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BTNCurseSword

Submitted by plazma019
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
This is my very first icon so I am beginner of making icons. :)
I used mouse to draw this

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Keywords:
sword, poison, curse, knife, dagger, sharp, violet, purple, katana, venom, spark, sparkling, photoshop, photoshoped, magneta,
plazma019, curse sword
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BTNCurseSword (Icon)

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20:16, 28th May 2016 GhostThruster: sharpen it, make it less blurry. up the contrast as well. then i'll approve it. 15:12, 30th May 2016 GhostThruster: approve this icon will. looks good, could be useful, and good job on the continuous improvement
  1. 20:16, 28th May 2016
    GhostThruster: sharpen it, make it less blurry. up the contrast as well. then i'll approve it.

    15:12, 30th May 2016
    GhostThruster:
    approve this icon will. looks good, could be useful, and good job on the continuous improvement
     
  2. xYours Trulyx

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    Nice :]
    Though the sword looks a bit short if you ask me :p
    Add a WIP/Big Img and then I'll rate this with a 3/5
    But rep is free :>

    It's magenta :p
     
  3. plazma019

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    [​IMG]

    Looks bad in big
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 7, 2016
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    Looks more like a crystal, rather than a sword.
     
  5. Roland

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    Jesus Christ my eyes hurts.
     
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    Noice.

    I think it looks good. Why? Draenei upgrade.

    5/5
     
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    Great description.

    Anyways, it's a nice icon. Very useful.
     
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    Looks really nice, the colors are cool, too. 5/5
     
  9. GhostThruster

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    not a bad outcome, especially for a first icon.

    the blade is too shiny and thick, making it look like a gem as others have pointed out.
    the handle should also be more visible. i suggest looking at some reference pics of swords to get an idea of how to draw and shade them properly.
     
  10. plazma019

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    ok i'm already fixing it =3
     
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    I think you done a good job, but here are a few things I'd suggest you to fix to make this icon get recommended or highly recommended grade.
    Cross guards blends with background too much. Try to find different hue for it or burn it more at least. The light on blade should go in one direction only (if you want to dodge light in vertical angle than make it only in that direction, same goes for horizontal option). Strokes in too many random directions make blade look too shiny and as if it was made from shiny stone, not metal (or silver, it doesn't really matter what material you prefer as long as it is apparent). Also I'd suggest sizing down the brush size a bit.
    Sword false edges are not symmetrical and the point should be far more sharper. You could try to more whole image to left to have less unused space between icon frame and sword tip. Have it on mind that light reflection lines on left false edge are supposed to be the brightest part of image. Also there should be more definition between the meeting place of blade and guard. There is no prominent details which I'd strongly recommend you to add, especially on guard, grip and fuller line (depressed line in the middle of blades).
    Proper shading is quite important for overall look of sword, so define a light source position correctly. Basically, focus on blade's shade and the accompanying sword details, and again, reduce the brush size if adding them. Not sure what program you used to make it, but in gimp (that I use for my icons) there are filters for sharpening and blurring so mix them with hue altering to get flow between background and sword. Ofc, try not to repeat colors from blade on background.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2016
  12. plazma019

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    [​IMG]

    New icon

    how can i update my icon? :vw_wtf:
     
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    seems like you figured out how for uself. good job because that's a big improvement :) but a couple things you still need to work on:
    - should add greater overall contrast (that is, darker shadows and brighter highlights)
    - give more detail and shading to the hilt. define it with clear and well-drawn shapes/form, not with blurs and block colours
    - the background could use greater detail, and those smoke/magic streams could use highlights
    - make the framing more centralised; right now there's an unbalanced amount of empty space to the right of the blade. optionally, you could zoom in a bit as well

    btw we've got a rule for double-posting within 48 hours, so next time if ya want to quickly add an extra comment, please use the edit button instead
     
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    sorry about that, I had sick last week so I can't make icons before
     
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    no worries mate, i'm just cleaning out pending icons.

    i put it on 'awaiting update' not 'rejected', so take the time you need in making as much improvements as possible.
     
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    i advise you not to make any drastic additions (a la fiery magical crossguards) when updating, at least not before you fix all the icon's previous faults.

    speaking of, it still needs greater contrast and the handle requires better definition and 3-dimensionality. whole blade blends in with background too, idk why you blurred its outline.

    i'll leave this on pending for one more update, but afterwards if sufficient improvement isn't made, i will place it in 'awaiting update'. this doesn't mean you cannot update it again and again, but it allows for me to focus my attention on other pending icons.
     
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    Man, you've come a long way with this one! Now it's kinda epic.
     
  19. plazma019

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    thanks but i don't think this icon will approve or not