I'm alive! After an entire year of working on this, I have completed my largest creation to date.
About this creation
The Gulvarian Sea is dotted with numerous archipelagos once home to an ancient and mysterious people. It is on the remains of one of their structures that the esteemed astronomer and former explorer Elwys had his observatory constructed.
The bottom-most portion of the tower is what remains from the ancient people that once inhabited this island, including an eye-like icon directly above the doorway.
The landscape and shore surrounding the tower.
Here is the observatory portion of the tower.
The side of the observatory.
The rear of the tower, showing the balcony and Elwys within, looking through his telescope (presumably at birds or such considering the time of day).
Within the observatory. Elwys has a range of books on astronomy and other topics on his shelf, above which is a shield given to him by an old friend.
The middle portion of the tower, with a ladder to the observatory, lantern and holder, and the stairs to the bottom.
And finally, Elwys standing in the doorway of his tower.
Gorgeous stone work and beautifully subtle. Love the arch work over the door, clever technique to get the angles looking right. The landscape is top notch with the sand and the ledge where the sea takes it's pay. Excellent!