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Way back in 2017 I was busy creating 3d doodles inspired by concept artwork by other artists. They were quick and dirty 3d layouts with no real considering for gameplay, flow or pacing, but they did help break my procrastination. Unfortunately the internal layout did not make much sense and certainly would have caused problems with connectivity, however they did look good from the outside.

The Dark Castle by Artyom Vlaskin is one of my favourite concept images and certainly feels very Halloween themed with the giant Gothic towers reaching upward to the skies and a swarm of bats swirling around the upper rooftops. The textures are from Quake 3 and were an experiment with de-saturation and organic blood themes. I really loved the steep angle of the central roof area with the tiny windows and classic Victorian railings on the top. Most of the exterior detail is mirrored on either side of the central structure and then pushed up or down to break the symmetry.

The Dark Castle

This next 3D doodle is based on a black and white hand drawn concept image called the Toll Bridge by Ian McQue. I really liked the theme of the clock tower jutting outward from the upper area and the rest of the structure being a hodge podge of brickwork. I took the design in a different direction by placing it on a small rocky island and using prefabs from a previous remake map called The Ogre Fortress. I really like the different height layers to the building and how organic and mashed together it all feels.

The Clock Tower

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SinKing
SinKing

I like the textures and how you apply different lighting situations. These are impressive results, because of the clarity of your vision and flawless execution. You seem to like colorful, so I'd stick with the medieval theme(s) or something slightly cartoony.

I'm currently Concept Artist for Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs. I'm not sure if we need texture artists and mappers (it's a small team), but I would recommend you, if you chose to apply. Gj!

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simonoc Creator
simonoc

Thanks, yeah I love brightly coloured stuff. I spent too many years making WW2 stuff and grey/brown environments.

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JigsawPieces
JigsawPieces

Wow, your stuff looks really good. It's cool that you explained the process of making your textures and where you got them from.

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simonoc Creator
simonoc

Cool thanks, there is more waffle on my website if you are curious. Most of my stuff you can download (website links) and use in your own projects.

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iqew
iqew

Hey, welcome to ModDB :) Great 3D work!

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simonoc

Thanks :)

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