> It's always nice to know someone is paying attention to such minute details and story.
The world doesn't contain enough gaming artists who can also understand historical architecture, agriculture, basic physics, and all, so I REALLY appreciate those of you who really know what you're doing.
I know the main purpose of gaming is to have fun, so I'm not bothered by creators who don't know the real purpose of castle crenellations or terracing a dryland field, streamlined aircraft or body armor that doesn't channel blows TOWARD your neck; not building houses in flood plains, or putting your laundry line next to your dovecote, or going into battle with lots of trailing ribbons, chains, capes, and long loose hair that could get snagged or used against you.
But when artists DO get these things right, it's like hearing a bell struck, with that deep resonance that goes right through your bones.
Yes, research helps, but the key of it is observation--when you really see something, you can learn to understand it, and it stays in your toolbox for the best work.
Someone without a sharp eye would still draw a transitional city by showing buildings of various eras, but they wouldn't think of things like the wiring--the cluttered, irregular, almost tangled wires that were put up at different times for different reasons, often by amateurs. THAT comes from seeing as well as understanding.
Thank you for doing both, and for being a great artist with what you see; you've really made my year.