I have this paper texture too That's a great one! ANd yea still a lot of job to do but really good job so far
Looks awesome. I look forward to seeing the next edition.
I like the general look&feel of the map, but I don´t like the birth points of rivers. I would prefer to have a single pixel line (without the blank inside) that the abrupt birth that the have now.
finished most of the labels and started work on the shields for the various fiefs. there's 38 shields to do and I've done 6 of them so far. they're pretty low-res due to the size I have to work with on the map, though persuing some real-world maps, similar things are rarely very detailed.
the stuff in the cartouche is just notes for my use and those will be replaced with a 'hand-written' key to the various shields, and, perhaps some more info (if i can fit it in).
maybe slow - but nice.
I'm getting stuck on the cartouche design. I want to incorporate the shields from the map and add the names of the fiefs and their rulers, perhaps a bit of regional history, though don't have much room. historically such maps would just employ really small text in a bid to fit everything in, but that just compromises legibility, though might add to character. not sure how to go about this.
i'm thinking of a few mock-ups and posting them here to get some feedback later on today/tomorrow