I resubmitted the finished version here: metzgerwilli.deviantart.com/ar…
I'll shortly post some progress pics here instead of the finished version.
This is my first drawing and also my first finished project (yay!) in GIMP (and any program for that matter). Here
is a dropbox link for a higher quality version (133MB).
I made the map for a future DnD campaign with friends. As this is my first project, there are variations in quality and style in different areas. For drawing the mountains, forests and villages I make great use of brushes I found on DeviantArt, and later started drawing and adding my own mountain ranges, cliffs, villages and vegetation. As for the scale, 1 border bar equals 100 miles, so the pictured area is 3900x2600 miles.
The title is German and means "Emperyal Lvramion (Loo-ra-me-on) and surrounding lands".
The font used is called "Dumbledor".
Brushes used: StarRaven's Sketchy Cartography Brushes StarRaven's Calligraphic Cartography Brush I-A-Grafix's Hand-draw-map-brush
For the border I made great use of this tutorial by arsheesh
Pictures and textures used: Paper texture by Sarai
The "space part" in the upper left corner is from NASA's site (www.jpl.nasa.gov/
The pegasus, unicorn, scorpion, the raven, the two ships and the maelstrom are not! drawn by me, but cropped out from the maps of the Amiga games Amberstar and Ambermoon, both by Michael Hellmich. I created the map around them, since these maps and the games they were about meant so much to me when I was a child. I did not get any permission for this, but hope it to be ignored/tolerated as I do not have commercial intend in any form.
Thank you so much for your encouraging comments during the WiP (which I will change to simply include some WiP screenshots)! Even though I might still add minor details later, I consider this work finished, *phew* and *yay*!