View Full Version : February/March 2014 Lite Challenge: Chateau Carabas

02-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Hey, I'm just gonna jump right on in to this one. I've decided to map a rather unusual fairy tale, 'Puss in Boots'. Specifcally, the Ogre's castle, which becomes puss' master's castle.

... Who in turn becomes the Marquis of Carabas, presumably because the king is pretty much an idiot who doesn't even know the nobles in his own kingdom.

... Which makes this the Marquis' castle ... which makes it the Chateau Carabas! NYAHAH!

anyways, here's my initial draft:

### Latest WIP ###

I think it might need a little size increase for the floor plans on the left (which is what those little rectangles will turn in to), but as per usual it should get give you a nice idea of what i'm aiming for.


02-19-2014, 07:24 PM
Sounds like a great choice! Luck to ya Scoopz ! :)

02-20-2014, 02:45 AM
Ooh, another great idea. Nice layout as well.


02-20-2014, 10:42 AM
Very nice sketch.

02-20-2014, 10:47 AM
Can't wait to see how that border turns out. I'm guessing you're putting some text at the side as well, as those lines indicate?? The sketch looks lovely so far as well, I really like the look of that castle. GOOD LUCK TO YOU :D

02-20-2014, 03:02 PM
The old Japanese Puss in Boots film was one of my favorites when I was little! Great choice of fairy tale :D

02-22-2014, 11:02 AM
This already looks cool can't wait to see the finished article :D

Saying that, though, seeing something come together step by step is often even better than just seeing the final thing!

02-22-2014, 12:52 PM
there'll be plenty of updates, don't you worry about that!

EDIT: I'm just wasting valuable time by doing real-life stuff, cleaning my room, and listening to les mis (original cast) when I could be mapping!

02-22-2014, 03:35 PM
You stop cleaning your room immediately, young man, and continue with the mapping!

02-22-2014, 10:13 PM
Here's a little update, there might-MIGHT-be another one tonight.


Just a little progress on the formatting and basic color... underlaying... or something (I haven't taken an art class in like 6 years :/ ) on the picture. I don't know whether to do the heraldry next or the floor plans, so the next few updates will be a toss up!


02-23-2014, 07:35 AM
This map is giving me fairy tale vibes already just by reading that title! Looking forward to the next update :)

03-08-2014, 09:38 AM
I have been super busy lately, as you know I haven't been on all too much recently and just a heads-up I might not get around to finishing this challenge!

Sorry folks!

EDIT: I WILL try to get a substantial amount done either today or tomorrow!