Bruce N H wrote:
I just saw these on Brickshelf. Very nice. Is that normal red, or dark red? If dark red, how'd you get so much?
I like blocky trees, but I only have so many green bricks, which always get used up in my ground before I even get to putting trees on top of it. One question, how do brick-y trees look when interspersed with trees using the two foliage pieces? I can't think of a landscape I've seen that uses both types of tree construction.
I'm afraid it's normal red. I haven't be able to master taking pictures in a good light for LEGO yet, at least consistantly.
When you mix the two types of trees, which I will be addressing in my article for C-C, it doesn't look too bad, as long as you design the leaf trees well. It's easy to make a confierous tree with the leaf pieces, which only adds to the effect of a mixed forest. After all, the difference in appearance between broad leafed trees and needle leafed trees is so great, that the difference between brick trees and leaf trees just mimic that (IMO).
However, when you try to make a deciduous tree with the leaf pieces, you either get a 'shelf' tree effect, which personally I don't quite prefer, or you get a really nice looking big tree that makes the brick-y trees look awful (unless there's a big size difference like with the fruit tree design I've used).
Such a mix can be found on my Stonebarrow Keep, where I have brick trees mixed with small fruit trees. I don't think it looks to bad.
So basically my summation of opinion on that topic is that you can mix the two, but only if the large leaf trees are designed to look coniferous.