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View of Fantasy Castle and Landscape From Airship by Built4ever View of Fantasy Castle and Landscape From Airship by Built4ever
Rough sketch of a fantasy castle and bizarre landscape, with some other architectural feats on the distant peaks. I'm "letting it all loose," divorced from anything practical here, and combining different influences including retro-futurism (Sant Elia,) art deco, contemporary fantasy visions, medieval, and more. Bird's eye view, from the gondola of a steampunk airship? Sometimes quick, unfinished, loose sketches like this are still full of interesting ideas. This is definitely NOT typical of what I usually do, but let's your creative juices flow. One mountain looks like a twisted chocolate ice cream scoop melting away! Tasty! Is that an amphitheater at the bottom left, or the entrance to an amazing system of tunnels within the mountain? Work in progress, plenty of opportunity to place figures within the gondola looking down.

Technique: Small pencil sketch, scanned, darkened, toned, and lightly enhanced with minimal digital "washes".
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DraconaSpark 12 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
How long did it take you?
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:iconicyii:
icyii Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Inspiring! :happybounce:
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Oh yes, I just mentioned this piece in my last comment to you!!! Glad you found it...
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:iconicyii:
icyii Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconproseia:
This is really great. Could you do commission work in this kind of style?
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Yes, and I have already. Send me a note with what you are looking for. Be very specific about the subject, and I'll try to give you a very fair price.
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:iconproseia:
Sweet. I'm not quite ready to get started yet, but I'll cook up a good description and send it your way soon. Thanks!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Okay sounds good...
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:iconannamal97:
ah you've gotta love fantasy~ have you designed an airship before? also i like the faint washes you've done- sort of loosens the picture up a bit to i think?
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:iconbuilt4ever:
I used to draw airplanes and Star wars space ships back in the dark ages (1970s). Maybe I've drawn an airship once?
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