Lousy beach weather yesterday and most of today, so I had time to work on Emperor’s Stronghold a bit. WIP pix, not complete by a longshot…lots still to do. Test shots of the sky and reflective colors of the mostly metal structures in diffy lighting.
Located in the rolling north English countryside, Honeybrook was a stately home full of sprawling land, history and secrets lurking in all dark corners. But as the estate fell into tatters, the main house was demolished after a particularly bad winter that saw most of it collapse.
It was bought months ago without having ever been posted for sale. Nothing was known about the village’s new inhabitants, and the estate still remained empty. Rumours were started on that delicious old grapevine - millionaires were moving to the area….no, didn’t you hear? A foolish old gentleman had bought the house for his terribly young lover. Or was it that diamond thief from London who had bought the estate as his hideaway?
Either way, Nathan had enjoyed listening to the local gossip on his frequent trips, overseeing the construction of what could only be described as a manion-type-farmhouse. No muddy porchways or hay storage in the garage, no cows roaming in the garden. The house was full of hope and promises of a cozy future together, surrounded by the many waifs and strays Callixta came across.
A lot has been happening recently! I apologize for my inactivity…but it was sort of needed. I made the decision to step away from one of the equestrian forums I was a part of for almost three years. I made amazing friends, but I also lost a lot of fun of my game. I’ve always loved storytelling, always loved coming up with character personalities but trying to do so much was just killing all my enjoyment. Right now I really love the ESRPG, it gives me a chance to expand my stable slowly like I’ve always wanted to, and it allows my characters to develop too.
Callixta and Nate will get a proper introduction at some point, but my new venture is called Honeybrook, a large farm in the north of England under constant rain and home to many animals.
ELF Emrys competing in the Traditional Exhibit (Edited) class in the BBA Baroque Funfair
Show entry + details
So you know how I said I wouldn’t have time to enter the BBA show? They extended it, which was great/terrible since I had a study of some Indo-Brazilian cattle already sitting in my art folder (who could resist those floppy ears?! :D) So it had to happen.
But I’m still out of time, so the background is a photo-manipulation of some free landscape wallpapers + Cink Sims’ Chinatong world (couldn’t find a Brazilian world T_T). I simply can’t finish painting some cattle AND edit a horse AND a person AND a background in a few days, I’m just not that fast lol. I’m hoping the different bits don’t clash. :X