How to get a fantasy map for your novel?
All you have to do is email me and with some time and money, you too could have a map like this one for Max’s book.
We decided not to put a ‘country label’ on this map or a legend. Max wanted to have a route for the journeys of his characters in the story, so that’s what we included instead of a legend. The frame is slightly decorated but not exaggeratedly large. Text is simple and clean, and the texture is reduced to just be in the ocean area. This is for print. I think the results are quite sharp.
I used Other World Mapper to draw the land shapes, which was a huge lifesaver in this commission, as my client requested many small changes to the landmass throughout the progress. If I had used my original landmass technique, using Photoshop or Clip Studio Paint, each of those changes would have been tedious and slapdash. Because of OWM, I was able to keep better control over the landmass and make repeated changes to it without redoing the echo lines each time.
This map is simple and clean with a bit of a fantasy flair, a good compromise when readability is on the line.
When I have more information on the actual novel and where you can buy it I will edit this post.