Post by Sir Caedric Moore on Feb 5, 2016 8:59:57 GMT -8
My first freebuild for February Say that five times fast. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-Kolkveili Manor-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- The home of Ulfric Kolkveili and his family - along with a staff of servants, squires, soldiers, cooks, maids, and scribes (the manor even had it's own stables and smithy) - lay on the eastern edge of Drake's Well, in the pine highlands that butted against the southern slopes of the mountains bordering Orevale Hold, right at the crossroads that led down to Rustboro or further north to Whistlebridge. The three districts of Orevale Hold - Drake's Well, Whistlebridge, and Rustboro - although governed by the Valeguard, were truly ran by businessmen. Or, at least, that's what the businessmen would have you believe, the wealthiest of which and the patriarch of the Kolkveili Guild being Ulfric Kolkveili. (More story and pics of the full interior on the way ) -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- As always, comments and criticism are welcome and appreciated Ronin
I really like the way you did the log section of the manor. I have a Garheim build almost ready to post myself and I orginally attempted a log section very similar to yours. It didn't look half as good however, so I ditched it and continued in stone. Anyway well done, a very nice build!
I like the seamless way you've built the wooden part of the building off the stone foundation; it feels like an authentic way that builders might have anchored a building or built off of an existing chunk of stone. I think my only constructive criticism would be to level out or round off the snow a bit. If you think about how snow falls, if falling gently it tends to fall into layers that follow (or slightly smooth out) the underlying contour, while if it's being blown by wind it will tend to gather in drifts around terrain features. Even when the snow has been disturbed by people walking on it or carts being pulled through it, it will tend to develop tracks or ruts along the worn areas, and will be piled up where it has been pushed or shoveled aside, but there will still be some general order to it. (The way I handle this is to use a lot of smooth tile and curve pieces where the snow is undisturbed, and then to leave studs showing where it has been tracked through or jumbled. You may find other ways to do it.)