I would like to make my own maps however I’m just not sure how to do it. I’m in my 30’s but I’m so old school I’ve considered buying an overhead projector and doing a custom map by hand. My artisic ability is not fantastic but little better than some.
Anyways, thanks for the help.
Handmade maps can be very nice if done well. They can give an authentic feel that is difficult to replicate digitally without looking like you were trying NOT to look synthetic.
I think you are sailing into uncharted waters. If you go handmade, that will likely be a first for that type of map on these forums (that I have seen). Being artistically inclined myself, I bet you could do a great job. I certainly look forward to seeing the result. Pro - you don’t have to buy/learn potentially expensive photo software, nor do you have to sit in front of a computer. Cons - mistakes are not easily corrected, frequently seen items take a long time to accurately duplicate. Unless of course you did something of a hybrid where the majority was hand drawn, but for cities/industrial complexes/convoy markers, etc… you digitally configure and print multiples to graft on the board.
This is an intriguing idea overall and one I think with a great amount of potential. Will have to consider it myself when I get around to it.