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A Home for My Family

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Contest Finalist! This Project is in the Desert Detour - Solo Project Contest contest, now Complete!
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Chimalus
Level 33 : Artisan Artist
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Little Spirit, take the last of the water.

What will you drink?

I will drink the sun.

Can you even do that?

Can you do that, Mom?

Yes.

The water's gone. Now what are we going to do?

Fly to the savannah. Pluck thistles and bring them back. Build a nest. Find a mate. Raise a family like you wanted.

Will you be here when I get back?

Yes.

Ok.

Mom? I'm back. I brought...

Mom, why are you grey? Why won't you move?

Are you playing statue again?

Mom?







That is only the end of the story. The beginning and middle I leave to you. I hope you enjoy my entry to Planet Minecraft's Desert Detour Contest. I set out to sculpt something truly desert themed; something that captured the desolation, decay, and flickers of hope we experience while living in a near-lifeless place. But more specifically I wanted to sculpt something about moving on from death. I saw quite a few other entries that I felt captured the spirit of the desert in their own way. It's been fun seeing what my fellow builders come up with.

Thanks to everyone for making this a fun community event and thanks to PMC for so loyally hosting these past years. Thanks to BlockWorks for being the coolest group of builders I could have hoped to join. Thank you all for shaping this chapter of my life.

Thanks to s0me_m0nkey for the solid renders (also patience as my brain tied itself in knots) and to tickandtock for advice on wind, rust, the absence of sunbeams, and why it's ok to build something that isn't grand.

Lastly, sorry for any problems in the cinematic. It's my first. I hope to get shaders and some other things working for the next. But I did have fun with the long single-shot glide using PixelCam. Easily the best rollercoaster mod of all time. Err, camera. Camera mod.




Progress: 100% Complete
Tags:Minecraft, Sculpture, Organic, Desert, 3D Art

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  • Ustin_Jay
  • Level 25
  • Expert Architect
  • May 1, 2016, 11:56 pm
a bit late chimmy, but this is one of my favorite organics by far :')
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • May 2, 2016, 9:52 am
It got 13th place because of you! xD <3
  • zeus127
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • March 30, 2016, 5:12 pm
Very nice :>
  • GrayRemnant
  • Level 55
  • Grandmaster Senpai
  • March 21, 2016, 4:18 pm
Simply stunning! Good luck with the contest! :)
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 23, 2016, 2:25 pm
Thanks. <3 You too, friend.
  • Mooks
  • Level 26
  • Expert Demolitionist
  • March 20, 2016, 4:21 am
wow.
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 21, 2016, 11:00 am
.wow
  • Daslet
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • March 19, 2016, 10:20 pm
Gucci
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 21, 2016, 11:00 am
no u <3
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 19, 2016, 6:45 pm
I'm so amazed by the support and positive feelings you guys have given this project. Much love to you all.
  • Plutouthere
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Crafter
  • March 19, 2016, 12:47 pm
bru... that story doe.. tearing up and shit over here.. ;-; gg
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 19, 2016, 6:40 pm
*hug* <3 ;_;
  • Tickandtock
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • March 19, 2016, 9:07 am
We all knew we could expect something so meaningful from you. It's like I can feel nature while soaring through any one of your builds, this one especially.
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 19, 2016, 6:40 pm
Tickay, thank you for your beautiful soul.
  • Drayman
  • Level 42
  • Master Wolf Whisperer
  • March 18, 2016, 12:18 pm
I really enjoy the story with the map, nice job!
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 19, 2016, 6:39 pm
Thank you, Drayman. <3
  • eagoy
  • Level 44
  • Master Lava Rider
  • March 18, 2016, 10:48 am
A beautiful build and a touching story.

Well done and good luck in the contest fellow contestant.
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 18, 2016, 11:07 am
Thank you for enjoying the story. Good luck to you too, eagoy.
  • TrebleT_
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 18, 2016, 8:58 am
The story is so sad. ;-;

its a beautiful build though.
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 18, 2016, 11:08 am
Thank you. I cried many times. ;_;
Holy damn, this is awesome.
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 18, 2016, 11:09 am
Thank ya!
  • DivineMedicus
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • March 18, 2016, 8:21 am
I love this build. It kind of reminds me of root from Guardians of the galaxy :3
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 18, 2016, 8:47 am
There are nearly as many takes on tree-people as there are trees. :) Thank you, Medi.
  • Grimbart
  • Level 14
  • Journeyman Architect
  • March 18, 2016, 6:39 am
Very impressive! Good luck :D
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 18, 2016, 8:47 am
Thank you, Grim!
  • MangyFox
  • Level 40
  • Master Fox
  • March 18, 2016, 1:52 am
Very nice ^^
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 18, 2016, 8:47 am
Thank you, teammate.
  • SilentNoises
  • Level 43
  • Master Architect
  • March 17, 2016, 8:03 pm
smooth af.
Good luck! :)
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 18, 2016, 8:48 am
Well... How smooth is it really? Haha.
  • Cis
  • Level 24
  • Expert Architect
  • March 17, 2016, 4:31 pm
Great stuff Chim, good luck!
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 6:35 pm
Good to hear from you, Demonbae. Thanks for the boost.
Go chimmy poo -luv neon
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 3:40 pm
incredible
  • Olympus16
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • March 17, 2016, 2:59 pm
Lovely!!!
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 3:40 pm
NO U!!! <3
Lovely work Chim, as always!
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 3:40 pm
Thank you, strong ally.
:')
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 1:54 pm
(':
  • Pang
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • March 17, 2016, 1:44 pm
Very unique piece, truly inspiring :)
I love your ability to add life/character to an organic, I have a lot to learn!
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 1:46 pm
Life and character... Thank you. *hug* I still must learn.
  • Pang
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Architect
  • March 17, 2016, 1:44 pm
Forgot to add but best of luck with the contest! :-)
  • bleangamer
  • Level 24
  • Expert Pixel Painter
  • March 17, 2016, 1:39 pm
Rip Mom. ;_;
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 1:42 pm
a cri is within us
  • Moustafa74
  • Level 43
  • Master Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 1:31 pm
I really like your entry bro ! good luck :)
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 1:36 pm
Thank you so much. *hug*
  • LukasGraham
  • Level 20
  • Expert Unicorn
  • March 17, 2016, 1:26 pm
Wow, just wow. This is one of the most most, if not the most, beautifully done organic entries I have seen for the contest! You will definitely go far in the competition!
  • Chimalus
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • March 17, 2016, 1:37 pm
I am inflated. Do not let me get too inflated! *balloons up into the stratosphere*
  • LukasGraham
  • Level 20
  • Expert Unicorn
  • March 17, 2016, 1:55 pm
Come back! You need to be down here when you win!

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