So here's my basic gray-toned map, that I've been using to plan my bug-hunting routes, over- written (or should I say over-scribbled?) with all the stuff they want me to include.
And here's a nice clean path. I just need to put all that scribbly stuff in there, and make it look nice.
I thought I should start with what I thought would be the hardest part: the buildings. This is our Heritage House. I kind of traced over a photo of it. Thought it looked...meh. Tried a few other versions. Equally meh.
I'm thinking of going a little more cartoony. Is this too cartoony?
I made my own Ombu leaf in Photoshop, and turned it into a brush.
That way, I could use it to put leaves on the Ombu tree that I'm going to put on the map. See, the tree is kind of cartoony, and I like that. I want the whole map to be like this tree. I don't know if I can do that.
There's a bunch of other stuff I've done, but what I really need to do is try to put them together and have something to show the comittee tomorrow.