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C.O.T: The Elven Empire Capital City - Silver Arch by wang2dog is a beautifully detailed fantasy setting with striking use of colour.
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C.O.T: The Elven Empire Capital City - Silver Arch

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I finally had some time to work on my personal project. This is a bird view of the capital city of an elven empire in C.O.T world setting. I had a more gamy solution in 2012, and now this one is more realistic. 

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And here is a closeup of the palace. I had a rough 3d model of the whole landscape. 

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BJBposeruser's avatar

Very nice. Is the 3d model you mentioned available for download?

watcheye456's avatar

beatiful, just wish it was bigger , but still

Woofies2003's avatar
ahh congrats on the DD :) 

((my first thought on this was the Shannara chronicles hah))
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PenguinTranquilizer's avatar
Congrats on the DD! :la:
DittySama's avatar
Congrats on the DD!
mea00's avatar
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
GarrettPack's avatar
Excellent lighting. Congrats on the DD!
May I ask what were the inspirations for the architecture? The designs remind me of a clash between the Hindu-Buddhist architecture found in South East Asia, and the Christian architecture found in Southern Europe.

I would love to see more drawings of the actual city villages themselves.

And on the palace. I enjoy the visual greatly, but something really annoys me about the surrounding wall - it's almost too large for the palace. There needs to be more "building" inbetween the wall and palace building, or even just a larger palace building... another solution might be to add a glass-roof to the area to make it look nicer.
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A large part of you guess is right, the elven religion is somewhat close to buddhism and that's my main inspiration. If you ask me, I would say it resembles the elongated version of thai(or sipsongpanna in China) style architecture mix with chinese (although you are probably aware of the fact that thai style is pretty much mixed already)

I reckon the windows and the pointy tops remind you of christian architecture in southern europe, that's merely an artistic choice, nothing related to christians. 
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Incredible! I'd love to see more of this world, so I decided to Watch you.

Congrats on the DD :D
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Congratulations on your much deserved DD!
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
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Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
DittySama's avatar
Congrats on the DD!
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congratulation Clap
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Zorbonaut's avatar
Beautiful city! I wonder how it will hold up when the chaos hordes attack...
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steventhe23rd's avatar
Just a stunning view! Clap 
Edarneor's avatar
Fantastic! But I thought it was China. :)
wang2dog's avatar
you are right, asian elves.
artofrussell's avatar
Awesome work again rowena!!! Hope to see more!
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