on the ever on-going quest to decorate my room, i've decided to make a skyrim treasure map! ヽ(*≧ω≦)ﾉ
kind of blur/reflective. meh.
it is different from the actual map you get when finding treasures with slightly more details. and i love it on my wall. HAH.
started off with this muslin my mom had lying around, and the map from skyrim as reference! i wanted to put up the map but it was printed glossy and all, looking too pristine for a medieval map so i just left it in the box.
decided to do the area around Winterhold since my photoframe is only A4. and the College is there so yeap. ヽ(*≧ω≦)ﾉ
traced the map out lightly in a 2B pencil and soaked it in coffee to darken it! wrong move. the coffee erased the pencil marks to oblivion. (HAH punny.) ohkay so uhm. coffee dye then drawing would be a genius move. i ended up redrawing most of it.
traced it over with a 0.3 ZIG. the pen catches on the muslin a lot but that gives the quilled-messy-uneven feel so yaye.
added colors. since i didnt have markers/color pencils and wanted something more, natural, i used powders. ie. eyeshadows from my broken palette. hahaha. have tonnes of browns lying about so i used a brush to pick up the pigments and press them into the muslin.
smudged and stuff.
after that i further snipped and burnt the edges since it was >A4. ヽ(*≧ω≦)ﾉ
one of the qualms i have is that it lacks details so it doesn't look as interesting/intriguing as i hoped. hrm. maybe i might do one on other materials that is easier to draw on.