Tiny Terrarium Necklace by WoodlandBelle
I’m not sure where my love of tiny things started. I suppose subconsciously I always liked them. When I was little, I would tag along with my mother to a craft store called Mac’s, where I would always run to the dollhouse section and look at the tiny chairs and sewing machines and apples. While we were there, I also had a habit of begging my mom for a new tiny ceramic animal to add to my collection. I amassed quite a few, including rabbits, dogs, otters, frogs, and penguins. Almost all of these have endured unscathed into my adulthood.
This love of minis manifest itself into my crafts as well, with the first items I made and sold on Etsy being polymer clay dollhouse miniatures. Three years later, my favorite items to make are still the teeny ones. Particularly itty bitty polymer clay items in little glass bottles, such as the adorable metroid on my pinkie below. My husband always marveled that I am such a klutz, yet I can sculpt things smaller than a fingernail.
Metroid Inspired Alien Larva by Outpost8
Miniature Stack of Books by gothicminiatures
He bought me a dollhouse for Christmas one year. I am still in the process of putting it together (almost done!), but one day I will adorn it with intricate wood flooring, little throw pillows, and quite likely a lot of teeny bottles.
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Concept Art: Landscape by Delun
Whether you’re walking across a creaking rope bridge to a cliff-side hut, perched precariously above sparkling turquoise waters in Myst, or sitting in the cold light in moldering, bloody ruins in Dark Souls, beautifully executed scenery adds a wonderful element to games, and makes them even more absorbing.
I love landscape art, whether in games, paintings, or photography. It’s my favorite eye-candy and bonus points if there are fantasy elements. It doesn’t have to be a serene mountain-scape for me to find it beautiful (although those are my favorite to paint). I love the scenery in Fallout 3- if you stand in a house in Minefield and see the peeling, stained wallpaper, the stagnant, brown water in the bathtub, and the tiny dust mites drifting through the air, you really feel like you’re there. All the fine details combine to create another world.
One can only guess what stories these gorgeous worlds hold, but it certainly appears the travelers in the painting above by Delun are on an incredible adventure. Read on for more!