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City of Ursidea by Built4ever City of Ursidea by Built4ever
A concept design/illustration and commission for a series of novels. Website flurrythebear.com/pages/home/1 here. We imagined this city as a beautiful peaceful place, unfortified, and built into a lush gentle valley between mountain ranges. Inhabitants put special emphasis on beautiful architecture, which I based on classical, Asian, fantasy, and perhaps the domes of Hagia Sofia, which show up in many fantasy settings. We wanted the city to be rather flat, with an emphasis on the horizontal. The city will be buried at a future time! So unlike many of my typical castles and villages, this one spreads out horizontally, blending into gardens, orchards, light forest, and more. This is part of an ongoing series for Jonathan Skye, and we plan on doing some more locations. 
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Realmwright Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a beautiful design!

I love the idea of a fantasy village having a central, domed structure that is a library or opera house instead of an open fighting pit or poncy lord's palace.

It's sad to think it gets buried, but at the same time it greatly appeals to the archaeologist in me.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Ah the joy! Bury it, then dig it up again! Now it's an antiquity. Yes, the central structure could be anything. I like peaceful civilized purposes too... 
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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo! 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote :painting: 
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Gracias, many thanks! More stuff coming in future...
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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Huggle! 
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Rejvaik Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
very inspiring! Now I have an idea for a city, thank you!
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
You're building a city?

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Rejvaik Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
trying, im still putting the pieces of togeather
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Random-Highjinx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. You just amaze me.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Thanks my dear, glad you like...
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