Castle of the Forsaken King

This is the first environment piece I have done for the board game. From the very beginning, I’ve known I wanted this castle to be situated in the centre of the board and it would be a ‘boss level’ type location. The players have to defeat the Forsaken King to obtain the Skeleton Key from him. The game cannot be won without it.

Here’s the final version:

Below are the various stages of the castle. Starting with the initial 2 minute sketch (just to get the idea out of my head), the vectors created in Illustrator and then the textures and lighting in Photoshop.