I’ve always wished for the ability to draw the pictures in my mind. Alas, I can only do so with words.
But I discovered something that allows me to get close 🙂
I’ve never been a fan of building games ala Minecraft. I’m just not creative enough.
But when a friend offered me access to the Landmark Closed Beta, the graphic beauty blew me away. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring the pictures in my mind to life.
It can be dangerous taking writing to artwork. The way an author pictures things is often inferior to the imagination of the reader. It can end up being a let down.
But here’s a very basic concept for the outside of the Temple of Alazon from my Godslayer series. It’s a bit off-center because I took the picture at an angle. Nowhere near done either. It took me about four weeks of tinkering to get this far.
Here’s the beginning of the sanctuary.
Pretty cool, eh?
No, that isn’t my protagonist, Albione. He doesn’t have a mullet.
Technology has made things more accessible. The swift changes in publishing over the last decade has shown us that.
It appears art may be open to the not so artistic with software like this. I wonder if author webpages will become more interactive, with side content like art and music, in the future. I’m already seeing some of that.
Landmark and other things like it might become a fun way to offer clips to fans.
For now I’m simply enjoying the ability to explore my imagination in a way I’ve been unable to before.