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avatar Drawly
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
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Shapes and Lines


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Space and Lighting


Patterns and Repetition


Effort and Planning


Depth and Symbols


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NEVER EVER EVER overuse things, this is the worst thing (at least in my opinion) you can do. It makes things look ugly, messy and chaotic. SO DONo T!

Anything I forgot? Anything you want added (pictures maybe)? More explanation? Comment it !

Reader's Tips:
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Updates coming:
- Pictures for visual demonstration.
- Material-color combinations.
- Diagonal lines.

- Reader's tips (constantly updating)
- Building styles
- Symmetry/Assymetry
- Elements

- Planning update


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Creditspecial thanks to lentebriesje, for learning me some of this.
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Update #1 : 04/17/2013 11:02:07 amApr 17th, 2013

Added:
planning update
visual demonstrations
diagonal lines
reader's tips section

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08/08/2013 7:15 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
calushonator
Awesome guide too, I recently took the time to read though it and you covered a very big area.
Thing's I would add to the guide are: terra-forming (like i mentioned), using tools (i.e World Edit, VoxelSniper, World Painter, etc), and maybe presentation (like how to show off your build etc, although this might not have much to do with building, lol)
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08/09/2013 4:11 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
Thx for doing this. Awesome and helpful comment. Ill see what i put in or not when i get home from my holiday
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08/08/2013 7:09 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
calushonator
Perhaps include a part about Terra-forming? Or adhering your build to the environment or making the environment adhere to your build? Perhaps this is more for Advanced builders than beginner builders, don't know if you will make something like this for more advanced builders or not.
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07/13/2013 2:45 am
Level 1 : New Miner
inkybinky3
Good tutorial, but I don't have the patience to build much :(
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07/12/2013 3:52 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Mountaineer
Abycia
Thats a really good tutorial. Ima show this to people!
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07/12/2013 4:32 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
thanks :)
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04/19/2013 6:21 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Explorer
wood_elf
:D
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04/17/2013 6:26 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Explorer
JaqGomez
Nicee. :]
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04/17/2013 6:09 pm
Level 24 : Expert Pirate
BillDeMong
I don't believe there are words to describe how i needed this other than "SHUT UP AND TAKE THESE DIAMONDS!"LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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04/17/2013 6:13 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
wow, thanks? xD haha
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04/17/2013 4:56 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Chef
quitefrank_ly
Just a humble tip, try putting segments into spoilers. With a short summary above it so people dont have to scroll down so far. ;)

-VoV
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04/17/2013 6:39 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
i think i got it, if this is that u meant xD i still have to do the summaries tho :)
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04/18/2013 4:14 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Chef
quitefrank_ly
Hehe yea, looks good already
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04/17/2013 5:21 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
oh, idk how to do that... good idea.. ill try that once i figure out how.

thank you:)
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04/17/2013 12:50 pm
Level 27 : Expert Artist
Vyxept
Smart, a good read, and true. Nice work :D
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04/16/2013 10:10 pm
Level 22 : Expert Spelunker
[Namelesse]
I personally love building, and I think this blog does a good job of putting down the basics of building to people who want to begin building :D I'm glad to see someone with enthusiasm about building that is helping other people learn to build, good job.
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04/17/2013 2:12 am
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
Thanks! :)
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04/16/2013 6:05 pm
Level 48 : Master Architect
Snackman
As a starter for basic principles and ideas this has been done quite well. I think I would have wanted to see more on planning, particularly on larger builds as the idea overusing something changes somewhat about how you approach it. I liked your explanation of colours and textures, nice work!
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04/17/2013 2:11 am
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
Ill try writing somethin about planning for those who cant do without a planning.
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04/17/2013 7:58 am
Level 48 : Master Architect
Snackman
I just think you underplayed it a little but it it's your show ;)
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04/16/2013 9:00 am
Level 55 : Grandmaster Terraformer
Ivain
An extremely good tutorial. A large part of this I knew naturally, but a lot of it I didn't know. now I know what to look for if my instincts tell me something is wrong with the overall build.

I think this will become very helpful in future builds, especially when I take the time.

Thanks A LOT for this tutorial.
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04/16/2013 9:51 am
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
great :D show me what u built when its finished :D
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04/16/2013 8:08 am
Level 33 : Artisan Architect
ronn55555
Very very nice. Thank you for this. I always had problems with colours :)
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04/16/2013 8:49 am
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
np ! :D
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04/15/2013 6:14 pm
Level 22 : Expert Unicorn
brawley12
couldn't explain it any better and thanks for bringing me back to art class xD
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04/15/2013 3:48 pm
Level 23 : Expert Taco
thelucmann
Dude i think you have just a little too much free time =)

but i realy like this post im sure it will help alot of people KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! diamond too you!
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04/15/2013 7:18 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Chef
quitefrank_ly
Nicely explained!

Color Theory & Insight of shapes/patterns/space is a must!
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04/15/2013 7:13 am
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Caveman
Ragnur Le Barbare
Nicely written and informative :)

However, I personally plan my builds for much longer before starting them, though it might be not adapted for small and medium-sized projects :p, so I guess it depends on the size of what you're building, and your experience as a builder.
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08/08/2013 7:12 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Architect
calushonator
I agree with Drawly, it all depends on the type of builder. For me I just have a picture in my head (or on the rare case a picture on my computer) that inspires me, and I complete that picture and then continue to add on it.
I dont really sketch anything out, I just build to whats fresh on my mind, and if it goes away, I move on to another section of the build. Eventually everything comes back to me or I think of a better way of completing the sections.
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04/15/2013 8:58 am
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
yeah, i think it truely depends on the builder, what he or she is capable of. You should just try it once, see how it works out ;)

thanx :)
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04/14/2013 7:54 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Princess
beefmasta
I have some recommendations for some parts to add. First off, have a tutorial on the 3 types of buildings you can make in Minecraft: Classical, Modernistic, and Experimental. Second, have a "commenters' tips" section where good tips that have been submitted in the comments can be displayed. That way, you can interact with the people who read this, get good advice in return for your work, and show through regular updates that you're still working on this. Third, have some more elaboration on color schemes, like monochrome, and all the fun brown colors that you can use in the game.

Other than that, this looks pretty good, stan. Stay classy!
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04/16/2013 10:13 pm
Level 22 : Expert Spelunker
[Namelesse]
I'd have to disagree with you on the fact that there are only three types of buildings, as there are practically infinite styles you can approach. You can also take two styles and mash them together to create a new style, such as Lynchyinc did with his "Steamshire" style.
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04/15/2013 8:56 am
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
will do !
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04/14/2013 7:16 pm
Level 2 : Apprentice Crafter
Rubikz
Holy crap. You changed the way I will build things. @_@
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04/14/2013 7:38 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
thx a lot. I'd like to see your results!
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04/14/2013 6:30 pm
Level 39 : Artisan Fox
A360P
Lovely guide ^_^
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04/14/2013 6:32 pm
Level 37 : Artisan Architect
Drawly
thx man :D
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