Easel

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Easel
Easel

Easel Icon.pngEasel HD Icon.png

Category Crafting Surface
Use Crafting
Tool
Stackable Yes (99)
"Paint works of art."

An easel is used to create decorative paintings. It was introduced in version 1.5.

Appearance[edit]

When placed, an easel consists of four lines appearing to form a tripod with a cross-bar. The coloring varies with the easel's level (brown/wood level 1, tan/bronze level 2, white/steel level 3). When painting, the image being painted is shown on the easel, though without color at first. During the crafting process, it will gain color depending on what dyes are chosen.

Unlike most other crafting surfaces, it takes up two blocks vertically. (A portal occupies three if the solid block base is counted.)

Where Found[edit]

A block of wood is required to craft an easel using a level 2 workbench.

Location Input Item 1 Input Item 2 Input Item 3 Input Item 4 Crafted Output
Workbench 2 Icon.png Wood Icon.png + + + = Easel Icon.png
Lvl. 2 Workbench Wood [[]] [[]] [[]] Easel
Quantity 1 {{{Qty2}}} {{{Qty3}}} {{{Qty4}}} 1
Rush Cost
8 TC
Double-Time
4 TC

Products[edit]

The following items can be created using an easel:

Level 1[edit]

Level 1

Level 1 allows a blockhead to paint using only one pigment per painting.

Icon Name Slogan Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 Rush Cost Double-Time
Small Landscape Painting Small Landscape Painting Decorate your home. 1 x Wood 1 x Linen 1 x Oil 1 x Pigment 16 TC 8 TC
Small Portrait Painting Small Portrait Painting Decorate your home. 1 x Wood 1 x Linen 1 x Oil 1 x Pigment 16 TC 8 TC
Small Square Painting Small Square Painting Decorate your home. 1 x Wood 1 x Linen 1 x Oil 1 x Pigment 16 TC 8 TC
Level 2 Upgrade Level 2 Upgrade Unlock new things to craft. 3 x Bronze Ingot 8 TC 4 TC

Level 2[edit]

Level 2

Level 2 allows a blockhead to paint using one or two pigments per painting. It also adds the following options:

Icon Name Slogan Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 Rush Cost Double-Time
Med Landscape Painting Med Landscape Painting Decorate your home. 2 x Wood 2 x Linen 2 x Oil 1 x Pigment 20 TC 10 TC
Med Portrait Painting Med Portrait Painting Decorate your home. 2 x Wood 2 x Linen 2 x Oil 1 x Pigment 20 TC 10 TC
Med Square Painting Med Square Painting Decorate your home. 2 x Wood 2 x Linen 2 x Oil 1 x Pigment 20 TC 10 TC
Level 3 Upgrade Level 3 Upgrade Unlock new things to craft. 3 x Steel Ingot 8 TC 4 TC

Level 3[edit]

Level 3

Level 3 allows a blockhead to paint using one, two, or a three pigments per painting. It also adds the following options:

Icon Name Slogan Item 1 Item 2 Item 3 Item 4 Rush Cost Double-Time
Large Landscape Painting Large Landscape Painting Decorate your home. 3 x Wood 3 x Linen 3 x Oil 1 x Pigment 24 TC 12 TC
Large Portrait Painting Large Portrait Painting Decorate your home. 3 x Wood 3 x Linen 3 x Oil 1 x Pigment 24 TC 12 TC
Large Square Painting Large Square Painting Decorate your home. 3 x Wood 3 x Linen 3 x Oil 1 x Pigment 24 TC 12 TC

Using[edit]

Like the campfire, an easel must be placed on top of a solid block before it can be used.

Tapping on an easel gives two options: Remove and Easel. Remove causes the selected blockhead to move to the easel and place it in his/her inventory.

Easel opens the crafting menu, showing a left-right scrollable list of icons. See Crafting for details about how to use the menu. Tapping the "Craft" button (if visible) will (if the device has a camera) offer the choices of "Take Photo..." or "Choose From Library..." Taking a photo opens a small window for the player to use to snap a photograph. Choosing from the library opens a small window for the player to navigate through the device's saved photos and choose one. The player will then be given an opportunity to resize and select a portion of the image for use.

Pigment selection on a level 3 easel

Once the image is selected, the crafting window changes to selecting pigments. A side-scrolling menu of pigments shows the quantity of each pigment in the blockhead's inventory. Up to three pigments may be selected, limited by the level of the easel. A preview near the bottom of the crafting window shows the current selections and a preview of the resulting painting. Using pigments similar to the colors in the image produce better results. The large gamut of colors provided by red ochre, emerald green, and ultramarine blue allow those colors to create relatively faithful representations of the source image. Tapping the "Craft" button at the bottom will add the task to the blockhead's queue.

Tapping outside of the menu will close the easel menu with no action taken.