[Map] Orca-class light freighter



I’ve been lately quite busy with the Indiegogo campaign for my upcomign (Finnish) RPG, but now it’s a bit more calm again.

I wanted to draw some kind of small freighter or similar space craft and I also wanted to try again the style I used in the Vargr Pocket Scout I published recently. Although, this time I had a little different workflow due practical reasons. For example, I did not vectorize the lines this time, but I think this worked out well without that too. I think the vectored lines give a nice smooth feel to the lines that works better for scifi and modern maps, but I think this works with out the vectored lines just fine too 🙂

I drew this map mostly with my Staedler fineliners (0.5, 0.3 and 0.1) and finalized the details with Neopiko fineliners (0.1, 0.05 and 0.03) and Copic markers (C-1, C-2, C-4, C-5 and C-7).

The Dotted Lines…

Oh, and I was asked about the dotted lines. Those are something what I call “fold field stabilizers”. This is related to how hyper drives work in a scifi universe that I’ve been working on since 2006 – actually much before that already, since I started working on the universe some time in 2001. Anyway, in that setting hyper drive is based on folding or warping space. Pretty much like in Star Trek actually. The Oberman field generator (named after its inventor) creates a warp bubble around the ship, but without the stabilizers the field oscillates and deforms very easily if there are large masses nearby, for example. And this is what the stabilizers are for. They keep the fold field stable, even if the ship moves relatively close to a start or a planet.

For different map versions of this and other of my RPG maps, please, check out my Patreon page and storefronts in DrivethruRPG and RPGnow.

This map was originally published on Patreon with the support of my awesome patrons in May 2016.

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