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Fully Illustrated Rein of Stallworth Lagrest!!

Postby vendezzz » Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:15 am

Stallworth's entire rein is now illustrated for your enjoyment. Keep an eye out for our first Audio reading of this history that will also include the same illustrations and will be posted on youtube. As always let me know what you think. What I could do better and what I did well.

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Re: Fully Illustrated Rein of Stallworth Lagrest!!

Postby Formendacil » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:14 pm

Always exciting to see another illustrated LEGO tale--or LEGO annal, anyway.

I'm not sure if I like the sepia photographs for the whole thing. I thought it was interesting at first, but I was sort of expecting that you were going to move from sepia to full colour once things got going. And if this annal is just a prologue to another story, then it still works for me, but as a stand-alone piece, it seemed like a little bit much. Some details, it seemed, were lost because the colour wasn't there--especially the water in the canoe picture.

Of course, it's your artwork, so it needn't be tailored just to suit me. It's a nice piece of world-building, going from tribes, adding in a mytho-religious figure (Guy seems kind of like Prometheus), and then moving into "normal" history, with royal alliances and wars. I thought at first that you might have been doing a fantasy story that WASN'T set in a European-style/standard kingdom place, and I guess I kind of got that.

My quibles aside, I enjoyed reading it and look forward to more.
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Re: Fully Illustrated Rein of Stallworth Lagrest!!

Postby vendezzz » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:38 am

Thanks for your response. Like you guessed this six part series is more of a history or background information for a coming book I'm writing so hence the use of the filters. I agree that it took away from the overall beauty of the legos but I wanted the focus to be on the story and how it is an old history, as if it's being handed down from generation to generation. The main story is currently being written and then I will have the grueling task of illustrating the entire series, so I honestly would not expect anything from that until the summer months. But I will be illustrating this six part series as well as doing audio readings of them and I still have two houses worth of character bios to finish as well, so there will be some stuff to keep me relevant and hopefully get readers excited about delving into my world. Stay tuned I think you will really enjoy what I am going to be doing. Thanks again for your response it's really great to hear what people think.
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Re: Fully Illustrated Rein of Stallworth Lagrest!!

Postby ottoatm » Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:51 pm

LOVE to see illustrated stories! :-) Changes the whole story for me :-)

Pretty well done - the pics were very high quality. I agree that the filter got a bit old after awhile, but I understand what you were going for.

I did notice an error here "Needless to say Stallworth did not heed their warning and when they crossed the bridged..." Should probably be "bridge."

Love the animal/beast thingies too.
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Re: Fully Illustrated Rein of Stallworth Lagrest!!

Postby vendezzz » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:38 pm

Thanks I fixed that little typo right away. I'm defiantly considering going to color shots for some of these now that Ive gotten some feedback. Its a hard choice cause I want it to be like reading a past history but I also want to show off the colors of the landscapes as well.
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