Tuesday, 9 November 2010

How To Draw And Create A Treasure Map Part 1

Drawing treasure maps used to be my number one hobby as a kid and I loved to draw them often, I think it was The Goonies that made me want to create my own treasure map....Hey you guys!!!!!!!!!

Drawing a treasure map can be fun, because you don't have to draw existing islands or anything as you can just make it all up. What I like to do is draw in areas that could make the search of treasure difficult, like crocodile pits, quicksand, lakes and rivers and any other obstacles. Obviously treasure masp become associated with Pirates, but that doesn't always have to be the case when drawing your own treasure map as you can make it more fantasy based with castles and dragons lairs on the map.

One of the things about creating a treasure map is to try and draw it as detailed as possible, so that you can fit in all the important stuff, but so it all connects to each other and really makes a superbly illustrated treasure map.

Here is the first video of a 4 part video series on creating your very own treasure map....enjoy creating, crafting and drawing some cool stuff!




Check out part 2 of drawing a treasure map here