Atherton, one of my friends over at Dragonsfoot, had asked if I could create a regional map for him as part of a module he was working on. The specifics:
50 mile region
The look was left up to me, so I combined a couple techniques
that gave the mountains a bit of 3D look, and added in subtle shading on
the river itself. What I've discovered in this my first foray doing work for
others, is to ask them for a rough sketch of what they need. By doing
so, I can save redoing the same piece over since it didn't fit the
original "visual" that was needed.
This was done in Fractal Mapper 8, then pulled into Paint Shop Pro to add text and small finishing touches.