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crazyred
04-04-2009, 11:29 AM
Hello Cartographers!

I've just recently gotten into the AD&D 4th Ed. and have been doodling up some maps and stuff over here:

http://dandddoodles.blogspot.com/

Feel free to drop me a line or a comment. Can't wait to see all the badass mappage going on over here! :)

yours,

Crazyred

torstan
04-04-2009, 12:04 PM
I love your map sketches - that's a very refreshing style. I'm looking forward to seeing Winterhaven finished.

Welcome to the guild.

Gandwarf
04-04-2009, 12:54 PM
Welcome!
You have some great stuff over at your blog. I especially like the maps (what a surprise eh?), like the one of Nentir Vale. Winterhaven is also brilliantly done, although the style is a bit too cartoony for my taste. Have some rep!

crazyred
04-04-2009, 02:24 PM
Thanks for the rep Gand!

Yeah, I think you'll be gettin' mostly cartoony stuff from my corner, but I love all maps. I'm thinking about pursuing the ..... what would you call it? sort of a long-view landscapy elevation, like the "Mapping the Nentir Vale" post. Hopefully I can learn enough Illustrator to get by.

RPMiller
04-04-2009, 02:39 PM
That is some great "sketches" crazyred. Have some rep and welcome to the Guild!

Steel General
04-04-2009, 02:54 PM
Welcome Aboard!

Ascension
04-04-2009, 02:59 PM
I'll chime in with another welcome and great work.

crazyred
04-04-2009, 08:25 PM
Y'all are sweet! Thanks for the warm welcome. =)

Sigurd
04-04-2009, 11:43 PM
Love the style. It seems reminiscent of Asterix written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. That was a favourite of mine growing up.

Thanks.

crazyred
04-05-2009, 12:10 AM
bingo Sig! I have Asterix at my elbow when I'm drawing stuff like this. The blacksmith's shop (the round building with the haystack roof) is a direct rip-off from the Gaul village.

Gandwarf
04-05-2009, 05:40 AM
Yeah, the village immediately reminded me of Asterix as well. I loved that comic, so great job.

ravells
04-06-2009, 04:57 PM
Lovely work! I really like the 'Asterix' inspired village as well! Looking forward to seeing more!

crazyred
04-07-2009, 12:49 AM
Thanks Ravells!

Turgenev
04-09-2009, 01:21 AM
Welcome to the Guild, crazyred. Love your doodles. Any fan of Erol Otus is okay in my books (or should I say sketch pad). ;)

DevinNight
04-09-2009, 01:32 AM
I like the Winterhaven map, more maps should have this type of detailed illustration, it really helps to understand the map, even if you took some liberties. Very cool.

-D

crazyred
04-11-2009, 10:16 AM
thanks Turgenev! I agree, they just don't make 'em like Otus anymore.

crazyred
04-11-2009, 10:21 AM
Thanks Devin!

Liberties taken? Guilty. But you've gotta make choices when certain things (like text and illustration) don't seem to agree.

djsneak
05-01-2009, 05:53 PM
Great work. I'm going to use this in my D&D 4e campaign. I am a new DM and really look forward to more of your work.

On a side note, I've poked around quite a bit and haven't been able to find a legend for the map. What do the numbers correspond to?

Novarri
05-01-2009, 10:06 PM
AH. I love your maps, especially the Lonely Tower, how you illustrate it in isometric so you can see the elevation and the plan. And how it's done like those "how it's made" pics, with the cutaway walls (so you see the wall AND through the wall). Beautiful.

Gandwarf
05-02-2009, 07:46 AM
Ah, yeah. That lonely tower looks really cool!
Great job, Crazyred.

Midgardsormr
05-02-2009, 10:57 AM
Great work. I'm going to use this in my D&D 4e campaign. I am a new DM and really look forward to more of your work.

On a side note, I've poked around quite a bit and haven't been able to find a legend for the map. What do the numbers correspond to?

The numbers are the same as given in the Keep on the Shadowfell adventure module.