New Map: Kessa and Surrounding Territories.
After my success with the Danderval map, I thought i'd try my hand at it's neighboring country, Kessa.
Kessa is a country of bandits, intrigue and slavery, hidden under a layers of bribes and beautiful cities. The core of Kessa is a wasteland, a dry unforgiving wasteland created when a mad warmage called the very stars from the sky. The rest of the country is grassland and deep forest, the latter of which is full of man eating fae.
For this map I experimented with fonts and also brought the burn tool into play to create a better looking wasteland. I also used it to make a dirtier texture for the southern, volcanic mountains.
As usual, comments and criticisms are more than welcome.
Looks really good and I love the story. My only comment is that it's a bit confusing to figure out what is going on on the southern part of the map. I realize that you haven't detailed that as the center of the map is the focus but it almost looks like the southern end is more wasteland than the section you labeled wasteland. That's really just a nitpick and this is very good. Keep it up (oh and have some rep )
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Even if I am correct, I would still advise you to follow your heart. This whole Cartographers Guild thing, it seems to me, is more about passion and skill and learning new techniques than it is about definitions and rules.
Glad to see a map with a story!
It would be better if the ocean is another color. It's a little hard to tell land and sea at first look.
May I ask, are you Japanese or Chinese? I notice the words of "Map made by loneliness and dragon" on the bottom left.