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BTNPhoenix15

Submitted by Thehive
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
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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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....
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    Smudge, definately. Imma have to give this a 4/5 now since all the problems I stated were fixed, it looks good, but not very Warcraftish.
     
  2. Thehive

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    About the double posts. The first time I couldn't fine the attachment button but I figured out later that I could "Go Advanced" and enter it there.
    The second time, I don't know why I did it cause I have edited my posts like hundreds of times.
     
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    The background needs some changes, as near the top of head of the phoenix is black, while the rest is gradient of orange. As zombie suggested, you should make it resemble flames. The beak needs some work, try adding some highlights to the bottom jaw, and shadows to the top.

    ~Snap
     
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    Eww. Fix the eyes now.
     
  5. X.e.r.e.X

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    Try using colors like in this pic that I made

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ai can sea yoor smuhge stroacks.
     
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    That looks great but I'm afraid I have no idea how you made it look that good. I would have made it nice from the beginning if I knew how to. I've constantly been updating things that people have pointed out so I've learned as I was making it and I'm 100% out of ideas and ways of doing the things you guys tell me to.
     
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    He started out with a few colored dots and smudged it.
     
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    you don't make pas btn and dispas btn o.o

    don't be lazy it's easy...
     
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    Well I know but I just didn't think it would be necessary to make a passive one so I skipped it.
    I can just create and upload a BTNPAS and DISBTNPAS in 30 seconds if I thought people could have use for it so it's not about me being lazy.

    Edit: Uploaded a passive one. And I know it's still pending. I'm just taking a break 'cause I don't really know what to do with it right now.
     
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    Gunggung, no.

    Adding more borders are useless. If people want more borders, then they can download Button Manager and add some.

    Many of the best artists only make a BTN and DISBTN version, such as Mr.Goblin, CR, and KelThuzad.
     
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    Gunggung? Omg...

    sorry i don't know because iam a noobie D:
     
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    Nuu prublem. :p

    Jusht lern propper gramer, okai?
     
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    The front part of the face is still too highlighted.
     
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    Haha. It's quite funny how I always seem to think my icon is good but as soon as I change it, I'm like "how could I ever think THAT looked good?". I wonder what I will think about it's current state when I'm at the next step because I must say that I actually like it. But then again, I always feel proud right after I've made something.
     
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    Go ahead and make something then. There's no ready artwork, only abandoned.
     
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    I liked this. =P


    This icon looks pretty good, Thehive. I don't know how it looked before, though...
    Good that you are earning experience out of it! =D
     
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    Looks really nice, I like it! ^^
     
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    Hey. I saw that my icon has been approved and I read the comment. I haven't given up on it, I have just had so much other things to do lately. I'll get back to iconmaking as soon as I have time if I still am into it by then.

    Edit: I'm back after quite a while, not that anyone noticed my absence, hehe.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2009
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    Beautiful