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    Post August Entry: Spearmen & Dragon of the Rose

    Hello, friends.

    I'm not sure if this will be my actual entry to this month's challenge--and believe me, after seeing all the other entries I initially quailed at entering at all!--but I tried to go in a new direction by hand-drawing an image in which the rose was contained in the picture in some way. In this case, a couple spearmen.

    The image on the left is the basic line drawing & colors (before PS effects applied), the middle is B&W on parchment, and the far right is colored on parchment.

    Anyway, just "playing around here", having fun being creative. Take care!
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    Last edited by pyrandon; 08-12-2007 at 10:35 PM. Reason: Changed the attached images, because I played around with the line drawings & decided the line drawing looked better after filtering a few times, etc.
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    I like that one a LOT. I could see using it on some of my less "underdark-y" maps.
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    Praise As complex as my rose is...

    As complex and 3D looking as my rose is, I can see more use for a compass rose like this than my "monstrocity"!

    Good job!
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    I don't know why you'd care, but I enjoyed seeing everyone else's "process" images that I thought I'd post mine too.

    The first is a scan of the individual stick figures; the second is the "in the works" line tracing.

    Take care!
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    Thanks Don! I find the thoughts behind maps and the works in progress as interesting as the final result.

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    Very clever! THings like this show who the real artists are here

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    Default My Actual Entry (probably...)

    Okay, I thought the spearmen rose was my August entry, but I like this one much more, so...disregard the spearmen.

    My original idea was to have a top-down view of the dragon breathing fire due north, with its wings being E & W, & its tail being south, but my sketch-ups, while workable, were not dramatic enough for my tastes. So I just goofed around & came up with this. Perhaps it's unusual that it "points" west (vs. north), but I'll risk the wrath of the cartography police. Call me Danger Seeker.

    Below are the WIPs & two color variations on my new, shiny, improved dragon compass rose. This was a "blast" to draw (hehe...bad pun, sorry.) All done in Photoshop from a scanned sketch.


    Thanks for peeking at my goofing around. Take care!
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    And just for fun--here's a way this may be interesting as the corner of burnt parchment.
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    That looks great, pyrandon. I'm confused about the Dragon being a compass rose, but it's still a great little drawing nonetheless. Your actually entry (presumably the two soldiers) looks like it would fit really well in the bottom right corner of an old city/regional map.

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