All drawn/painted in PS
Let me start by saying this is not fully canonical.
I made some changes and used my own interpretation of some things.
I had to scour the net to find more info for cities, roads,etc. I made the mountain chains broader and flow differently based on my knowledge of geography so they do look a bit different than Tolkien's original. Just keep that in mind.
Over on the Cartography Guild we got into a friendly challenge between a few members to do some middle Earth maps.
I couldn't decide so I started mapping the whole of Middle Earth. It is a big task, especially done in this technique.
So I decided to to do 4 region maps and then the big map. Mordor got done first as it was the most complete.
I was going for a sort of atlas style look that was a bit homage to Tolkien's black and white map but also had more detail and information.
As there isn't much info to go on for certain land features I had to work them out for myself and that also leads to the semi-canonical nature of the map. I feel like it came out well and am pretty happy with the new technique.
Next map will be the region of Rhovanion and the lands of the north. Not sure when, but soon. Cheers.