This is a concept I've done for an upcoming online game. The map planning and design is copyrighted to Matt Manning. I did this 'pretty' version however for their webpage. I wish I could make a living making maps. I love it, but they take too long and don't pay for themselves in the end. I tend to charge around 100 dollars for something like this, and I spend enough time on it to boil that down to 2 or 3 bucks an hour X_x But I love doing them so I still try to make time for them sometimes.
Dude.. you make maps? o.o Maaan I wish I had the money to hire you... I have a map that I just can't seem to make look anything near awesome.. just hangs around the lame category. *Chuckle* One day I shall have the money.
This is fantastic work...as a huge fan of cartography I am definitely throwing this on the favorites. if yer ever wanting to scratch the mapping itch, drop by my cartography website...its listed on my DA homepage.