A suggestion? Do more maps! Very nice one. though labels with white oultines clash a bit with the map. Some rep for this first great map posted here
I'll second that suggestion! Really, really nice work Viking. The only recommendation I have is that you may want to add some smaller brush strokes for texture (such as in highlites and shadows); as it stands on a close-up view it looks slightly unfinished. Other than that this looks fantastic.
Holy C... ! This is very beautiful. I love it!
I'll repeat what the other posters said: Please give us more maps
Have some rep.!
I'm trapped in Darkness,
Still I reach out for the Stars
Fabulous! I cant add more to the other speakers.
Love hand painted maps! This is very nice, Viking, and I agree with the others' suggestions. I'd probably go back in and clean up the rougher areas with a smaller brush to refine the details and give it finish. And perhaps change the text colors to something complimentary to the background so that there's no need for outlining to make them visible. Also, just a hopeful observation really... without a border around the map to keep our eyes from running off the edges, can we be looking forward to extensions of this landscape in the future?
Wow! Thank you guys so much! Those are some really encouraging and kind comments!
When I get the chance I will definitely try to give this map some more love including some refined details, a border and a change of text for the bits outlined in white.
Max and Eliathen: I will certainly deliver more maps in the future!
Chashio: I may expand this in the future. Right now I am working on a world map of the same world this region is placed in. I will definitely post that here too... though in a different thread I suppose. Any modifications to this one I'll place in here.