June Entry: The Dark Knight's Sanctuary
My first attempt at a challenge, and also my first attempt at ISO mapping, so I don't really expect to win but this does sound like fun. I only really do battlemapping, so this won't be especially grand in scale compared to some of the other awesome artists here on the forums, but I'll give it my best.
Anyhow, I figured I would pick a subject that was close to my heart! I have been a long-time fan of this particular fictional universe, and I thought I would try my hand at creating it in my own style. Luckily it is easily "recognizable to someone who's well-familiar" even if I take a plenty of liberties and do it my own way, so this should be fun for me!
Done with a mouse in Photoshop CS3.
Dark Knight's Sanctuary progress
Here is the layout ISOified. Torstan's one-sentence explanation about how he did it for his Bandit Layer map helped a lot in figuring out how to go about it. He said, "The workflow was to create the top down plan of the dungeon. I then rotated each layer by 45 degrees and shrank the (new) vertical axis to 57.7% of it's original value. That made it the correct dimensions for an iso grid." You can vaguely see I have that written in white text at the bottom there. I always write little notes to myself on my maps to help me remember what the heck I am doing.