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Village of Amblewood by Built4ever Village of Amblewood by Built4ever
Concept sketch for an imaginary village set in a lush forest near some spectacular mountains. Architecture based on many styles. Part of my "Infinite Village" concept and "Castles & Villages" Book in progress.

Technique: Pencil sketch on toned paper, 8 and a half inches by 11 inches, scanned, colors and contrast gently tweaked, and titles added. Possible work in progress, I tend to re-visit these sketches and further define anything that's a little foggy, we'll see. Enjoy!

Note file changed 3-17-2019
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:iconhandonnievan:
handonnievan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019  New Deviant Professional
amazing level of detail! 
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:iconzukoalfa:
zukoalfa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019
Very beautiful! beautiful to observe and make many journeys with fantasy. :D <3
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CatrynFaeDragoness Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2019
The good side is that this village will never suffer from flood.
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mishkomir Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student
Over the years I've fallen more and more intensely in love with your work
You put such passion into what you do, and it really does show
Hell, I myself find architecture a bore, yet am always drawn back to your art
Especially fond of your villages and castles! Hope to see those keep rolling in (;
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Thank you for those kind words. Hopefully I "keep rolling" and crank out my best stuff in the near future.
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:iconmishkomir:
mishkomir Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Student
Definitely looking forward to that!
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SkylarKeen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Delightful and fantastic, very pleasing!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Thanks sir glad you like, I'm sure I'll do more work on this in the future...
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:iconhusseinhorack:
HusseinHorack Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. I like the way the village comes down with the road. Very cosy.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure if you could do more to define this, but I've been pleasantly surprised before... :)
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Ignatz20xx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!
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:iconnebride7:
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Oh, my goodness!  The detail of each tiny house is amazing!  Love the town center in the... center.  This really speaks to my inner crafter!  I'd love to build a miniature replica of this.
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
That would be interesting. Complicated!
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:iconnebride7:
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Yeah, way too complicated for me, I'm afraid.  My creativity surpasses my abilities all the time.  After decades of getting myself in over my head on a crafting project, I'm finally learning what I can and can't do.  But I still dream about it... :)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
So many things to build, so little time on this precious earth he he...
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:iconnebride7:
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
yeah, that for certain. :)
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:iconhoshiblue21:
HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Really liked this village! hope to se more of Amblewood in the future!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
I'll do a more detailed version later....
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:iconhoshiblue21:
HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student General Artist
nice!
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MrEd301 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome..
And we're all a little foggy sometimes!! ;)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Depending on whether you had one or two IPA's at the pub. When are you moving the mansion?
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:iconmred301:
MrEd301 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
LOL!! I'm not certain of the date, but it should be relatively soon. I'm sure it will be on the news..
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
You're going to be there?
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:iconmred301:
MrEd301 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Unfortunately not. Too much going on to be able to do that..
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Okay.  might still go over there and watch.
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:iconmred301:
MrEd301 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Cool!! Take a bunch of photos!!
I'm still trying to find out what the schedule is from the landlord.
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gudruna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
very beautiful
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Thanks.
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TimMcJimFromPL Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Amazing.
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:iconvexod14:
Vexod14 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Très sympa, vraiment ! Par contre je suis pas convaincu par les deux astres...ça casse le côté mystérieux et fantasy du lieu =X
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
The two planets? Yeah a guy above doesn't like them either. Otherwise, merci beaucoup.
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:iconvexod14:
Vexod14 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's a really good piece of work ( like always ) anyway ;)
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:icon07h00:
07h00 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Man you are so talented...
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Practice, thousands of hours...
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:iconplexar37:
plexar37 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Thanks, glad you like...
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant, brilliant!
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Thanks!
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:iconamherman:
amherman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is really great work. It reminds me of this art instructional show I would watch as a kid by a guy named Commander Mark. Anyways I love the epic yet fun look this has.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkN9Zb…
You mean this guy? Never seen him until now. Love it, might have to watch a youtube of him late tonight. He covers lots of great concepts, symmetry, foreshortening, perspective, on and on...
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amherman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! it never occurred to me to youtube it lol. His stuff is always really great, very intricate and fun. I think it's all pre drawn in light pencil and he goes over it in marker but when I was a kid I thought he drew it all free hand and it blew me away (and kinda screwed up my expectations)
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Well, he might have cheated, but he taught good basic principles, highly useful for architectural sketchers...
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:iconamherman:
amherman Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh i totally agree, it was a great show for learning and still holds up i think
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Wonder what he's doing now.
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:iconamherman:
amherman Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
wow, he won an emmy markkistler.com/
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:iconbuilt4ever:
Built4ever Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
He's still out there, just slightly MORE of him to love!
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
I love the sketch of this imaginary place and the font fits well with the theme.  But I feel the addition of the Saturn planet in the sky was overboard to the point of being a bit too corny.
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Built4ever Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Critique noted. I figured someone would call me out on it. I was tempted to erase it he he...
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vonzott Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
betterer and betterer ...
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