View Full Version : Destroyed port city & bridge in B&W+perspective

06-15-2013, 02:10 AM
These are two drawings I've made for an upcoming fantasy book,
the first is a bridge over a deep gorge that was the only significant defensive structure protecting a city, and has been siezed in battle, and the second drawing is of the conquered and abandoned city itself.
I still have some small modifications to make before it goes to publishing,
any suggestions or corrections would be most welcome.

- Max -
06-15-2013, 07:24 AM
That looks excellent though a bit confusing with this small image size

06-15-2013, 07:38 AM
That's fantastic! Amazing perspective. I would also love to see bigger images, if possible. Looks like there's a lot more detail than I can see clearly!

06-15-2013, 07:45 AM
There's a tiny teeny bit of additional details that can be seen from up closer, but then other areas of the image would get a bit pixelated or blurry.
what i tried to do here was to make the illusion that this thing can be zoomed in further. I agree it does look rather confusing when viewed at this size, but i couldn't find a better way to do it - if i use a thinner brush it would look far worse, if i use a thicker brush it looks like a drawing by a 10 year old. if i remove some details it looks more boring. I tried to "juggle" all of these factors and make something that looks nice. I bet there's a better solution for this but never got to find it.

- Max -
06-15-2013, 08:29 AM
Not sure to get it, this is the original drawing size?

06-15-2013, 08:33 AM
no, the original size is about 4 times larger, but It looks smeared and quite ugly when viewed from that distance.

06-15-2013, 08:44 AM
Very nice! I understand the balancing act you are dealing with but I agree that it would be nice to view this in a bit more detail. Nevertheless, great job.


06-16-2013, 01:22 PM
Oh my gawd. This is awesome. I might have to try this.

08-02-2013, 08:05 AM
I really like that style. It really kind of emulates the chaotic life of a growing busy city, but gives you the sense if you took a step inside that city everything would fall into place and make sense.

10-15-2013, 03:17 PM
some updated versions due to the author's request + WIP of a colored version.
1) cliff city - added more cliffs and guardens:
2) tried to color it - still a work in progress:
3) made the bridge much higher:

10-17-2013, 06:48 PM
I like the style Gluhoded, and I think it looks really good at the bigger sizes you've uploaded.
Colour version also looks great - keep at it! :)

10-17-2013, 06:57 PM
I like the Black & White version of the city the best, once there's color it just makes it a little harder to find details. But the bigger upload is great, I don't think it looks blurry at all.