Advancements in technology have forever changed the way we shoot and produce films. With such a large portion of the budget going to special effects nowadays, the fictional landscapes and structures seen on screen have become so realistic it can be difficult to tell what is real and what is CGI.
A few days ago, Angie’s List reached out to let us in on a fun project they’d launched involving hand-drawn posters of fictional architecture from popular movie and tv franchises. With the help of talented artist Luis Gómez Feliu, Angie’s List created posters for eight of their favorite fictional universes, including Star Wars, Marvel, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Dark Crystal, Ghibli, and Skyrim.
After seeing what these breathtaking pen-and-paper illustrations for ourselves, we couldn’t wait to share the project with our readers. Check out each of the hand-drawn posters depicting the fictional structures below.
8. Star Wars
Architectural Structures: Darth Vader’s Castle, Scarif Base, Galactic Senate Building, Royal Palace, Canto Casino, Jedi Temple, Mos Eisley Cantina, Senate Apartment Building, Cloud City, Gungan Palace, Maz Kanata’s Castle, Echo Base, Great Temple Base, Death Star Shield Generator, Jabba’s Palace, and Petranaki Arena
Architectural Structures: Collector’s Museum, Nova Corps Headquarters, The Grandmaster’s Tower, Tony Stark’s Mansion, Triskelion, Fridge, Aldrich Killian’s Mansion, New York Sanctum, Asgardian Palace, Kamar Taj, and Avengers Tower.
6. Game of Thrones
Architectural Structures: Storm’s End, The Eyrie, Highgarden, Sunspear, Casterly Rock, Harrenhal, King’s Landing, Castle Black, The Dreadfort, Dragonstone, Pyke, The Citadel, Great Pyramid Meereen, The Twins, Riverrun, and Winterfell
5. Harry Potter
Architectural Structures: Gringotts, The Burrow, Shrieking Shack, Eeylops Owl Emporium, The Three Broomsticks, Lovegood House, Hogwarts, Shell Cottage, Malfoy Manor, 4 Privet Drive, Ollvanders, 12 Grimmauld Place, Hagrid’s Hut, and Azkaban.
4. Lord of the Rings
Architectural Structures: Bag End, The Old Mill, Mines of Moria (Khazad-dûm), Minas Tirith, Helm’s Deep, Isengard, Minas Morgul, Barad-dûr, Rivendell, Great Hall of Lake Town, Rhosgobel, Mount Gundabad, The Prancing Pony, Dol Guldur, The Black Gate (on either side are the Towers of the Teeth), and Lonely Mountain (Erebor).
Architectural Structures: Clock Tower, Laputa, Mr. Nishi’s Antique Shop, Irontown, Pazu’s Home, Sosuke’s House, Satsuki & mei’s House, Tedis Fortress, Amusement Park Gatehouse, Nursing Home, The Bathhouse, Howi’s Castle, Zeniba’s Cottage, and Hotel Adriano.
2. Dark Crystal
Architectural Structures: Aughra’s Observatory, Castle of the Crystal (during Skeksis’ rule), Gelfling Ruins, Vliste-Staba, the Sanctuary Tree, Caves of Grot, Circle of the Suns, Stone-in-the-Wood Gelfling Home, Ha’rar Citadel, Castle of the Crystal (before Skeksis’ rule), Valley of the Mystics, and Ha’rar homes & buildings.
Architectural Structures: Proudspire Manor, Lakeview Manor, Sky Haven Temple, College of Winterhold, Severin Manor, Jorrvaskr, Dragonsreach, Jari’s Longhouse (Winterhold), Castle Dour, Blue Palace, High Hrothgar, Breezehome, Hakkvild’s High Hall, and Bards College.
Which of the eight posters did you most enjoy? What other architectural landscapes would you most like to see illustrated next? Let us know in the comments below and to see more breathtaking architectural illustrations head to Luis Gómez Feliu’s Behance page. We’d also like to extend a massive shout-out to Angie’s List for dreaming up such an inspiring project and reaching out to include us in the fun. From roofers to plumbers to mechanics, head to www.angieslist.com to find the best local service providers in your area today.