Started to make it properly. Here is the floor and walls of the towers and walkways. This is a very big map - its about a gazxillion megabytes so far and I've only started, probably because this one is at 200ppi for the marble detail.
Here I tried to make a background - not very successfully.
Experimenting with ways of showing the five-foot grid on the marble floor using miniature compass roses. I don't know if its too subtle.
Made a bone nest for the dragons. Attaching the .png.
Added some steps.
And now I have done the shading I think. My main concern is that my grid might be too subtle. I now need to get a decent background.
More excellent work Jacktannery !! I LOVE the dragon nests. I like the idea of the compass roses as a grid but for some reason my mind wants to see them as pillars instead. Either way this is very good. :)
Thanks jt. I'm going to reuse the original map background for the moment, because it is pretty good, and I might replace it with a cityscape of my own when I make those later on.
EDIT: added some gargoyles.
I used a lot of pre-made roofs and an urban map to create the underlay for this. This is at half the normal size. I will now begin work on the interior of the large building.
After some thought I have decided to double the scale of the map - I always thought I might do this. The walls are a bit too thick, but otherwise it should not make too much difference. Here is the final version of the exterior map (in 2 maps for size) - with a grid. I added a chest by Bogie (thanks Bogie!) in one of the towers.
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And here is the last bit - the interior of the study. Again I doubled the scale. I just need to fix up the transition between the two maps (the last step is a bit lost) but otherwise I think this is done. The potions are supposed to be massive.
EDIT: added ropes & fixed a couple of errors. Finished now.
EDIT2: fixed another error, and mounted it onto the previous map. This has to be done in two halves:
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