iMac 7.1, Intel core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 3GB memory.
Minecraft version 1.7.10
No Mods, Texture Packs, or other add-ons used.
Karl's mother, Lydia, here.
Karl is 10 years old and loves both Ryan's art as well as Minecraft, so when he heard about the contest he wanted to enter something.
At first he created the buildings only using sand colored material, but became frustrated that the shadows were not dark enough and did not always fall where he wanted them. So, he started over. This time he worked with different colored materials to create the shading he wanted, in the places he wanted it, by using blocks. In the end he was very happy that he started over.