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Why do you think that the human art has kind of devolved into the less 3 dimensional "rainassance" art, here the people's hands look kind of like they're exactly the same distance from the "camera"(on Sm banners)? You'd think they would have more real looking art with 38,000 years of progress, right?
Maybe since at some point in the "dark age of technology" all was lost, and the world probably got smashed to bitz and all kind of crazy stuff happened.
Maybe all the painting techniques were lost too.
(With all of us in that time, then they would have cool banners!!)
More practically, i think that GW did that on purpose, to give the 40K universe a more medival feel.
And I like it that way, never even thought about this thing before.
Chaos does not need explaining! guess what? Chaos cannot be explained!Originally Posted by BobaHat
It has not been 38.000 years of progress, it's more like a few years of progress here and a few years of progress there. Then a warpstorm and maybe 300 years of regression there.
And as a standar it will work better the easier it is to "read" and the way we makes pictures/paintings today is not as easy as the midevil ones were.
If you look on modern standars from the real world they are rarely if ever using 3D-techniques. Same with LOGOs.
And it looks cooler as Chaosdude said.
It also adds to the semi-medieval atmosphere that the 40k universe has.
I think it's rather eurocentric to assume that perspective based art is more 'advanced' or 'developed.'
African art, for example, has a hugely long and distinguished history, yet has never really used perspective. This isn't because African people are too stupid to understand that when you look at an object from far away it appears smaller.. it's because they have different artistic priorities.
And people are right.. pictoral banners throughout history do not generally depict 3D images. They're intentionally stylized, making the images easy to understand. This is probably a delibirate stylization, it's not really a regression.
Also, minis are pretty small.. you wanna try drawing a correctly proportioned decal on one?
Last edited by The_Giant_Mantis; October 17th, 2005 at 17:06.