Merging several different photos, I created the castle and gate.
I added more shadow in this version to give it the 'magic hour' touch. I think it gives the scene more mystery.
I used the translate tool in Photoshop to warp the building and some elements of the image. Adding more detail. Blocking out shadows and colour correcting the photo textures.
Blocking in colour. Iimporting files into photoshop of buildings and rocks textures etc.
Stage 2 of my tonal values sketch. I made the building in the background more imposing. Flipping the image horizontally helps you immediately see were the design does not work and helps with perspective and composition.
Photoshop matte plate.
Texture map for containment unit.