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The Town Duesterrode by SteffenBrand The Town Duesterrode by SteffenBrand
Düsterrode is a small town that has to defend itself against orcs and wild animals towards the forest. Style wise I wanted to try something different, push it a little to capture the feel of morning. The colors are a bit held back, which is a deliberate choice here because it works very well with the other maps.

While many ask: No, there was no 3D-Software involved at any point of the creation process. I usually just draw some perspective lines (here we have a 3-Point-Perspective) and start from there. After quite a bit of aligning - to be honest - so it looks good in the end.

Translation of the Key:
01 House of the Village Mayor, 02 The ‚Sylvan Tavern‘, 03 Blacksmith, 04 Temple of Peraine (Peraine is the Goddess of Agriculture and Healing), 05 Bothie of the Huntsman, 06 Graveyard / Borons Ground (Boron is the God of Death, the kind of blissful Forgetfulness that helps to overcome, Dreams, and Silence), 07 Well, 08 Farmsteads, 09 Watchtower

Düsterrode is but a small part of the bunch of maps in the Beginners Box of ‚The Dark Eye‘ soon to be published. © Ulisses Spiele GmbH, 2018
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:iconandrasmarwolaeth:
AndrasMarwolaeth Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018
Die Bauernhöfe sehen etwas "nackt" aus. Keine Scheunen, Ställe, Verschläge? Wo kommt das Vieh unter? Auch keine Küchengärten, keine Obstbäume...
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iamnomodder Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Einfach nur fantastisch. Jedes Mal wenn ich solche perspektivisch/isometrische Zeichnungen sehe werde ich neidisch. Besonders wenn sie dann noch für das Schwarze Auge sind. ❤️ Aber mehr als Bleistiftportraits bekomme ich nicht hin. 😄
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:iconarsheesh:
arsheesh Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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:iconduridya:
duridya Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! Mir gefällt die Perspektive und dass du richtig Lichtverhältnisse eingebaut hast :-)
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Danke, ja, das wollte ich schon immer mal vermehrt machen =)
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:iconcrumb662:
CRUMB662 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018
Job well done.
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:iconusappakin:
usappakin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist
Nice work! ^^
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:iconmvessentialarts:
MVessentialarts Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Cool
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:iconreacted1991:
reacted1991 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
looks like the hill top from the walking dead
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I have only watched the first 1 or 2 seasons, I don't know.
Maybe it is the wooden barricades... :D
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:icontrizero91489:
trizero91489 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2018
:sing:

I'm goin' down to Duesterrode, gonna have myself a time.


crazy wizards are everywhere and horny orcs without restriction.

Goin' down to Duesterrode, gonna leave my hoes behind.

Ample questing day or night, monster girls are shouting: "mornin, neighbor!"

Headin' on up to Duesterrode gonna see if I can't unwind.

Someday I'll be old enough to stick my dick up the princesses butt!

So come down on to Duesterrode, and meet the horny friends of mine.
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
In a 1000 years I would have never thought to combine this to Düsterrode, but here we go, you just made my day :D
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:icontrizero91489:
trizero91489 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018
I aim to please! :D
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:iconjhonydraw:
JhonyDraw Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

This reminded me of the stonemarten village. 

2.bp.blogspot.com/-YDbuS1HryyY…

a happy memory of my childhood
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Sadly your link didn't work :/
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:iconjhonydraw:
JhonyDraw Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
img.over-blog-kiwi.com/0/24/52…


This illustration belongs to the book "The Den of Dragons" from the Grailquest series. of James Herbert Brennan

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grailque…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_He…
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UNDEADWARRIOR7411 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really good! Nice job! Nod 
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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:iconundeadwarrior7411:
UNDEADWARRIOR7411 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconphuderoso:
Phuderoso Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It reminds me the Resident Evil 4 village, for some reason. ^_^
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:iconsempalon:
Sempalon Featured By Owner Edited Nov 10, 2018
Hey, you are right!  ^^  '4' is the best Resident Evil for me! ;-)  They should do a Remake of it!
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:iconkellerica:
Kellerica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Impressive, but I expect no less by this point! Great village. 
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, much appreciated, Kellerica! =)
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:iconotegine:
Otegine Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
What happens to 05 when orcs attack?  It's outside of the city walls O.O
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
He can look out for himself ;)
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:iconworld-of-zekira:
world-of-zekira Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
While it's absolutely gorgeous I have to wonder why the North indicator points the same way as the shadows? Is this town so far to the pole that sunrise would cause this?
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Bogie-DJ Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Excellent Steffen!!  Nice work with the morning shadows.
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =)
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:icontomgarcia:
tomgarcia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thats a really big cow, holly molly.
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:iconfred73fr:
Fred73fr Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Inspiring,
Typically the type of colorization I wish I could do
That goes straight to my faves and Reference for my projects
Thanks for sharing this ;)
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It isn't my usual coloring way, too. It was hard at first, but I decided to use a much more desaturated coloring for the whole gaming box. I usually tend to get a bit overboard with colorization, but I'm trying to work on it. Thank you so much! =)
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:iconmustageice:
MustageIce Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Sowas liebe ich!
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:iconmapledude:
MapleDude Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice work.
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:iconm0rv:
m0RV Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this map, like really.  Any way to commission one of these?
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thank you so much! =)
Sadly I have to say I can't take any commissions right now. 
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:iconm0rv:
m0RV Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me know if that ever changes.  Thanks for responding.
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I will, thank you =)
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:iconpsychoticslave:
PsychoticSlave Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Nice perspective ^_^. I host DND games so I was wondering if I could use this as a concept for A small village?
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I can't prevent you from downloading and showing it, obviously.
But it is a copyrighted image with all things attached to it.
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:iconpsychoticslave:
PsychoticSlave Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the reply :3 Im not using it for any commercial or public purposes it’s a 6 player group :)
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Alright, I hope you all have a great evening =)
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:iconpsychoticslave:
PsychoticSlave Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you as well, even though it's the next day's noon :)
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:iconwoodgnome01:
Woodgnome01 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Excellent work with the perspective.
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you =)
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:iconsayosen:
sayosen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Amazing work as always.
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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:iconsirinkman:
SirInkman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Professional
Nice work Steffen :)
Has a nice dark atmosphere/mood.
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:iconsteffenbrand:
SteffenBrand Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Sir! :D 
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