Here is the beginning of my map of the Argyle Arms Inn in Niofftorp. It will eventually have 2 stories, plus an attic, roof and basement.
Here is the completed ground floor. The name has changed to the Laughing Druid to keep it consistent with the Map Notes for Niofftorp, where it is situated. I'm not so happy about the ground cover, and would appreciate suggestions.
I also show the roof level.
Now only basement, 1st storey, and attic to go. I'll do the Basement next.
I see what you mean about the ground cover. It is simply too noisy and competes with the inn. Some plainer textures would work better I think.
Its a good map, but if you don't like the ground cover, you don't like it.
What exactly is it about the ground cover that you don't like? It helps to try and quantify a problem before you try to solve it.
Yes, I have used symbols, and probably should use textures instead. Thanks, Remy.
And there I was thinking it might be some kind of colour thing...
Try playing with the colour of the grass and soil. I think the grass is a bit too blue, and both the grass and the soil are a bit too colourful. That's not the same as too pale. The colour is just a bit too intense.
I would leave the vegetation symbols as they are, maybe play around with different shadow lenghts, and change the grass and dirt textures to less noisy ones, maybe with some darker and lighter patches with semitransparent and edge faded polygons.
The main road look as if it is elevated, maybe the glow should be inside, so it looks a little lower than the surrounding lots.
After much thought, I have decided to stick with the map as is. The stables are at the back - and I will map them later on. (see village map). I am happy with the fireplaces only 1 is indoors, and it doubles up with 1 on the other side, and this is not that unusual arrangement. The plumbing is in place - what sort of Dark Ages do you think this is? 😁. I actually wanted the road to be a bit elevated.
I might do the thing about the brick walls - grunt.🤔
The extravagance is warranted, as this is the floor which houses the most important guests - earls and knights etc - and cartographers of course - called daniellas in Llum. The hoi polloi have lesser accommodation on the upper floors.
The roads are in good repair as this is an important, though small village.
Carpets are near many fireplaces, but there is a tiled bit between them and the fireplace - at least there is in my house. (still not burned down). I will double check on this though.
I am happy with the vegetation now.
So, a few fixes, and then dump it into Monsen's lap.