Hey everyone, a bonus post here. As you know I have been using my iPad to do much of my mapping lately. It is convenient, easy, the style fits, and I can literally do it anywhere the inspiration strikes me. One thing that has continually confounded me is the so called “hatching” that the amazing Dyson Logos produces on his maps. I have attempted to fake this through various ways but have never been happy with the results. In a stroke of pure inner struggle I attempted the way he does…by hand **gasp!** and found I suck even at that method.
I guess he just has the gift.
Well, last night I began experimenting with it again. I am about to start a new (hopefully) campaign and I want to produce original old school style maps for use in it. I am leaning towards producing an issue of Lapsus Calumni based upon their adventures and the maps would be included in the PDF. I want a consistent style across them so it feels like a complete and solid package, I hate releasing crap. The above map is an experiment made using the latest hatching method. It is a custom brush saved in the app ArtStudio and I think it works fairly well, perhaps not perfect, but damn, I am able to produce all those hatchings in about 10 seconds!
Let me know what you think!