View Full Version : Hand drawn top down mountains

02-22-2014, 05:18 PM
I'm trying to find more references for bird's eye views of mountains. The advantage of them is that you can draw features on either side of the peak. The disadvantage is that they're a lot harder to draw convincingly.

So far I've found:

This tutorial by Torstan (http://www.cartographersguild.com/tutorials-how/16819-%5Baward-winner%5D-assorted-tips-tricks.html#post173184)

And I've seen Mike Schley (http://www.cartographersguild.com/members/schley.html) do several maps with this view.
The Silver Marches and Vassa (http://www.mikeschley.com/128067/1267784/maps/fantasy-overland-maps)

Anyone know of any other good examples?

02-22-2014, 06:00 PM
I did a tutorial awhile back for topdown type mountains


02-22-2014, 06:28 PM
That makes fantastic mountains, Ravells!

Here are a couple of variants of top-down mountains I've made. The colorful one is old, very old… And the other one is quite abstract… but maybe they can give some ideas at least :)
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