Second Empire Mansion Estate – test6

This is a view of the back porch for my mansion design. I still have some details to throw in as it’s pretty bare at the moment. I think it looks like it just snowed.

This is a pretty big wrap around porch so I’ve thought about adding an opening at the section closest to the camera, between the two columns at the corner. I’ll have to take a look from further away later on to see if it’s aesthetically pleasing (it would definitely be functional).

I apologize for the snail paced updates, but I’ve been spending most of my time organizing my studio space and trying to bring in new fans to the project. I guess that’s the big goal of using Patreon, to get away from the financial burden to actually work on the art! You guys are lifesavers =)

I’m also continuing to add and revise the broad storyline so I have set “moments” to depict in my scenes. Let me know if you all are interested in me adding some posts about that in addition to the visual updates.

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Second Empire Mansion Estate – test5

Next stage of my Victorian mansion. Here’s the first closeup shot of the porch and small architectural details. Some of the placement may change over time, but I’m happy with the direction it’s going.

I have to admit that it’s been difficult to jump right back into this specific model. I took another temporary detour and started mapping out the city terrain. I’ll post some example shots soon to show you what I mean. I wanted the environment to be based on real terrain so I surveyed the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia on a map and imported real topography – very exciting (only I know exactly where the city is, though!).

Next up will be the porch that wraps around the back of the house.

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Second Empire Mansion Estate – test4

Almost two months have gone by since my last post because of my busy move from Charlottesville, Virginia to El Paso, Texas. What a change!

I’m looking forward to returning to the mansion design so here is a small update that I worked on before the move. The front porch is mostly complete with the balustrade, columns, and ceiling. I’ll show a detailed view in the next post.

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