Great! This is just the sort of dialogue I was hoping of starting. Now let me add my own input…
footsteps wrote:I guess I'm saying that before you can ask why not you need to present the why convincingly.
…Ok, that’s a fair question. I guess that the stock answer is, in order to provide inspiration for Castle Lego Builders.
Example: In the “Making of” special feature in my LOTR dvd, they show how they went about making Hobbiton. The long and short of it is that before they started building anything, they brought in a bunch of artists to do concept art and lay the foundation for the setting. I can only speak for myself here, but I know that I’ve had times where I coulda used some inspiration.
DARKspawn wrote:Well, actually it does. All concept art & inspirational material is usually posted in the Medieval Life forum
Bruce N H wrote:Hey Micah,
To me, this is accomplished by the Medieval Life forum, which often has posts linking to pictures of real castles, weaponry, heraldry, relevant movies, etc.
So you're saying I'm trying to sell ice cubes to an eskimo, right? Ok, point taken. And I’ll take back what I said about Classic-Space showing us up in this area. However… -and it could just be me, but- it seems like for all the historical/real stuff there, that the fantastic side of the coin isn’t really turning up as much. You know… Evil castle in a lava pit. Ninjas fighting Yetis on some mountain in Tibet. That stuff.
LORD DOOM wrote:I've found mountains worth of inspirational material in the Medievil Life fourm to be honest I think having all that information there organized through various threads is more convenient than say a page of conceptual art. Plus it allows for any member of CC to post inspirational images without anyone having to resort to complicated time consuming reference database creation.
Let me pitch you an idea here. How about, a brickshelf/maj/flicker/what-have-you folder with various categories/subfolders…
…organizing the pictures so everything will be easy to find. The only thing it wouldn’t include would be all your informative-text-documents.
The other thing is that anyone who had the password could contribute pictures. I suppose there would have to be some screening process to run password applicants through. Nothing too demanding though. After all, I doubt we’d have any trouble with any of the regulars around here.
It shouldn’t be that hard to do. Wait! What am I saying? I could probably do it myself! Maybe it will wind up that way. Who knows?
Anyway… Thoughts? Comments? Pie recipes?
Whoops! Can't forget this stuff.
LORD DOOM wrote:Could it be that there's another Micah here on CC? (If so, hello!)
It’s Micah Berger, actually. For the record- I too was unaware of the existence of a parallel Micah. Stranger things have happened I guess.
Sir Kohran wrote:Firstly, let me say it's good to see you're still around Micah
Anyway, I think this is a good idea. However, I think the art should be more general, 'concept art' seems a little too, well, specific, if you know what I mean. Also, perhaps it could be divided into pictures of things drawn as Lego (think Rayhawk) and general medeival/fantasy art.
Yeah, I’m still lurking about. Was trying to have a Dark-Ages actually, but every time I tried to get out… well, you know…
I think I know what you mean by ‘less specific’. What if we rephrased it “Inspirational pictures” instead of "Concept Art"? Hopefully there would be photos and maps and stuff in addition to the artwork.
Let us stop for a moment and ponder the signiture...
Ok, enough of that!