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BTNPossess

Submitted by Crabby_Spider
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
This is for the project Erebus that Boris_Spider and I are working on. The game opens with you as a soul and you must find and possess a specific unit to begin. This will be the "Posses" button and you will then select a target.

As some of you are fond of WIP's, they are provided:

[​IMG] --> [​IMG] --> [​IMG] --> [​IMG] --> [​IMG] --> [​IMG] --> [​IMG]

Comments/Constructive Criticism always appreciated.

//\\òó//\\

Update: 2/5/10 Added a subtle bg. (This thing is coming at you from the dark!)

Keywords:
Erebus, possess, possession, ethereal, attack, skull.
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BTNPossess (Icon)

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02:02, 6th Feb 2010 enjoy: I sense smudge tool abuse. well. Creative and might be useful.
  1. 02:02, 6th Feb 2010
    enjoy: I sense smudge tool abuse. well.
    Creative and might be useful.
     
  2. Soul Theft

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    This one is fantastic so far, but it's mostly empty space. it either needs to be cropped to show only the face, or better yet, needs a background. the latter would be nicer as you've gone to so much trouble to make the whole thing look so well and it'd be a shame to cut it out, but yeah.
     
  4. The Panda

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    Make it bigger, theres alot of black areas.
     
  5. Kuhneghetz

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    I agree with tee.dubs. The spirit does look nice, but it looks rather lonely and empty with that black background.
     
  6. Amigurumi

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    very nice icon. but maybe add a background. maybe something like
    a soft purple background?
     
  7. Crabby_Spider

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    Looks like the others agree, so I added a subtle effect. I was afraid to put one in because this is supposed to attack from the dark, but I think it does look better now. Thanks!

    //\\òó//\\
     
  8. Boris_Spider

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    Cool, it'll work perfectly for Erebus!

    //\\^^//\\
     
  9. kola

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    awesome. +rep
     
  10. Amigurumi

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    looks wonderful now, gj!
     
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    Its really great, good job and all that.

    I agree! [APPROVED]
     
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    i think the head can be placed a little more downwards
     
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    It's a nice icon but as all said it demands a better background, maybe a more impressive spirit trail after it. +rep
     
  14. Mainywc3sear

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    90% smudge 10% freehand
     
  15. Crabby_Spider

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    If people have constuctive criticism, ways to improve an image, or words of encouragement, they should by all means offer it. Otherwise, it's just another meaningless and useless opinion. If anyone is interested in how I, or anyone else creates an image, try asking. //\\òó//\\

    BTW, the smudge tool has its uses; like making steam, cloud effects or other areas a blending effect is needed. When drawing in pencil I use a tortillon or blending stump, and it is in no way less freehand. Smudging is, however, terrible at creating definition, which is why I am fond of using the paintbrush, airbrush, noise, and lighten/darken tools (roughly 99% of the image, if it matters). Occasionally I'll use the shapes, mirror, flip, rotate, colorize, soften, and sharpen tools (about 1% of the image) when needed to create symmetry, shades or texture. I have Paint Shop Pro XII, and a mouse. Not expensive or elaborate tools, but adequate.
    To create good definition in an icon, I'll actually tweak it pixel by pixel (especially around edges) which is why I don't do really large versions (I'm not nearly as good as many of you are, and it would take me forever). The final version is only going to be 64x64 pixels, and I believe that is what's important. If you're happy with it, I've accomplished my goal!
     
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    pew pew!
     
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    Cool, I love "scary" wc3 stuff, like bloody villagers (the one with a hook for example) and this icon certainly is something special! Make moar!
     
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    the icon space could be more satisfied
    does't seem 50% freehand
     
  19. Crabby_Spider

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    The icon maker couldn't be more satisfied, and the WIP is at the top. I won't waste my time repeating myself, but I'll make it easy for you to understand what you should be posting. Read this.