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The City of Galastan

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Hand-drawn with microns on A3 paper. The old paper is a stock image (I forgot where I found it ... :( If you should recognize it, please let me know) and the writing at the bottom was done in Photoshop, because my nib pen decided to go blotty on me.

This is the first time I tried to do all this shading and hatching. It turned out better than I had dared to hope, but I'm sure there are many things that I could have done better. Advice is very welcome!

Hope you enjoy :)
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Canon
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CanoScan 5600F
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DarthShmoogy's avatar

This reminds me of Edoras, except with the stone masons from Gondor. Even so, there is a more authentic medieval European or early Crusades feel for it I really like. I would like to see an outpost of similar design just to see how it compares, and maybe a sketch of how the messengers and supply lines may function to and from this place. It has a solid basis in functional narrative, just by how it was drawn. I am impressed.


The only critique I have is not even enough to change the image, just to have in the background of your mind. How do they get enough water? If it is your world, you could easily say they are on a strong well or spring and the city walls grew around it. That would satisfy the question, assuming they didn't also have some protected aqueduct from runoff above them somewhere.