Ah yes, now I can post as well - obviously one needs to be additionally approved to be able to post, didn't know that.
Anyway, just wanted to post here to point you to that Manthrian map Sir Alain already mentioned, as I think techniques have improved quite a bit compared to the previous maps I made. The sequential shots of the work in progress he mentioned I can post here as well now to give you some ideas. Here you go, hope you enjoy:
Manthrian Map in Progress:
(click on images to enlarge)
The last ones without previews:
And the final result Sir Alain mentioned of course, here.
I also use this detailed map to make small zoomable Flash maps out of them, see here for example (Location section).
Hope that serves as inspiration for some people interested in cartography here