After almost a month of planning, drawing and inking, this thing is ready for color. I’d guess that’ll be around two weeks of work, but we’ll see.
People seem pretty excited about this map and I’ve already had people tell me they’re planning campaigns around it, which is really cool to hear. I’ve also had people say they’re going to use it, but they’re not sure how, so if anyone has any thoughts on what to do with it, by all means, leave a comment.
Also, before I get back to work, I’ve got a question for you: what do I name this ship?
These are the pencils for the bottom three decks and the topside. All that’s left to do now is ink these and then get them scanned and colored. That’s actually quite a bit of work, but this absolute beast of a map is now well past the halfway point and I think it’s looking pretty good so far.
Something a lot of you might be wondering is what the rectangles on the topside are. Those are gardens, but I’m going to draw the plants in on my tablet since it’ll make a thinner line than I can with a pen. Also, there’s a fifth boat that’ll be hanging off the stern, but there was no room to draw it in, so I’ll probably draw that on the tablet too.
Anyway, just wanted to keep you all updated. Hope you like how it’s coming!
The first half of the ship is inked and done. I’ve got three lower decks and the topside left, but those should go quicker.
I’ve also redesigned one of the remaining decks, which will have a promenade around the sides. It makes the layout a little more unique and allows people to use it as a gun deck if they want this map to be a warship.
Anyway, just wanted to let you know how it was coming. I’m gonna get back to work. If you’ve got any thoughts about it so far, let me know!
These are the pencils for the enclosed parts of the upper four decks of the ship. There are another three decks below this plus the topside left to draw, but I’m going to get all this inked first.
I’m pretty happy with it so far. What do you think?
I’ve got the giant city-ship planned out and I thought I’d share it with you. This thing has six full decks, two partial decks and a few hundred cabins (I think, I’m not counting). There are three taverns, two general stores, a library, a temple, a marketplace, a gambling hall, a broken-down area that’s been sealed off and left to the rats, a wide variety of stores and workshops and a million other things.
The second picture is one deck drawn at full size. I’ve only got half the furnishings drawn in, but it should give you an idea of what this is going to look like. That’s the fancy part of the ship, by the way. The cabins get smaller and the residents poorer as you go down.
Anyway, I’m gonna get back to work on this. Let me know what you think so far! And if you have any questions, let me know. Don’t drive yourself crazy trying to read my godawful handwriting.