Feedback on My Castle Build

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  1. Vetonium

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    Hello everyone!

    For the past month or so, I have been working on building a castle on a single player world. Though it is not quite complete yet, I realized today that I haven't actually gotten any feedback on the project, which is extremely important to the creative process. I'm creating this thread in order to get some feedback and to hopefully improve my castle project. Give as much or as little feedback as you wish and know that both positive and constructive feedback are equally valued. If at all possible, please try to avoid overly negative comments (Such as "Everything sucks", "You need to start over", etc), because they hurt more than help. This is my first major building project and I am quite proud of how it has turned out thus far, however I realize that it is far from perfect. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have about certain design choices or other things and I will try my best to answer them.

    Thanks for reading this and I'm looking forward to reading your feedback!

    (There were too many pictures to include in one post, so I decided to put them all into an Imgur album. The link is below.)

    (Note: This build is not intended for a server map or anything, it has just been built for recreation.)


    http://imgur.com/a/UYMm8
     
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    It's lovely.
    Maybe too monstrous though.
    There's just overall a high lack of detail, and the build lacks shape. It's still very well done though.
     
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    The monstrous feel was intended. The castle has a very distinct message that I want to convey. That's for another time though. The shape was also intended to be a square design. I will work on the details, though. Thanks ^^
     
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    np
     
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    dang thats awesome :p
     
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    Oh my gosh that's amazing! I can tell you spent a lot of time on this and honestly it looks stunning! I wish I could build that well. ;u;
     
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    It isn't bad, but a number of things could improve it.

    For one, there's a lot of repetition, and not that much going on. The walls are too bare on the outside. Try adding some pillars or even another tower. Something to break it up would help out a lot. Having that same striped pattern gets old. Same with the towers on the corner, there isn't really anything interesting going on. Try layering the tower a bit, or adding some more depth to it. Additionally, add some more blocks to your palette. You seem to rely way too heavily on only three materials.

    The roof is lacking a lot, or at least from what I could see. Add some smaller towers to it possibly. For the center tower, even though you said it's incomplete, I'll say it anyways, but don't keep the roof of it flat.

    The interior is pretty good, but try to make the roof and the walls a little bit more detailed rather than keeping it straight stone brick.

    I know you said that you intended it to be a square shape, but maybe try changing it up a little. Add something to break up the shape just a little bit. You'll still be able to keep the monstrous feel you're going for.

    Don't be afraid to take advice from people, or to draw inspiration from them. Try out different things, and see what you like best. You never know what could make your build much better unless you try it. Someone who I take a lot of inspiration from is Jeracraft. He's a youtuber who's fairly good at building larger and more fantasy styled builds.

    Here's an example of a build that I did for a spawn (Never got used) that's very similar to this build. When I saw this, it instantly came to mind. It's a general idea of what this could possibly end up looking like, and in my opinion this is one of the best things I've ever made in my 4 years of being a builder:
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    Anyways good luck on your build. Like I said, it isn't too bad right now, but I don't think it's the best it can be. Not trying to be rude in any way either, just giving my honest input and criticism.
     
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    omg its so great
    i dunt even know decorate a house right
     
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    So cool ;3
     
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    Thank you for your honesty! I REALLY appreciate it! I have switched up quite a bit in the last few days actually. I changed the side design, as it wasn't ever a permanent thing. I agree that it was WAY too repetitive! The pillars have been switched up a bit, too. As for the roof, it is actually completed now (As is much of the tower interior), though I'm still editing some stuff. The only thing I probably won't be able to fix is the shape of the build. However, I will learn from this for next time.

    Again, thanks for your honesty. I am much more proud of how it has turned out since starting this thread!
     
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