I am new to this mapping thing, so I started by working through some of tutorials on the site. I really liked the look of Ascension's Atlas Style maps, so I decided to use that style for a map of a fictional continent that I came up with as a setting for adventure stories that I plan to write for my kids to read.

I use GIMP so I used Giide's GIMP translation of Ascension's tutorial. This is what I have so far.

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I am not quite happy with the mountains in the middle of the continent. I would like more of an elongated, continental divide look. I may mess around with them a little more. I may also mess around with the continental shelf to make it more irregular.

I have the major rivers in place, but I still need cities, nations, etc. Plus I have to come up with names for everything. I may have my kids do that part.