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Town Hall by Built4ever Town Hall by Built4ever
My first try at designing this type of structure, this is an original design for a town hall, influenced by Northern European town architecture, especially Flanders. Arranged on a tee, main hall has spectacular vaulted ceiling, clerestory dormers, and second floor arcades for extra standing room during controversial meetings! No apologies architecture includes laid stone, carved stone accents, turrets and other projections, polychrome complex brick patterns, slate and tile roof material with polychrome geometric patterns influenced by the roofs of Burgundy, France, massive buttresses throughout, heavy timber roof framing, half-timbered third floor exterior, and a balcony to the front facing a small terrace for open air meetings and addresses when the weather is right! Drawn in pencil in my sketchbook at scale 1/16" = one foot.
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:iconrakkun16:
rakKun16 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply awesome.
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:iconlyacan:
lyacan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Amazing drawing, loved your perspective.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Thanks...
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:iconellenmellenn:
ellenmellenn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
GORGEOUS.
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TURNIP-SLOP Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Man I love this building, I want to live in it!! This is DD worthy for sure btw! :)
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mistereddy9044 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wish i could build this so i could look inside D:
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Cathedral like, it will be.
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:iconlord-kiyo:
Lord-Kiyo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I say you did a good job on it. so much detail and interesting turns.
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:iconmymi-troll:
mymi-troll Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
very nice
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T-Gwen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I must be dumb but I don't get how the roof of the meeting hall works, according to the front sketch... could you please make a really really fast perspective draw ? I'd actually like to make a 3d model out of this (just training ya know); thanks in advance :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Okay, first off, there's a tiny change-order/mistake I have to take care of concerning the the dormer roof on the right of the main hall. The roof of the turret structure will conceal that because it is on front of it. Second, I have a side elevation roughed out, looks like five tall skinny dormers on either side, spaced at ten foot centers. This thing is very complex so it's taking some time to get drawn, but keep lookin'... make sure to link the model back to me as you do it or when you are done...
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T-Gwen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ok thank you for this; i'll show you a WIP (even a very very rough one soon) to make sure i'm going in the right direction and not misunderstanding/messing up your design :)
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GuitarSadam Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
That's imba awesome!
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Meroty Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME!
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TimMcJimFromPl Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Amazing.
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ronaldo9999 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
well i feel like burning down my house now
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Why? Not medieval enough?
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:iconspikedpsycho:
spikedpsycho Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Town hall, more like Wayne Manor.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Batman? I don't have a garage for the batmobile. He'll have to have a horse-drawn batmobile carriage.
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:iconyay-you:
Yay-you Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Such a beautiful blueprint. :iconluvluvplz:
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:iconlosttherace:
losttherace Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Breathtaking as an art form in itself, but the work to create such a magnificent structure....awesome!:w00t:
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
1000's and 1000's of man hours.
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:iconthecreatorof4:
TheCreatorOf4 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Damn, wonderful blueprint... how did you figure out what rooms needed to be had?
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
I made them up. First time I do a town hall. I'm sure I forgot something.
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Krusader2031 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
Love it, great job.
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MarianaErwin555 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Another beautiful pencil drawing there, this town hall design is MEDIEVAL and I hope so, if built, have a modern interior!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
OH boy, I don't know, it would have huge oak trusses, maybe some stained glass, brick accents, etc.
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MarianaErwin555 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
That will just make it more MEDIEVAL! :D
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LarsLasse Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Impresive, looks like something that could had fit right in the game Dishonored!
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destroyerofgalaxies Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is just amazing!
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live-love-forgive Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I would love to see you design a castle or fortress!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
I think that's coming soon, I was thinking the same...
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TechnoJara Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student General Artist
there needs to be more of this stuff floating around. architecture is a very beautiful, yet unnoticed art... i only wish i could draw structures like this ouo
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Aiaix Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Your talent is amazing.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thanks Shounen!
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EnitanStitches Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...is that Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' font I see? Very nice touch. :3

I've always loved structures that are so magnificently designed, and this fits the bill. Nice work!!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
The font is an arts and crafts font called Trinigan. It's my standard font now. There are some other fonts in the arts and crafts category that are very good too...
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orpheus-song Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitley want to learn to draw like this!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
(See above.)
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:iconorpheus-song:
orpheus-song Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah ok,that explains it :P
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:iconof-the-skies:
of-the-skies Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! :D
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thanks.
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:iconcrispeycrunchey:
Crispeycrunchey Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I definately need to get out and draw more architecture XP
Great work!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Practice practice practice. Draw some old houses or city buildings...
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:iconcrispeycrunchey:
Crispeycrunchey Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I will :P
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:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
That's gorgeous! I love all the little details, and how you've actually thought about what it would be made of. I wish they made buildings like this these days.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
They're extremely expensive and it's very difficult to find the craftsman that take this stuff seriously.
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