I recently decided to resume my teenage hobby of drawing city maps. A friend of a friend saw one of my maps and asked me to make him one to give as a gift. The map will be hand drawn on an 18x24 pastel board. Traditionally I've only drawn on paper.

This is my first attempt at a map on pastel board.
The colored pencil came out poorly so I'll be using water colors or acryic paint on future projects. I'm looking for ideas to improve the environment around the city, the city walls and the docks.

The final map will be framed and hanging on someones wall so I feel a lot of pressure to do an excellent job. I'll post updates as the project progresses and I look forward to any and all input!