Advanced Miniatures 4/2/2005
A & S class by Lady Dairine mor o' uHigin [PREVIOUS]   [NEXT]

  • Accurate Perspective: stark, slick, too realistic
  • Storytelling: principle function of miniatures. Thoses images that don't further the narrative are eliminated and those that do are exaggerated.
  • Floors: tilted to show tile, wood planks or rugs. Parquay flooring helps establish the floor plane.
  • Ceilings: Usually barrel vaulted or cathedral vaulted with the joists showing.
  • Furniture: tables are often tilted at an odd angle to show books or other objects on them.
  • Lighting: difused even when a brightly lit window is present.

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