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32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:48 pm
by nanuck95
I was pretty pumped when Trevor posted the announcement to do this again this year, I think this is a really fun challenge. I was a little dismayed at first at the addition of the primary colors challenge on top of it as I don't have tons of red, yellow, or blue brick. But, I figured I would give it a shot anyway with what I have and since blue was my most plentiful color, this is what I came up with.

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Re: 32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:03 pm
by Rogue Shadow
I really like it! (Probably because my favorite color is blue. :) ) Aside from that, The structure looks like a cross between a castle and a beach house. Nice work!

Re: 32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:14 pm
by Karrde
That is beautiful, the use of different shades of blue is excellent. Way to go man, excellent answer to the challenge!

Re: 32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:21 pm
by Tycho McKorley
Wow, that's really quite nice actually. I think the gray mixed with the blue gives the building a really pleasing look.

Re: 32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:07 pm
by Shadowviking
That looks really spectacular. Way to work with that primary! The light grey really ties it together.

Re: 32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:42 pm
by Ye Olde Republic
I'm loving the way you used the colour as wall 'panels' or painted walls. I would though, it's pretty similar to what I have been working on so now I have to make a small detour so mine doesn't match yours quite as much. Hmmmm....

You don't have any blue arches I'm guessing, which is too bad because I do find that little corner gap just a bit distracting but only at first though. The different shades was an excellent choice too.

Re: 32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:21 pm
by Elbadar
It really manages to be both believable and blue :D . I could just imagine a wealthy merchant or a minor noble living in this house overlooking the sea. The blue to me has a very serene look. Well done!

Re: 32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:41 pm
by nanuck95
Thanks for all the comments, I'm glad you all like it. Hopefully a few people will be inspired to give it a shot as well. I'm looking forward to what you all are going to make. :)

Ye Olde Republic wrote:You don't have any blue arches I'm guessing, which is too bad because I do find that little corner gap just a bit distracting but only at first though. The different shades was an excellent choice too.


I wasn't thrilled about that part either actually. Yeah, you're right, I do have 2 blue arches, but I didn't have enough to do all the windows, so I decided to just do them all the same, I think if I were to make something a little bigger, I would figure out a way to frame the windows in with brown tiles or even more bley stonework. Anyway, thanks for the comments, I appreciate it. :)

Re: 32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:14 am
by eilonwy77
It feels so cozy and by the sea. I'd rather like to live there. :-)

Re: 32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:54 pm
by Bluesecrets
I have been building cliffs myself lately, and finding them to be a tedious and boring event where I end up repeating patterns without meaning to. So I spent sometime looking at your cliffs and I don't see those patterns that I often see in other cliffs. SO..very well done. I do like the actual building. It has nice structure. And I'm glad you attempted a blue castle. I have been meaning to try one myself (name pride and all). It does look more like a house than a castle, probably because of the blue, but I do really like it. Its a very good job.

Re: 32x32 Challenge - Kind of Blue

PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:28 pm
by Ye Olde Republic
bluesecrets wrote:It does look more like a house than a castle


Now that you mention that, I can see it but I wonder if it's more the lack of battlements that gives the houselike impression.