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Console Icon Creation

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:09 pm
by optmusprimenumber
I took a whack at making a Genesis 3 icon cuz i couldn't find one anywhere... i don't really think it's up to snuff though... any thoughts, criticism? anyone got the skills to make a good one (or make this one a bit more proper), cuz i don't so much. here it is:

Image

edit: maybe i should've put this in "Whatever" ... sorry to those concerned

Re: Console Icon CREATION!! Whoa

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:30 pm
by final fight cd
optmusprimenumber wrote:criticism?


being totally honest: i think it sucks.

if you didn't say what system it was, i would have had no idea. it just looks to grainy. i don't mean to be an ass, but you asked thoughts on it.

Re: Console Icon CREATION!! Whoa

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:32 pm
by optmusprimenumber
final fight cd wrote:
optmusprimenumber wrote:criticism?


being totally honest: i think it sucks.

if you didn't say what system it was, i would have had no idea. it just looks to grainy. i don't mean to be an ass, but you asked thoughts on it.


thanks for the brutality... as you may have picked up, i'm not particularly satisfied with it. maybe i should have specified: "constructive criticism", u ass

Re: Console Icon CREATION!! Whoa

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:35 pm
by GSZX1337
final fight cd wrote:if you didn't say what system it was, i would have had no idea.

I kind of agree. I thought it was a Genesis with a 32x on top.

Re: Console Icon CREATION!! Whoa

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:36 pm
by final fight cd
optmusprimenumber wrote: u ass


do you only want people to praise it, no matter how bad it is? i don't think i was being an ass. you asked for thoughts and i gave you one.

Re: Console Icon CREATION!! Whoa

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:38 pm
by GSZX1337
final fight cd wrote:
optmusprimenumber wrote: u ass


do you only want people to praise it, no matter how bad it is? i don't think i was being an ass. you asked for thoughts and i gave you one.

I think he was kidding.

Re: Console Icon CREATION!! Whoa

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:40 pm
by optmusprimenumber
it was an appropriate response, in good fun... but seriously tho, anyone know how to make those system icons?

Re: Console Icon CREATION!! Whoa

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:40 pm
by the King
did we really need a new thread for this?

Re: Console Icon CREATION!! Whoa

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:42 pm
by optmusprimenumber
the King wrote:did we really need a new thread for this?


i searched first, did i miss something? copying and pasting them isn't the same as making them, i didn't want to put this in my first post about these cuz that one is pretty much done, and well, different (enough)

Re: Console Icon CREATION!! Whoa

Posted: Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:29 pm
by final fight cd
optmusprimenumber wrote:it was an appropriate response, in good fun... but seriously tho, anyone know how to make those system icons?


my response may have been a bit blunt. and i am sorry.

i don't know the process you went through to make it, but if i was going to do one of these this is what i would do:

- measure the genesis and get the dimensions of everything
- draw/paint a bigger scale version of it; drawing a bigger version seems much easier to work with then doing a small one right off the start
- once you have mastered the big boy version just redraw everything down to the size you want, using the big boy version as a template

i have no artist skill, but this may or may not help.