A curious #fantasy #sketch by Edwin Rhemrev (@rhemrev) of a cozy looking house on top of a hill. At first I thought it a forest cottage, set deep within the woods, but this seems to be a bit upgraded given the hearty stone foundation, elaborate entry staircase, lightning rod, and metal chimney. Sure the chimney flue seems to need some “realigning” and there is an outhouse, but the owner (or at least the person that constructed the house) appears to be fairly well off from a monetary point of view… that, or they have the magical means to coax the building materials to “fall in line” and construct themselves. The house also definitely extends beneath that hill an indeterminate distance, so I imagine this house is much larger than we may be lead to believe from this view.
Whoever it is that lives here, it does seem that they wanted to be able to see a great distance around their house. The building was constructed (or perhaps magically fabricated) on top of a hill and there is a second floor with a window. It looks like the opposite side of the house has a much larger exposure, like it faces a steep drop off and everything from the top floor to the floor beneath the floor that you enter into on the viewer’s side (the side with the steps) can see off into the distance so that the inhabitants know who might be approaching. Very clever.
I really enjoy the design of the house and the surrounding environment. If you like this, too, I would recommend heading over the Edwin’s page to check out the timelapse video of him sketching this up. I feel it’s even more impressive to see how Edwin can craft such details with just the flick of his pen—it may also be a bit educational for aspiring artists to see how Edwin crafts his scenes and environments. Great piece, Edwin!
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