View Full Version : Wizard house inspiration!

10-13-2009, 03:22 PM
Hey everyone!,

For my university project i am trying to make a wizard house in lightwave. Showing both inside and out.

But i can't find any pictures for inspiration. I've tried google images and deviant art. Does anyone know any other sites or have a picture of a wizards house they really like?

Also if anyone has some good ideas like floating steps, magic entrance, very strange shape ect.

thanks for your :help:

10-13-2009, 06:58 PM
Zeiderneuf, Erasmus' home: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/quest-for-glory-i-so-you-want-to-be-a-hero/screenshots/gameShotId,95251/

10-14-2009, 05:54 AM

10-14-2009, 06:27 AM
I've always envisioned wizards to be very untidy, disorganized, scatterbrained and very eccentric thanks to reading most of Terry Pratchett's discworld novels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizards_(Discworld)

I'd imagine something old and cottagy, crooked beams, a roaring fire with a cauldron, hundreds of books on shelves, over tables, over the floor, propping up chairs and being used to stand things on, lots of old candles which have melted over shelves and books (did I mention books), jars of strange powders and animal parts - eye of newt, wing of bat, tongue of snake etc., chemistry equipment with lots of colourful liquids bubbling away and strange coloured flames, lots of magic symbols drawn on the walls and floor in chalk, robes draped over chairs, a large chest full of mysterious props and definitely a smoking pipe.

10-14-2009, 06:57 AM
Take a look at the Disney film "The Sword In The Stone"

It might be useful? :)

10-14-2009, 07:41 AM
Thanks everyone!

some great ideas! put my mind back on track :D

10-14-2009, 10:28 AM
I love the design of Bilbo Baggins' house in LOTR.

Not a wizard but it's very magical looking.

Also, the gothic imagery in A series of Unfortunate Events is fantastic.

link (http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://images.allmoviephoto.com/2004_Lemony_Snicket%27s_A_Series_of_Unfortunate_Ev ents/2004_unfortunate_events_039.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.allmoviephoto.com/photo/2004_unfortunate_events_039.html&usg=__GPzpTib70tWqtps3DPonBChFKB8=&h=699&w=1050&sz=153&hl=en&start=18&um=1&tbnid=W2hNptD246cknM:&tbnh=100&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Da%2Bseries%2Bof%2Bunfortunate%2Bevent s%2Bmovie%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DX%26um%3D1)

(Again, nothing to do with wizards, I know!)