I've started to draw a few graphics for aagenielsen.dk

mihkkal
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Re: I've started to draw a few graphics for aagenielsen.dk

Post by mihkkal » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:50 pm

SAAMI TABLUT

Quick recap in English: I took inspiration from Linnaeus' drawings and notes from the 1700s' Lule Sámi area (more on that here: https://result.uit.no/reaidu/velkommen/ ... ll/tablut/).

- Linnaeus says that a reindeer skin was used for the board, so I gave the board a color that mimics the color of reindeer skin.

- While Linnaeus says that the patterns on the board was embroidered, I took some artistic liberty and instead decorated it with a red color to mimic the color of boiled alder tree bark, which has traditionally been used to make patterns on reindeer skin.

- The pieces are stylized versions of those drawn by Linneaus.

I've had some problems making the pieces transparent, but I think (hope) I've managed to do it correctly this time.
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Swedish soldier AKA white AKA defender
Swedish soldier AKA white AKA defender
COMMON TRANSPARENT Swedish soldier.png (1.39 KiB) Viewed 98 times
Swedish king AKA gonagas
Swedish king AKA gonagas
COMMON TRANSPARENT Swedish king.png (1.81 KiB) Viewed 98 times
Muscovite soldier AKA black AKA attacker
Muscovite soldier AKA black AKA attacker
COMMON TRANSPARENT Muscovite soldier.png (1.24 KiB) Viewed 98 times

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Re: I've started to draw a few graphics for aagenielsen.dk

Post by mihkkal » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:54 pm

I've made two different variants of the board.

The first is inspired by traditional Sámi ornaments.

- The castle is inspired by a type of Sámi sun symbol.

- The illustration of the captured king uses a pattern known from other traditional Sámi games (riebangárdi, cuhkka - cf. https://result.uit.no/reaidu/velkommen/ ... ill/dablo/)

- The illustration of the escaped king is inspired by a different type of Sámi sun symbol.
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Empty castle
Empty castle
ORNAMENT empty castle.png (502 Bytes) Viewed 98 times
Full board
Full board
ORNAMENT full board.png (3.95 KiB) Viewed 98 times
Empty field
Empty field
COMMON empty field.png (165 Bytes) Viewed 98 times
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Re: I've started to draw a few graphics for aagenielsen.dk

Post by mihkkal » Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:54 pm

Two more files for the Ornament design.
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king escaped
king escaped
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king captured
king captured
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Re: I've started to draw a few graphics for aagenielsen.dk

Post by mihkkal » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:12 pm

The second design is inspired by the goavddis, Sámi ritual drums, sometimes called "shaman's drums". They were made on reindeer skin and decorated with the red of alder tree bark.

I used drawings of drums that are registered as being from the Lule Sámi area, e.g. the area where Linnaeus wrote down the rules for Tablut. (See more drums here: https://old.no/samidrum/locations.html).

- The castle is based on a type of sun symbol. The sun symbols were often placed in the middle of the drum, so it's fitting to place that in the middle of the board.

- The captured king symbol is inspired by the skull-like head of a deity drawn on one of the drums.

- The escaped king symbol is based on a boat drawn on one of the drums.
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DRUM empty castle.png
DRUM empty castle.png (697 Bytes) Viewed 98 times
DRUM full board.png
DRUM full board.png (2.52 KiB) Viewed 98 times
COMMON empty field.png
COMMON empty field.png (165 Bytes) Viewed 98 times
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Re: I've started to draw a few graphics for aagenielsen.dk

Post by mihkkal » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:12 pm

Two more files for the Drum design.
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DRUM king escaped.png
DRUM king escaped.png (587 Bytes) Viewed 98 times
DRUM king captured.png
DRUM king captured.png (577 Bytes) Viewed 98 times

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Re: I've started to draw a few graphics for aagenielsen.dk

Post by mihkkal » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:26 pm

...I wasn't quite satisfied with the castle symbol in the Drum design, so here's a new version of that.
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DRUM new empty castle
DRUM new empty castle
DRUM full board 2.png (2.5 KiB) Viewed 96 times
DRUM new full board
DRUM new full board
DRUM empty castle 2.png (993 Bytes) Viewed 96 times

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Re: I've started to draw a few graphics for aagenielsen.dk

Post by Hagbard » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:10 pm

Now succeeded. The pieces were transparent ok, but it was necessary to do the indexed thing also, which Marian Luck found out about earlier in this thread:
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braetstilling2gif (14).png
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braetstilling2gif (13).png
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