[Free Form Mapping] A Pirate's Island
I thought I would try something a bit different. I decided to do a quick and dirty map - basically I didn't want to spend hours or days on the one map. I wanted to do something that was more free form and spontaneous (basically like free form writing but applied to cartography instead). Here's what I came up with.
I drew the island, the mountains, hills and forest outlines with a sharpie marker in less than 5 minutes (on a scrap piece of paper no less). I then scanned it, and then cleaned it up and coloured in it in Photoshop. Then I added the hex grid and then took that map and added it to the scroll. Over all, the whole thing took just under 1 hour to do (give or take 5 minutes).
Here's the original scanned map to give you a better idea of what I started with. ;)