Completed the basic map outline
Alright, I've finished my first three sheets of scale drawing, and they're really coming out well, I think. I'm fairly sure I'm going to have some trouble going forward with stitching them all together, but I'll figure it out.
Edit: And now 5/7 sheets drawn and stitched:
Probably gonna have to move things around a bit, but otherwise this is looking pretty good, if I do say so myself.
And I do.
Edit Two, Electric Boogaloo: The moment we've all been waiting for (well, me at least :P)...
Finished with drawing the basic map. It was a lot of work, and I had to do several tests and a few pretty messed up trial sheets before I got a look I was satisfied with. The map outline is done with felt-tip marker, to give a nice true black. The lines could have been cleaner, but if I'd wanted clean lines I'd have stuck with the GIMP generated outline. The shading is all charcoal, brushed with tissue to give a semblance of a cast shadow. I didn't really want it to do much other than give the map some texture, so if you critique my shading, know that my response will probably be something along the lines of "looks good to me." The cracks in the floor are a very fine-tipped felt-tip pen. I scanned them in, did some minor GIMP-work to even out some shading, connect rooms where there was a short distance of outline missing, etc. etc.
Of course, now that I've finished this I realize how much more I still have to do:
- Debris (stones from small ceiling collapses, scattered scrolls, etc.)
- Columns and Statues and three Sarcophagi
- Room Labels
- Some nice arrows from objects going to the rooms they were found in
- Margin notes and whatnot, detailing more finds and various points of interest not featured in drawings
- Some maddened scrawling in the margins as well (to match the background story)
Ah, well, the road goes ever onward...
Edit 3, Edit with a Vengeance:
Just moved the map a bit so that the composition of the objects and map looks a bit better. Just gonna replace the third WIP pic with this one.
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