This is the Map I made for my webcomic
. I took a while to finish it (because...to be entirely honest I started over at least 2 times) but I'm actually pretty happy with the result
. I really enjoy the look of those antique maps, so that was what I was going for. I did scramble and mix a variety of cartography techniques that struck my fancy, so I don't think I could label it as anything other than a fantasy map XD. The cartouche (the thing with the fishes) was a lot of fun to draw too.
All of the map was made in Photoshop, besides the paper texture. Which is a combination of a scan of a handmade sheet of paper and a sheet of ordinary copy paper which I vandalized with tea/coffee and whine (which is always a lot of fun to do, even though I really had to tune the texture down because it was distracting from the actual map).
If you care to see a bit of the process (and the discarded previous versions of this map), I posted some of it on the Cartography guild forum: www.cartographersguild.com/reg…
And for those who are interested in reading my webcomic: Spindrift, you can find it at www.spindrift-comic.com/
or follow the links in the pages below
I hope you like it!