WIP - Watercolour/Painting/Ink Style
Okay, here's the thing. As nice and almost photo-realistic as some of the maps around here get... something about trudging through a dungeon in plate male with a hairy dwarf and a stinky half-orc with even stinkier trolls down the hallway says "No Photorealism in Mapping".
I want feedback on this. If you know any tricks or methods... let me know. I'd like to get this to the point where I could write a whopping tutorial so the rest of you can see how its done, adapt and tinker so you get the results you want.
So, to be objectionable, a point of counterbalance... or just cause I think I'd like it more... I'm looking to find ways to create more "hand drawn" in digital maps without going nuts and drawing it by hand... and also avoid getting to "photo real" in style.
Attached to this is the first map doodling involving some of this idea... There are tricks stolen from RobA's tutorial to generate texture, but then those "Cloud Maps" he likes have been seriously fidgeted with using GIMPressionist, Oilify, Blur and more... To get away from that "realistic texture" and get closer to "ink/paint/watercolour" sort of textures without doing it by hand.