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Life at the border fort by PenUser Life at the border fort by PenUser
Hello!

Another test image on digital inking(no sketch was done essentially), turned out quite nicely so I decided to upload. This is an overall view of a small border fort in my fantasy setting, situated at Langurd's watch(check the map here: penuser.deviantart.com/art/Map… ). You can pick out around 50 characters going about their daily business in this picture, though some of them are not really alive so maybe those aren't "going about" at all... You can also see the different elements of a small outpost such as this with the different buildings and defensive structures. There is the main hall where most people sleep, the kitchen house(one that has a baking oven and the well next to it), a small smithy, stable spaces for a few horses or other animals, a granary/foodstore, a fletcher's workshop, a sauna and a bath, a dock, plus many storage buildings adjecent to the walls.

I hope you like looking over the details! :)

Cintiq 13", Photoshop CS 6.

Enjoy! :)
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Banjoker Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the two people waving to each other down by the water is a very nice touch.
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Triumph650 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Damm I love this
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RRaillery Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Wow! That's a lot of detail, and beautifully done. My one critique is that the buildings seem much smaller than I would have expected for such a fortification, though perhaps they have a much larger space within if they are dug into the ground.
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PenUser Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)

That's the case for at least some of the buildings- the kitchen may have some cellar space beneath it to store crops etc. Generally speaking the people at this fort live in pretty cramped conditions when compared to modern housing, but the way the buildings are used is different. For example the kitchen house may be used as sleeping quarters as well as the sauna during winter- in summertime basically every building excluding the grain store may be used as temporary housing. Life takes place mainly outdoors when it's not too cold so the people have more "living spaces" than it would seem when looking at the building layout. 
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
great piece! love all the little details :)
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PenUser Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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bear-bm Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
AWESOME!!! It's fantastic...
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PenUser Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :)
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juha91 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Hienon yksityiskohtainen ja realistisella otteella tehty kuva. Linnake tuntuu aidolta, elävältä paikalta jollainen olisi voinut olla oikeasti olemassa. Rakennusten ja ihmisten asettelu ei tunnu tehdyllä tehdyltä vaan hyvin luonnolliselta, mikä on melkoinen saavutus sommittelun kannalta.
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PenUser Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Kiitoksia! Suurin osa tästä tehtiin ensin karkeana luonnoksena jossa rajasin alueen jolle rakennuksia tulisi ja sitten lähdin täyttelemään tyhjiä alueita ja keksimään eri paikkohin sopivia tapahtumia. Jos jossain sattui olemaan tyhjää tilaa johon sopisi jotain niin koitin keksiä siihen jotain pientä. Jätin kuvaan aika paljon tyhjiä alueita tasapainottamaan.

 
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garrus368 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
I like this towm:)
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PenUser Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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jelitoto Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
wow, this is awesome.
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PenUser Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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dariusagurkis Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Nice job
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PenUser Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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dariusagurkis Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
You're welcome
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Rod1337 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fortress, sweet fortress.
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PenUser Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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ipzofakto Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
I found Waldo.

Jokes aside, so many wonderful clever little vignettes going on here.
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PenUser Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like them, they were a lot of fun to make! :)
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KDNightstar Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work, reminds me of those "Castle" books from years ago, by David Macaulay.
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PenUser Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen that book and some others he's made, they're nice to look at. 

Thanks!
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