A friend of mine is working on a campaign based on the books about The Black Company by Glen Cook, and asked me if I could make a nice map for him.
I said yes...
I had a hard time finding any good ( http://wraggj.people.cofc.edu/blackco/north.jpg ) reference-maps but my friend finally found one and scanned me a copy of a map that was in one of the books (at least I think he told me it was from one of the books).
And here's my meager start. 300dpi 80X40cm (so it's a large one). Just border and coastlines yet.
Gonna do a portolan grid, some kind of compass rose and a legend-scroll...
Cool, looking forward to it.
The map you posted is from the roleplaying-book that was published by Green Ronin for the (unfortunately) d20 System.
I'm trapped in Darkness,
Still I reach out for the Stars
Can't wait to see how it turns out
Portolan huh. I've always wondered what those lines are called. Lookin good so far
Quick point by point update....
1 - Drew a bird for "legend-shield".
2 - Photoshop crashed (didn't save for a couple of hours).
3 - Got really mad. Cursed alot!
3.5 - Hate computers for a while.
4 - Two weeks later, drew another bird. Saved my work several times.
5 - Made "legend-shield".
6 - Redid compass-rose. Like this one better.
7 - Drew several symbols for marking cities.
And I'm currently working on tree-symbols, as you can see at the top where the Great Forest will be.
Fun fact: Birds' head design pulled off of my gfs Luchador mask.
I'm looking forward to seeing progress on this one!