Good thread. Here's a few draft fantasy maps that I was playing with.. the more developed one was the first one that I made, based on the Black Sea region. I wanted to create a few connected countries, with a fairly central smaller island that would be the focus of the conflict.
Sadly, I couldn't get my black sea reference map out of my head - it felt like the story was already set there, rather than on the bespoke map i made, so i went back and took a line map of Black Sea area (focused on Crimea) and basically edited it to suit what I wanted for my story. It's not finished yet, obviously, but feels more 'right' (even though it's ripping off an existing place!)