I can’t get over how long this is taking
Laying out the brickwork on this piece took hours and hours but the results pretty wikid, if I do say so myself :)
Also I’ve been looking into different types of architecture for various periods and stuff and I feel the with the description of the city and other elements I’ve picked up in the text I feel a Neolithic architecture styling would best suit the city
The time period in question which is around 7000BC is the nearest time period to when the ‘elder ones’ city was supposed to be build. Also as with most things impressive, stuff tends to be copied/mimicked etc therefore the earliest architecture known to man would fit nicely in being in a similar style but on a far less extravagant scale.
While searching for relevant types of Architecture I came across Angkor Wat in Cambodia which ironically I’d seen briefly in the documentary that spurred on this project to begin with. It’s not from the Neolithic period
Anyway the reason I bring it up is the fact it’s so overtaken by nature and I find that to have a real ‘Oooo’ factor and I want to capture that in the ‘Old ones’ city something nature has ravaged yet it has stood the test of time.
Talking of standing the test of time ‘Ta Prohm’ a temple at Angkor that was the most influential (and in the pictures) I actually read it was rebuilt...
At first I thought OMG why would you do that as a ruin is a ruin but it does make sense + they build it with the trees that destroyed it etc growing through it which is kool :)
Then another temple in Cambodia I stumbled across was the Bayon Temple which had a similar feel to it.
Anyway couple of inspiration type pictures:
This is what I want to aim for the city looking like well obviously with more buildings tho but style wise... with a few windows to...
Style wise i quite liked this as well its slightly more monolithic but I’m thinking about possibly incorporating this in with the first small slabbed style but we’ll see as I don’t want to make the ‘old ones’ city see like it was built by monkeys so it needs to possibly have more of a formal organised look about it as they were an Alien race that came from another planet thus being clever enough to travel to Earth...
This is the Ta Prohm temple at Angkor which has that certain ‘Oooo’ factor :)
And last but not least the Bayon Temple also in Angkor
I really like that way the huge towers in the distance look like blocks have just fallen off the sides of them and they way it just looks so dark and imposing like some kind of apocalyptic ancient ruin
Anyway here’s the goods:
Hope you like and give me some feedback to :)