So many people have compared my mapping to Dyson's work that frankly, I am fucking annoyed by it. I've been called Fake Dyson (which apparently upset certain people), Dollar Store Dyson, Cheapo Dyson, etc. So I decided to embrace it a little. I snagged one of his maps, the "Bloodied Axe Shrine" available here: https://dysonlogos.blog/2020/03/05/axe-shrine/ and redo it in my current style (take that people!)
Then I decided to #Salieri it and make it bigger, add some stuff and generally have a good time. Life has been pretty stressful the last two months and I wanted some brainless, easy map to do that would just melt away the stress and this one seemed to do the job.
Stay safe and make sure you grab your towel.
I've always considered your maps to have their own style. Keep safe :)ReplyDelete
Thanks dude! Stay safe!Delete
Those people are out of their (no doubt jealous) minds, pay them no heed man.ReplyDelete
Your style is your own, though I will say that I am digging the recent "Bezio-style sharpie outlining" because it reminds me of the sample Holmes dungeon and so hits me right square in the nostalgia.
Same here. As soon as I saw one of his maps the nostalgia was over whelming!Delete
Thanks dude! Stay safe, and thanks for being on the front line for us!Delete
I have never considered your style like Dyson's. I definitely copy his style; you do your own thing!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Oh I definitely think I mimiced 'his style', with a few of my bus and pieces there. Don't think he did color as much as I have.Delete
I really like Dyson’s maps. I also really like yours. And Simon Forster’s - whose stuff I really liked following from the posts on G+ (wow, that is like an aeon ago in internet time - worse than dog years). Glyn Seal of Midderland’s fame, and other mappers too. There are other’s too. I like the variations, the different styles - and to be honest on my good days with mapping my stuff wanders between your stuff, Simon’s, some of your other fans, people like gothridge manor, Glyn’s, and Dysons: sometimes different formats suit the mood and the purpose better. Ok, to be fair, when my stuff ‘grows up’ it might look like one of the names I’ve mentioned. However, your stuff is good and stands on its own. Also, I really liked your collaboration dungeons too, even though I couldn’t think of much to contribute - there were so many other interesting suggestions my own ideas seemed a bit tame and ordinary. But, I did have a go... which means I value your work, as it helps inspire the rest of us. In my case, some of your work is going to turn up in settings for my Into the Odd game. So, keep on as you have been, and as you like. I don’t think you’re particularly dyson-esque either. There’s plenty of room for ‘right answers’ anyway. Your maps are just as much a ‘right answer’ as Dyson’s (IMO) when it comes to the quesion of ‘how do I map this’.ReplyDelete
P.S. I also like seeing the map done on your notebook style background. Cool.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the feedback! I really miss the days of G+ when all the guys were on there and mapping like crazy and I fully agree with you that there is plenty of room for the different styles that exist out there.Delete
The old school graph paper is so silly but damn it, it looks good doesn't it??? I love it!
I greatly prefer the black stone over old-style hatching. Maybe my eyes are old but the contrast of the black makes everything "pop" more.ReplyDelete
There is something about it, I can't really place it. Sometimes I think it is the nostalgia coming through, and it just reminds me of the maps that I used to make as a kid with a sharpie I stole from my mom's desk. I'm not sure, but I very much love this style of map!Delete
My guess is that y'all use the same tools to create your maps. Since you switched to using a solid color for walls instead of the crosshatch, I feel like there aren't that many similarities.ReplyDelete