This is kind of random, but recently I realized that I can relate a lot to this post of Teru’s about having a hard time resisting taking pictures of the town tree at different times of day/year, only for me, it’s my town hall area that I’m always taking pictures of! I don’t know why, I mean it’s relatively simple landscaping — just a color fade of lilies and violets and some streetlights — but I just love the way it seems to completely change at different times of day. At night, the cool colors in the lilies/violets field stand out, and everything looks so icy and glimmering (bet that part will look even better when snow covers the ground). In the daytime and at sunset, the warm colors in the lilies/violets field stand out more, looking vibrant and fiery. So I think my flower field in front of the town hall suits my moon&sun concept really well, in an odd, abstract way!
Early morning — everything cast in a dreamy, hazy blue, with some faint stars still in the lightening sky.
Daytime — most boring to me since the streetlights aren’t lit up, and the daylight just casts a neutral light on everything.
Late afternoon — the palette starts to get warmer.
Sunset — just after 6 PM, when the streetlights first light up, and the time I usually have my dream town set to. I think both the cool colors and warm colors stand out nicely at this time of day!
Dusk — the stars start to appear. Now that the sun has mostly set, the warm-colored flowers don’t stand out a lot anymore, but the cool-colored flowers start to look especially beautiful.
Deep night — the blue and purple violets start to blend together (in a good way, I think), and the white violets and pink lilies look icy in the distance.I edited the rock out of this last one! 😛 The rock doesn’t bother me as much as it used to (I’m trying to get over it), but it’s still nice to have some rock-less pictures of my town hall, so I hope you don’t mind me editing it out every now and then!
There are still some changes I want to make to my town hall area in the future, but I can’t do them yet. I want to maybe make some special (mosaic?) tiles with the moon and sun on them, and maybe even some water canal sorts of patterns. There are already many water patterns out there, but I thought I’d try to make mine have a fairy-tale style border or something! That’s very ambitious, though, since I’ve never tried making water patterns before — hopefully I’ll be up to the challenge. I can’t do these patterns until I get my dream neighbors, though, and make a permanent character for Fern. I don’t have enough pattern slots with just 3 characters.
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