The Chronicles of Ademar

Castle Ademar, Part Two: Exterior View and Growth

October 27th, 2009

Here are some views of Castle Ademar that I produced while using the maquette sculpture as a reference. These are finished in colored pencil, and are a good view of the overall structure of the castle, as well as a closeup view of the main entrance gate. The vinework seen throughout the architecture will be a recurring design theme both in the environments and in the actual costumes/clothing of the Ademar family.

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The following is an animated GIF showcasing the growth pattern of the castle over the past four generations of the Ademar family’s reign. Here you can see how the internal architecture is built like a tower, while five individual trees are sculpted and guided in their growth to form an outer shell, creating the illusion of a single grand tree castle. It’s designed to be a monolithic representation of their embrace of nature.

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Updates: Resume!!

October 27th, 2009

It’s been about a year since I updated this blog with additional concept work. Admittedly Ademar had been put onto a back burner with my return to grad school, but now I’m ready to get back into producing a steady stream of material on my own projects. Since I’ll be going back to my original publishing schedule, you can expect this blog to be updated every Monday with additional concept work, sketches, and even the first few pages once they are completed.

Time to dust the cobwebs off the walls and get this place groovin’ again!

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