Hi everyone! I've started working on a long-term project again, and decided I might as well take the time to document it. Might give me extra incentive every now and again to work on it if I can see my progress over time. (Plus, I love looking through WIP threads—so cool to see the result compared to the first post!)
Here is the piece that has inspired this project! Quick link to Artstation here: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/GXVELQ
I've gone back and forth between wanting to re-create this scene as close as possible, to using it as very loose inspiration, but I've ultimately decided on a mix of both. My goal is to use this as inspiration, but change things up like structure/layout to better transform the project towards what I want to focus on. (For example: adding a water duct that leads into the lake from an external wall, or something of the sort)
Overall, my goals are to improve my building modeling & process with layout (modularity is a HUGE focus here, especially in working down what looks like a million buildings into repeats of the same dozen or so), work on my trim sheets & texturing overall (really going to focus on leaning towards a Smite/Immortals Fenyx Rising look), and try out something new such as painting a custom skybox.
This is what I have so far for the initial blockout! I've been working on this project on and off over the last week, and have a majority of the buildings modelled out. Planning on finishing the rest of those as well as the walls/foundation bits and additional railings, and then hashing out more or less a "final" blockout, before seeing where to go & adjust from there. Looking forward to seeing where this goes! Any and all feedback/comments/suggestions as I go about this project would be much appreciated!