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Castle and Village Number Five, Cascadium by Built4ever Castle and Village Number Five, Cascadium by Built4ever
Original design for a castle and village based in a temperate climate with a stream and waterfall integrated into the village layout, part of the ever expanding "Infinite Village." Architecture based on North European vernacular, medieval, and 19th century types, especially from England, as well as some of my own eccentric and slightly bizarre creations.

This is actually step four of what will probably be a five step tutorial. I actually liked this step better then the final step because the detailing of the buildings is more distinct.

Technical: Pencil study on toned paper, 8" by 11", maybe 8 hours time at this point, mostly H, 2H, and HB pencils.
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LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Nice work!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Thanks!
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DarkMousyRulezAll Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconloveloveplz: "Cascadium" is really cool! It's really neat how the whole place has the water structured throughout!
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ToruKun1 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cascadium Arcadium, looks beautimous :D
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Good words he he...
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HusseinHorack Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to live here forever... 
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Let's do it.
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nblack007 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Nice work! love all the small details you can pour over this image for awhile just taking it in. 
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ramonragnarok Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<font><font>awesome, awesome, awesome</font></font>
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tinileen Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist
I have featured your artwork in my journal :happybounce:
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6133 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

Very wonderful work.

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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Thank you.
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mufflifant Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
amazing !
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Thanks!
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SiriusArtWorks Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful as always :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Thanks! Hey, whatchoo up to? I'll go check...
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SiriusArtWorks Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't been up to much lately. Life has intervened way too much :)
But that is on the mend now so I can get back to creating!
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BWByars Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Excellent. Very nice.
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Annaliese-Shelly Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Its really good.
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Colin-Bentham Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
love it :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Thanks Colin.
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Colin-Bentham Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
your welcome :)
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I have a visualization of a winding road lined with houses leading up to the castle.. Nice!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Yes! Even though you really don't see the road, I suppose...
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FreySkylark Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
I really admire your art. To me, cities, villages, or buildings in general are the hardest thing to draw. I generally have only a few specific buildings in my mind, I concentrate more on the plot and character development, so I often get stuck with the buildings and overall appearance of the places... But to see your pictures always inspires me and motivates me. 
Soo, thanks a lot for showing all of us your work.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Sure, thanks a lot, but you've got your expertise and you have to stick with it... I DO fool around with stuff outside my comfort zone from time to time though...
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OdinsTrepidation Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recently earned a BA in urban planning, but my geography minor is where my heart lies. The architecture course in that program blew my mind. We used Virginia McAlester's "A Field Guide to American Houses" as our textbook and identified homes in historic neighborhoods by memory on field trips as tests. What reference do you use?
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
You mean in general, or for this piece only? When I draw something like this, I do it in a couple draw sessions, with no reference at all, just imagination. If you want my book collection, that's pretty big! I like Mcalester's Field Guide but I don't have it. At this point, I could write my own, with many sub-styles, like Atlanta Classic/Mediterranean (1920's-ish)or Florida panhandle Carribean (1990s to present.) There's a few styles I'd like better expertise in. As far as planning goes, my heros are Duany Plater-Zyberk. Geniuses.  
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OdinsTrepidation Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was thinking in a general sense. That's so cool that you can do this without references- truly a sign of how long you've dedicated yourself to this. Thanks for the style references! I'll have to look those up. My favorite architectural style is a Craftsman. It's nothing fancy or relevant to fantasy drawings, though. I met Mr. Duany and heard him lecture not too long ago! I was a reporter for the conference. Here's my summary of his main lecture: www.globalsiteplans.com/enviro…

I now work for one of his proteges as a code (law, not software) editor. Small world! Best wishes.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Ascot: Absolutely excellent article with many points I agree with and make myself, especially the bit about architecture schools crashing and him doing independent certification. You know how tempting it is for me to start my own school for residential design? Universities are terrible for that!!! Awful. 

He does or has worked for Univ. of Miami, making him an insider to some extent! Also love: "Redneck engineering." (My favorite internet joke is posted on my Facebook wall : The Redneck Engineering Exam. Hilarious.) Also, "pink tape," he sounds like he's sick and tired of rules, but his firm makes rule books!!! Every paragraph an intellectual jewel of an idea from Mister Duany. I'm posting this to my Facebook. Thanks.
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OdinsTrepidation Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And sure thing! I hope to see measurable steps toward education reform in our fields in the future.
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Perliquin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I think I few more houses might make it a bit more inviting but I love the idea of the waterfall that just seals the deal lol
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
HMMM funny you say that, because I had some storefronts up front and I erased them! There's a sweet spot where it feels good, and too much makes it feel overcrowded or too busy from an artistic standpoint.
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I want to visit there!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Come on over! Admission is free.
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Woo-Hoo!
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TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
It's great.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thanks!
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TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Your welcome.
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Zaykova-does-art Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome:O
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Cxal-kan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
awesome work, congratsClap 
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HiteshPatel2013 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013

It is very nice. I am learning to create such work.

 

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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Good!
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PivoineRouge Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
I can't but keep loving your works!
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shadowdolphin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thats amazing!!!I think I've fainted. Wow! Clap 
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YokoSC Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is absolutely wondrous... I wish I could draw like that.
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Tanice001 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
.........WOW!!..........La la la la :ProudArt:
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is totally awesome, my friend. :winner:
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rastamex Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing
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