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    My wife is up to the stage where she will point out nice textures to take pictures of

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    Then you start taking pictures of sand and concrete cracks and tree bark thinking to yourself, these are going to make some nice textures, but everyone else thinks your nuts.
    LOL! I do that all the time. When I'm downtown (Toronto), tourists will be walking around talking pictures of the buildings and various locations and there is me with my camera taking pictures of the sidewalk, the grass, the brick work on a building, the various stone work, etc. for the textures. I've gotten a few weird stares as people stand back to get a picture of a building and I walk up close and take a picture of a blank wall.

    While I don't spend too much time thinking how could I reproduce an effect I see in the real world, I do draw a lot of my inspiration from the world around me. I can look at the cracks in the pavement and suddenly think 'hey they would make a good cavern map.' Or look at a light fixture and think it would make a cool dungeon design. That sort of thing.
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    I see faces...everywhere. My linoleum floor in the bathroom, the marble in the shower, my wooden work table...everywhere. I keep telling myself that I need to draw them but I never see them twice. That wrought iron is a great tip...I use that stuff a lot for inspiration in my glass work.
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    After smirking at these comments I get a demand from my wife for whats all the fuss so I had to read some out. She demands that I point out that she painted some textures for my maps & stuff... oh and fetches good pot plants in garden centers for me to get top down shots of... and she has more OS maps than I do - at the 25K scale too I am reminded...

    Personally I think she got a gold star when I heard "Why the hell does flash 10 never work properly on Ubuntu".

    Ahhh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I see faces...everywhere. My linoleum floor in the bathroom, the marble in the shower, my wooden work table...everywhere. I keep telling myself that I need to draw them but I never see them twice. That wrought iron is a great tip...I use that stuff a lot for inspiration in my glass work.
    I do the exact same thing. Pareidolia is a wonderful thing.
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    Oh man, you guys have me rolling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes View Post
    good pot plants in garden centers for me to get top down shots of...
    What an awesome idea. I am so going out to my wife's garden and getting some shots...I just better not step on anything or you guys might not hear from me again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ascension View Post
    I see faces...everywhere.
    I think they have medicine for this...
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    I have to comment here though I am new enough to not have many of these "problems" yet. I just got off a 16 hour shift and this thread has me laughing so hard my sides hurt. Man, this community is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redrobes View Post
    ... oh and fetches good pot plants in garden centers for me to get top down shots of...
    Surely you mean "potted"

    Yeah, I have the same bug as you guys.
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    LOL yeah potted - our garden centers would be packed out with visitors and all the plants would be stripped bare to twigs.

    I shall get back to watching the snow pitch, smoothing my cat, taking my daps off and tending to my scraged knee etc etc...

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