To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of her gaming group forum user Shessar hosted a map-making competition on the forum. You can see all the entrants and the rules here on the forum thread.
Here are the winners.
Bill – The Journey Begins (3rd place)
This is a perfect vehicle for miniatures when printed out at a suitable scale.
2nd – LoopySue – Henge Portal
I love the lighting in this, which provides a sense of mystery and foreboding.
1st – Monsen – Breaking Through
This map cleverly combines the mundane modern with the archaic and occult.
Here are a couple of others which show techniques I particularly like – this shows a great use of outer glow and bevel effects on the walls, as well as glows from the symbols.
This demonstrates CC3’s lighting features, and a variety of pallets to contrast the different areas