E.O.W. - #017: Badland Bastion
You MUST include a description or backstory this round, or your image wont be taken to poll. Good luck!
Monday, 20th Febuary 2006 6PM GMT
Noun 1. badlands - deeply eroded barren land
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
A bastion is a fortification work projecting outward from the main inclosure of a fortification, situated in both corners of a straight wall (termed curtain), with the shape of a sharp point, facilitating active defence against assaulting troops. It allows the defenders of the fort to cover adjacent bastions and curtains with defensive fire.
The bastion was designed to offer a full range on which to attack oncoming troops. Previous fortifications were of little use within a certain range. The bastion solved this problem. By using cannons to cover the curtain side of the wall, the forward cannons could concentrate on oncoming targets.
have fun with this one its ver open, any way im off to frankfurt for a week, be back in time to put up the thread, sorry for the delay ive had way to much to do and ca has been crazy
E.O.W Round 17: Badland Bastion
well, i really really can`t do environments. but i keep trying for some unknown reason.
here`s my latest poo:
guarding the west parts of Adiria, this bastion of mages up on the hills of this badland, inhabits a powerful and wise clan, feared and respected by the commoners.
Not so bad Chuck. Beside I know exactly what you feel. I have same problem. Just can’t draw an environment. Maybe someone can help with some tutorial. C'mon guys, help us.Originally Posted by Chuck
forget it....Originally Posted by JakkaS
i actually watched countless tutorials of great enviroment artists and still-
i just can`t do it.
don`t know what`s wrong with me.
Keep trying, you'll get there Chuck,mate
Yeah, for sure.Originally Posted by Tyranx
Your pics keep gettin better constantly.
Originally Posted by Chuck,mate.
Sometimes the only solution is practice. Your stuff since I've joined has taken massive steps in getting better and continues to do so. I enjoy the style of your entries. I think all this needs is a little more detail. I like it so far.
The problem underlying any image is the same... the basics. People keep on saying ' I cant draw *****' Can you draw a cube with lighting on it? can you put a sphere on a cube, light it and make it look like its huge in perspective....? thats the knowledge you need foe a city... not much more. Once you can do the small steps, environments are not that hard. But if you dont have the basics... environments are insane.
Its like trying to build something in lego when the blocks are badly made... its gonna be a nightmare. Look to the blocks and what you build will improve exponentially. Trust me... do some basic exercises...its the fastest way to learn the complex.
P.S. Chuck... dude, yer not far off. Thats not bad at all. Keep at it!!!
ah cool topic
i will see what i can do
sketchling: good talk! I agree!
Chuck, just hang on!
Getting the basics down is just what I am doing, That's why I'm in a perspective class right now. I have also been watching and working from the Gnomon DVD's, and for those that haven't seen it, check out Sparth's site. In his gallery he has step by step shots of a couple enviros he did. His style is kick ass, and if I can get close to that level of doing enviros I'll be a happy camper.
The last outpost
built to span the Dunya chasm and provide the only trade route in to the buttes. There is water deep in the chasm to be brought up in to the tower. It is the last water for vast miles. Fortified to emphasisse the controll of the water, the tolls are heavy and there is no way around.
Last edited by chaosrocks; February 20th, 2006 at 10:53 AM.
E.O.W #17: Badland Bastion
After chemical war we must build huge bastions which protect ours from snares of badland. "Badland" is place which was been most hiten by chemical and atomic weapons. Everything which was been hiten mutate and became very dangerous.
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