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A view of the very strong keep of Coucy castle.

This is the last (for the moment) from my historical reconstitution poster series.
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BenjaminOssoff Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Again, nice. The flock of birds was a nice touch.
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005
I really like this one. It really shows off the strength of the castle. The light is good too.
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john0452 Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
Really nice work, check out he does some nice 3D castles too. :D
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LaHorde Featured By Owner May 8, 2005   Writer
Thanks for the link !
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john0452 Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
You're welcome. :D
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DaveH3D Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where's all the bird crap?? What with that many birds flying around there's BOUND to be birds roosting and crapping on the walls and parapets...THAT would add some realism. eh?? Hehehe....nice image!!

Roar!

Dave the Guitar Dinosaur
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saintminion Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005
If you want my serious serious serious opinion,...
i think everything looks WAYYyyyy too perfect
i mean i realise its suppose to be a graaaand castle
but put in a little flaws, nicks, holes here and there! make it look a bit used... With the tools from their time, i'd doubt them being able to create 100% symetrical walls, wood,...

The light, birds, textures, models are all great...
Just please make it look more medieval and not year 5023 :}
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LaHorde Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005   Writer
You are right about the to perfect edges or or the "too square" look of some elements like battle walls and I will modified this soon.

But for the symetrical look of the towers or elements, people of the middle age wre able too made complexe and symetrical elements. They have build the cathedrals for exemples.
A lot of castles are visibles in europe, that have not been restaured or reconstructed since the middle-age and even if some parts are rubbles, some parts that are still strong can show us some exemples of what could have been done.

I have put for you on this page of my web site:
[link]
some photos of castels parts that are 600 or 700 years old. (The second is the real keep base of "Château Gaillard the Richard LionHeart castel that I have 3D reconstructed on another deviation)

In france some people are working for reconstruct a castle with tools like middle age. They have een contrcut the tools witn midle age methods and repair it with the same method and they extract stone like middle age method.
As they are few persons it wil take them years and years but it a vering interisting thing that learn us a lot.
Here a web site about it:
[link]
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LaHorde Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005   Writer
Yes our ancestors were able to built clean and "right-angles" things :))

But you are right about my pictures about some too perfect edges. I should pass some time in post-production to modify some wood or stone edges to give a more "hand-craft" look to the closest elements.
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saintminion Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
WOW! Thanks for informing me!
i had no clue that castles could be THAT symetrical!
thanks :}

SaintMinion
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riddleb0x Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
wow please tell me how you did this! I've seen some great digital pictures but this one takes the cake! :+fav:
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LaHorde Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005   Writer
The fortress as been modeled and rendered in Lightwave. As I'm not a great "organic" modeler so I have used some Daz3D caracters, prepared in DazStudio and imported and modified in Lightwave.
The sun rays are made by a volumetric light.

Some little modications & colors adjustements has been done in Photoshop.

(My job is to use 3D for historical reconstitutions, you can see other exemples on my web site : www.virtuhall.com)
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magic-monkey Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005   Digital Artist
Nice details.
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Mojoslav Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Cool castle!
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LaHorde Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005   Writer
thanks
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