around the room walls is surprisingly effective - suggestive of a thick wall without being visually busy or distracting. The other thing I really like is that - I assume - you've hand-drawn the "graph paper". When most people make a hand-drawn grid, the attempt is to make each line as straight as possible, emulating a graph paper, but you've instead only suggested perfect squares, which in infinitely better. When trying to make straight squares, inevitable imperfections make the result look amateurish. Using your style, the lack of perfect squareness looks artistic, and not only that, it suggests a stony or tiled floor that matches the rest of the artwork and has the implication of shading and depth.

Very nice.

01-09-2015, 06:07 PM
Your map is great!!! i want to use it in a adventure of pathfinder

Diego Araujo
03-23-2015, 12:31 PM
Very nice!

I loved how you created different shapes to represent walls with stones and the caver.

Simple and yet rich!

03-28-2015, 03:30 PM
Nice! I really like handdrawn maps, your style is very clean! Good job