Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Map inspired doodle

  1. #1
      Jaxilon is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor Jaxilon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    3,924

    Default Map inspired doodle

    I haven't posted anything in a few weeks, maybe I was in a slump, but I was meditating on a commission I am working on. So, as I sat at my desk one afternoon I began doodling just because I needed an idea for one of the locations. I'm still not certain if I will use this concept but it's purpose is to be an epic location on the map.

    I figured I would just share the scribbles so it didn't seem like I dried up under a rock somewhere. This is just a concept picture so it's not fully polished. Who knows, maybe it'll inspire an idea of your own.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Map inspired doodle-skultop.jpg  
    “When it’s over and you look in the mirror, did you do the best that you were capable of? If so, the score does not matter. But if you find that you did your best you were capable of, you will find it to your liking.” -John Wooden

    * Rivengard * My Finished Maps * My Challenge Maps * My deviantArt

  2. #2
      mearrin69 is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor mearrin69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    2,232

    Default

    Pretty. Reminds me of a map in a recent Paizo product...a citadel for some faction or other of Cheliaxian Hellknights I think. Looking forward to seeing how your map comes out. Man, I gotta get me somma that Djekspek mojo someday. I dig this ISO art/map style but can never seem to pull it off.
    M

  3. #3
    Guild Member Sergei Zybin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Novosibirsk, Russia
    Posts
    77

    Default

    Nice color and atmosphere. I think this idea must be used futher.

    May be some dead trees added.

  4. #4
      Ascension is offline
    Community Leader Ascension's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    St. Charles, MO
    Posts
    8,216

    Default

    I like the lil path but not sure about the "wavy-line mtn method" for an isolated mtn like this. Still, though, the execution is great, man. Nice work.
    If the radiance of a thousand suns was to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One...I am become Death, the Shatterer of worlds.
    -J. Robert Oppenheimer (father of the atom bomb) alluding to The Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 11, Verse 32)


    My Maps ~ My Brushes ~ My Tutorials ~ My Challenge Maps

  5. #5
    Professional Artist RecklessEnthusiasm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    California
    Posts
    640

    Default

    Super cool with an awesome mood, Jax! I'd love to see more of your hand-drawn stuff too--I get the impression that you are an amazing artist adapting his skills to the digital world and I wonder what your stuff looks like on paper...

    Anyway, keep this up and people will start asking you to do book/concept art!

  6. #6
      Jaxilon is offline
    Community Leader Gracious Donor Jaxilon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    3,924

    Default

    Thanks everyone for the nice comments, I'm glad it was well received.

    LOL, that would be awesome RE. I'll probably have to brush up on my humanoid drawing though.

    @Ascension - I know what you mean on the wavy mountain idea. It was sort of a cross of testing out using that for basic drawn mountains and trying to fit it into this doodle. It didn't work totally but I expect to use this method in a map one of these days soon.
    “When it’s over and you look in the mirror, did you do the best that you were capable of? If so, the score does not matter. But if you find that you did your best you were capable of, you will find it to your liking.” -John Wooden

    * Rivengard * My Finished Maps * My Challenge Maps * My deviantArt

  7. #7
      lapada is offline
    Guild Member lapada's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    60

    Default

    pretty awsome , I wonder what life would be like if we ALL had skull mountain homes... but yes vary nice -- I like how even the hill formations make sense geographically WHILE leading the eye.

  8. #8
      rdanhenry is offline
    Guild Artisan rdanhenry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    California
    Posts
    788

    Default

    If we all had skull mountain homes, they'd be prosaic and uninteresting. Think about how many things you experience everyday that would be the most incredible thing a medieval person had ever seen. Then think about how utterly ordinary you find, say, lighting a room with a flick of your finger.

    Of course, anyone who really deserves a skull mountain home will keep anyone else from building one.

  9. #9
      tilt is offline
    Community Leader Facebook Connected tilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Trelleborg, Sweden
    Posts
    4,657
    Blog Entries
    2

    Default

    looks great Jax ... nice colors and mood in the drawing.
    regs tilt
    :: My art on Deviant Art :: My mapping blog tilts fantasy maps :: My work Catapult - Perry & Gehrke - EasyTruckIT ::
    :: Finished Maps :: WIP Cartographia - Breakwater -Market -Lands of Twilight -Battle City :: Competion maps Iron Giant ::
    :: FREE Tiles - Compasses :: Other Taking a commision - Copyright & Creative Commons ::
    Works under CC licence unless mentioned otherwise

Posting Permissions

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