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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 by iKashmir | Discussion: Skinning

I'm workin on this graffiti icon pack and I'm stumped. I'm the type of artist that is never pleased with his own work I guess. I wanted to ask the community's opinion. Wich one should I use or should I just trash both ideas and start over again?

 

Option 1

Option 2

 

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Jafo
Reply #21 Wednesday, September 9, 2009 11:46 PM

How about now? I even changed the color of the brick that way the icon pack will be able to go with alot of dark-styled setups.

Standard Windows light-source/shadow protocol has the mortar joints protruding from the brick face, not raked [recessed].

Even tuck-pointing won't give you that exact effect.

Again, if you are 'trying' to depict graffiti it NEEDS to be less 'perfect'.....unless your graffitist is using a stencil cos he has no clue/talent....

Skinhit
Reply #22 Thursday, September 10, 2009 12:01 AM

How about now? I even changed the color of the brick that way the icon pack will be able to go with alot of dark-styled setups.

I do like that IKashmir!!!

iKashmir
Reply #23 Thursday, September 10, 2009 12:13 AM

TY all. I will sleep on the idea Jafo but I don't think, I'll change it. Depends. 

And thanks Skinhit.    Glad someone with such a high calibar of skill thinks my rookie attempts are worth something.

Ausvet
Reply #24 Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:08 AM

i like the B/W better as it is sharper but graffos will have almost all the brick covered so each icon won't have much brick left visible. Once you get the background sorted you will fly it.

iKashmir
Reply #25 Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:38 AM

Try 8

iKashmir
Reply #26 Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:04 AM

The only thing I'm scared off is making it 256x256

Ausvet
Reply #27 Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:36 AM

3d will have to be visually accurate, each brick on an edge will have to appear real on all its faces.

PoSmedley
Reply #28 Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:08 PM

3d will have to be visually accurate, each brick on an edge will have to appear real on all its faces.

Yes.

I like the 2D version. The 3D with the brick pattern will only distract from what I assume is your real art in this work, which is the graffiti.

iKashmir
Reply #29 Thursday, September 10, 2009 8:46 PM

Ok, then back to 2D. It was easy that way to start. Don't know why I tried to make it so hard.

iKashmir
Reply #30 Thursday, September 10, 2009 9:28 PM

 

Please someone tell me it looks alright. I have lost way to much sleep over this.  LOL

PoSmedley
Reply #31 Friday, September 11, 2009 8:32 AM

Please someone tell me it looks alright. I have lost way to much sleep over this

I like the original concept myself.

No brick. Too busy.

I would try different colors to see what I got. The 'black splatter'..maybe 'red' or 'grey'. Try changing the text colors and shading.

You're original idea was good. I even like the little page curl.

If you want a different background, something not as busy as brick try some vector railraod cars

or 2D vector buildings. Keep the background vector simple and one, maybe two colors at most and put your graffiti on it. You could go nuts with the colors. They don't all have to match.

BONEHEADdb
Reply #32 Friday, September 11, 2009 10:27 AM

You're original idea was good. I even like the little page curl.

Yes, option 1.

Ausvet
Reply #33 Friday, September 11, 2009 10:40 AM

I agree with Po, the peeling off poster idea was very good - it can be stuck onto a brick wall or other type wall and lots of tags over poster and/or wall too, lots of bright aerosol paint with minimal drip - most taggers are very pro, they develop by going to dangerous inaccessible areas. The icons are the main thing with background a carrier for them. I think your "txt" is very nice.

iKashmir
Reply #34 Friday, September 11, 2009 1:54 PM

Sorry guys if I seemed to make everything so difficult. This a first for me so I wanted to go balls out I guess. LOL

So what if I combine the page curled poster with some tears in it. And I think I will have the text with diffrent colors like picture extensions with a green to yellow fade and text extensions with like a red to orange fade. 

skyzyk
Reply #35 Friday, September 11, 2009 2:04 PM

iKashmir
Well after a bit of furstration I just trashed every idea I had. I got so aggervated I couldn't think for hours. But I think this time I have finally figured it out. Try this one on for size.

 

I like this one the best IMHO. I like it scrabble tile or NOT

PoSmedley
Reply #36 Friday, September 11, 2009 6:50 PM

So what if I combine the page curled poster with some tears in it.

No tears.

And before you ask..

no coffee stains

no wrinkles

no holes

no colleged ruled lines

no canvas texture

no way

no how

no sir

no ma'am

and No, No Nannette!

You're original is the best. If you want to expand on something, play with the text/font/letters/graffiti.

Xiandi
Reply #37 Friday, September 11, 2009 7:29 PM

You're original is the best
Yes. You dont want the background to be too 'busy', that will take away from the graffiti.

...and start out making them at the 256 size. Scaling the image smaller is much cleaner than trying to make it bigger.

iKashmir
Reply #38 Friday, September 11, 2009 8:08 PM

Yea thanks Po. Don't know why I tried to make it so hard. I'm just going to do the orginal with better looking graffiti.

iKashmir
Reply #39 Friday, September 11, 2009 11:34 PM

Hey I Think I Gots It Now!!!  

The image in the middle will change depending on what type of extension is on the bottom. Like .txt is a Document so .mp3 will be like a music note maybe.

 

PoSmedley
Reply #40 Friday, September 11, 2009 11:42 PM

That's NOT the original.

You'll lose the most important part, which is the graffiti by making it a sub-part of the icon.

I mean...others like the original better...they have said so...why?...I mean, don't you...

Somebody hold me back, please.

 

 

 

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