Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Tavern/Inn WIP

  1. #1
      MeFanch is offline
    Guild Apprentice MeFanch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    26

    Wip Tavern/Inn WIP

    Hello all, Just trying my hand at a little Tavern/Inn for my gaming group. I'm "hoping" to go for a bit of an antique hand drawn style.
    Just starting, so.. yeah. No labeling yet, and as this is my first toss at this; I'm more or less just winging things at the wall to see what sticks.

    Any suggestions are obviously greatly appreciated.

    Tavern/Inn WIP-inn_felonsfolly2.gif

  2. #2
    Guild Artisan Jacktannery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    849

    Default

    Suggestion: grid should go under walls and furniture. I like your avatar.

  3. #3
      MeFanch is offline
    Guild Apprentice MeFanch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    26

    Default

    Yeah... I noticed that right after I post this, the grid was not quite what I was hoping. Changed it to overlay and it looks a bit better. Moving it beneath as you suggested improves it yet again.

    Thanks much for the avatar compliment. I enjoy doodling, though like everything I do it's a constant WIP.

  4. #4
    Guild Artisan Jacktannery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    849

    Default

    More suggestions: in most cases it is not clear what the objects are supposed to represent; for example the tables (?) in the booths (?) in the lower-right have bold lines top and bottom but not to the left, which might be representative of.. unclear. Another issue is your stairs - I love your minimalistic style and pared back palette but it takes a few moments to work out which way is up, which is not ideal in a playable encounter map.

  5. #5
      MeFanch is offline
    Guild Apprentice MeFanch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    26

    Default

    Updated Floor 1 - Some minor changes, hopefully fixing a little of the issues you mentioned Jack (missing lines on the left of the booth tables). I haven't added any labels yet which should (theoretically) clear up more of the confusion for the tables and booths.

    Floor 1: Tavern/Inn WIP-innfl1.gif

    Floor 2: Tavern/Inn WIP-innfl2.gif

  6. #6
      MeFanch is offline
    Guild Apprentice MeFanch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    26

    Default

    I think I'm done.
    Anyone have any suggestions, tips, additions?
    Tavern/Inn WIP-elfsong-harp-inn.gif

  7. #7
    Guild Artisan Jacktannery's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    849

    Default

    Very nice - great job.

  8. #8
    Guild Member Scot Harvest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Vallejo California (near San Fransisco)
    Posts
    87

    Default

    TIP: if you are going for a "hand drawn" look.... stay away from PERFECT lines.

    Inconsistencies are the norm in real hand drawn stuff.

    Your tavern looks old style but has the perfection of a draftsman!

    That being said NICE JOB! I love the parchment and ink look you have.
    The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
    Albert Einstein

  9. #9
      jtougas is offline
    Guild Master Facebook Connected jtougas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Wales Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,812
    Blog Entries
    27

    Default

    Having created a few taverns and inns in my life I can say that this looks great. The layout is very nice and the style is fantastic. I would agree with the comment that it looks a little too "perfect" but if that's your style and you (and your players) like it and can use it for what it is intended for then it's a map. Great job.
    I am the breath of Dragons...The Song of Mountains...The Stories of Rivers....The Heart of Cities.... I am A Cartographer....

    Finished Maps
    Kingdom Of Shendenflar Campaign Setting (WIP)

    Everything I post is free for use and redistribution under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 licence, except where noted otherwise in the thread.

  10. #10
      KenG is offline
    Guild Journeyer Gracious Donor
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    107

    Default

    Looks great I like the paper and ink a lot.
    Have you tried just putting the grid under the rooms, and not one the whole page?

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •