As a new exercise, I’m posting something I have in progress, and talking a little about it, in the hope that this “behind the scenes” look might be interesting.
So, I need to design Sebastian’s castle, in Underverse. He looks like this: But he really looks like this: : just a head and a spine. He’s a variant of an Asian vampiric creature called a Penanggalan , among other things. So what would his castle look like? He considers himself a very polite creature, and he’s also a wizard, so I think we need to have lots of towers. My first impression was something like this:
But that was a little on the nose, so I started with the towers. I wanted them to have pointy things on top, and also look a little like a spine:
And after that, I added bricks and scales. I colored it more flesh and bone colored, which made it almost whimsical. There’s a slight distortion on the bricks’ UV map to make them look a little topsy turvy too.
Then I just added more towers of differing scales, and added a wall to connect them.
Now I need to finish central buildings, the main gate, and maybe some tower windows. And landscape it.
I hope you enjoyed this work in progress for Underverse, and feel free to comment if you have any questions.