Book/Chapter 1 (WiP)
Once we heal ourselves we can heal the world
When an untrusting, self-reliant, adventure guide is forcibly “retired” and turned into a deskbound trip planner, he decides to create his own ‘adventure of a lifetime’ by volunteering to be an observer on board an interstellar starship. Once again finding himself on the sidelines, forced to observe from afar, and a “what they don’t know can’t hurt them” mindset, he decides to take a personal ‘observation’ trip only to rapidly discover his mindset is not only dangerous, but potentially fatal in this universe. He either learns to trust others and work together to heal himself, or this adventure of a lifetime will end before it truly begins.
For the world I decide I wanted a planet that looked like a Yin Yang shape
After that I decided it would be easier to set the first story on the island and develop the terrain on a smaller scale.So I started out with the island as a large scale hex. I also knew I wanted it to be a mountainous region so I added in some terrain then made some adjustments.
Next I took the rough version into Clip Studio Paint and experimented with various brushes and colors until I got the desired feel. Then I went back to traditional and used some colored fineliners and colored pencils to add additional detail and feel. I also added in some white pastel chalk for the shallows. Finally I took a white out pen and started creating the snowline.