This is the first finished example of my Glorbonac Maps, it will be used in my same titled animated comic.
I am new to cartography and have no soft ware, so I made it using a pen and paper - a scanner - paint for the colour - MSpublisher for the text - and MS Picture Manager for the resizing and contrasting.
Looks very nice. But you may want to vary the forest pattern more. It looks very repetitive :)
I agree with Blaidd Drwg - you may also want to change the color of the text on the forest - it gets lost.
For something textured in paint, I think it looks pretty fine. What I would suggest is that you downloand Gimp - it can do everything paint can and a whole lot more!