How am I Creative in a Digital Game?
Have you ever been designing a card or scrapbook page and become stuck on how best to place things? I certainly have. When I am playing Township, I am having to work out my placement of all sorts of buildings and gardens. This constant reassessing and moving is all going to improve my eye for aesthetics.
When it was launched, I bought the Rainbow Colour Selector
from Create and Craft, and it is a useful tool for working with the correct tonal groupings of colours. Playing these games lets me see how all sorts of colour schemes work together and I am getting a much better eye for what works and what doesn’t. I’m not saying I no longer need the tool just that the practice works alongside it to enhance my colour theory.
Perfect is not always ideal
When I am cardmaking, I often end up trying to have dead straight lines and even patterns, even when creating cards with floral images on. The more time I spend on these games I get to appreciate that often a temporary Hodge-potch placement actually can look far better and more natural than even rows. Once again improving my eye.