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Compilation of Icon Sets and a Skin for Bob the Urban Ogre

Postby Tony » December 5th, 2011, 3:08 pm


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Re: Compilation of Icon Sets and a Skin for Bob the Urban Og

Postby Hirato » December 5th, 2011, 9:26 pm

just looking through them quickly, they seem good but...

1. The gemstones , I think making each face a different shade would work better than drawing the drawing the edges and blurring them. (and don't the bottom edges usually converge?)
2. The uncut gemstones have artifacts on the edges - they look as though you rendered some cloud noise, selected a rough oval and cleared everything else, why not try drawing it using vectors/paths?
3. The elixir icons seem a bit off, I can't put my finger on it
4. The Flasks have similar artifacts as #2 and contain extra pixels of noise on the edges, I would also move the corks up a bit
5. The potion bottles (with the exception of the empty one) have a white background, what you can perhaps do instead is to have the liquid glow, it is magical afterall :P
6. The rope looks flat and somewhat off, I'd draw it so the curves deviate to their respective sides and be nearly straight in the center of the image
7. The hand saw's handle seems rather off and the blade's alignment too as a result

I've otherwise included the icons I feel made the cut, even if our styles are radically different :)
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Re: Compilation of Icon Sets and a Skin for Bob the Urban Og

Postby chocolatepie33 » December 5th, 2011, 10:25 pm

I must agree, I like the gems, but the uncut ones look very weird. If you want a vector image editor, I'm recommending , which I believe a few people (myself included) use here.

The lid of the elixir looks somewhat funny (to me at least), along with the edges, which don't look right as grey. Perhaps black would be better?

Also, what is Bob for exactly? Is he just the ogre in basic casual/street clothes like you'd see today?

And please use MediaFire, I believe you've established that you will.

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Re: Compilation of Icon Sets and a Skin for Bob the Urban Og

Postby Tony » December 6th, 2011, 12:04 am


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Re: Compilation of Icon Sets and a Skin for Bob the Urban Og

Postby Tony » December 6th, 2011, 12:06 am

LOL@ Censored... too funny.

My post was auto-censored for saying naughty-bads... that weren't really bad...

That's a new one on me man, too funny.

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Icons and such...

Postby Tony » December 6th, 2011, 12:31 am

On yet another tangent.. and yeah Ima post again, that's right.

On these icon images, I think the safest way is to make them with solid backgrounds rather than to try and work everything around varying background colors where they are displayed. I've looked at a lot of other games, and they use solid pictures. I see why now. There is no benefit in trying to make transparencies and worrying about how a dark image will show on a black background in one screen, and then in the next screen the BG may be light. Especially when people start making custom UI's.That would resolve some of the artifact issue as well. It is difficult to make an image that will render properly over a black AND a white background. Flat images are cheaper too, that transparency cost some weight... multiply that by 40.. FORTY icon slots... on a screen.

An example.. a Black Potion Icon from my set.. with no Background looks really bad against a solid black background, but looks pretty good on a white background.

Another thing that I noticed with your magical RPG KeyBind thing... the images there get greyed out pretty bad. It looks like there is an alpha layer over the icon area that is not entirely clear... like it is grey, or rather a very thin black. Like it is shadowed over. Something is up with that, the icons do not look bright when applied to the key-bind button.

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Re: Compilation of Icon Sets and a Skin for Bob the Urban Og

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Re: Compilation of Icon Sets and a Skin for Bob the Urban Og

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Re: Compilation of Icon Sets and a Skin for Bob the Urban Og

Postby Tony » December 6th, 2011, 2:23 am

Thanks for the article link, that info is exactly what I needed.

Thanks man.

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Re: Icons and such...

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