Gilan Artist App

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Gilan

Yellow Flower Puncher
Commoner
Apr 19, 2018
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15
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Languages
English, some German
#1
Artist Application

Date- I joined July 31st, 2016
.Jobs-
  • MoriaWalls2 with QuantaCube -made Walls for Farms in Moria
  • MoriaRoads1 with QuantCube -made Roads Around the Walls in Moria
  • Streams4 with barteldvn -made streams to a river in Belfalas
  • MoriaRoads2 with QuantCube (but really Slowlex) -finished the Roads in a part of Moria
  • House in Moria with NicTheFifth
  • Osgilaith_Veg0 with barteldvn
  • Another House in Moria with NicTheFifth
  • JONABOI with Jonatanknalle -farms in village
  • digriver with Eriol_Eandur -digging river from mordor
  • PimpVillage with Henry_Oakenshade -editing puke looking houses in rohan
  • DA!! with Ober and more
  • Timelapse_2 with TotiGonzales
  • Osgo plot with Ober
  • ForemanTrialJob (moria) with Jon
Theme Build
  • Marketplace at 1500, 33200
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My Other Build- In Freebuild- ElvenWall at 300, -1050
ElvenWall2.png


My Interests-
My Favorite style of building is Medieval/Fantasy. I love them because you get to add detail and can make any shape you want even if it’s not possible. Also, I like terraforming, though I’m not that good at it. I love that you can change the shape of the land and make new possibilities for building.

My Motivation-
I came on this server not because I really love lotr, (I do though) but because I saw what huge projects you guys were working on. I wanted to build with people not against them (I used to do a lot of build battle). I joined and I saw how people greeted me, and helped me when I needed it. I saw even Staff members high up would come to look at a Adventures Horrible Theme build and give them advice. I also saw how early on you could help the server, I was only an Adventurer and I helped build walls and roads in Moria and streams in Gonder. Plus, how quickly you could get up to Commoner and be able to do freebuild.

P.S- I will try to answer questions/suggestions asap but once the school year starts ( Aug, 25th) I might take a little longer to answer.
 
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Merluin

Hardcore MCME-er
Commoner
Jul 23, 2017
338
457
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17
Eastern-Flanders, Belgium
Languages
Dutch, French and English
#2
Artist Application

Date- I joined July 31st, 2016
.Jobs-
  • MoriaWalls2 with QuantaCube -made Walls for Farms in Moria
  • MoriaRoads1 with QuantCube -made Roads Around the Walls in Moria
  • Streams4 with barteldvn -made streams to a river in Belfalas
  • MoriaRoads2 with QuantCube (but really Slowlex) -finished the Roads in a part of Moria
Theme Build
My Other Build- In Freebuild- ElvenWall at 300, -1050
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My Interests-
My Favorite style of the building is Medieval/Fantasy. I love them because you get to add detail and can make any shape you want even if it’s not possible. Also, I like terraforming, though I’m not that good at it. I love that you can change the shape of the land and make new possibilities for building.

My Motivation-
I came on this server not because I really love a lot, (I do though) but because I saw what huge projects you guys were working on. I wanted to build with people not against them (I used to do a lot of build battle). I joined and I saw how people greeted me and helped me when I needed it. I saw even Staff members high up would come to look at an Adventures Horrible Theme build and give them advice. I also saw how early on you could help the server, I was only an Adventurer and I helped build walls and roads in Moria and streams in Gonder. Plus, how quickly you could get up to Commoner and be able to do freebuild.

P.S- I will try to answer questions/suggestions asap but once the school year starts ( Aug, 25th) I might take a little longer to answer.
Hey Gilan,

Thanks for applying for the Artist rank. The fact that you have participated in some jobs shows that you want to contribute to the server. However, let me leave some comments on them and your builds:

  1. As said, the jobs you did are a contribution to the server, but they are rather basic and not really on a level required for Artists. You might want to check up with @NicTheFifth to help with some 'upgrade' jobs.
  2. The market theme build is rather small and doesn't really feel lived and cosy, you only used 1 single block for the road making it kinda flat and not really interesting. Lastly, the statue looks very blocky and flat.
  3. I have never seen such a wall design before (which is not specifically a bad thing). The overhang at the top is not very realistic, make it stick out less. The watchtower is flat, try to add more depth, also make it distinguish it more from the wall. The roof of the tower sits right on top of the tower, which kills the point of the tower really because there is no place to look or shoot through.
I hope you will take these comments into account for your future builds and would like to see some more. Furthermore, I wish you good luck with your application.

- Merl
 

Gilan

Yellow Flower Puncher
Commoner
Apr 19, 2018
27
15
23
19
Languages
English, some German
#3
Thanks Merl, I will ask Nic about the jobs when he is on and I'll work on the road. I think I might change my statue into a fountain. For the watch tower I will add windows/raise roof + depth and shrink the top of the wall.
 

Gilan

Yellow Flower Puncher
Commoner
Apr 19, 2018
27
15
23
19
Languages
English, some German
#4
Also I will being doing the next theme which is most likely going to be Carn Dûm.
 

BWOT

Head Builder
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#5
Are you still interested in pursuing this rank?
 

Gilan

Yellow Flower Puncher
Commoner
Apr 19, 2018
27
15
23
19
Languages
English, some German
#6
Yes im am trying to do Upgrade jobs to add to my app, i abandoned Carn Dum but I will try to do another theme.
 

BWOT

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#7
Awesome, thank for replying, in the future though: to this even if its nothing new, just helps us know you are still interested

UPDATE
Currently working on my style and general building skills for artist by doing jobs and helping out in the community, will update again next week and will hopefully get another themebuild done. :D
 

Gilan

Yellow Flower Puncher
Commoner
Apr 19, 2018
27
15
23
19
Languages
English, some German
#9
UPDATE
Building in theme/freebuild, working on completing jobs and improving style and techniques.

(built one of my first ever good looking trees) Also working on Brandywine theme. (going to change bridge to stone soon)
 

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Gilan

Yellow Flower Puncher
Commoner
Apr 19, 2018
27
15
23
19
Languages
English, some German
#10
UPDATE
Building in theme/freebuild, working on jobs and improving style and techniques
(
Built a moria mural and added two jobs to list above)
MoriaMountianSunsetMural.png
 

Gilan

Yellow Flower Puncher
Commoner
Apr 19, 2018
27
15
23
19
Languages
English, some German
#11
UPDATE
Added osgo plot and I am working on the Droog Kingdom with many other people.
 

xXThe12thXx

Artist
Artist
Jun 13, 2018
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#12
I don't know if I am allowed to give tips as commoner, but I will do so. With the blacksmith house I would add some vegatation around it to make it look nicer, and show some images of its interior. Also with the field in the brandywine bridge tb i would add different growth stages of the wheat. Back to the blacksmith house, the entrance with the stair is to thin in my opinion and doesn't look nice or realistic. Also, the type of wood logs you used on the house looks to dark and out of place, maybe you could get some to copy paste the house and try it with a few different log types. Hope you will take thes comments into consideration!
~12
 

Gilan

Yellow Flower Puncher
Commoner
Apr 19, 2018
27
15
23
19
Languages
English, some German
#13
Thanks 12 :)
 

BWOT

Head Builder
Staff member
Head Designer
Designer
Donor
Jul 31, 2016
1,071
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U.S.A. , NYC
Languages
English, German, French
#14
I really recommend you working with a Lead Builder or experienced builder, if you want I can set up the channels we give to watchlist and work with you more personally. Your overall skill still needs some work.

- I think using real-life inspiration and images would aid in your building, I know you tried to build your house, but I mean more medieval style :p
- I would really look around Belfalas and Dol Amroth and see the way we build our houses, it will help in your structure

Good luck and hope to see you in purple soon enough!
 

Gilan

Yellow Flower Puncher
Commoner
Apr 19, 2018
27
15
23
19
Languages
English, some German
#15
Thanks BWOT, I will message you when I want to do that. I will work on my skills and take a trip around Befalas. Sorry I got to you late, I'm getting a new computer and wasn't able to check that easily.