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BTNPhoenix15

Submitted by Thehive
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Okay, I tried making something other than a sword. I kinda liked the result when I was done but when I downsized it for WC III and added image borders (damn borders!), I think it got alot worse since you can't see any details. :(
And also, I didn't add any shadow because it's a bird made of fire. Should I add shadows anyway?

Update: Ok I added some purple. Better? :) I really dunno how a "typical phoenix" looks like but I tried to use the one from WC III editor as a template and work from there.

Update: Added more colour and shadows.

Update: More shadows and new background (probably temporary).

Update: Made it look more fiery.

Update: Made it look more agressive (or powerful) like Dentothor mentioned.

Keywords:
phoenix, fire, flame
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BTNPhoenix15 (Icon)

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10:30, 25th Jun 2009 zombie2279: Quite good, actually. The beak looks weird and pixelated. You'll have to fix that and somehow detail it a bit more. The shading of the rest is quite okay, but some more fire-ish effects on the bird would do well....
  1. 10:30, 25th Jun 2009
    zombie2279: Quite good, actually. The beak looks weird and pixelated. You'll have to fix that and somehow detail it a bit more. The shading of the rest is quite okay, but some more fire-ish effects on the bird would do well.

    13:15, 7th Jul 2009
    zombie2279: I was hoping for more improvements, but it's approvable nevertheless.
     
  2. X.e.r.e.X

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    WC3 Phoenix should have purple/red/orange/yellow colors. Try to add all of these.
     
  3. Thehive

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    I made it more purple. I have also a version with shadows and a version with shadows and more colours but the one with more colours looks like the phoenix's been tattooed. I think it looked better with shadow but it seems pretty stupid that a bird of fire would have any... Meh.
    Which version should I put here? This, Shadows or More Colours?

    Edit: I'm gonna change to the Shadow version cause it's the 1 I like best.
    Edit: No wait I'm gonna change the extra colour version and upload that 1.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2009
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    X.e.r.e.X

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    How about showing the other ones also? >_>
     
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    This is the 1 including some shading and with the most colours. Should it be less/more?
     
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    Just attach images of all of them in one post so It's easier to compare ...
     
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    i like this one. not really warcraftish style, but i like it =)))
     
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    X.e.r.e.X

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    You got it all wrong... I said put them in one POST, not "upload them all at once"

    *facepalm*
     
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    I likey. Here are my suggestions.
    • Dodge the upper beak around
    • Burn the lower beak
    • Smudge the color lines on the pheonix
    • Take a small brush with an opacity of about 50% and make little acute angles on the pheonix to make it look like plumage

    I like the take on this, but it could be a lot better.
    2.2/5 for now, with potential for far higher.
     
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    I don't understand much of what you just said. :)
    What is acute and plumage?
    And dodge the upper beak around. Just way which way the light comes from and I'll try my best.

    Edit: And also, how should I smudge? I used smudge in the first place to make the shapes of the colours on the body.

    Ok So I finally got how to add attachments. Here's the progress so far. Was 5 a step in the right or wrong direction? I really want to make a good icon! :D

    Edit: What I basically did was to do the steps I understood. I smudged the colours to make them flow more along the body instead of being small dots. I burned the lower beak and dodged the upper one.

    Edit: I looked up the word plumage and I think that will be very hard for me to do but I'll give it my best shot.

    Edit: The plumage is almost invisible when you zoom out... And I don't like the looks of it either. :S I don't really know how I'm going to do this... And I should probably add more detail to the fire.

    Edit: Any suggestions on background? I kinda dislike the one that's there right now but one of the hardest things for me is to decide the background.
     
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    It looks kinda 'plastic' for me, but overall nice. 3/5
     
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    Wow. Sooo much better.
    Jumped from a 2.2 to a 3.8.

    But could you make his beak shine and have a bit more shading? :p
     
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    I was away. I'll get to it and do what I can.

    Edit: Ok I made it darker. Please tell me if it needs to be even darker. I was also making some background ideas but they all sucked so I just made a gradient. I like the gradient more than the original background but what do you think? After all I upload this for the user's sake since I can change it to whatever suits me when I want.
    Which one of there is the best?




    This is it for tonight. I got no sleep last night and I'd really like to be awake tomorrow. Bye guys and if anybody has an idea on how to improve this icon, I would be so glad if you would share it with me. :D
     
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    I likz teh new background, but something's bothering me...

    Could you make the beak fade into the background a little bit using the blur/smudge tool?
     
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    I made 1 version with just blur and 1 with blur and smudge. I don't really know how I'm supposed to fade the beak. I think the result was pretty bad but then again, it looks better when zoomed out to a wc3 icon.
    1:st pic blur. | 2:nd pic blur&smudge.
     
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    Looks like its... screenshot from some other game...
     
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    Yeah I don't really know how to make WC3 style icons like crazyrussian. That's what I really want to learn but this will do for now.
     
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    Ok, I made it look a bit fiery now. Is it too bright? What do you think?
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2009
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    its a tad akward. im not really liking the concept ut the quality is mehhhh...? (im not sure if to call it good or bad. its inbetween.) and im not liking the backround. its just a dissolve filter... the problem is, im not really seeing the all powerful Pheonix Energy. Like the pheonix has some sorta jive to it and this icon isnt really showing it..
    Id say a 2.879/5

    and you have double posted so many times. Please stop.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2009