Welcome to the Guild! If you're already delving into carto production, show us what sort of stuff you draw/ paint/ digitize/ sculpt/ limn/ engrave/ whatever :-) And yes, there's a veritable encyclopedia of mapping here, to be dug out of the cracks ad mined wholesale from the veins of tutorials. What do you hope to learn for starters?
Dragons are good for mapping. One always needs a good route to find them if one has no dragon, and a good route to flee if one has lately come across one. And of course graphically they are the best of all possible dangers for the unknown quarters of our maps. Do you simply appreciate them, or do you have a degree of adeptness at portraying them?