View Full Version : January Entry: Scant Castle

01-06-2010, 12:34 PM
Well here's the start of my Scant Castle. I hope this is going in the right direction.
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01-06-2010, 02:59 PM
That is looking exceedingly cool!!! I love it.

01-06-2010, 04:34 PM
Looks very professional. Illustrator? I can't seem to get crisp lines like that in PS.

01-06-2010, 04:51 PM
Yep, all in Illustrator.

01-07-2010, 08:43 PM
Yes very nice. One to keep an eye on for sure. It looks much nicer full size than the thumbnail here suggests. I.e. everyone should click on that image.

01-07-2010, 09:08 PM
It's nice that Batman gets a room on the 5th floor. Should have good views.

01-08-2010, 02:28 PM
Thanks for the encouraging comments, they are very much appreciated.
I've updated the map a bit...thought this might make it a bit more interesting.

01-08-2010, 02:35 PM
Looks wonderful. My only criticism would be that your new background is very pixellated when it's zoomed in to its correct size.

01-08-2010, 02:57 PM
Yeah, I swiped it from the 'net so ya-get-what-ya-pay-for I guess. :-)
I'll have to figure out my own or scan a piece of parchment.

01-08-2010, 03:05 PM
Coyotemax posted a load of distressed paper textures that he created himself. Look for his thread in the Mapping Elements forum and snag yourself a copy of them all. They're great.

01-08-2010, 03:22 PM
There are some great texture packs for download on deviantart.com as well. you can sign up and search for them...

photoshop brushes too!


01-08-2010, 03:34 PM
Thanks for all the great input, I'll be looking for a new texture map soon.

01-08-2010, 03:49 PM
Don't forget to put ### latest WIP ###

before your posts with images in so that the thumbnail scraper picks them up.

01-08-2010, 04:23 PM
I added another version...not so sure about this one though.

01-12-2010, 12:24 PM
Here's a really quick sketch I did showing a nice 3/4 bird's eye view of Castle Scant. Hope you find it interesting.

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01-12-2010, 02:11 PM
That's a lovely little sketch. Really like the style. :)

01-12-2010, 04:50 PM
Thanks, I really appreciate that.

01-16-2010, 04:08 PM
Sketch is great. Maybe you could incorporate it into the finished product somehow as a decor. It really brings the castle to life!

Also, Batman?

01-17-2010, 01:58 PM
Thanks, I plan on incorporating it in the finished piece...somewhere. :-)

A batman (or batwoman) is a soldier or airman assigned to a commissioned officer as a personal servant.

01-26-2010, 02:26 PM
Just to say that if you did incorporate anything else into the map then you had best post it up very soon indeed !