Here’s a 12-step animation of a map in progress.
The vast majority of my dungeon maps are drawn in a single draft, straight to pen. This was an exception. Since I was doing a montage, I went whole-hog and started with basic pencil lines and worked my way up to pen and ink work.
Tools used in this craft:
- One sheet of 4-quad graph paper.
- Mechanical pencil (0.5mm)
- Micron 05 pen (for the walls)
- Micron 01 pen (for details & hatching)
- Staedtler eraser
Scanning was done at each step using a crappy 4-in-1 printer. Contrast of each scan was increased by +25. The final step has a further increase in both brightness and contrast of +25.
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Here’s the full sequence of frames in order as I scanned them: