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BTNMetalEnergy

Submitted by Bakura Yuri
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
Name: Metal Energy
Birth: 16th December 2011 / 11:37:36 pm / GMT +8
Creator: Bakura Yuri a.k.a Kenny Tan
Info: This is my first, well not really, this is my second icon for Warcraft III. I made this from scrap, at first, I want to make a shield, but because of my stupidity, it turned out to be an orb. It look quite similar to Metal Energy of Pokemon, so I name it Metal Energy.

Special Thanks: My first icon, Mystical Spear (made from scrap too) was quite beautiful and I was satisfy with it, but unfortunately, I accidentally closed it without save. Nevertheless, this is also the reason which caused me so desperate of making another new icon. So ... Mystical Spear, Rest In Peace.

Category : Spell/Ability - Space

P:S : English is not my native language, so sorry if I did any grammar mistake, it is hard to speak 5 language at the same time.

Keywords:
Metal Energy Orb Grey Space Illusion Illu Mystical Spell Ability Pokemon Bakura Yuri Kenny Tan
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BTNMetalEnergy (Icon)

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05:12, 23rd Dec 2011 Pyramidhe@d: Useful.
  1. 05:12, 23rd Dec 2011
    Pyramidhe@d: Useful.
     
  2. Apheraz Lucent

    Apheraz Lucent

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    [​IMG] Metal Energy Icon Review

    Discussion:
    For your first icon, this turned out pretty well. However, you did the most fatal mistake: using only black and white (along with gray shading), which reduces the "wow!" factor by insane level. There is something that you should know: if the icon is going to be completely colorless, it's better for you that it blows out the quality.
    Your icon is blurry and undefined; in other words, it lacks sharper edges, which is the Warcraft III style, and some stronger shadows. Highlights are okay, I guess, since it looks like there's too much of them without shadows.
    To be honest, I don't really know what it is. Icon's name says "Metal", but metal has a lot of sharp contrast between black and white, and also bright, shiny coloration and reflections. Icon's name also says "Energy", but I really don't see anything that resembles of it. It looks like a bull belt or a ring for me.
    The creature, or mark (sorry if I'm mistaken) in the middle of the icon is undefined to that point, that it's not recognizable what you tried to draw. Yet, I like what you did with that glow, and how you made it stand out above everything else, by using sharper light and softer brushes.
    Background is just plain. You tried to create a sparkly, shiny metal particles, but you pretty much made them too small and too dark, resulting in a splatter of useless dust.

    All in one:
    I love the concept, and I love your bravery for such a serious hard work you tried to put together. Remake the shadows, add some colors, make a more appealing background and define the sharpness a little more. You're on a good way, Bakura Yuri.

    Rating:
    Shadows: ~~~~~~~~~ 2/10
    Highlights: ~~~~~~~~~ 3/10
    Concept: ~~~~~~~~~~ 4/10
    Originality: ~~~~~~~~~ 8/10
    Execution: ~~~~~~~~~ 2/10
    Usefulness: ~~~~~~~~ 6/10

    Overall, you got 25/60 points, which gives you the grade of "Lacking" (2/5)
    Not approve-able.
     
  3. Cakedog345

    Cakedog345

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    I like it ! (Though - if it was a little more colorful - I would have liked even more.)
     
  4. Veronnis

    Veronnis

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    I like this icon! I was looking for a colorless icon that looks dimensional. This works great :)