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Fantasy Map Tutorial - Castle Symbol by Djekspek Fantasy Map Tutorial - Castle Symbol by Djekspek
Another step-by-step tutorial I made on request. It tells the basics on how I draw isometric symbols for my maps. I hope you enjoy!
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Insane--Monster Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  New Deviant
I wish to thank you for this tutorial, I used it (and some of the others) to make the symbols I used in my maps :) (Smile)

LINK: fav.me/d8ypvs2
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Djekspek Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
cool map :) and glad the tut is of use! cheers, DJ
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HarukArt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is huge help! Thanks for all the tutorials! 
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Djekspek Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome, glad it is of use :D
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EVILMEL0N Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this tutorial is extra-useful for my next work as a fantasy world ^^ thank you a million for share with all of us :D
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Djekspek Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, glad they're of use :)
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Steambigbear Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Cool.
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ScotlandTom Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally used this tutorial as inspiration for some of my own castle/town symbols and I gotta tell you I love the style. Thanks a ton for this (and all) of your tutorials. By the way, what font is that you're using for the "Castle Symbol" text? Is it a free font? Because I like it a lot.
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Djekspek Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it :) The font is a free font called "waters gothic". cheers!
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ScotlandTom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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lxblack Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you get the grid?
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Djekspek Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You can download it at the freebies section of my website: fantasy-maps.com. cheers!
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lxblack Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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Sapiento Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well done, Dj! Good city icons/symbols are sometime the hardest part of a map for me. I often struggle between iso style and the antique simple flat icons we know from Renaissance maps.
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Djekspek Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! for me icons are often the most fun part to make. just love to droodle these little buildings :)
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Troedel Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
All those drawings turn out great. I love those minituts. THX
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Djekspek Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
glad you like them, I try to post some more in the future
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raygun-gothic Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That is a delightful wee castle! Simple though this may be, I've been doodling away at a map and running into problems precisely because I am *not* using isometric paper. Always the way - we let the foundation techniques slide first! Thanks for the gentle kick in the right direction. ;)
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Djekspek Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, hehe, first time someone thanked me for a kick :) indeed, a grid is a total timesaver (i get crazy flipping the image and zooming in/out when not using a grid to check if it looks ok)
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DePassage Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Very nice!
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Djekspek Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, hope it's usefull
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DePassage Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Sure. When I decide one day to make an isometric map, I'll be digging for your tutos.

Thanks again for sharing!
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Chanimur Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite tutorial so far. Sooooo much easier to draw these guys on an iso grid than it is freehand. :D
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Djekspek Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
glad you like it, and indeed ISO grids are so usefull when drawing miniature 3d-ish things
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CrimsonHussar Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Artist
sweet
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Djekspek Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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CrimsonHussar Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Artist
I like your work. What did you use to make it with?
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Djekspek Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really only use Photoshop and a wacom tablet. And sometimes for more complex scenery I use sketchup to get the basic perspective of shapes right, without having to draw all those reference lines myself :)
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CrimsonHussar Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Artist
okay thanks
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