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    Map May 2012 Entry: The Caves of Nowhere

    Hi guys! My first entry ever... No real idea for title here...

    Quite excited and anxious, and not so used making a hand drawn map except as sketch base for digital work then...

    I wanted to explore a new technique here... This will be my base background: pastels on notebook paper (so I already have a grid...). Then I will be 'digging' the caves with an eraser... hope it will work as I imagined...


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    I like working with pastels myself so I'm looking forward to seeing if this technique will work. I'm thinking you are going to burn up some erasers
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    Ive seen exceptional work done in this reverse technique. Looking forward to the end results !! And Good luck.
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    ARGH!! but the damn compass be broken!! "

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    No real idea of shape, so I did as it came... and change of title, 'Nowhere' was too difficult to insert...

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    very creative - never saw a map like this before!

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    I like this a lot - very different. It feels like a map that prehistoric man might have painted on an underground cave. I love the simplicity. Excellent.

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    Thanks guys!

    Here is my next step, not so easy with square pastels...

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    That's looking great!
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    Thanks.

    Next step, adding shadows and highlights with pencils... But I should have done the underground river first...

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    Ok, next step...

    Added some highlights I missed previously, and then added the river color and some rocks and trees masking the entrance. Not very satisfied of these... Also added scale and north.

    Now I'm wondering if I should let it like that as finished or add some legend (or at least some figures for rooms). Any suggestions guys?

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