TL;DR: my goal is to gain the knowledge necessary to make these kinds of mountains from scratch.
I've been searching hard all over for tutorials and dissecting tilemaps but I just can't figure out how to actually go about making an original tileable mountain range.
Some examples of what I'm trying to figure out;
First, a fire emblem map, this is ideal for the kind of maps I want to make for a project, but it just doesn't make sense to me how it looks so damn great and is tileable.
Second is the same map tiles, dissected to 16x16 tiles;
Doing this helped me find that the maps are not the normal 16x16 I thought they where, only increasing my confusion as to how the original arts started making them...
And third; the same 16x16 tileset, now dissected to 8x8 tiles... Now its basically too small for me to make heads or tails of it, spent a few hours trying to put them together like a puzzle, but I can only make small mountains when the tiles are... So indistinguishable to me. I'm just still having a hard time understanding how they tile to extend into large mountain ranges.
If anyone has experience or input or even tutorials, just anything, I'd really appreciate it