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Ykssarvik by kalaadrius
Ykssarvik
Pealkiri: Ükssarvik
Title: Unicorn

An unicorn resting after hard day's work.
References: pose of the horse is mostly from fav.me/d3ghk2j ; the background is inspired from a background that appeared in an old computer game "Dragonheart: fire and steel" ;

Comments & constructive critique welcome!
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Tartu piiskopilinnus ver 0.5 by kalaadrius
Tartu piiskopilinnus ver 0.5
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Pealkiri: Tartu piiskopilinnus / piiskopiloss
Title: Bishop's castle of Tartu (Dorpat)
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My first attempt on reconstruction of the medieval bishop's castle of Tartu. This is probably inaccurate, both in terms of scale and measure, and also in terms of historical accuracy (types of buildings etc.); however, accurate reconstruction is also difficult because the castle has not preserved until today, and there is limited information available on its appearance.

The castle was probably built around 1230, on the site of Estonian wooden fortress. It became the residence of the Prince-Bishop of Tartu (Dorpat), who governed a large part of today's South-Eastern Estonia. The medieval castle was damaged in The Livonian War (1558–1583) and destroyed in The Great Northern War (1700–1721).

There are very few sources describing or illustrating how the castle looked like in the medieval times; most of the information comes from later time periods. Probably the best overview of the castle can be obtained from a wooden model of Tartu town fortifications (from 1686), which is currently hiding somewhere in The Swedish Army Museum. This picture does not follow the wooden model very closely, because I discovered close-up photos of the wooden model only after this picture was almost finished.

A lot of questions remain open, including:
** The color of the castle. In the wooden model, both city walls and castle walls are painted red, which suggests that most of the fortifications might have been constructed from red-bricks. However, a small snippet of remaining town wall and historical research suggests that stone, limestone and bricks were combined in construction of the town wall (and probably also in construction of the castle);
** Was there a church in the castle? Some historic illustrations suggest that there could have been a church with two high towers ( e.g.  www.medievalists.net/wp-conten… );
** Size and appearence of the castle's towers. Current towers are mostly inspired by illustrations in Osprey military history books, and also a little bit by towers of Turaida castle;
** Surroundings of the castle. How close were town's buildings to the castle? Was there a suburban area next to the castle?
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Happy holidays to everyone!

As my premium membership is ending soon, it's time to wrap it up and make one last art feature. This feature does not have very specific focus, rather it contains works from different subcategories that I have been interested in.

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Fantasy / Characters


  sword of power by studiotou Troll fight by tmza I See You by aonodori

  gothic for a day by GoblinHood Townsfolk conceptart by Polymental69



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Fantasy / Landscapes and scenery


    "Our Deity's Shrine" by Gpozz The Sacred Tree - Speedpaint by zilekondic

   A Messenger by mreach  Hexentreffen by amiroteia Profcat virgin tower by CeyhunSen

   Green Stream by Howi3



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Fantasy / Dark scenery


  Blowing the Horn 2 by callmevargo Haunted sawmill by Zoriy Journey to Tuonela III by tuomaskoivurinne :thumb273656379:



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Figures and Pin-ups
  

  Girl sitted on her knees by arteactive figure sleeping by EphemeralGaze Take a look by SabrinaDeets Earth 5 by zombat Squibbit's Pirate Girl by StMan



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Conceptual
  

  great migration by Rats-in-the-van
  • Mood: Artistic

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Siim Orasmaa
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Varzival Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Merci pour le fav encore une fois!!
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agartaa Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
thank you for the fav :)
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kalaadrius Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
You're welcome :) It's wonderful work and "Ronia the Robber's Daughter" is a great topic - I wish there could be more works on it.
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcuteheartz: thank you very much for your support :tighthug:
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TheDarkenedBride Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
:iconrainbowsqueeplz: I'm getting together the next issue of my „friends features“, if you'd like to take part in it feel free to note me with 3 thumbcodes of your works, then pick a friend of yours and send me 3 of their works too :handshake: the feature will be released in the upcoming weeks, I'll note you with the link when it's done :salute:
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ElindielForestStar Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Extremely beautiful gallery!
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blackmoonrose13 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I colored a line art of yours I would love an opinion [link]
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Diamonx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Sorry for bothering,
I want to buy art from others, but sadly I can't buy points cuz nobody lets me open my bank account. >.<
So, just asking, maybe you have some extra points to share..
Please don't be mad for asking. :(
Thank you.
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kalaadrius Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
I ain't mad, just suprised. I can give you, but only few.
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Diamonx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thank you really much! ^^
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SuperNinjaKitty Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Thhanks for the Llama!
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Destro2k Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
featured [link] :huggle:
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kalaadrius Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Thank you :)
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Destro2k Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very welcome :)
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IlmarinenKowal Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Thanks for comment :D
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kalaadrius Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Welcome :)
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deshrubber Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has been featured in the new Forum Features article!
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kalaadrius Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Many thanks!!
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:salute:
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GARV23 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Hey thanks!!!
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