Okay, I finally am happy with my skills and decided to post this map: Attachment 46824
The colors are showing the terrain, the olivish color is grassland, the green is foresty, the yellowish is desert and the brown with white on it is mountains.
I'm open to criticism, as long as it's constructive.
Programs used: Paint.net
Fonts used: A charming font (the writing), Ohrosetta (Towns and design behind compass), and Esri Cartography (compass). (All found on Creamundo)
Tutorials used: Randomized Boundaries, Terrain of your choice, by PeaceHeather
Attached is the first draft.
A rather unusual style, but attractive nonetheless. There is just one point that I personally think you should change: the transition from the light blue sea to the darker blue (deep) ocean is too harsh. I'd say you should add at least one further colour between these.
Okay then, I'll get to it.
Edit: Finished, my favorite thing about this style is how quickly I can make these edits.