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BTNSalandria

Submitted by Scias
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
Haven't made a icon in awhile but felt inspired by Stefan.K's recent model of Salandria

I'm not sure if I like the icon without the hair showing, but considering her hair shows on portrait ingame I felt like it would be more fitting.
Also decided to make an alternative version with purple lips, again not matching the portrait perfectly but I prefered the color palette without the red lips.

Progress Gif:
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256x256 image:
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Edit:

Removed some hair bits since I felt it doesn't fit the model well enough, might remove hair entirely if people suggest.

Edit2:

Oops I actually made her a nightelf at first, she's bloodelf now haha.

Edit3:

Updated according to suggestions from members & reviewer, the fixes applied are following:
Straightened her right eyebrow.
Removed Lunar Eblem from Bloodelf version.
Added alternate Bloodelf icon with a Green Gem replacing the Lunar Eblem.
Further recolored & changed up Nightelf version of the icon and uploaded it as another alternative icon resource.

Larger preview version of the updated files:
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Contents

BTNHeroSalandria (Icon)

BTNSalandria (Icon)

BTNHeroSalandriaAlternate (Icon)

BTNSalandriaAlternate (Icon)

BTNHeroNightElfSalandria (Icon)

BTNNightElfSalandria (Icon)

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  1. Darkfang

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    You are working in direct size?
     
  2. Scias

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    Yeah I pixel the icons, so working on 56x56 size, in this case I made mistake and worked on 64x64 and then the border cut off some details I had put in the picture (like neck etc).. xD
     
  3. Darkfang

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    You could just reduce the size, it will allow the neck to show
     
  4. Scias

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    I don't like the idea of reducing the size for multiple reasons.
    I feel like the head will be too small if I do, also if I just simply reduce the size with a tool it'll make the image blury which will reduce the quality and also as a pixel artist I like to see the pixel clusters and AA I've done. I don't think the icon would benefit too much from squeezing in few extra pixels of neck, I have a bigger concern with the bangs of her hair if they're making too much of a disconnection between the model and the icon (issue is the ingame model's portrait has the bangs but the model itself doesn't).
     
  5. Darkfang

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    Which program are you using? there are ways to reduce sizes by hand that allow you to preserve a good looking picture/icon.
     
  6. Scias

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    MS Paint.
    I can reduce the size but I don't feel like it would improve the icon..
     
  7. Darkfang

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    It might, try using Paint.Net
     
  8. Scias

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    Oh damn btw I made big mistake, she's supposed to be blood elf lolol, fixed it.

    Ok I made a smaller version of the icon, here is the original file:
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    and here's how it looks like ingame, comparison to Dark Ranger and the current icon

    [​IMG]

    I feel like the current icon being more close-up matches more with the Dark Ranger, and the majority of the original Warcraft 3 heroes icons.
     
  9. Stefan.K

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    That was fast! :D
    I really like it.
     
  10. Scias

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    Glad you like it! :)
     
  11. Maxwell

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    Approved.
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
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    Feel free to move this icon to Substandard, as I don't care to put more time into converting the files to BLP and re-uploading them than it would take to do this "fix" on the icon.. I'm really busy and value my time more than to waste it like that.
     
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    What program are you using to do this?
     
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    wtf, why would the mods move it to substandard? all your icons are really great, and this one is no exception o-o?
     
  15. Maxwell

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    I am not interested in putting Icons to the Substandart section. This is a good quality Icon, I just suggested to fix two little things that will make it even better. If you dont have time, you dont have to make the changes right now. Theres no time limit for an icon to sit in awaiting update.
     
  16. PrinceYaser

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    Man icons usually are put to awaiting update for issues which make problems for the icon making it not approvable, do you think this does have really such an issue(s)? Hm.. what do you mean it's too wavy? Elves have really wavy eyebrows, observe this icon by Sin, one of the greatest icons I have ever seen:

    [​IMG] - Both eyerbrows are even more wavy than this icon.

    Well, just my thoughts. The discussion is not my concern.
     
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    Nothing wrong with wanting to help improve an icon. If the user is happy with how the icon looks, and is in an "approvable" condition, there is a way to let the Reviewer / Moderator know without lashing out at them.
     
  18. PrinceYaser

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    Well, would be better to let Scias tell himself whether he wants to update or not.

    There is no lashing out, we're just discussing friendly. No one is disturbed.
     
  19. Maxwell

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    You got me wrong Yaser. My point is that left eyebrow should be more smooth.
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