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How to draw isometric cliffs by torstan How to draw isometric cliffs by torstan
How to draw isometric cliffs

Following my quick run down of how to draw cliffs (here [link]) here's an equally quick one for drawing cliffs on isometric maps.

1. Draw the top of the cliff. Make the horizontal variations in the line larger than the vertical variations. This will sell the cliff as being viewed side on.

2. Draw the vertical edges. These should come down from every 'wiggle' in your cliff top line. Give them different lengths and allow your hand to wiggle a little giving them some jitter.

3. Add some ground lines for the base of the cliff. These represent the run off of debris from the cliff and give the cliff a well defined base. Just like a figure drawing needs a floor and feet to ground it, a cliff needs a base to settle it into the map. Add a few lines around the top to suggest the lie of the land around the top of the cliff and allow the top to blend into the map.

That's it! Would it be useful to follow this with a rundown of how to colour this up?

As always, you can find previous tutes on here over on the tutorials page of my blog: [link]
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AlyssaFaden Jul 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks man. I can't wait to show you what I've been creating over here :)
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Looking forward to it!
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ScotlandTom Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've drawn cliffs and other landscapes in the past, but having the text and the illustration up in tutorial format is always helpful for a refresher. I would definitely be interested in seeing how you color these things up.
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I'll see if I can get a colour version done tomorrow, or early next week.
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