The world map was drawn by Giant explorers. The Southern Giant Empire is the most powerful nation of the world, holding the most political authority than any other race. The entire south is united under their rule, while the rest of the world is greatly effected by their trade and influence. The compass, therefore, points South.
The oceans surrounding the various continents are unexplored, often believed to be the end of the world.
This map doesn't include any city names yet, and I may draw a more comprehensive version of it in the future, so think of this like a rough guide for now.
At the moment, I'm leaning towards calling this fantasy world "The Four Realms," please let me know what you think in the comments below! (also feel free to suggest some names too, haha)
More of this world can be found here
If you're looking to set one up in the East, I think the Sparkling Gulf or somewhere in the Unseen Rainforest would probably be best! The Rainforest is a good spot, since there are a lot of mercenaries in the underground world of the Dryads's empire
This is the first successful map I've drawn so I'm not really confident enough to give people pointers just yet, I'm sorry
but I started simple with big shapes and landmarks and general area proportions. even if your mountains start out looking like little "^^^^" that's okay! The point of a map is to communicate information. Once you have all your landmarks in the places you want, you can start illustrating nicer graphics