11 May The Viking Tower
Today we’re sharing a new concept for Hellblade’s central tower:
In this new concept Alessandro ‘Talexi’ Taini has iterated on our early tower sketch, pictured at the bottom of the post. The aim of the new concept is to bring more believability to the structure, making it appear as something that could have actually been built by the Vikings. It now has a fantasy feel, but with a level of realism maintained.
As you can see in the landscape concept the new structure has a far more readable silhouette when viewed from a distance than the initial sketch. The shape of the rock gives the impression of a ship outline, but in a more subtle way than in the original. The two very distinct elements that make up the building, the stone and the wood, make it easily readable. The stone taking a strong, structural form and the wood serving the role of the organic, ornate piece of the tower.