The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

The Art of SketchUp - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:50 pm

Hi guys,

I have been following this forum for a while now and was always amazed by lots of great models and renders. I never had the time to post my own stuff.

So here we go. I want to share some models that I did for work as well as personal projects. The genre of the first part is Fantasy. I will send out another email with Sci-Fi models later. Here it is http://forums.sketchucation.com/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=27030

Some of these were done a few years ago, but I think they still look good. I did them for an MMO called Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising, that was unfortunately canceled in early 2008. However, the latest news is that a new game company bought the rights and all the assets to revive that Roman Mythology theme game last months. So maybe GnH will rise again.

I've been working on a new MMO (http://www.heroesoftelara.com/ the past two years. I use Sketchup to build architecture, weapons and props. I hope to be able to show you some of these models someday.

But in the meantime, please enjoy the concept art and visual developments done for GnH as wells as some personal projects.

Have a great day! :enlight:

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby pilou » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:19 pm

Cool reconstruction ! :fro:
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby liam887 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:23 pm

this is some good work what are you using form the clay renders? Im trying to get my avatar helicopter rendered the exact same way as your catapult my PC is down so no max for the foreseeable future and cant seem to bootcamp it so hopefully this render your using is Mac friendly?
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby EscapeArtist » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:25 pm

Check it out! That's great stuff.
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:28 am

Pilou: Merci, je suis content que tu as aime. ;)

Liam: I used Podium. That was one of their first version back in 2007 I believe. Although I am into Vray for Sketchup now, I really like Podium due to its awesome radiosity. I think it's available for Mac but not sure. check out their website for more info.

Jeff: Thank you, I am glad you like my stuff. ;)

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby dolphus » Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:46 am

Awesome my comments are the same as with your sci-fi thread brilliant ..keep it up ..please
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby artysmedia » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:55 am

i wanna fight against your catapult :ecstatic:

Liked the greek temple :thumb:
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:39 pm

Dolf: Glad you like my fantasy and sci-fi threads. I will try to post some new images whenever I have time. Thank you.

Roberto/Artysmedia: Anytime...bring you castle in the sky with the planes to fight my catapults! :knockout: ;)

Anyway, here are some concepts for basement of the Coliseum. In case you wonder, it is not oval, indeed. The reason is that it is easier for modelers to build it with a perfect circle. But I kept the architecture of the interiors as close as I can to the real building if I have reference images, if not i came up with my own interpretation.

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:46 pm

Hey guys,

So I have been digging into my files from GnH Concept and Visual Developments and will be posting some each day or every other day, when I have time.

Here are some concepts for bridges

Have a great weekend! :enlight:

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:21 pm

A few props. As usual, modeled in sketchup with texturing in Photoshop.

Have a great week, everyone.

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby cmoreink » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:43 pm

Hi Ken, I like your work, great ;)
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:46 am

cmoreink wrote:Hi Ken, I like your work, great ;)


Thanks, Pawel. Glad you like my art work.

Here's a "making 0f" Greek Temple.

1-Modeling in Sketchup
2-Textures done in Photoshop and imported into sketchup
3-Paint-over to add broken pieces, dirt ,etc.
4-Final presentation with textures reference.



A few concepts for some ruins.

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ely862me » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:10 am

Outstanding !!
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:30 am

ely862me wrote:Outstanding !!


Thanks, Elisei.

Here are some concepts for a graveyard. I will post the layout of the graveyard soon.

Thanks for viewing. ;)

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby artysmedia » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:56 am

ken28875 wrote:


I like this graveyard a lot!! :berserk:
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:20 am

artysmedia wrote:I like this graveyard a lot!! :berserk:


Thanks, Roberto.

As promised, here's the graveyard.

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby olishea » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:34 pm

great work ken. also, seen some of your concept art online :thumb:
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:25 am

olishea wrote:great work ken. also, seen some of your concept art online :thumb:


Thank you, Oli. How's the weather in Manchester, still heavy rain or :enlight: ?

Here are some concepts for bridges, fortress and gate.

Have a wonderful day!

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby dolphus » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:35 am

Totally Impressive as usual.....good work...
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:08 am

dolphus wrote:Totally Impressive as usual.....good work...


Thank you, Mr. Cochrane.

More images here. ;)

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby michaliszissiou » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:11 pm

I really love this thread ken. Thanks so much. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:45 pm

michaliszissiou wrote:I really love this thread ken. Thanks so much. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
The art of not be boring.


Thanks, Michalis. I am glad you like this thread.

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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:12 am

Here are some concepts of some buildings in a Roman Villa for the same game, Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising.





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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby dolphus » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:14 am

Well done keep up the good work :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:00 am

More concepts of the Villa.





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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby michaliszissiou » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:06 am

Nice modeling ken. :thumb: But ancient architecture doesn't go like this. Angles on the roof are more wide. And they never hide sculpture there with another smaller roof in front, never a column in front of a door, things like these. Not so easy to learn.
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby dolphus » Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:30 am

Fabulous as usual well done Ken :thumb:
Just want to ask michaliszissiou what you mean by "Angles on the roof are more wide."?
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby michaliszissiou » Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:24 pm

sorry for my english dolphus, see photo. Rain or snow was never a problem around mediterranean sea.
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby CoreMaster110 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:13 pm

WOW Great models :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: The Art of Sketchup - part 1: Fantasy

Postby ken28875 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:55 pm

Hi guys,

Sorry for the late reply.

to Michalis:
Yes, I totally agree with you and I am well aware of these details as I used to be an architect before working as a concept artist. But doing stuff for games, we have to be creative and simplify some of the shapes or make them more interesting. Obviously, these models are not meant to replicate 100% some historical buildings. These are for a video game in a fantasy world after all. If you scroll up a little bit, you will see a concept for the Coliseum. That famous building is oval, but I had to do it circular as it is easier for modelers to build. If you did not point out these details, nobody would have noticed anyway. LOL ;)

I digged into my archive folder of Gods and Heroes and found some more concepts. Here they are. Most of them are 4 years old and I am not quite fond of them looking at them now. But at the time they were not bad I guess, especially when not many used Sketchup or even heard of it.

Hercules Temple:




Some Roman buildins in Ostia:



Ok, as promised I have a personal project that I am currently working on. This is similar to the stuff that I am doing for my current company.

I will post some more images.

Thanks for visiting and have a terrific day! :enlight:

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