Wow, so much variety! Thank you everyone!
@tired_programmer Thanks for the subreddit! I just joined! As usual, I'll probably keep that for the winter, but it looks very interesting, actually I had to fight against myself not to read a few threads for the first page. Focus, Vothn, focus!
I remember the map from your comic, and the slightly disturbing 'no data' zone...
Haha that's precisely why I started by the small scale, local map: I already have most of my places in the comic, for that area. It would have made way more sense to start by the large, continent map (at least to have an idea of where my local map is placed in the landmass), but all I have is a very rough sketch for the continent. I'm not sure yet how many large cities I want (it's a continent with mostly city-states of relatively small superficies, but I want to do more research to have an idea of how small they can be, while remaining still realist).
@kaetana oh, I should try that for a first visualization of my continent map. Looks great! (I love the place names in your map.. I see a mix of influences that are very relatable )