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Princess Zabiyah - Sketchfab Mystery Contest

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avatar Udvio
Level 48 : Master Artist
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Hello everyone!
Today I present to you my entry for the Sketchfab Minecraft Mystery contest.



Princess Zabiyah


Plot: Who killed princess Zabiyah?
Find out with the annotations on the Sketchfab model or download the map to find all hints!


Concept Explanation: The scene takes place in a context of political & economic tensions in the ancient middle east. The main inspiration for this fictive world comes from the “Orientalism” art current. It witnessed the fascination in the Occidental world for the Arabic countries’ culture through paintings and novels during the XIXth Century. Today I salute the masters of the Orientalism and present a more fantasy twisted interpretation of the theme.




Technical Aspect
Challenging Minecraft builds in another XXL build was something I always wanted to do again. The theme is much more grounded/realistic than my previous science fiction or fantasy projects.
The Sketchfab contest was a good occasion to explore crime/mystery themes throughout different types of arts.
Most of the studies went into the patterns used in Middle-East. I consider design research as one of the essential steps in the making process. Finding inspiration from various sources and interpreting, modifying them was a very inspirational thing to do.
Tools used: World Edit, Voxel Sniper.









Inspiration Board
Paintings: Orientalism
Music: Vangelis, Muslimgauze
Movies: Ridley Scott














Credit
Thanks to Blockworks for hosting and sharing feedback.
To Dennisbuilds for his great cinematic.
To Crankerman, Joebricksy and Koala for the GIFS & renders.

Bonus & Facts
It is also my last project under the monicker Denzarou.
Building Progress shots: http://imgur.com/a/xQ007
Koala renders: http://imgur.com/a/0AYdt


How did the Princess Zabiyah die? Post a comment below if you think you found the answer!

Hope you enjoyed it, feel free to leave a comment for feedback or any questions!
CreditCrankerman, Joebricksy, Dennisbuilds, Splekh
Progress100% complete
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So who did it? XD I think she commited suicide tho
  • Aequotis
  • Contest Judge
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Vampire
  • October 26, 2016, 10:11 am
[Very awesome when viewed in person wink]
  • EonlI
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • October 26, 2016, 10:36 am
meme boi
  • Aequotis
  • Contest Judge
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Vampire
  • October 26, 2016, 10:09 am
Ily
  • Dezd
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Artist
  • October 25, 2016, 7:12 pm
Toujours aussi impressionnant :)
  • Knuckles527
  • Level 45
  • Master Enderdragon
  • October 25, 2016, 10:45 am
Truly magnificent and original. A breath of fresh air for Minecraft projects :D
awesome!
  • LukasGraham
  • Level 23
  • Expert Unicorn
  • October 24, 2016, 8:57 am
mysteriously dank
  • Elysiumfire
  • Level 62
  • High Grandmaster Technomancer
  • October 24, 2016, 6:09 am
Nice ! :D
  • Norzeteus
  • Level 67
  • High Grandmaster Architect
  • October 23, 2016, 11:04 pm
Very impressive, dia 4 you!
  • Necrosys
  • Level 53
  • Grandmaster Architect
  • October 23, 2016, 5:48 pm
Atmosphere on fleek ;)
  • Jeann
  • Level 1
  • New Network
  • October 23, 2016, 4:31 pm
So lovely and great, WAIT! awesome!
  • Schnogot
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Musician
  • October 23, 2016, 1:29 pm
Majestueux :o
  • Udvio
  • Level 48
  • Master Artist
  • October 23, 2016, 1:37 pm
Tout comme ton dernier projet! :)
  • Ellie
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 29
  • Expert Artist
  • October 23, 2016, 12:45 pm
This is just beautiful
  • EnrazeGames
  • Level 47
  • Master Architect
  • October 23, 2016, 10:47 am
So impressive!
awesome
What texture pack was used for this?
  • Udvio
  • Level 48
  • Master Artist
  • October 23, 2016, 9:02 am
There was no mod or texture pack used in this project! :)
Wow! It looks amazing just as it is! :)
  • dan27
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Architect
  • October 23, 2016, 8:46 am
Awesome e-e
  • PixelBiester
  • Level 51
  • Grandmaster Network
  • October 23, 2016, 8:45 am
Love it!!
  • Udvio
  • Level 48
  • Master Artist
  • October 23, 2016, 8:49 am
Danke! Greetings from Paris Pixelbiesters!
  • EonlI
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • October 23, 2016, 8:44 am
Well done, Den!
  • Udvio
  • Level 48
  • Master Artist
  • October 23, 2016, 8:48 am
It's Udvio ! :D
  • EonlI
  • Level 34
  • Artisan Artist
  • October 23, 2016, 8:59 am
So it's Marc
  • MagicHwhite
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • October 23, 2016, 8:42 am
This is awesome
  • Udvio
  • Level 48
  • Master Artist
  • October 23, 2016, 8:48 am
Glad you like it!
  • MagicHwhite
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Unicorn
  • October 23, 2016, 10:24 am
*purr*

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