Medieval town in forced perspective
August 1st, 2015
It all started with the Lead Adventure League and the rule that images couldn't be used as backgrounds... The League is
an annual painting competition over on the Lead Adventure Forum that requires competitors to paint groups of figures and
present them in a single picture at a single angle. Terrain-strewn backdrops are encouraged and images are actually not
allowed. Many people set up elaborate shots with their terrain, and typically the better the entire composition and
presentation are, the more successful the images are.
After trying to set up some amazing scenes and mostly failing, I got the idea of setting up a forced-perspective terrain piece
to make it *look* like an elaborate terrain set up. Also, I mostly just take pictures of miniatures. I rarely ever play.
So, I came up with many ideas for forced perspective terrain, and the first one I actually sat down to try was a medieval village.
The idea was to create a shallow set up that looked deep and complex, but is small, easy to store, and that's fun to make! For my first
attempt, check out the Medieval Town in Forced Perspective article here. Here's a teaser:
The Vikings are raiding the village! Or are they?!?
I plan to make elements
that can be added to it to keep it fresh, and also build many more.... My goal will be to make shallower and shallower sets!
Next up are some more figures... I have a few waiting to be photographed. Stay tuned!