October challenge: Drummond Street WIP

Hi everyone :)

This is area 2 on the challenge map.

When I commented earlier on the challenge thread I mentioned doing a dungeon scale map, but now I've really looked at my area I think I've changed my mind about that and now want to do a city map.

I've drawn 2 rectangles in white on the main reference map here. The smaller one shows the 6 houses that are wholly contained in the little oval on the challenge reference map. That doesn't really seem very many to me compared to the areas I've seen others are doing, so unless anyone objects with good reason I would like to do the 3 blocks contained in the larger rectangle and outlined in red below. That way I can do complete gardens, rather than just bits of them here and there.

So, are you all fine with that?



  • The spots are spaced out enough on the city map that I don't think that anyone would object however each person decides to map their patch.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    Good point, Raiko.

    I will think some more on it and make a start when I've decided, but it won't be long before I have something to show.

  • Go for it Sue.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy
    edited October 16

    Well, After messing around for several hours (it seems) with conversions from metric to imperial, I've decided to map an area 160m square... that's 525 ft square... in a very general sense - giving more shape to the blockish buildings with little extensions and bay windows and sheds and things like that. Then I will map the actual street of 6 houses in much greater detail as if the street is popping up out of a conventional paper map.

    So just to kick things off to a start here is the Ferraris Style paper base with the original Dunor City map details pasted into it and trimmed and altered to match the style. This is only the large part. I will be doing the smaller area in a much more detailed way to make it pop up out of the map, and may need to make the larger map even more subtle than it is to get the effect I want.

    Not entirely certain about the overall extent right now, so this may change quite a lot.

    I'm not even certain if I will keep more than just the paper from the Ferraris Style. I may swap styles - especially for the street itself.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    Ok, the trimming down has started, and I'm not even sure that I won't trim it some more. I've used the simple but lovely Ryeland annual issue to do the street itself, which isn't finished yet. I've also got the history to finish. I was going to use SS5, but decided that since I had already used the Ferraris Style parchment it would be nice to use another issue of the same annual - this year's annual. That way, people who want to use it only have to own the 2020 annual.

    I've taken the liberty of modifying a couple of the building outlines to make them more interesting. This isn't as outrageous as it may sound. Most map series leave out details that are too small to show at the scale they are drawn, so you wouldn't expect to see garden sheds and porches or bay windows in the parent city map.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy
    edited October 17

    I think I'm more or less done with this map now.

    I'm open to suggestions if you have any :)

    @Monsen Should I do anything special to the FCW before I put this on your main thread?

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  • MonsenMonsen 🖼️ 43 images Mapmaker Administrator

    Not really. The main important points for me is that it is correctly scaled and only include the "approved" artwork, the rest is handled my my macros.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    I think it's scaled ok. The styles combined in this map are Ferraris and Ryecroft from the 2020 Cartographer's Annual, so although people wanting to use the FCW will have to buy the annual if they don't already own it, at least both styles come from the same annual.

    I will wait a few hours to see if anyone suggests improvements before I load it onto your main thread.

  • That's really a really nice little map Sue.

    I like the colour swap you did on the outside part of your last update. 🙂

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    Thank you, Raiko. It was a bit too pink for a map that wasn't really a Ferraris map :)

  • Just as I suspected/expected another fine effort on your part Sue.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    Thank you Mike :)

  • What a pretty little place to live! Gorgeous map.

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    Thanks Maidhc :)

  • Really like the story. And the map, another Suetacular

  • LoopysueLoopysue 🖼️ 10 images Mapmaker ProFantasy

    Thank you, Quenten :)

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