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    Default City map, hand-drawn: Wayside

    Drawn for Nystul's Infinite Dungeon.
    Drawn at 12x9 with 0.03 and 0.05 ink pens.

    Described as a "Deadwood" that has grown as adventurers have flooded in, it is the 'nexus' of island activity and the main resting point before one heads deeper inland. I wanted to capture the spirit of "the Wild West" with the single main road heading through town (complete with taverns on either side), but also show organic growth: the motte and bailey positioned near the freshwater springs, which eventually grew into the first wall, and then again another burst along the Eastern and Southern edges.

    City map, hand-drawn: Wayside-wayside2000pixels.jpg

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    I cannot say enough good things about your work. This is wonderful !!
    I am the breath of Dragons...The Song of Mountains...The Stories of Rivers....The Heart of Cities.... I am A Cartographer....

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    Very cool! I'm curious, what kind of pens do you use?

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    Copic Multiliner's SP: http://store.copicmarker.com/pages/o...-multiliner-sp

    They are not even an expensive pen (I used to use Rotring), but I find that they are pretty on the mark (although nib wear can cause the same sized nib to have different results ... I actually use this to my advantage and tend to use them like I would different sized brushes!)

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    Thanks! I may have to investigate those... I have an xs .1 pitt, but sometimes it's not small enough.

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    Yes - honestly - .1 is HUGE and I rarely use mine. 0.05 is good, 0.03 is borderline madness, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kolyana View Post
    Yes - honestly - .1 is HUGE and I rarely use mine. 0.05 is good, 0.03 is borderline madness, lol.
    haha ... then the .03 should be perfect for me.

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    I also found that switching out my paper to one made for ink work really helped keep the lines as thin as the pen intends - 'pourous' paper soaks up the ink, even only a little, and it will bleed enough so 0.03 comes out closer to 0.06!

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    Right. Good idea =)

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    Goodness. When I saw you had typed 0.03 I thought it was a typo and you meant 0.3. I didn't know such fine nibs existed! ) 0.1 is the finest I've ever used!

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