As I drew up the sketches for Pak Parang, I wanted to convey a sense of the city changing hands regularly, gaining new styles each time.
As we delve deeper into the city, the architecture takes cues from Persia;
Mughal India (coming soon!);
…And many other styles, including my perennial favorite Soviet Futurism.
Even quick architecture reference sketches can make all the difference in establishing a world’s style! I’ve done lots of scattershot improvised buildings in this chapter, for sure, but anchoring it with some referenced styles can make it cohere.