General Enquiry re map-making and illustrations
Like some others on the Mapmaking Requests Forum I'm new at this game. I have several stories outlined and I don't want to finish writing until I have some maps and illustrations finished. Let's talk about one book.
1. Mapmaking - It's a small world of only about 1000 sq miles with 4 countries, with a narrow sea dividing 1 from the other 3. There are mountains, hills, pasture land, rivers, a lake and a large desert. One of the countries, where most of the action takes place, will require more detailing (forest, crops, city, swamp, grasslands etc.)
2. Illustrations - close-ups of scenes, characters etc
The best person for me would be one I can relate to over a longer term and who can create off a limited brief. I'm not sure on payment arrangements, so I'm open to suggestions.
Any ideas please?