Dark Ruins Environment

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Hey guys !
Been a while since i last posted art on these forums (Sadly the last time i didnt had the guts to finish the project :s).
So i want to give a level up on my Environment art skills by completing my very first Environment (Yeeee!!), tried last year, but it was an disaster the project for the Environment that seemed simple was actually much more ambicious than i could handle. (maybe if anyone is interested in knowing what this project was i'll post some screenshots i toke back the day).

Allright my reference can be found on google with the name "Dark Ruins" i have no idea who the artist is, so if you guys know please tell me :/
Im pretty newb at Environment art and 3D as an whole even thou i started "studying" 3d 4 years ago, i never toke it very seriously until last year, shame on me. So i wont go crazy and make it an 1 week project, i'll take time and see if i can come up with something decent. 
Wish me luck :D 

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So just an rough blockout to set the initial scale, i feel like its more fluid doing it in maya, rather than blocking in UDK.

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Allright just the wip of an more advanced blockout to end the day i guess.

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Managed to get some more freetime, and played around the environment to see if it was feeling right, and added some light to set the mood (im still goin to work more on the lights no worries) i guess i'll bring that back tower foward like in the reference.
Guess its time to add Details and polish the forms!  

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Forgot this one :/

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Hi guys, couldnt resist the Statue, and went for it first, did an 1 hour pass, im not 100% happy with it but i want to see how it will go,i think for an statue this might be enought, anyway if i still dont like it up the road guess i'll just redo.
At morning i'll retopo it i'll try to aim for lower than 3k we'll see. 

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Sorry guys for the lack of update, gotta quite busy :s im goin to force thru and keep updating daily, i'll just post an refinement i did for the statue, tomorrow i'll see if i finaly retopo it and start the architectural stuff

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