January Entry: Dead and Still Standing
Well here I go, my first time on one of these challenges.
I'm going to be doing a miniature scale (1 inch to 5 feet) battlemap for a Post Apocaliptic Zombie scenerio (well stick to what i know) portraying a city aid station in the early stages of the rising. Expect alot of blood, gore and destruction.
As the challenge was for a 36 x 24 inch map I've started by laying down a grid layer (I'm not sure if I will leave this on when finished). I originally started at 300dpi, but after memory issue's I dropped back to 150dpi.
Please note that all these map images are at 50% scale to fit within the forum restrictions on image size.
Next step lay down some asphalt. The quickest way to do this was flood fill a road layer with an asphalt texture again at 150dpi and 1 inch by 1 inch. Then I just cut away the area's where I am going to have the buildings.
With roads we need pavements, another layer and a nice light grey concrete texture with curb stones for edging. I have also drop shadowed this to bring it out from the road.
Finally, road markings and drains. Using a textured yellow fill. I always find road marking difficult. Being British we have white lines, but alot of the textures I see are yellow. In the end I figure yellow looks nicer and adds some colour to an otherwise bland black surface.
I've also included a thumbnail of the WIP sans gridlines.
Next step fill in those missing blanks a bit.
Until next time.
REP for not being a lurker anymore!
Well I'm glad to see another lurker turned mapper! Have some REP for posting a map with your first post and a challenge map at that!
Looking forward to see some zombie action!