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Welcome to Ill Fortune by RobertFriis Welcome to Ill Fortune by RobertFriis
.:: Fullview a must...a whole lot of the detail gets lost in the preview ::.
Welcome to Ill Fortune...a nasty little hive of scum and villainy. This is the teaser poster for my next roleplaying project Ill Fortune, set primarily in the little frontier town of the same name. Rootin', tootin' western action...expect over the top confederate generals in armored trains, abandoned gold-mines, cool-ass indians on the war path and plenty of high-noon shoot-outs. Ooooh, I am looking forward to this.

Created over about 8 hours by first creating a mock-up of the whole scene in 3D Studio MAX, which I then imported into Photoshop where I did a lot of texturing and detail painting. One of the most enjoyable pieces I've done in a long time. Hope you like, and PLEASE: If you have any ideas for stuff that's "missing", please tell me...I'm in the early stages of design, and everything is still subject to change. One thing, though: For storyreasons there can be no railway close to the city, so don't bother asking.

.:: Edit december 21st ::. Wow, what can I say! Thanks alot for the daily favorite and all the feedback, guys! I really appreciate it. And for those that might wonder: This is not the last shot from this series. I plan to do close-ups of the major points in the town once I get all the details of it right. This pic was originally mostly intended as a test to work out the kinks in the technique and to have people come with crits and suggestions to the town in general, so I'll even upload an updated version of this piece some time after new years. But again, thanks alot to everyone and sorry that I don't thank you all personally...but thank-you notes on this scale would take more time than making the actual picture, sooo...
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Given 2004-12-21
Welcome to Ill Fortune by *xadhoom, If you haven't read the signs, we're looking for a new sheriff... Don't mind me as I pin this badge on your vest and run for the hills. ( Suggested by fox-orian and Featured by voodoo-prophet )
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Personally when i look at this map, it dosn't look like it would offer much for an RPG. When you make an RPG that takes lace in small and specific place, you'd better make that place very dynamic in its use. Since your using a small western town theme, I suggest you take the stuff you have here and then exagerate it to make the experiances within the seperate locations of the Ill Fortune more varied. Because I can't imagine alot of stuff going on here. I also suggest some things that others have suggested and what I personally think should be included or altered. Now one person has suggested a graveyard; i tink this is nessecarry because towns like this tended to have them (especially in wetern movies). I would suggest making it a fairly big graveyard (Perhaps stationed behind and/or around the Church House) to indicate the towns brutality as well as give plently of graveyard based quests. Now you've mentioned you don't wan't a train station, well never said you wanted an active train station. Perhaps one was built in preperation for a railway that was goin to be built there but was re directed at the last minute. And I agree; a well is a neccesety in a town like this. As i've said before don't be afraid to exagerate the town's details, not only does it provide a more interesting enviroment but it allows more varient NPC's and enemies to be featured.
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RobertFriis Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the input. This pic is 7 years old though, so the project is finished a long time ago. ;)
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
oh, well. How'd it turn out?
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:iconcoolclaytony:
coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Ooh, i know what'd be cool! Jackalopes as NPC "Enemy" characters, if this game uses a traditional RPG mechanic that i'm familiar with.
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Miyazu Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow. thats insane
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SketchedGhost Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is great :D I want to go there :U *loads and packs shotgun*
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guitecarla Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
amazing =)
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khor11 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
staggering!!
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Buashei Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009   Digital Artist
Hey man its brilliant :) as for misses, But you sure did missed good ol' graveyard :) I surely would like to see a bunch of broken crosses someplace there :). Maybe even drunk guy lying in a middle of a road somwhere :) best luck!
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RobertFriis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Graveyard! Very true, well spotted. It could definately use a graveyard.
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JoePeasant Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
:D
Awesome. It reminds of the Desperados game.

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DakHo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
truly awesome work
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ebturner Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
simply wonderful. Would love to see more like it.
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WritinMan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
I love this--so much to look at! Great job!
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zoomzoom Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
that's 3D? nice... must have done a lot of aftermath in photoshop..
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articraft Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
Once again brilliant and can be explored for hours:)
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Leichim Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Great job, has a lovely mood.
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SirCula Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
very very impressive!
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kheng Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome job you did with the texturing. What was the image size for the ground? it seems really detailed with the tracks and what not :D
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MMMerangue Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2006   Interface Designer
awesome! i was trying to figure out whether it was real or you had made it by hand or what... great 3d modelling i wish i had the patience!!
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a-strange-loop Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006  Professional Photographer
the details r simply amazing!!!
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Rc3d Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Really nice and detailed :+fav:
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MeNTaLPSyCHo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
really great work, I love it!
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RobertFriis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Hoping to do an updated version soon. :)
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AnubisGraph Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Absulutly great work ..... +fav
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RS-foto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2005  Professional Photographer
Very nicely detailed =)
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karkarodon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2005
This is just beautiful. WOW! I'm floored.
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Drewsen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2005
Yeah. That looks so niiice... grabs that cowboy spirit. Really makes me want to play a bad ass indian gambler with a maaaad knife skill.
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masteradnan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2005
Amazing detail. I love the western look. Reminds me of Clint Eastwood movie "High Plains Drifter". Good stuff, man.
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TheShadowMachinery Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2005
absolutely :eyepopping:
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avotius Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
well detailed and very nice, love it
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:iconricey:
ricey Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
that looks so awesomkm=e!
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PetrVorel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004  Student Traditional Artist
Ugh ... :+fav:
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HaXxorIzed Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2004
A Muchly deserved Daily Deviation. Faved.
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004  Professional Filmographer
dude... i thought this was a hpoto in the preview...

just...


plain awesome
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CimprichJb Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004
Grats on the daily dev man :D
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Atheist101 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004
damn
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darkeneddagger Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004  Student Writer
Drool.....It so good Wheres all the People? or Cattle?
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subotaj Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004   Photographer
:+favlove:
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eyesman Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
Looks like a "before-the-heroes-came-in" picture. neat.
If I can wish,
I wish to see the "after-the-heroes-came" picture. ---__---
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vozzz Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004  Professional Filmographer
ok so oyu wana say that, you made this out of that 3d max render you linked us to? That is bloody amazing!!!! :jawdropping:

Oh yeah you are missing horses, and um maybe people, they ussually tend to roam these so called "towns" :D
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
Awesome, I like the deserted feel with nothing grazing the ground. Very eery. Finally a deviation that has some difference in it. Very nice concept:)
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deQue Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
Don't know if it's been said, but you're missing a well (yes, I noticed the water tower, but every western town had a well as well), and a veggies garden of some sort, as they had to have some tomatoes and stuff.

I must tell you, this is probably the best work I've ever seen done in PS. :thumbsup:
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Matthew-J Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think it's great. My only issue (and believe me, it is both stupid and little)... I've never been to the old West, but there are a lot of boxes laying around. What's up with all the boxes! Hehheh. This is a really great piece. I love it.
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GrandThrawn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
Fantastic job. I congratulate you on an amazing product. Keep up the good work.
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Otakuprincess Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
woah awesome deviation!!!
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digitalight Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
amazing...when i saw the prview i thought it was a photo of a model.

the only thing I note is that no appears to have died

perhaps some tombstones?
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Ooh, i like the idea of a Graveyard that offers opportunities to feature undead, ghost, or graverobber enemies into the game. Heck it an even serve as a perfect hideout for bandits.
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RyokuKitsune Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my question is did you texture the image or did you texture the model? Verry impressive none the less ^^
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gremlindesign Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004   Photographer
looks like the kind of town Clint Eastwood would paint red. good job.
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