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Castle and Village Number One by Built4ever Castle and Village Number One by Built4ever
This is my first shot at trying to design a castle. I tried to imagine a tiny village and castle surrounded by fortifications, turrets, huge walls and sloping buttresses, all perched up on a mountain top, with some kind of access road leading up to it. There's a fortified gate entrance, which allows you into the interior courtyard, where the majority of the village is accessible, and then there's some steps and another gate which leads to the castle entrance and upper terrace. Of course, the style is medieval, based on European castles in general, and includes massive stonework, oriel windows, turrets, corbels, half-timbered lower and upper stories, tile and slate roofs, and tall chimneys. I did this over an extended lunch hour. It took about an hour and a half for the original sketch (Note: next version has at least 3 hours of extra time on it, and about three more hours for the plan, so more like 8 hours total now as you see it). Meanwhile, I hope I satisfied the dozens of people that have asked me about doing this sort of stuff, especially for gaming purposes. I've been meaning to "open up the throttle" and try over-the-top fantastic architecture with no limitations at all for a long long time. I'm sure I'll be doing more of these. Frankly, they're very enjoyable to do. Enjoy, and let me know what you think. Note: File Changed on Oct 30, 2012.
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Kaseelyn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very excellent! You might think I'm exaggerated but no words can express how I admire all of your works. So amazing! :)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Thank you my dear, glad you like!
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icyii Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I LOVE this! I'm an aspiring fantasy novelist and this is inspiring as well as educational. Thanks!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Write a story about it. "Once upon a time, there was an elf named Igor, who lived in a really really big house..."
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icyii Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I might some day ;) A small request - do you think you could upload a bigger image? I tried zooming into the pavilion section but the words were too blurry to read. Would really appreciate it :)
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
That's as big as it gets! My original drawings are very small.
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baka3000 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
wawooooo wawoooo Wonderful keep going
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Nosh0r Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Mind if I build this in minecraft?
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dimitrisz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
like!!!!!!:sprint:
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Oberoten Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This is how I'd want any illustrations in my own RPG books to look. Absolutely love the mood and the maps.
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