AK_Brickster wrote:A few minor critiques, if I may...
You certainly may!
It looks like you ran out of 1x1 studs once you got a little bit past the elevation of the top of the door. Having a few more in the upper portion of the wall would make it look more consistent (though perhaps it was meant to reflect that lower sections of the wall would be more worn than upper sections?).
It was entirely intentional. The lower portions of the castle, being on the sea and all, I felt were more exposed to the waves and tossing and turning of the sea, in turn being more worn. I thought about continuing with the 1x1s all the way up (believe me, I certainly did not
run out, I probably have more light bley 1x1s than I need.
), but decided against it.
The window elevations don't seem to make sense relative to the door. They are too high to be first floor windows, but too low to be second floor windows. I actually admit that the randomness actually looks visually interesting, but maybe there is a way to check both boxes?
I see what you mean with them not matching any floor. I wanted to give a little variety (through variable height and width) while still keeping them above the rocks (too close would have seemed off, IMO). But I'll keep that in mind for when I next build towers and castle with windows, that's something I normally don't think of!
The transition between light and dark gray right in the middle section is too smooth. You did a great job on either side with the rocks and it would have been nice to continue that with the middle section as well.
Yes, I too didn't quite like the way that turned out. I wanted to be able to use the staircase, and It was a bit difficult getting slopes to not look too
awkward being the stairs to the dock, but I suppose I could have moved the staircase out a bit with another dock.
I would suggest flipping the barrel 180 so that we see the brown bottom instead of the dark gray "lid". It blends in with the rocks behind it, and I didn't even see it at first.
I see where you are coming from, but from the angle I was building this scene, it looked like if I kept the lid brown it would have been too much brown. Black yielded a similar result of having too much dark concentrated in one area. I understand how the photo's angle makes it seem blended that way though, and it's a fair point to make.
You have a lot of good things going on as well, those are just my nitpicks
I really appreciate the time spent on this critique! Thank you very much! And thank you everyone else for commenting as well.