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Mechlin

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Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« on: February 28, 2018, 11:27:04 pm »

I've been posting pictures of my fortress, Murdercrow, on Reddit but I figured I might as well keep them all in one thread here.

Murdercrow is the only dwarven outpost in a region where all dwarven civilizations have fallen. There may be other mountainhomes on other parts of the continent but we have no means of contacting them. Murdercrow will never get any migrants or dwarven caravans. Each starting dwarf is scholar specilising in a branch of dwarven theoretical knowledge: Astronomy, Mathematics, Fluid Engineering, etc. Everyone also knows how to read and write. Unfortunately they've all been too busy studying and forgot to pick up any practical skills like masonry or blacksmithing.

The goal is to survive and build the most awesome library/research centre the world has ever seen. And then maybe engineer a rocketship to get to dwarves on the other side of the planet.

I've been slowly playing and drawing (mostly drawing) the fortress over the past couple of months.

Eci the Brilliant Coast, a forgotten beast who turned up in my cavern during the first summer. He was a friendly lizard and didn't bother anyone so we didn't bother him.
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I also had two treehugger thieves skulking around in the first summer, Lafo the pikeman and Stasost the swordsman. Lafo managed to get away, Stasost got her brains bashed out with a bronze crossbow.
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We've built a temporary underground library/museum and we are getting a steady supply of scholar visitors. Maybe one of the petitioned citizens will adopt this cat one day.
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At the start of year 2 Mason/Stonecrafter declared himself king and was promptly issued a suit of steel armour, short sword, and a crown. By the way that's a necromancer tower in the distance and the rampant griffin on the cuirass is the civ symbol.
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In the same year king Ezum married the militia commander. So now I have a warrior queen. Left to right: Carpenter/Astronomer, Queen/Swordsman, Armoursmith/Mathematician.
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Bronze colossus vs. porcupine man from Legends mode
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Cacame Awemedinade the Immortal Onslaught
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Bim Silversnarl and Mudung's Monster
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Tholtig Cryptbrain the Waning Diamonds
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Ambiguity and Might, or Gica Seasonpanther
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Mountain titan Ozosm, based on a Reddit post by /u/mislavcro123
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Piware, a very pretty towering quadruped composed of snow. It has large mandibles and it undulates rhythmically. Based on a Reddit post by /u/WPLibrar2
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Snodub Sposnusmunstu, a great quadruped composed of water. It has wings and it undulates rhythmically. Beware its deadly spittle!
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Morul Cattenmat, the Most Interesting Dwarf in the World. You can get the full rez image and see the drawing process on my Patreon.
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« Last Edit: May 20, 2018, 01:18:14 pm by Mechlin »
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 03:27:58 am »

Your art is good. I like arts. d-don't put horns on helmets though
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 05:41:26 am »

Your art is good. I like arts. d-don't put horns on helmets though
It's not horned, it menaces with spikes of yak cow horn. :P
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 06:56:36 am »

This art is amazingly vibrant! I especially like the king and his golden crown and the Astronomer
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2018, 08:25:49 am »

This art is amazingly vibrant! I especially like the king and his golden crown and the Astronomer
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2018, 09:47:32 am »

This is fantastic :D Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2018, 07:06:07 pm »

This is very good.

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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 12:23:15 pm »

These are great. Love the art style!
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 01:24:19 pm »

I'm glad you like it!

BTW does anyone have a description of a cool mammal-type animal person they have in their game? Like a polar bear man or a tiger man. I've been trying to get one in fortress mode but no luck so far.
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 03:04:52 pm »

are these actual paintings or just something made in a program?

Edit: I forgot to mention I love the pictures, just curious on whether they are real or not
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2018, 03:29:14 pm »

Great art, saw some of it on the subreddit.

Don't really have animal people in my forts, my modded races (though some are mammalian) tend to crowd them out.

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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2018, 03:54:24 pm »

are these actual paintings or just something made in a program?

Edit: I forgot to mention I love the pictures, just curious on whether they are real or not
These are drawn in Photoshop. However as someone who can draw/paint in traditional media I wouldn't call it "just made in a program" as I use very similar techniques (like glazing) and it's just as time-consuming as painting on canvas.

Great art, saw some of it on the subreddit.

Don't really have animal people in my forts, my modded races (though some are mammalian) tend to crowd them out.
No problem :) I think I'll just make a backup and check legends mode.
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2018, 05:08:33 pm »

I could post some of the visitors/residents I have if you have a thread where you take requests or where people can drop off descriptions of characters that could be fun/challenging to draw - I got around 1 and a half pages of permanent residents and 1 page of visitors gathered up from the 3 years my fort has endured.

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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2018, 08:16:56 pm »

are these actual paintings or just something made in a program?

Edit: I forgot to mention I love the pictures, just curious on whether they are real or not
These are drawn in Photoshop. However as someone who can draw/paint in traditional media I wouldn't call it "just made in a program" as I use very similar techniques (like glazing) and it's just as time-consuming as painting on canvas.
I guess I could have worded that better, also I know using programs can take up as much time as real painting (have a friend that does both) sorry if my message came off as me being rude.
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Re: Murdercrow and Other Travesties (art thread)
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2018, 07:28:39 am »

I could post some of the visitors/residents I have if you have a thread where you take requests or where people can drop off descriptions of characters that could be fun/challenging to draw - I got around 1 and a half pages of permanent residents and 1 page of visitors gathered up from the 3 years my fort has endured.
I'll probably make one when I get through my current queue of things to draw. I had a thread like that for Guild Wars 2 back when it had just been released and it was pretty fun for everyone involved.

I guess I could have worded that better, also I know using programs can take up as much time as real painting (have a friend that does both) sorry if my message came off as me being rude.
No problem, you were not being rude. I was just explaining myself.
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