With only a few POST-CENTAUR PAINTING-booklets left I am quite pleased about the venture. I have already recieved several comments and bits of feedback but I thought it would be nice to have a post reserved for feedback.
Overall, the feedback I have got so far has been quite positive and encouraging.
However, these are some of the wishes:
- Closer looks at the miniatures. So bigger detail-shots.
- More text as an improvement was also mentioned. I wonder if I could have taken the type-size down by one or two to make room for a few sentences more?
- More sketches if possible.
- WIP-images has also been asked for.
- Also, the spiral binding does take it a bit from a ”proper” book.
Lots of great feedback. Thanks a lot.
Of course I can only show sketches for a project if I actually made the drawings. As mentioned in the booklet I consider sketches a kind of visual notes. For me it is a combination of trying out a composition and planning what bits to use. Sometimes I do a sketch, at other times I just go directly into the conversion.
More text (and space for it) would be great in some places. For some of the models I could easily har used more space, but for one or two I felt like I could not add more using ”mere” words. Instead I left it to a short presentation and let the miniature speak by itself. But if more text is requested overall, then it is something to shoot for in the future.
The spiral-binding was a tricky one since the small format makes it hard to glue properly. The risk was that the pages might get loose and fall out if glued. However, a plus for the spiral-binding solution is that you never have to bend the paper to show a page-spread properly. I have actually come to like the spiral-binding very much, although I had my doubts about it at first.
So far it has actually been a lot of different things that people point out as their favorite bit. Some people like the my Mordheim gaming miniatures, some like the inquisitor characters, others comment on the overall stylistic journey.
But anyway, any comments on other issues or just a repetition of some of the pointers above will be greatly appreciated. Feedback is crucial - certainly if I am to look into doing a second booklet. Of course, you cannot make everyone happy and the topic or theme of a publication will always create some limitation. But that is part of the game!
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For those who did not see the POST-CENTAUR PAINTING release post back in April, the booklet can be purchased through Runic Miniatures at the following stand-alone site,