Hi guys,
I (like most of you, I assume) am a big fan of Mike Schley's mapping style (example). I'm wondering if anyone has analyzed his work and has some tips on how to emulate it. I don't want to *copy* his style, just learn to do something similar. It looks very hand-drawn but I'm guessing there are a lot of shortcuts (brushes, patterns, etc.) that could simplify the process somewhat. So. Any thoughts?

BTW, mods, if this isn't an okay place to make requests of this sort please feel free to move the thread. Thanks!