Dungeons. Dragons. Graph paper. Funny dice.

2011 Jan 20 12:32 PM

Another one-hour dungeon map

Here’s another-one hour dungeon map I did last night.

Another one-hour dungeon map

(I drew it in under an hour, then spent another hour inking it.)


David January 21, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Did you draw that on graph paper? Also, I’m a little curious about what’s going on in the bottom left hand corner where you haven’t inked around the bottom of that one room.

Carter Soles January 21, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Very well done, I like both of your maps a great deal!

BTW, what software do you use to create your (also excellent) wilderness maps?

Paul January 21, 2011 at 7:13 PM

@David, I did draw it on graph paper. I burned the graph lines out in the scan, and manually dotted it. From now on, I’ll be using dotted graph paper [TIF]. The bit in the bottom left is two sets of stairs entering the level. I didn’t ink around them so they’d stand-out more. There’s also a break in the border inking at the exit stairway near the top.

Paul January 21, 2011 at 7:16 PM

@Carter, thanks. I drew the wilderness maps in a general purpose vector illustration program called Intaglio. The same thing could be done in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape. If I had the money to drop on a license, I’d probably be using Illustrator.

Carter Soles January 22, 2011 at 10:03 AM


Dyson Logos January 22, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Very nice.

I generally ink as I go - single draft maps directly in ink. Makes it a much quicker run.

Paul January 22, 2011 at 11:18 AM

@Dyson, thanks. Do you also do the Times crossword in ink? Maybe I’ll give ink-first a try tonight.

I love your maps, by the way. They’re beautiful and inspiring. I have been (so far successfully) restraining myself from stealing your crosshatch pattern.

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