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Background story images

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Hi there!

I have made a background picture with a castle on a hill as eye candy in any campaign. It is inspired by a small picture from user mille from this forum. I can render it much bigger or smaller if you want or change the colors to appear as night time image with the moon in the background.

How is it?
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Post by Urs »

:)
I like the style. Could you post the svg? Then anybody could render it as they want.
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Urs wrote::)
I like the style. Could you post the svg? Then anybody could render it as they want.
Sure! Good idea.

Here it is.
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I like it. Plus, using this style will make it a lot easier to get campaign images when you don't have the guy who did the HttT story images working for you.
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turin wrote:I like it. Plus, using this style will make it a lot easier to get campaign images when you don't have the guy who did the HttT story images working for you.
Wouldn't it be best for everyone to just use the best-looking style of which they're capable? So long as you can get the same guy to do all the images for a particular campaign that should work fine, IMO.
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I like it (um, this is getting old...)
irrevenant wrote:
turin wrote:I like it. Plus, using this style will make it a lot easier to get campaign images when you don't have the guy who did the HttT story images working for you.
Wouldn't it be best for everyone to just use the best-looking style of which they're capable? So long as you can get the same guy to do all the images for a particular campaign that should work fine, IMO.
I think I'm not getting your general idea here, but the guy who drew (painted?) the HttT story pictures is never seen around. And I don't think he works for free.
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Shadow Master wrote:I think I'm not getting your general idea here, but the guy who drew (painted?) the HttT story pictures is never seen around. And I don't think he works for free.
I might be misinterpreting too, but I got the impression Turin was saying (paraphrasing) "do comparatively simple art 'cos if you do art that's too fancy we might not be able to keep up with it if you leave".

Conversely, I believe we should always produce the best possible art.

Again, note that I may have misunderstood Turin's point.
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weird, i made something similar recently :O

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My point was that with story art, often you can't get somebody like the guy who did the HttT graphics. In that case, you're better off using a style like the one in the above picture, rather than trying to imitate the style used in HttT (and probably failing).
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turin wrote:My point was that with story art, often you can't get somebody like the guy who did the HttT graphics.
Unless you hire him for lots'a money. :wink:

There is also some people that make good art, but is not paid attention at, because of the person being ..., look at SynErr. Makes good art, but he's not serious enough to be considered.

Unless, of course, he stole all this art: http://www.wesnoth.org/wiki/Contrib:Syntax_Error
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Syntax_Error wrote:weird, i made something similar recently :O
Actually, SynErr, I have a use for that image... mind if I use it?
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Syntax_Error wrote:weird, i made something similar recently :O
I immediately thought of the ending of Liberty, that might fit as one story screen image there, at least if we'd get a few more similar ones for other places in the campaign. Interested? ;)
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turin wrote:
Syntax_Error wrote:weird, i made something similar recently :O
Actually, SynErr, I have a use for that image... mind if I use it?
not at all. but you might want to scale it smaller, its lack of details is too noticeable when this large.
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Shadow Master wrote:
turin wrote:My point was that with story art, often you can't get somebody like the guy who did the HttT graphics.
Unless you hire him for lots'a money. :wink:
It seems that I catapulted SynErr to Glory (pun intended).

Back on topic, I look forward to see more art from vonHalenbach, specially if it gets sinister.
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zookeeper wrote:
Syntax_Error wrote:weird, i made something similar recently :O
I immediately thought of the ending of Liberty, that might fit as one story screen image there, at least if we'd get a few more similar ones for other places in the campaign. Interested? ;)
im not sure what filters i used in there but sure, i could give it a try. what scenes specifically?
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