🍂Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.🍂 J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings
Con un giorno di ritardo sul Tolkien Reading Day, inizio la mia avventura. Sarà un viaggio straordinario, me lo sento.
🇳🇱 Dinsdag:wereldbouw 🌏 De eerste post in de serie over Egar, het tweede land dat aan bod komt in mijn boek Pangaea, Verloren Wereld. Onderwerp: politiek 🏰⚔. Waarom het land op gespannen voet staat met Atlantis zul je volgende week zien in de post over de religie van het land... .
Als je meer wilt weten over de wereld, kijk dan op mijn account voor de serie over Utar.
🇬🇧 Tuesday: worldbuilding 🌏 The first post in the series about Egar, the second country mentioned in my book 'Pangaea, Verloren Wereld'. Subject: politics 🏰⚔. Why the country is in conflict with Atlantis, you'll see next week in the post about religion... .
If you want to know more about the world, check out my account for the series about Utar.
Everyone in Djend knows to stay clear of the obsidian mountains jutting out of the southern Savannah like black glass. Just traveling through can be dangerous, as one false move could end with a serious wound from the razor like rocks, or worse. It is said that the legendary great wyrm Akong still slumbers deep below the fractals of crystalline rock. Those unfortunate enough to reach his lair quickly realize they made a grave mistake. The bowl like entrance to his lair is slick and treacherous, its rim littered with animal bones. After the Two Hundred Year Fire in the Southern Wastes Akong disappeared. Presumably hibernating, plotting, or maybe he never existed at all... #dungeonsanddragonsart#fantasyart#cartography#fantasymap#mapmaking#dragon#lair#reddragon
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Fellow DM cranked out another map during a slow day
Here are some simple steps you can follow so you can draw mountains for your fantasy maps. Comment below if you have any questions or if you find this helpful!
1: Draw a line to define the shape of the mountain range.
2: Draw some simple mountains along the line on a new layer. For this style put in some ridges and peaks but try to vary them in height and which side they are on.
3: Begin making smaller mountains surrounding the main ridgeline. They should be gradually smaller the further away they are from the main mountains you began with.
4: Start adding in ridges to the mountains to connect them to one another. Make sure the line curves back and forth a bit.
5: Add in some lines coming down from the ridges you just drew. The left side of the mountains is where light is hitting, so try to have more detail lines on the side of the mountain that would be in shadow.
6: Now begin adding in some hills around the mountains. Use simple arc shapes to match the overall style.
7: Begin adding in more hatching lines on the shadowed side of the mountains and hills. You can omit these if you add actual shading in the next step. But it's really up to you and the style you're going for.
8: Use the color picker and select a shade of the paper background color. Create a new multiply layer below your line art and fill in the mountains. Try to blend them down into the landscape.
Just wanted to give a little update on my progress. I am still blocking in major colors and shadows at this point rather than getting too into the details. But, I'm pretty happy with how things are coming together.
Earlier this month I released the Howling Hound. After doing that one I was toying around with the idea of doing an isometric map. At the same time, some people pointed out that there were some design flaws in the map. The only toilet was upstairs and emptied into the dining area. There was no back door which was inconvenient for the staff.
decided to give the map a round of revisions. I had also been toying with the idea of doing an isometric map so I figured, why not do a second, isometric version of the Howling Hound?
So here it is, the isometric version of Howling Hound. There's now a back door and toilet on the lower floor. On the top floor, the toilet is moved so it empties behind the building, instead of over a dining table. To make this work I had to rearrange the rooms a bit, but apart from some small changes they remained mostly the same.
Anyways, I'd love to hear your thoughts on this! I don't get to do this sort of map often and any kind of feedback is welcome!
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People love to hike and go out of their way just to see waterfalls. Which makes them a really interesting feature to add to your maps. Here are some steps showing how I draw waterfalls.
1: Draw some simple shapes to define the shape and height of the waterfall and the pool at the bottom.
2: Sketch mountains around it to help define the landscape.
3: Begin refining your sketch by adding some details to the mountains and the cliffs. Remember water will have eroded a somewhat round shape into the surrounding rock.
4: Define the shape of the falls, river, and pool by making the shores more random. Try to make the base of the waterfall slightly wider than the top. And as this is in an isometric perspective, have the mountains obscure sections of the river. It will help sell depth and create visual interest.
5: The main thing to keep in mind is the detail lines in the water should convey movement. Note though that this doesn't mean you should just draw straight lines. Look at some pictures of flowing water for inspiration and see the flow of shapes in moving water. At the base of the waterfall you will want to use more rounded shapes as if you're drawing clouds.
6: As the water is rather detailed now, I felt it appropriate to add further detail lines to the mountains and cliffs.
7. Block in simple color for the river and shadows on the mountains.
8: Deepen the shadows and use your line work as a guide. Really think of it as a three dimensional scene and imagine where light would be hitting.
9: Add highlights on the mountains where light will hit. And add some on the opposite side of the line art where you added shadows in the water.
Let me know if you found this helpful or if you have any questions!
Several of you have asked for a brief video showing how I draw mountains on my maps. Hopefully this will be helpful in quickly showing some of my process. Do you prefer to draw individual mountains, or to draw a ridgeline and build off of that?
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