Okay, time to delve into your feedback!
JimButcher, on Jul 10 2008, 07:03 PM, said:
Youve used some very clever techniques, like the map, the ogress ponytail, and the excellent photography!
Thanks! I was very iffy about the ponytail, I changed it like a thousand times, but in the end I think it looks good (although looking it up close breaks the illusion, really).
WhiteFang, on Jul 10 2008, 07:39 PM, said:
The story content have a smooth flow with lots of unexpected twists along the way. I find it very refreshing especially the Troll part. It gave me a good laugh. Their disguises are really very good. You have chosen the right torso for it. I have no complains about it.
Thanks, I only have a hundred something minifig torsos to choose from, and most of them are some other type than Castle, so I really had to think how to disguise the heroes - especially the princess. I'm glad I found the green-vested pirate torso, because I love green and it really suited Beatrix.
The map, which you have drawn making of your landscape, is a great idea too. Most of us, always design a map using paint/photoshop. Instead, you use your landscape created and plot the locations on it, to give a general outlook. Good job.
Funny though, when I thought that I should show a map of Brickland in this chapter, it never occurred to me to use anything else than lego for it. I guess it dates back to my younger years, when I used to do similar miniature landscapes with lego too.
Onto to your landscaping of your forest, it is done in a very good manner. I am quite fond of the tree of that particular tall, thick tree. Using the dwarves mine defender wheels, to be its trunk is an interesting idea. In fact, you gave me some inspiration on forest building. Thanks Sandy.
Well, tree trunks was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the brown wheels. Gladly I got eight of them from the Mine Defender and the Catapult Defense.
As for your overall MOCs. Using offical sets such as Jungle Duel to complement to your MOC certainly added some touch as well. In addition, using the green towel to create a green field kind of feeling. You have bring it across very well.
I was worried if the tent would come of as too modern for the comic, but it worked well in the end. Princess Quest takes place in a fantasy world, anyway, so it isn't aiming to be historically accurate in any case (hence the librarian ogress).
It's great that you liked it, Fang!
iamded, on Jul 10 2008, 11:56 PM, said:
Another fantastic addition, Sandy! The scenery is fantastic, and it's great that there's nothing out of place in any of the shots, it really adds to the fun of it. Rod is hilarious, I like how you've developed the characters, story and scenery all at once!
Ingenius ideas for mushrooms too, I can't believe I never thought of that before.
Thank you! Unfortunately I can't take credit for the mushrooms, I've seen plenty of similar versions in other people's MOCs (although I've never seen anybody use the glowing yellow round plates in them before).
It's great that this chapter came so early, looking forward to the next one!
As it happens, I've already shot one scene that was supposed to happen in this chapter, but got postponed to the next because this got so lenghty (I'm trying to keep the pictures under 35 per chapter). And I've built the town of Blockward, where the rest of the next chapter will take place. So the settings are done, all I need to do is to shoot it and make a comic out of it.
So you can expect the next chapter at the beginning of next week, I think.
Edited by Sandy, 12 July 2008 - 09:10 AM.