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May 26th, 2012 #1
Work from my 2nd semester at LCAD
just wanted to share some of the stuff I've been working on over the last semester at LCAD now that I have some time.
Here's my blog: davver.blogspot.com
and : davver.
I plan on continuing with the Tree civilization (Kauri) world by adding some characters designs over the summer.
Thank you for your time, any feedback is very welcome!
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May 27th, 2012 #3
Nice work - professional quality already. The level design diagrams are outstanding. I'm glad to see evidence of a really top instructor who knows what's up. Don't get me wrong - your work is excellent, but my impression is you're working under an instructor, and in a program that is really solid. Keep it up man!
May 27th, 2012 #4
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May 27th, 2012 #5
Cool - haven't checked out LCAD before but by your work it looks like a solid place. I don't see them listed as faculty but maybe the site is not up to date or they're part time or something.
I'm curious, was that work solo or did you handle environment/level design on a team?
Edit: Meant to mention you might really dig the work of the Schuiten Brothers...your level diagrams reminded me of some of their stuff. Just give them a search if you're not familiar with them.
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This stuff looks good...very professional follow-through.
However: Not to be a total killjoy, but if this architecture is supposed to be made of wood it sure doesn't feel like it...the curvy forms you're using would just make no sense to anyone who's ever worked as a carpenter. I only bring this up because I think if you do a bit of Googling (try "house framing" and "Norwegian stave church") you'll probably come up with wooden forms that feel less "generic sci-fi/fantasy game setting" and more "this feels cool and convincing."
As always, just my two cents.
May 29th, 2012 #7
@JeffX99: Yeah I think they had some trouble in the beginning establishing a solid program but I am lucky enough to start now when most of it is finally working out. They might have not updated the website, but you can probably just google their names and you'll find their portfolios.
These two projects were solo, however they were regularly critiqued by the whole class every week etc. I worked on a few team projects too though, maybe I'll post some more stuff!
Thanks for the recommendation, I did a few searches and their stuff looks amazing!
@Giacomo: Thank you
I have worked a lot with wood when I was younger actually, of course I never built a house so I can't judge that.
I was trying to convey some sort of advanced carpentry form, much inspired by Japanese joinery. And the curved forms of wood are often used in for example Japanese Temples. Looking back I wish I added some more details for scale, like patterns, railings etc. I was more concerned with the overall forms for this project.
June 3rd, 2012 #8
Actually the wood engineering and style you have developed is quite good I think. There is a consistency of technology and style between a wide range of functions...machines, architecture, etc...not easy to pull off.
Shipbuilders certainly knew how to work with curved wood and joinery so I don't find it hard to believe at all. When I was 17 I started in construction and actually first thing I worked on was a 5,200 square foot house with all curved walls!
June 4th, 2012 #9
I think they are enough believable to be a fantasy setting of all sort, the problem is that they lack some details. Your design is full of major forms but it lacks those details of human crafting that makes it feel grounded. It's only this the problem, artisan refinery
June 27th, 2012 #10
@JeffX99: Wow, you've come a long way then, from construction to art That house sounds amazing, you wouldn't happen to have any pictures?
@Hitsu//San: Yeah that's what I notice too, now that I look at it a few months later. If I find the time i might go in and add details, like joints and carvings, things like that.
Thanks everyone for the support