Let's Draw a Forest (for RPG Battle Maps) Video

Let’s Draw a Forest

In this video I explain my process for drawing trees, bushes, and underbrush, each with multiple levels of detail. You can draw them quick and dirty, or slow and pretty!

Let's Draw caves (for RPG Battle Maps)

Let’s Draw Caves

Join me as I try and explain my cave-battle-map-drawing-method using actual English words. This is the first episode in my new, laid-back, “Let’s Draw” tutorial series, where I talk through how I go about drawing my battle maps. It’s been too long!

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Speed Drawing some Roadside map tiles (Pt.2)

Here you can watch me paint and tweak the Roadside Rise & Wilderness battle map tiles, a time-consuming process sped up 1000-3000x for your viewing pleasure!

Assembling the Harvest Horror Paper Figurines Video

Assembling the Harvest Horror Paper Figurines

I’m rebooting my YouTube channel with this simple “Let’s Build” time lapse of my Harvest Horror paper figurines. This video’s main purpose was to test out my new filming setup, so please excuse its simplicity!

How To Build a Castle in Roll20

This video guide explains how to use my Castle Walls Tileset to build your own custom castle in Roll20.

Flatting in Photoshop

In this video I explain the foundational discipline of “flatting” and my personal method. It is an excellent practice that makes layer manipulation and color tweaking very simple in all stages of your coloring process.

My Painting Process

This is my commentary on how I color my battle maps using Gimp, a free alternative to Photoshop. I focus mostly on the ever-important skill of layer management, and ramble a little about color theory too.

How To Draw Grass

Drawing grass from a top-down perspective takes a little thought to avoid a blank sheet of paper, or a time-consuming mess of hatches. This guide falls somewhere in the middle – a happy medium, if you will!

How To Draw Rubble

How to fill your map with difficult terrain and annoy your players!

How To Draw Trees (Pt.1/3)

The first and simplest way I draw common trees, the cross section approach, as seen in the Jungle Stream.

How To Draw Elevation

A guide to the three ways I draw elevation on my battle maps; ridges, slopes and cliffs.

How To Draw a Palm Tree

Welcome to the first episode of my new project! These “How To Draw” videos are made for Dungeon Masters or mapping enthusiasts who are curious about my method.

Speed Drawing the Little Library

Watch the time lapsed inking of the Little Library sketch while listening to me ramble about maps and future videos.

Speed Drawing The Blacksmith

I have quite a backlog of videos I want to produce, and this is the first. The over-the-shoulder-cam of The Blacksmith.

Speed Drawing the Dragon’s Lair Burrow

Today I finish up the three-part Dragon’s Lair battle map set. Watch the shoulder-cam of the drawing, and the screencap of the painting (minus some corrupted footage, sadly). Enjoy!

Speed Drawing The Dragon’s Lair Bridge

Dragon’s just can’t resist dwarvish architecture, and this bridge is no exception. The red dragon has really made it its own, carving in its signature crumbling gouges and jagged claw marks.

Speed Drawing the Brackish Marsh

Marshes come in so many color schemes that I just couldn’t decide… So I defaulted to the autumnal palette, since that is the current season in the campaign I run. We’ll see if I even get to use it!

Speed Drawing the Hallowed Hall

This one shows the 2.5 hour painting of the Hallowed Hall battle map, condensed into a short and sweet 5-ish minutes. Later this week, I want to print (in color this time!) and assemble this map on video, as I did the Humble Home. It was a lot of fun and very well received last time, […]

Building a 2.5-dimensional Battle Map

I’ve long wanted to show off some of my 2.5-D stuff, and today I set the time aside that I needed to record the construction process.

From Here To Your Table (or Roll20)

I wanted to make a video demonstrating the new PDF map customization system, which quickly turned into a kind of start-to-finish guide. Basically, I show you how to download a map, customize and print it (or upload it to Roll20).

Speed Draw: A Humble Home

In this video I ramble over a speed drawing of the Humble Home set piece. I’m just getting the hang of things before I do a start-to-finish video, assembly guide and other fun stuff.