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BTNFalchion

Submitted by Solu9
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
So yeah. Been having fun playing with GIMP. This is the second attempt to make a weapon.
Got quite demoralized when I saw the newest icons in the section, but what the hell.
Worst that can happen is that it will get rejected.

So without further ado I present my Falchion icon.

Now shoot.

Update
Update 1:
-Attempt to add texture to the blunt part of the blade
-Blue background glow lessened

Update 2:
-Removed the background glow
-Tried to make the shading more realistic on both the blunt and sharp part

Update 3:
-Redid almost all shading
-Added a bit of shine here and there



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Keywords:
Falchion, sword, 1h, one, hand, blade, polearm, halberd, shark
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BTNFalchion (Icon)

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09:58, 28th Jun 2014 Sin'dorei300: The background doesn't helps the icon, either remove it or improve it to help the sword stand out. The shading on the sword needs a bit of improvement, think where's the light source. 13:01, 30th Jun 2014...
  1. 09:58, 28th Jun 2014
    Sin'dorei300: The background doesn't helps the icon, either remove it or improve it to help the sword stand out.
    The shading on the sword needs a bit of improvement, think where's the light source.


    13:01, 30th Jun 2014
    Sin'dorei300: Useful.
     
  2. Love Seeker

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    o_O Blade needs sharp effect and need more work at others 3/5
     
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    Not bad for the first attempt, but i think the background doesn't quite fit, and it shows a too small portion of the handle (or a larger portion, or none at all).
     
  4. Heinvers

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    I fully agree. Although I like it:thumbs_up:
    Edit: what a minute! 007? is this one of the weapons of medieval James Bond? 0_o
    :D
     
  5. Solu9

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    Thanks for the comments folks.

    Can you describe how the background isn't fitting. I need more info on what would make it better. Like fx. would a glow outlining the blade be better?

    And to clarify on the handle issue. I should either get rid of the handle altogether or show more of it?


    Edit:
    Hah. I guess I forgot to edit the name. No wait, yeah it's James '007' Blade's blade ;)
     
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    Wow. This is kinda cool, and reminds me (positively) of the Wheel of Time "ashandarei" (sort of a naginata, a polearm with a sword for a tip).

    That being said, you've got good color gradations, a nice even glow in the background, pretty good line-art... Not much of an artist, though I play one on TV. xD No, but anyway, it's just missing that little something to really fit well in-game... Not sure what, though. More contrast? More clarity? Compare to other icons & try to mimic style? Meh.

    Good work.
     
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    First of all, thanks :)

    Secondly.
    I have tried fizzling with contrast and sharpness, but because I did the shadowing on the sharp part as I did it turns out quite bad unfortunately.
    I think that "feel" is the cartooness of the blade that is lacking. It's like it should "shine" more, if you know what I mean.
     
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    Very nice. The blade might need to be fully silver though.
     
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    Hm I don't know. I can't really pinpoint what I need to improve.

    Here is an ingame screenshot:
    [​IMG]
     
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    The darkness is too dark imo. Reminds me of Heinvers. (omg)

    Might look better if you dodge it a bit?

    E: Also I suggest fully removing the handle or it would take angle changes to keep it.
     
  11. Solu9

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    Wasn't sure you meant the sharp or blunt part, so I made the sharp part brighter.
    [​IMG]

    I have not decided on the handle yet.
     
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    I think the bg has way too much blue, it needs more darkness behind, also the metal could have a better texture, with some shadings and things like that, gradients*
     
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    Appreciated. When you say metal, do you mean the blunt or sharp part?
     
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    The blunt, the sharp part always has that withe-like color you used, maybe with some light shadings but still the same color, the blunt needs more work to it, since it looks plastic-mate color, and not exactly metalic, maybe adding some blood to it? xD
     
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    Plastic-mate ^^
    I'm not going to add blood. I don't want it to be (quoting Kyrbi0), awexome. Too much of that. I want a plain "realistic" sword :)

    I'll try to improve the shading.

    Edit:
    Icon updated
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014
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    Oh, it looks good! xD

    Good work!
     
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    It looks too sharp for me. :/

    Looking at the ingame screeny, the icon currently lacks that softness of vanilla icons. Oh, and you could also blend the shading on the blunt side of the blade. "Layers" of the shadows are really obvious imo. Still, that's one awesome lookin' blade. :)

    EDIT: And I agree with the blue glow being too large. I think making the edges of the glow not be clipped by the icon borders should look fine.
     
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    Looks better now, it just needs the shading, :3
     
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    Thanks man. Glad you like it :)


    Heh yeah and the first poster wanted it sharper :)
    Don't know what I'll decide upon there.

    I very much agree that the shading on the blunt part can be better. I'll work on it.

    About the blue glow. Did you looks at the old or updated icon?

    Thanks for the feedback :)


    Yup. And I'll do something about it.
    But to be honest I kinda like those shark stripes :p