thanks for the compliments...this is my second world map and I am extremely pleased with it.
It is drawn on two sheets of standard printer paper and a mechanical pencil with .05 lead. I think its no 2 hardness. and some finger smudges. The Dragon boat and sword banner were done on a third sheet of paper. I used paint shop pro to paste it together. I failed to notice the light area running down the center, working on that now.
I'm a bit of a doodler and I decided to throw in a couple of drawn non map elements into this for fun.
once again thanks for the kind words and advice.
Looks fantastic. I wish I could hand-draw as well as that.
The only very mild criticism I have is the little cliffs you have here and there are VERY smooth, compared to say the coastlines and so on. They look a little out of place.
criticism is always welcomed, it helps me learn. The cliffs along the northern ocean are going to be labeled the ice wall, a huge glacier that covers the far northern regions.