February 2013 entry: Sunken Treasure, Lost Undersea Archive
This is my first time participating in one of these challenges. Coincidentally, I was planning to make a map within the very specifications of this mapping challenge. This map will also be used for my RPG campaign, so I figured why not enter it into the challenge. The basis for this map is a lost undersea lab that served as a small research station. the lab is partially intact, but some of of the dome structure is shattered, and the entirety of the lab is now flooded. The lab has been lost for nearly 900+ years, and in my campaign world the player characters have just (re-)discovered it. The research lab has a dormant AI that they would like to awaken. Oh yeah, one more thing, the lab is also magical. It was created in a magictech environment from the distant past, so it has weird technologies involved with it and some which are still functional.
Here is the sketch with my initial ideas for the lab. Pen and paper.
Here, is the inking of it done in Photoshop with a calligraphic brush.
And finally the current WIP
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The coloring, and some of the line work are still heavily in WIP mode. I want to make some changes to the color palette. I plan to use saturated colors at first and then desaturate them a bit and overlay a blue color on top with some wavy texture to make it look underwater. ;)
We'll see how it works out.