Tonight I give you my finished version of a Moodle Map. This time drawn on paper. I’m fairly happy with it, for now. If I were to recreate it again, I would firstly go searching for my circle template ruler. Because I can’t seem to make perfect circles when tracing around bowls and bottle caps. Secondly, I would experiment with less cartoony icons, even though these represent what I wanted. And lastly, I would sketch out the placements for the words and icons before inking them, instead of eyeballing the positioning.
I’ve drawn some inspiration from a few items in my two favorite book series, His Dark Materials (P.Pullman) and Harry Potter (J.K.Rowling).
These being Lyra’s Alethiometer in Northern Lights, and the Weasley family’s grandfather clock (Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire) and I’ve also gotten some inspiration from Art Noveau style.
- sketched with a mechanical pencil 0.3
- inked with black drawing pen 07 and 03
- colored and outlined with a selection of fineliners
- some details in metallic colored pencil
- bold outlines with a golden Sharpie