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Gamerprinter
05-10-2014, 06:51 AM
Its time I start one of my needed projects for my third map tutorials guide book, a nice regional map. I'm starting by creating 15 - 20 city/location symbols as mini illustrations of important buildings at each community or site. Instead of dots, stars or repeated standard city symbols, each location will be unique.

I've created the first three: a tor ruin, a walled manor, and a small castle.

I'm trying to create hand-drawings a bit better than my usual scribbles. I hope you like it.

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Aquilonian
05-10-2014, 07:59 AM
I've always like the idea of using mini drawing to represent settlements on regional maps, good work! Interested in seeing more like this in future.

Gamerprinter
05-10-2014, 05:15 PM
One more symbol for now - a wizard's tower...

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Gamerprinter
05-10-2014, 09:04 PM
Next update - a tavern/inn (I'm keeping them together, until complete).

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- Max -
05-10-2014, 09:09 PM
The different perspective used on the inn and the other element doesn't seem consistent and will probably look odd when using on a map

Gamerprinter
05-11-2014, 05:38 PM
I may do that. I looked at a different perspective on the inn, but the roof is so steep, the difference is hardly noticeable... Anyway, created a few more: a wharf, small cathedral, towered bridge, lighthouse and a monastery (though the cathedral looks like it needs a heavier use of pen, so I'll do that now.)

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Icestorm008
05-11-2014, 09:14 PM
Looking great. Excited to try it out!

Gamerprinter
05-12-2014, 04:17 AM
The next update, last for tonight. Added a cave entrance, a henge circle, barbarian village (Celtic), and an elven arboreal community.

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Gamerprinter
05-13-2014, 04:46 AM
Next one added. I was busy writing for the guides and didn't get more done on symbols. Next grouping...

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Gamerprinter
05-13-2014, 05:50 AM
You're welcome to include an icons tutorial!

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Gamerprinter
05-13-2014, 06:18 PM
Here's 3 more: a guildhall, medieval factory and a dwarf hold entrance...

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Just so everyone understands, while I do intend to release these hand-drawn map symbols as a commercial set, the reason this is posted in the regional map forum, rather than the map elements forum, is that I eventually will create a regional map using these symbols and build it in this thread. It might be several more days before I finally have enough elements to tackle the map itself!

Gamerprinter
05-14-2014, 04:22 AM
One more for the night... just because I watched Frank Herbert's Dune (the SyFy version) last night on Youtube. I decided to do something "Sietch" like (Fremen mountain holdfasts) that could serve as cliffside catacombs for gnomes, halflings, barbarians and a variety of other cultural niches...

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Schwarzkreuz
05-15-2014, 07:47 PM
Well its slightly a bit too sketchy for ym taste. But I like the large variation of themes you try to illustrate.

Hunt270
07-09-2014, 10:29 PM
These are amazing. I may have to borrow your style for my own maps I am making. Keep up the awesome work!

DreamQuestin
07-11-2014, 10:21 PM
[QUOTE=Gamerprinter;244898]I may do that. I looked at a different perspective on the inn, but the roof is so steep, the difference is hardly noticeable... Anyway, created a few more: a wharf, small cathedral, towered bridge, lighthouse and a monastery (though the cathedral looks like it needs a heavier use of pen, so I'll do that now.)
Gameprinter these are so adorable! Really neat touches for a map!

Thank you for sharing :)

Cobalt356
07-16-2014, 12:10 AM
Awesome sketches