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Textures: Cut Stone

August 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Another photo from Italy. Actually, make that Dubrovnik, Crotia – just east of Italy on the coast. This shot of cut rock composed the windswept walls and turrets of Fort Bokar, standing high on the cliffs overlooking the Adriatic sea. True to the look and feel of the stonework, the walls of Fort Bokar surrounding Old Town Dubrovnik were erected in the 14th century. Just across the harbor, high atop a sheer cliff, stands Fort Lovrijenac erected in 1038. This shot is of the 14th century work and provides a classic example of well preserved and well maintained medieval stonework.

Feel free to download and use these textures as you see fit – just do me a favor and refer your friends here if you get the chance.

The full size image is available as Cut Stone.jpg from the box.net widget in the sidebar. Or see all files available for download and grab them from here.

Textures: Coarse Stonework

August 20, 2010 Leave a comment

In Italy, I came across a variety of fantastic examples of crude and more polished stonework. This particular shot of coarse rock and mortar stonework would work well for any less civilized people group. To be honest, I don’t know if orcs were ever portrayed as doing stonework, but if they did I would imagine it would look like this.

Feel free to download and use these textures as you see fit – just do me a favor and refer your friends here if you get the chance.

The full size image is available as Coarse Stonework.jpg from the box.net widget in the sidebar. Or see all files available for download and grab them from here.

Textures: Wet Sand

July 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Well, it looks like this entry achieves a triplet of thirds. This is my third texture entry right after the Level 3 entry for my wizard and the third installment of the Thunderspire Labyrinth campaign. You would have thought I planned it.

This is the last of the Costa Rica textures (sorry, all my other shots include volcanoes, surf and monkeys – with a judicious smattering of hammocks). This shot was taken straight down at a section of packed sand on the beach. It also has a concrete kind of look that may come in handy. It would be a good general purpose background for any number of things (messages in the sand, anyone?) or could be overlaid with a metal door to give that great apocalyptic sci-fi bunker feel.

Feel free to download and use these textures as you see fit – just do me a favor and refer your friends here if you get the chance.

The full size image is available as Wet Sand.jpg from the box.net widget in the sidebar. Or see all files available for download and grab them from here.

Textures: Ferns

July 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Another texture image from Costa Rica. This one is all organic from a hanging fern my daughter and I found behind a waterfall near Big Trout Lake at the La Paz Waterfall Garden. For this one, imagine the party pushing aside the rain forest’s thick foliage to enter a hidden cavern system – either that or a dragon size side salad.

The full size image is available as Ferns.jpg from the box.net widget in the sidebar. Or see all files available for download and grab them from here.

Textures: Stone & Moss

July 13, 2010 Leave a comment

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I enjoy finding and photographing interesting textures. My inspiration actually came from a great grunge texture site www.bittbox.com. BittBox has a ton of great textures that work well as backdrops for handouts, overlays for cardstock structures, or simply to use as a quick pic to facilitate describing a new environment.

In the same vein, here is a texture I photographed while at La Paz Waterfall Gardens in Costa Rica. I like the contrast of the organic moss against the lifeless stone. The next time you drag your PCs into a overgrown ruin, considering whipping this out to help set the proper mood.

If you like this texture, a larger file is included in the box.net widget in the sidebar. Or see all files available for download and grab them from here.