Dawn Dawson

Isometric Mythology Design

Through the use of 3D Design, this research project sought to understand the creation and development of immersive 3D worlds.

Following the “Lost Paradise” theme common in many mythologies I focused mainly on two lost cities.

Atlantis which is well known in the western world as the Greek city that was lost in the sea. Though it is mentioned only twice in Plato’s dialogues, it has fascinated the world ever since.

Ubar, known as ‘Iram of the Pillars’, ‘City of the Pillars’ and even ‘The Atlantis of the Sands’, is mentioned in the Quran, which states it was destroyed by a natural disaster or as a punishment by God. The city remains one of the Middle East's greatest mysteries.

Project info

  • Developer Dawn Dawson
  • Showcase year 2020
  • Programme Computer Arts
  • Project type Concept Art

Isometric Mythology Design

My project is two isometric 3D designs based on two legendary lost cities whose stories are well known in popular mythology: Atlantis and Ubar (aka ‘The Atlantis of the Sands’).

“Isometric Mythology Design” is a 2020 Digital Graduate Show project by Dawn Dawson, a student at Abertay University.


This subject is something that has fascinated me for a long time, how many different countries have mythology with similar themes from thousands of years ago, having had little to no contact. These links between us make for an interesting subject, and with my own skill in 3D I can create a visual story of these myths, a little bite sized rendering of my interpretation.


“Isometric Mythology Design” is a 2020 Digital Graduate Show project by Dawn Dawson, a Computer Arts student at Abertay University.

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Website: dawndawson1996.wixsite.com/website/work

Portfolio: dawns3dobjectdesign.blogspot.com

Sketchfab: sketchfab.com/DawnD96

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