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Castle in the mountains
By umbatman   |   Watch
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Published: July 3, 2018
castle and the extension-www.deviantart.com/maky-orel/a…
closest foreground rocks-www.deviantart.com/raindroppe/…
mountain 2 and near rock cliffs- www.deviantart.com/neverfading…

I was going to add those birds or doves in the sky but i think the cheese factor would have gone through the roof.
something new a three point perspective.
Image size
1850x1000px 1.25 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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LucieG-Stock's avatar
LucieG-Stock|Professional General Artist
Beautiful work!
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umbatman's avatar
umbatman|Professional General Artist
thank you.
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Dahviesangel's avatar
Dahviesangel|Hobbyist Digital Artist
My gosh your work is amazing 
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umbatman's avatar
umbatman|Professional General Artist
thank you
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pjenz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the perspective on this, and I love the overall tone, really great job, that castle is amazing :heart:
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umbatman's avatar
umbatman|Professional General Artist
yes but i will never attempt a perspective like this ever again
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CiLiNDr0's avatar
CiLiNDr0|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow What a great job!
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funkyalienlovers|Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome scene!
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Enoa79's avatar
Beautiful work. The details are amazing.
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umbatman's avatar
umbatman|Professional General Artist
yeah, it took alot of of time
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Enoa79's avatar
But the result is worth the effort. :)
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umbatman|Professional General Artist
indeed
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RReddVar's avatar
RReddVar|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing scene! 
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umbatman|Professional General Artist
thanks alot
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DeadKnight1's avatar
Big questions aside, very good piece.
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umbatman|Professional General Artist
whats the question?
thanks by the way
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DeadKnight1's avatar
Well, mainly just the practicality of this castle. I'm willing to shrug this castle off simply for artistic license.

But looking at it from a practical side, one has to wonder what this castle's purpose is, as in its tactical benefits for its location in relation to its surroundings.

There's also the question as to whether it really needs to be a castle at all, as siege weapons can't reach it, there's no good place to shoot the defenders from, and so the only way to siege this castle would be to camp outside its gates, and maintain pressure at the postern. Indeed, simply a manour would suffice.

What kind of enemies is the castle there to defend against?

There's also certain battlements that don't really need to be there, like the crenellations and the machicolations. In fact, most of the castle wall could be left out and its defensive value would be more or less the same. Due to its location, it is in the perfect, most defensible location you could build a castle.

It also seems large for a castle, doesn't it? Castles historically were deceptively small, only consisting of a few rooms, really. If you look at the top-down layout of most historical castles, it becomes clear that they're actually quite simple.

[Layout of Conwy Castle in Wales]
[Layout of Windsor Castle in England]
[Layout of Harlech Castle in Wales]

Of course, none of this is meant to be me saying that I don't like this art; on the contrary I like it a lot. It's simply the part of me that loves castles and castle design that is speaking here.
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umbatman|Professional General Artist
no problem I understand. Well its based in fantasy.
Ok since you asked alot of questions, let me try my best to answer them or explain my choices for
the design.

the castle is big not just to show the height but i wanted to also show the amount of people that would be  living inside.
its more like a castle of a community or a town, i don't think i could have made it bigger in this perspective.

The castle is said to hold many many treasures, instruments and weapons, but the inhabitants of the castle are peaceful people that are safe guarding those precious relics.

The location of the castle is to show that the people that built the castle always thought about seclusion rather then violence or attack.
ANd its located in a dangerous place indeed as you said it would be almost impossible to stage attacks from far, the point being that only a few can actually make the journey here, and it would take a man of noble heart and courage to get across.

Most who hear the myths of the castle say "ot couldn't exist, how can a castle be there in the mountains and waterfall, any man that would go there would be a mad man"

so the warrior, he is noble at heart and he is own his mission to retrieve the lost crystal of the amdana (a time traveling relic).
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touchofthesoul|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work!!! Clap
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umbatman|Professional General Artist
thank you, by the way how are you?
I haven't seen you in a while.
i hope all is well.
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touchofthesoul|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am working for my Phd thesis and I do not have much free time...Still, I have just posted a work....Have a look and tell me what you think of it!!!
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umbatman|Professional General Artist
wow your doing your phd, i haven't even thought about my masters.
I will take a look.
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umbatman|Professional General Artist
thanks
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