Thursday, June 07, 2007

WoAdWriMo: mapping

We've been toying with the idea of using satellite photos and such for mapping, but I think that might be a bit too time consuming for this project.

Last night, during Jeff's game, I tried to focus my compulsive doodling constructively. I came up with this:...a rough sketch of the hamlet of Greenstone, where the adventure more-or-less begins. I scanned it in and played around in Photoshop with it a bit last night when I ought to have been packing (I'm going away for a long weekend), and I came up with this:

I'm not completely happy with it, but it looks like a map, at least.

I think the cool thing about this was that the mapping gave me some ideas. Those circular buildings on the ends of things didn't really exist in my mind before I drew them. Now that they are there, I came up with some cool things to do with them.

1 comment:

Jeff Rients said...

I thought your doodles looked a lot like a town map last night! Good work on the coloring!