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Castle Overview by J-Humphries Castle Overview by J-Humphries
If you sent a satellite back in time you might see something like this. It's the castle I've been working on; you can see the other images here: [link] [link] [link]

I normally don't ask this, but there is a fullview to check out.

Oh hey, one other thing. Would anyone be interested in some interior shots of the castle?
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Chinnsyn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015
Damn it this is cool. Very contained and practical.
benbenben11 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
Love the angle. Very efficient design but this picture does reinforce the fact that a Motte and Bailey is no match for an Ariel Drone.
Great work :)
rckspiritwilly Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
not that i have anything against the outside world. lol.
rckspiritwilly Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
freakin cool
paintedCity Featured By Owner Edited Jul 16, 2014
WOW.. great! I'm interested to interior! : D
darklord86 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
seasidhe Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Interiors would be awesome!  I love the detail you've put into this, right down to the scarecrow in the field.  :)
duncanli Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
vidgamer123 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
That place must be lousy with mosquitoes.
Lord-Paladin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes! Please! interiors!
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Astounding. Thank you for sharing this!
Vayir Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
wow, nice.
IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
More Castle. Always more Castle. Never enough Castle.
I've never seen a motte and bailey with a wet moat before. There are several unusual features for a motte and bailey.
Gusni Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Чебу? Еееееееееееее, бут в пиз, пиз в бут.
blanzk Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
this is great! how long did it take you?
svenart Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very good painting, would love to see the inside ofcourse!
GeneralThomas03 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like the little dock near the Keep. Makes the area take not it likes to stay to themselves as much as possible.
YunusMedia Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
LOVE IT, brings back memories
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I feel like there's a tiny inconsistency in the direction of the shadows, but those details are priceless.
Wihr Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Awesome :)
archmage45 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Definitely want to see the interior shots!
ansatsusha80 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work
Cumag Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
This is absolutely stunning. The detail is incredible. It's very hard to find art this precise and realistic of historically accurate dwellings like the classic motte-and-bailey that you have here. Bravo, and more please!
Lovelynice Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I really like this. Nice details.
alexandergras Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Great image. But I'm not sure I want to live there. There must be lots of mosquitos and an awful stench from that water ...
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's just an ordinary pond, they don't need to dump sewage in there...
alexandergras Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
The land looks flat, so there is not much flow to that water. And the way you painted the pond shows that it is more stagnant than fresh. Maybe it does not stink (though all hints from medieval sources make it quite clear that in the absence of sewers they dumped their offal next to their homes and that moats were often used as cesspits), but there must be all kinds of insects that make living next to it uncomfortable. We have just such a pond close to my home, and on hot summer days, when the water has close to human body heat, there is indeed a foul stench of decomposition. Not a place for a house.
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hardly a problem for this castle! The water is purified by snails and clams, and a large colony of bats has made its home in a nearby cave. As for sewage, these guys have dug a really deep hole under the castle, so all the nasty stuff is filtered out by the ground. I also live next to such a pond, and there is no such smell here :)
alexandergras Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Okay, I believe you :-)
cherryrockcandy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
can I just say that your work is simply stunning. Plz keep giving us more!
ourselfish Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
The trees are too small! I mean they are small trees that are too large! the houses are miniature BUENO.
Greyflame Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be darned, a castle that could actually defend people! Not used to seeing attention to castle layouts; and very gorgeously rendered too. Nicely done ~
Iridias89 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in love. Most beautiful motte i've ever seen.
Razrielcg Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student General Artist
You are point with the detail, good job!
docholiday1974 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
id love to see interior shots... love the motte and bailey design!!!!
Ardieum Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a pretty awesome castle design. Did you use actual castles like this for reference?
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the basic design was used all over western Europe, but the specific stonework and whatnot was just me trying to make it look good.
Ardieum Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the outcome was neat. Hope to see more like them. :)
LoD94 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Groovy concept and nice details :aww:

If I was to attack that place, I would aim for that lonely wharf though
angiedrag Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks really amazing :o
orcbruto Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! Wonderful!
I can even smell the breeze and the wet grass around it :love:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!
Dave-DK Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic work!
Victor-Lam-art Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just WOW dude very realistic and detailed ! thants what I love ! great work dude !
captezri Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!! that is awesome!!! Even the depth to the water is amazing!!! I would love to see an interior! :-)
MichaelPrescott Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
This piece is being lauded over at [link]
Kingmatthew Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Amazing Work man. I would like to see more of these castles and nature-themed pictures over the sci-fi stuff
SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I'd live there. :D
MouseDenton Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Interior would be interesting. And I never really thought what a castle or olde town would look like from above...
suumcuique Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist
Looks really great and beautiful and well detailed in fullview (too).
Yeah, about the enormous fires in the middle of the room in winter? ;)
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