Monday, April 18, 2011

Map Monday


Another toner cartridge killer, the lonely village of Nenlast on the Eastern Shores of Lake Nen. The values got away from me on this one, and it's not keyed, but it'll do for now.

Anyone watch Game of Thrones last night? The show itself was pretty good (although I wonder if anyone who hasn't read the books would follow it) but the titles were ass-kickingly great!

23 comments:

Aimon said...

Wow, it looks great! The rain adds a lot of atmosphere.

m.s. jackson said...

That is awesome! Great job. I love how even though it has a sort of minimalist feel, there is a lot of detail in there if you zoom in and look.
What size canvas do you paint on?

Dave said...

Crazyred!
Its great to see you posting again. I was worried you had drifted on to other pursuits. Liking the new version of Nenlast, the rain on the old one evoked a wonderful feel but obscured a bit of detail as well. Any chance of a blank one and one with lines like the village from May 17, 2010? Thanks again, I love the way your maps stimulate a feeling in the viewer.

Dave

crazyred said...

Thanks Jackson (Mississippi?)This Photoshop doc is 2200 x 1700 @200 ppi, canvas 10 1/2 x 8 1/2.

I can do that Dave. I'll post an update when time allows. Thanks!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Excuse my ignorance, but is this for a published or to-be-published setting? Really digging your maps, so i'm curious if there is some art of yours that is published, that I can check out.

:D

ze bulette said...

That's just beautiful.

crazyred said...

Thanks ze!

A Paladin: It's funny, after your very kind review on your blog (apaladinincitadel.blogspot.com which everyone should be reading) I immediately got 3 freelance offers!
But no, to answer your question, there isn't any overarching project. Originally this was just a blog about our campaign and, even though the game has stalled, I just kept on mapping stuff.

Gre7g said...

Cool. Very ethereal!

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Well deserved!

:)

Simon Forster said...

That is a seriously beautiful map.

Dave said...

Crazyred,
You are seriously awesome!

Dave

Amy Nic McBride said...

this is an awesome site! I have already used some of your images in our d&d game. Thanks for publishing such awesomeness, i love it...

Brandon Kruse said...

Thanks for stopping by Amy!

Raymond said...

Just came across this amazing resource of maps - wow, I am really blown away by the quality of these. This one fits absolutely perfect into our current campaign!

Really am in awe of your talent here!

Claytonian said...

Please find a way to continue this kind of beautiful mapping!!

Amy said...

love your maps and pictures. have repurposed them for use in our own d&d campaign. great. really AWESOME.... I also had to buy some of your tee shirts....

Only one little complaint - I want to see more! Are you still updating this site?

Brandon Kruse said...

Visitors? (quickly tucks in shirt and smooths hair) I haven't had visitors in so long!
Thanks for the encouraging words guys, but my life is pretty hectic these days and it only looks to be getting more so. While I *want* to do/post more stuff, I don't realistically think it'll happen in the near future.

Amy said...

Thats a pity brandon, but i totally understand... these days we are lucky if we play d&d once a month - but when we do we go at it with whiskey and gusto for a day and a half or so :)

Theodric the Obscure said...

How about now, Brandon?
:D

Brandon Kruse said...

two weeks

Theodric the Obscure said...

It's been a month...
Not that I'm keeping track or anything.
:-)

David said...

Man, would I love to see another one of your drawings. Hope you get some free time to share with us again soon.

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