The one in R.A. Salvatore's book, Homeland, is close to what I wanted.
Most of the action in my first book, The Sciell, takes place around one area- Raesul (Ray-sul), so this is the map that'll go with it.
The colors are just for fun. It's gonna be black and white in the book. I created this using stock photos, Photoshop and Illustrator.
The trees and grass are stock photos from 123RF. I just cut and pasted them. For the buildings, I had to find a picture of a house I liked...
Here's a video on how to create a vector:
Tips for Tracing with Illustrator
Adobe Creative Suite may be expensive, but it's awesome! Transferring images from Illustrator to my map in Photoshop was so easy.
The map for the second book is going to be nightmare. I have to make a digital version of this:
Here's a site that gave me inspiration for my map:
A Fantasy Reader: Index of Maps