I have been pondering different styles for a desert map I need. At first I was going to make it "realistic" using the Terrain Creation Tutorial v1.5. Then I thought I wanted something more cartographic than "natural" so worked on Ascension Atlas Style. But it still wasn't what I was after. Next I tried combining several Hand Drawn Tutorials. Getting there... but not what I want.

Then it hit me.

I want a map that appears to have been chiseled in stone. Something Egyptian-like with hieroglyphs and such. I can do the hieroglyphs well enough, but getting the look of a map chiseled in stone... I am drawing a blank on how to do that.