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City Landscape by Minionslayer City Landscape by Minionslayer
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thepolishgirl Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
REminds me of Howl's moving castle.
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kjv1611rachel Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student General Artist

it almost looks like the blue light from that tall tower is making the city raise from it's place on the ground. it's gorgeous work!

 

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minniedog8357 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
was the perspective where that flag is? im working on perspective and at the moment its really being difficult and even illusive in my own opinion and i was just wondering.. the piece is amazing to say the least though i love it and even might have use some of the styling and designs in one of my own pieces, although im not entirely sure. i saw your picture and started drawing, im not sure it the two event coinside in anyway. but anyways, great artwork im envious!
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DivineLightAngels Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That is truly wonderful!
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HusseinHorack Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Arcane City ftw! :D
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Chenese96 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Boss city design!
What's your inspiration for this piece?
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Minionslayer Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Thanks!
It actually just came to me from random thumbnail drawing :)
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Chenese96 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
Cool beans man.
Stay inspired!
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StevenHanly Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! Reminds me of James Blish's "Cities in Flight". Or is the blue glow a shield, not the visual effect of the spindizzies? Looking at it again, it could be some kind of nasty moat....

I love it when there are all kinds of things to see in an image!
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Minionslayer Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Just looked up "Cities in Flight" that's some really cool stuff!
I originally thought of it as some sort of huge mana source they build their city on :).
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StevenHanly Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes perfect sense, actually. The last world I created for a GURPS game (tabletop RPG) used a similar concept: the Dwarves (being the most magically savvy) built their enchantment laboratories on mana wells, because the enchantment didn't take as long (and when enchanting an item takes several months per enchantment, saving a few weeks makes a big difference, especially since they got hourly rates and had to quote the job up front). But they couldn't build them too close, otherwise the magic energies had a tendency to overly hard to control, and would cause some rather extreme issues with the enchantments.
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Minionslayer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
That's a cool idea! You put a lot of thought into it :)
Don't think this city will last long though, doesn't look like a very stable floating rock on a mana well :D
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StevenHanly Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, when building worlds for RPGs, you really do need to put a lot of thought into it. Otherwise, the other players will either pick it apart, or abuse any loopholes they can find. So you have to build as much as you can with as much thought as possible, and assume that the people who inhabit your world will be as efficient with their tools as the average player will be. Any "loophole" in the system will have already been exploited by the npcs who work within that system.

So, to use your city image as an example: The mana well is not necessarily liquid, or unstable. The rock that the city is built on is actually quite stable, and sitting in the middle of the pool; you just can't see it due to all of the special effects of the glowing well. Or, the local mages who helped build the city worked the structural integrity into the well itself with their enchantments, so as long as the well exists, it not only supports the city, but strengthens it as well. (In this case, sort of like how General Products spaceship hulls are built with tiny power sources in them to artificially strengthen the atomic bonds.)

And how would the local mages take advantage of this? Even without knowing the details on how the magic works in that world, one way to take advantage would be to build things that couldn't exist without that active power source: floating gardens (as in, suspended in air); sculptures or structures that couldn't support their own weight; non-corporeal streetlights; etc. It's when you work out the details on how the magic works (ie, the local physics) that you can really figure out the most efficient way to utilize it.

Sorry for the rambling; I used to GM and worldbuild as a hobby. I once detailed out the daily routine for enchanter mages just in case anyone wanted to know what those dudes are doing for the 6 months it takes to enchant that +3 flaming sword. :-)
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13paulis Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful!! ^^
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Minionslayer Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Thank you :D
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