With lots of sketches and thumbnails I still hadn't reached anything I liked the look of to work into a final image. So I decided to re-read the text and make fresh highlights and influence maps for the section I'd like to design.
'... retired to the deep seclusion of one of his castellated abbeys. This was an extensive and magnificent structure, the creation of the prince's own eccentric yet august taste. A strong and lofty wall girdled it in.'
Eccentric: Unusual, Peculiar, or odd.
August: Inspiring reverence of admiration,
of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic.
Extensive: Covering or extending over a great area.
Eccentric Architecture Influence Maps
Castle Concept Art Influence Maps
Castellated Abbey Influence Maps
Abbey Interior Influence Maps