This was an old sketch with ballpoint pen in the back of a pad of paper. Recently I pulled this into photoshop to do a little tidying up, and ended up adding a touch of colour and shade.
Here’s the original sketch – in all its ballpoint pen glory.
Both the sketch and the final are free for personal used (CC-BY-NC-SA)
If you’re interested in how to draw a map like this, here’s the steps, and the relevant tutorials to follow for each:
- draw the lineart for the isometric dungeon map (use this isometric grid paper to make life a little easier).
- take a photo (or scan) and colour correct in Photoshop or Gimp
- throw the map over an aged paper background
- add colour and shade to the map.
You can also check out the final photoshop file for this map (and you can see where I cheated a little from the steps above).