Maps are a popular feature in several genres, especially fantasy and historical fiction, making it easier to keep track of characters' relative location and travels among key landmarks. Some of them are true masterpieces, and there are talented cartographers specializing in making fantasy maps, but their services are pricey. I was, therefore, forced to do without maps until recently, when someone pointed me to Inkarnate.
The map above is for my Middle Grade fantasy novel, Dragon Diplomacy, which is going to be released at the beginning of 2019. It is not the work of a professional cartographer, but it's cute and illustrative. There's the option of various colors and textures, objects such as mountains and trees, and you can add traditional fantasy landmarks such as castles, towers and dragons. You can even upload custom colors to the brush tool, in JPG format - I uploaded the blue for rivers and lakes
The website is still in development so there are some glitches here and there, but overall I'm very happy that I found it. There's a pro plan which is supposed to give you more options, but for now the free plan is enough for me.
Here's another map, this time of Tilir, my primary setting in the Quest of the Messenger trilogy.
I have no doubt I will keep having fun with this tool in days to come!