A couple of weeks ago I posted a “micro map” that I drew because of the #micromapmonday thing. Thing… that’s a great word eh? Anyways. I realized that I really wasn’t taking the challenge to heart with that map – the goal of drawing something quite small.
So this past Monday I drew the following map for micromapmonday:
The quarter is there for scale, so you realize that the map is significantly larger on most monitors than it is on paper (unless you have a really tiny monitor and quite high resolution).
The map was a real challenge to draw. I’ve never worked at that scale before, and close-ups show how rough the lines really are. My hand was totally cramped up by the time I was done. Then I realized the actually scary part – there isn’t much less detail on this map than on most of my maps drawn in my 4 x 6 mapping book. But I could put 6-8 of these on a single page in my little mapping book. Oi!
But then I realized there were two problems with the map that I posted above.
Mainly, it didn’t stick to the theme of this week’s micromaps – “habitat”.
So I drew a second map – the habitat of Lacedons – watery caves beneath an evil fortress. Within the caves the dead of the fortress inhabitants are dumped unceremoniously, and most become food for a few that turned out to be too evil to just decompose down here after their death.
Oh, the second problem with the earlier map?
It was too big.
Seriously, had you not put a quarter next to them, they’d just seem like your other maps. Very impressive.
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