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Akumu - The Dream Consumer

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D E N Z A R O U & E C H T O
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AKUMU - THE DREAM CONSUMER



You are in the middle of nowhere, you just walked past a valley of blood hills. You haven’t encountered any living species around you. A strong iron scent exudes from the plants, like if they were pumping blood from the ground.

There is a gateway in front of you, the orange coating of the rocks peels off and dissolves as it gets blown by the hot wind.

You are in the vast lands, everything feels hostile and leaves you in confusion. Now you have crossed the gateway, the wind pushes you to the center of the clearing. Your sight is being tricked, now you see on both sides like if it were the reflection of the other. You hear a whispering voice, a giant face comes out of the darkness. His dreadful arms grab you. Your breath stops. The night rises.





Concept and explanation
The idea behind this creation is to incarnate the cycle of time through a personification of a divinity. Also one of the main themes that I wanted to explore is the bipolarity. Here are few examples you can find in the build :
Sun/Moon
Red/Green
Orange temple/Blue temple


Movement and transformation were also another aspect that we wanted to try to incorporate. There is also a reference to time travelling in the build, can you find it?
Sidenote : Akumu means nightmare in japanese.


Technical aspect
Probably the biggest difference in the execution lies in the fact that blocks aren’t always placed to define the material itself. The process was rather much more instinctive and captures a few similarities with painting techniques. Juxtaposition of different layers, blurring techniques, etc.. So in a way, the overall shaping was very influenced by the colours and textures we wanted to give to the components. You will notice a very sharp jungle and vegetation as opposed to a more fluid and smooth organic.

For the colouring and lighting adjustment, the main trick was to balance terrain with the center piece of this project. Red and green are often two colours that Denzarou likes to match together, they blend very well with dark brown as transition colour.

In the composition aspect we have a few points of symmetry to counterbalance the disorder and the complexity of the shapes and different assets.




This build is dedicated to: Lindblumen & Schnogot

Inspiration board:
Music: Herbst9, Troum, Yen Pox
Artists: Beksinski

Tools used: World Edit, Voxel Sniper.
For more info about the techniques used in this project click here.
Organic: Denzarou & Echto
Terrain, Structures & Environment: Denzarou



We hope you enjoyed it, feel free to leave a comment for feedback or any questions!

Progress: 100% Complete
Tags:Akumu, Nightmare, God, Mythical, Myth, Fiction, Fantasy, Organic, Dream, Bipolar, Time, Consumer, Surrealism, Experimental, Horror, Divinity, 3D Art
Credit:Echto, Joebricksy, Crankerman, Lindblumen, Rastamole, Photoze. Ustin_Jay

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  • Lindblumen
  • Level 39
  • Artisan Poro
  • October 3, 2016, 12:08 pm
i forgot to formally thank you here on pmc bruv, i appericiate this => miss the minecraft days
  • Versia-Chan
  • Level 26
  • Expert Princess
  • September 3, 2016, 6:59 am
wew boi!
  • StevenWay
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Steve
  • August 19, 2016, 11:31 am
This creation is epic A.F.
  • ChickenMac7
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Taco
  • August 19, 2016, 2:42 am
Unbelievable. Amazing how much better builds have gotten over the years. Who would've thought back in 2011, that people would make things like this, and at such a large scale. Excellent job.
Hi Denzarou! I'm an editor of China.
I've found your new project [h1]Akumu - The Dream Consumer[/h1] It's really a nice job.
Therefore I'm here to ask if I could repost your project to our website MCBBS:http://www.mcbbs.net/forum.php.
However, due to the fact that our country has blocked a lot of foreign websites.
So could you allow us create a new Chinese downlink.
I will list your name and the original website clearly.
(Diamond for you :D)
  • babbajagga
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • August 17, 2016, 1:24 pm
limits of minecraft...

...w8... there are no limits!
  • Bienyyy
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Cake
  • August 17, 2016, 11:32 am
Amazing work you did there.
I am madly in love with the color scheme you guys used
  • idlechild
  • Level 25
  • Expert Princess
  • August 17, 2016, 10:26 am
Wonderful project you two : )
  • MrRedPancake
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Prince
  • August 17, 2016, 10:11 am
Looks REALLY good
.. Great job
  • dan27
  • Contest Judge
  • Level 33
  • Artisan Taco
  • August 17, 2016, 9:13 am
Fantastic :O
  • O K A
  • Level 29
  • Expert Sailor
  • August 17, 2016, 6:54 am
..💘..
  • Boorizz
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Architect
  • August 17, 2016, 5:08 am
I love it, very nice !
  • bowbuilder
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Blacksmith
  • August 17, 2016, 2:34 am
woah
  • Lepidus_
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Artist
  • August 16, 2016, 2:33 pm
You never fail to impress! Keep kicking butt and taking names!
  • Eelitt
  • Level 26
  • Expert Lego Builder
  • August 16, 2016, 2:13 pm
nice project :)
  • Schnogot
  • Level 63
  • High Grandmaster Musician
  • August 16, 2016, 1:54 pm
...
  • EonlI
  • Level 40
  • Master Artist
  • August 16, 2016, 1:50 pm
This is the best thing.. is perfect. I don't know what to say...
  • Elo
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Artist
  • August 16, 2016, 1:15 pm
wow... this is insane.
  • TayKroZz
  • Level 25
  • Expert Lego Builder
  • August 16, 2016, 12:53 pm
Amazing !
Fantastic build Marceau, very unorthodox :)
  • Barbarian
  • Level 48
  • Master Sweetheart
  • August 16, 2016, 12:19 pm
This is pretty amazing as always, Marc!
  • fleixe
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Network
  • August 16, 2016, 12:12 pm
gg
  • HebaraMC
  • Level 16
  • Journeyman Mountaineer
  • August 16, 2016, 12:01 pm
GG , my congratz for this map, an awesome work!
  • Joebricksy
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • August 16, 2016, 11:59 am
Lovely!
  • Jossieboy
  • Level 43
  • Master Mlem Mlem Bat
  • August 16, 2016, 11:54 am
Damn... that is incredible!
Wonderfully executed, once again beyond impressive! :)
  • CrankerMan
  • Level 40
  • Master Architect
  • August 16, 2016, 11:51 am
:)
  • MrBatou
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Artist
  • August 16, 2016, 11:50 am
nice ! :D
  • BlockWorks
  • Level 69
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • August 16, 2016, 11:48 am
amazing work as always :)

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