Saturday, 30 May 2009

Drawing: Landscape - Part 02

The second part of landscapes that I drew during my second & third year of Uni and since I've previously drew landscape elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water, I expanded this by adding four more elements of Wood and Metal (Chinese Classical Elements) and Ice and Electricity (RPG staple elements). I gave each a backstory and perhaps I'll eventually develop these drawings into full CG models.

Brown Landscape: Wood, Baobab Village
After numerous attacks from the savage wildlife, the people of Baobab took refuge by spending their entire lives on the tree-tops, building huts, platforms and even village squares among the acacias and since most of their needs came from the trees, only the hunters ventured onto the savannah floor. When more space was needed, trees were grown in advance, choosing different trees regarding in crop, strength, space and the type of spirit the tree will pocess. The Baobab also built watchtowers and rope bridges to link them all. Giraffes were tamed and broken, and with a bit of acacia feed bribes, were used as quick transportation between tree hamlets.

Orange Landscape: Metal, Via Palindromius
Built on top of rich iron reserves, Novella Napolis attracted scientists and smiths from across the globe, with so much metal around, the town soon grew into a soaring monolith and the city was coated in metal, which proved useful against the attacks other its marble-cladded neighbours.
Many discoveries of metallurgy were discovered, especially magnetism and soon discovered magnetic sandals and thus the metal city became a space playground, with upside-down townsquares and piazzas on the side of buildings. Palindromius stations and cog transportation system were built to tranverse this sprawling city.

White Landscape: Ice, Pirtu'Vak
Clinging onto a side of a glacier, Pirtu'Vak marks the last human settlement before the North Pole Mecca, but between here and there, lies the dangerous Tundrake Sea, riddled with numerous ice shelves, flows and Krakens.
The only safe passage, is to purchase one of Pirtu'Vak's renowned IceBerg Boats. Generations of craftsmen and women gathered here, all helping to construct these ships, which can easily carry 10 people whilst camoflaged from the sight of the Kraken, from the carvers of ice blocks from the Glaciers, Igloo Builders, NarWhale Hunters and Artisans, as well as Engineers, Pelt Tailors and cooks to feed the army of shipbuilders.

Purple Landscape: Electricity, RahdMahjd
A major energy source of the world, RahdMahjd was founded by emissaries travelling through the desert, the climate and terrain meant that there were constant thunderstorms at night. Soon colossal metal rods were erected to capture the lightning and below, glass domes were added to store this power. Soon a whole metropolis sprang underneath the shelter of the domes, each connected to the myriad of wires and lightning stations, enjoying the abundance of electricity. So much electricity was captured, that the majority had to be exported.

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