shmmm I'm really struggling here.
I already lost my square, and, in trying to fix the lake to be in perspective with the mountains, I lost my circle.
If I KEEP the lake, and change the view of the mountains/castle, I'll lose my triangle. (and most of like, all the work I've done on it) so...
I'm not sure what I'm going to do here. I may have to restart. If I DON'T restart, I have to find a new circle and a new square, but I don't want to work on something for very long and THEN change, because it won't leave me enough time.
I'll start by turning the "lake" back into a forest, and see if that helps at all. I'd ask for suggestions, but that seems a bit unfair, as everyone else is being so creative with their own entries.
Soo.... I'll update once I know what I'm doing.
Why don`t you make it an Artificial Lake? A perfect circle, made by some master stoneworkers..
I had it like that, but the *perspective* was different from the perspective of the mountains, and it didn't gel.
I don't know how to draw top-down mountains (I've tried the tutorials, somehow, even when I do exactly what it says, it looks like a side-view)
Following your castle perspective, I think it should be kinda like this:
Great castle! Which software are you using?
But if your map have some perspective, I think its understandable that the shape is perceived as an oval, it's still a circle, just with a different representation, I don't see a problem with it.
Ummm thanks! I'm using GIMP
I wouldn't worry about it if it weren't a contest, but everyone else's entries are so great, I feel like I must comply strictly to the guidelines. It's okay though... I think I've figured something out.
Probably won't work, but I have something to try, at least
Okay, so, I was experimenting with some colors on a duplicate layer, and thought I would share it so people don't think I've given up
(It doesn't look proper, because I didn't color in everything, but I am selecting my palette.) What do you think of the mountain colors? Too dark? Too light? Too boring? I haven't selected a midtone yet, but I think I like the darker shade?
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My 4 year old was watching me work, and asked why I was "furster-raided". He's been watching the maps here on the forums with me a bit, even comments on some of them, so I told him I was making a map for a contest.. He asked "map of what?" and I said "A circle, a triangle, and a square".
He ran off, and I went back to avoiding making my map.
Then he comes back with this:
(I did the crayon labels you can barely see... woot woot...?)
Anyway, he asked me to "put it on the contest" and "tell me when I win it mommy" and he walked off.
My son is autistic and rarely says anything, so I didn't have the heart to tell him he can't enter. But I figure he'll get a kick out of clicking it on the forums anyway.
(If you're curious, it's (top to bottom) two mountains a house and a tree)