My favorite map style to draw is derived from how the Harn Map are drawn and it looks like this.
The problem I am facing with my current project is that the style relies on color denote vegetation. With full color printing being to expensive I played around with some alternatives. And came up with the following.
Instead of using color I am use fills for the vegetations. I lighten the vegetation fill and make them slight transparent. Also on this one I played with tinting the water gray and then using a white bleed to give some definition to the coastline. I am pleased the result and feel that I now have a black and white alternative to the color version. And it is easily converted to color by changing the vegetation fill.
In case you are wondering this is a regional map to the Nho area in the southwest corner of the Viridistan Map.
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