So, I've been thinking...
Lilley is an artist... she likes to paint, sketch, sculpt, the works. Well, since we can create food, clothes, 'jewellery'... why can't we create art
? I would certainly like to decorate Lilley's plot structure with some artsy things, and make it look GRAND.
200 credits for an artist's license, send out your examples to the crafting guild, whether it be a sculpture, a painting, or any other form of art! (Note: sculptures and statues are not the same thing. A sculpture would bear the mark of the person who made it)
How would they appear in a room?
Since they are works of art, they should have special ways to be displayed in a room, right?
For the drawings, you can HANG or PLACE a painting/picture (on the wall by default), and PULL it off of the wall (provided there isn't a sigil attached to it of course). Dropping it is not the same as placing it.
Perhaps there will be frames for sale in the Delosian Crafter's Union? With a picture frame you can actually HANG it on the wall.
For the sculptures, perhaps in the shop in Delos you can sell BASES. For instance, "a stone base" or "an empty sculpture base" or something like that, then you can DROP the base wherever you want, and the base cannot be moved (but it can be destroyed, say... with a sigil, like everything else that is crafted). Then, you ATTACH the sculpture to the base, and the sculpture stays there permanently until it decays. It cannot be moved by picking it up, pulling it, pushing it, or any of that. Without a base, the sculpture just sits there and can be picked up.
Format for the sketch
Of course this would mean a new format for "a blank artist's sketch" or whatever:
"Item type, components, appearance, dropped, PLACED, examined"
Here are some ideas I had for this:
There are many things to choose from. For paintings, you can buy "a schematic for a simple painting" which would have your general painting information: type would be painting, "a simple painting," a simple painting is here, etc. since it is a simple painting, the components required would be 1 of each INK (gold ink, red ink, so on and so forth), and CLOTH as the canvas with the amount of cloth depending on the size. If you want to paint a more extravagant and detailed painting, you would instead buy "a schematic for a detailed painting" and for this you would need 5 (or more) of each ink, and CLOTH (the number of cloth comms depends on the size as well). No metals or gems can be used to create the entire thing, because it is a painting.
Pictures are not paintings, they are PICTURES made from different materials, such as furs, metals, or even gems. There are two options to choose from, here: "a schematic for a simple picture" would imply that it is made solely from soft material, such as cloth or fur or something, and made into something with or without form (it could be a rajamala made with real fur and some other soft materials as the background, or a mass of many coloured cloths made into something nice). It is simple because it does not require gems, or metals. Now, the other option to choose from would be "a schematic for an intricate picture" which would imply that it takes more time and effort... this is because the "intricate" ones are pictures made from metal. Basically, you create the picture in some type of metal. If you want your picture to be made purely with gems, you STILL need to get this kind of picture because the gems set better in the metal. The amount of metals and gems depends on the picture, of course, and just as the amount of gems and metals is specified for you when you send in a jewellery schematic, it will be for this as well!
Sculptures are a bit more detailed. I still haven't figured this part out completely, but there are two options here: either you can choose from a number of sculpturing materials (such as "a schematic for a gold sculpture," or "a schematic for a bone sculpture," "a schematic for a gem sculpture," and any other type of commodity/metal/etc.) OR you choose "a schematic for a simple/medium/extravagant sculpture". Simple would be made of stones and bones, medium would be made of metals, and extravagant would be made of gems. Really, the latter doesn't have to be exactly how I put it... the label of simple/medium/extravagant can be decided upon by the complexity of the sculpture. I'm trying to think of the easiest way to do it, for the person who actually reads all this crap and passes it through or not. Heh.
Also, to be able to craft these things, a painting would require "an artist's paintbrush" and a sculpture would require "an artist's chisel" and the picture would require both, or one or the other. Bahah. I don't know, something like that.
This sounds a bit complicated, but it really isn't! It's 1 a.m. for me and I am sick, so I am probably delirious, but I still wanted to try! I would LOVE to be able to do this stuff... some of you may agree with me, some of you may not. But hey... if the denizens can do it, with only so little of an amount of things to choose from because it is THEIR OWN work and inspiration, why can't the players?! We have inspiration, too! It would be so awesome to really be able to title Lilley as an "artist" and sell her work.
I'd like to know what you guys think, and if you have any suggestions. Be easy on me, though. I don't want my whole idea going into the dirt. :P