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    So, after a lot of failures, I'm finally on my way to producing something decent again. At least, that's the plan; I still have loads of opportunities to screw this up when my patience start to run out

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    Starting from both ends like that, how do you avoid smudging earlier work as you add lines?
    (at least that was the bane of my existance when I was doing pencil on vellum drafting)

    PS. Nice detail so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaidd Drwg View Post
    So, after a lot of failures ...
    If you count "Máisandras City Map" among your 'failures', then your standards are WAY too high.

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    No, I do not consider Máisandras a failure
    But I've wanted to do an isometric* map for quite some time and every attempt so far was a complete disaster. Usually because I want to get to the fun parts of drawing and skip planning and sketching things out first. I never posted those, of course

    Starting from both ends like that, how do you avoid smudging earlier work as you add lines?
    Not really. I drew the castle in the top left corner first as a sort of scale reference for myself and only a very light general layout of the city plan in pencil. Now I'm working from the bottom up because of overlapping buildings. The ink doesn't smudge at all and the pencil lines I erase immediately once I've inked the building. I'm constantly switching between pencilling a few buildings, inking them, then erasing.

    What I'm more worried about is scale, projection and drawing vertical lines vertical.

    * I say isometric, but that's not really what this is. I don't what to call it ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaidd Drwg View Post
    * I say isometric, but that's not really what this is. I don't what top call it ...
    It looks like an Oblique projection to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaidd Drwg View Post
    * I say isometric, but that's not really what this is. I don't what top call it ...
    You could maybe call it "aerial" or "bird's eye" view

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    Ah thanks, yes. Oblique is probably what this is

    Also: here's a small update. Progress is very slow.
    And there's a mistake in it, too: the building on the square in the south-west corner. That's more like an isometric projection where everything else is oblique. It suddenly looks all wrong
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    that's looking very promising indeed. I've wanted to make a similar map for ages, but just cant bring myself to; it always seems as though you need too much planning to complete. keep up the good work

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    Out of my league! No way I'd try it with my patience of a cross-eyed cat on speed, and that lack of talent thing, heh heh. However, this looks like a good one to keep an eye on. Looks great to me.
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    Yes, this looks really promising.
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