A great article with plenty of great thought put into it. A nice read for those who care about such things.
I did a thing.
What kind of thing?
Well, I’ve been experimenting with a way to do my maps as to keep a more … “Base Image” and allow for simplistic editing.
It’s actually more of a primitive form of computer editing software in which I just make layers of the map on different sheets of tracing paper and add what I want to see to each layer so that I can remove and add as I please.
Wait… did I just explain it all in that sentence?
Damn, well I guess it’s better than me drawing it out. (Pun intended.)
So anyway, I’ll leave you with some images that I just recently got scanned in. The tracing paper doesn’t scan well as you add more layers, so I reduced it to a maximum of two layers on at the same time.
The first image is of just my base image. The land of Lyragon.
On this version you can see basic Mountains, Rivers, Forests, and (The dotted line) borders for the provinces of Lyragon and countries that border it.
This adds in the different states within the provinces, as well as the capital cities.
And here we have the names of the provinces and different countries about. As you can see it blurs the lower portions of the map as you get more sheets on top.
Either way I’m happy to now have these images digitally!
Also happy to be able to share them with you!