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BTNLightningSword

Submitted by plazma019
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
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Lightning Sword (Icon)

BTNLightningSword.2 (Icon)

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Murlocologist
Some things mentioned in earlier review still stand, but I appreciate effort you put in updating it, icon looks good and shows improvements from previous version, so it is approved.
  1. deepstrasz

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    The handle could look more clear. This hue makes it look more like ice than lightning.
    Would be nice to have the rest of the icon types too.
    3/5.
    Write a proper description...
     
  2. The Panda

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    1: There is too much light here, too much contrast, i would lower the contrast of the light.
    2: The handle needs more work and shading, plus we cant really see it in 64x64 because of the high contrast.
    3: I would make it half a original sword and have lightning around it, giving off an aura of some sort.
     
  3. Murlocologist

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    White should be placed only on few places just to give actual, proper highlight. Perspective...well, 99% of sword icons uploaded here use it, so its ok. Those thunder lines that surround the blade are too thick. Blade and handle don't seem to share the same lightsource. And you could add some more definition to sword as well to make it more interesting.
     
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    i agree with the_panda and murcologist's assessments.

    look to their feedback to see some of the improvements to be done. awaiting update.
     
  5. plazma019

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    Sorry. Its hard for me because I only use mouse.
    Also have a slow connection and had deleted photoshop because of deepfreeze.
     
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    while this is an improvement, all the problems it has, as listed by murcologist, still persist.

    if you wish, i can go indepth on what these problems are and how to fix them.
     
  7. GhostThruster

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    whilst a big improvement from before, the blade is still pure white. it needs more shading and/or detail. the handle also still looks a little bit flat, though not noticeably so.

    i'd like to see the .psd/.xcf. if you haven't got the .psd from previous updates, i'd like you to save and send it when you make the requested changes.
     
  8. Sin'dorei300

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    Like Ghost Thruster pointed out, the blade still needs improvement.
    Please follow Ghost Thruster 's advise and work more on it.
     
  9. PrinceYaser

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    Looks cartoonish but it is very nice!
     
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    Colors aren't working. It is very crowded with colors. The pink you put as part of the handle is completely unneeded. Background is still too shiny and highlights in overall are just too strong, rather use solid black or darker variation of colors than ones on sword. Avoid use of solid white. There is still no lightsource, at least not a logical one. Where is the light coming from? In this state it appears light is coming from a flashlight someone pointed at the area where blade meets handle. And then we have other source striking at bottom of handle but somehow not affecting golden part. That won't work. Please fix it. I'd recommend you to chose 1 source of light as we still don't wants icon to be too bright. Try to use that golden/yellow color for the entire handle instead of blue variations. Shape still appears quite common, but that isn't major problem. Shape of handle could be less wide.

    Among the good things about it is that you made improvements when it comes to details, and blade is shaded well, but apply that to the rest as well. It looks less flat than last time as well. You are making a progress which is a good thing. Please try to come up with some edits, until then I'll place it in awaiting update section.
     
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    I like the look of this Icon, good details on the blade and looks useful 5/5
     
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    awesome icon 5/5
     
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    Can I make a new and better cuz i lost it :(
     
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    Well, I'm not so talented but I think you should search for some tutorials about textures and metal drawing. It looks cartoonosh now! The sword isn't seem metallic in this icon.
     
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    Yeah your'e right. But in desktop it looks good, idk how.
    I prefer cartoonish cuz almost all the icon is warcrafish, to make unique :D
     
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    You can see NFWar's tutorial in "2D Art Tutorials" forum. It's a very nice one for drawing weapons! :)
     
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    I love the colors involved, but i think its just too bright to be honest. Dim down the colors a bit so its not so bright and focus just on the sword itself. Maybe make the background black and then place the sword on it angled like this for example. Then once you have done that then make a lightning effect around it like this for example.
     
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    The lightning is fine right now but the sword itself needs alot of work, the blade seems thick and not thin and sharp. Id like to see this zoomed in a bit more also.. its nice too see the whole sword but warcraft icons are mainly zoomed in and just showing the handle and the sword area around it.
     
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    Some things mentioned in earlier review still stand, but I appreciate effort you put in updating it, icon looks good and shows improvements from previous version, so it is approved.