how would you describe the spirit of those cities. to me it seems they have a "high fantasy" flavor (like in minas tirith from lotr) but also a good tast of realism in it. is there a world you would picture your maps in?
it's exactly like that - it's a high fantasy world with some "slightly believable" elements (the city should make as much sense as possible but still look nice in my imagination) this one had one limitation - the city's role is guarding a huge fortress that guards a mountain pass - everything else was derived from the topography of a mountain pass and from trying to imagine how a city like that would work
These are some very excellent "doodles". Hope to see more of your great work!