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    Default Is this Nativity Scene too crowded?

    I'm trying to figure out how big to build my Nativity Scene stable. I have the characters sitting on a 4x8 sheet of plywood, but I think they should be a little more spread out. There will be a shepherd and sheep in the back right-hand corner, I don't have those yet.

    Any opinions?
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    Default Re: Is this Nativity Scene too crowded?

    I don't think it is too crowded.

    The question is, from the viewer's location how does it look?
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    Default Re: Is this Nativity Scene too crowded?

    I forgot to mention that. This will be sitting about 40' back from the viewing location, with my 6' Bethlehem star about 30' above it.
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    Default Re: Is this Nativity Scene too crowded?

    The height of the blow molds (judging from the 4x8 sheet of plywood they are sitting on) will make them look "smaller" at 40', but the overall clustering of the characters is fine.

    The height of your star against the size of the display may be a factor.
    Of course, this is just my opinion, and others will have theirs.

    Please make sure you get some pics when you get it setup. It will be nice to see what you finally settled on.
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    Default Re: Is this Nativity Scene too crowded?

    Here is what I ended up with. It is 10' wide and 5' deep.
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    Looks great!

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    Default Re: Is this Nativity Scene too crowded?

    Quote Originally Posted by msiebri View Post
    I'm trying to figure out how big to build my Nativity Scene stable. I have the characters sitting on a 4x8 sheet of plywood, but I think they should be a little more spread out. There will be a shepherd and sheep in the back right-hand corner, I don't have those yet.

    Any opinions?
    The Ace 5gal bucket is a bit much for the scene but the sawhorse balances it ok I think. ;)

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    Default Re: Is this Nativity Scene too crowded?

    Quote Originally Posted by msiebri View Post
    Here is what I ended up with. It is 10' wide and 5' deep.

    It looks nice. I like the backdrop. That aside, may I suggest you play with the orientations. I think it might be appropriate if they were all facing the subject of the scene....baby Jesus. That is, after all, why they are all there no?

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    Default Re: Is this Nativity Scene too crowded?

    Here is one using almost the exact same figures as yours:

    And some more...




    This is known as leading the eye in artistic forms.

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    Default Re: Is this Nativity Scene too crowded?

    I think the 5 x 10 looks great!

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