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Icon Contest #15 Poll

Discussion in 'Poll Depository' started by Murlocologist, Jul 1, 2017.

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Icon Contest #15

Poll closed Jul 15, 2017.
  1. Abovegame

    2.5%
  2. Arowanna

    17.7%
  3. Edge45

    20.3%
  4. ~Nightmare

    19.0%
  5. San

    40.5%
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  1. Murlocologist

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    • Each user can only vote once in the poll.
    • You cannot vote for yourself. If a voter has the same IP as the author then the vote will not be counted and it may result in the disqualification of the entry.
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    First Place: 45 reputation points and your entry on the award icon
    Second Place: 30 reputation points and an award icon
    Third Place: 15 reputation points and an award icon
    Other Participants and judges: 5 reputation points

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    Abovegame upload_2017-7-1_2-11-15.png -- upload_2017-7-1_2-10-19.jpeg upload_2017-7-1_2-10-33.jpeg upload_2017-7-1_2-10-44.jpeg upload_2017-7-1_2-10-52.jpeg Click
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    • The Panda
    • PeeKay

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    Consistency of the icons in pack Do four drawn icons compliment each other well? 10%
    Blizzard style Do icons fit with chosen melee unit's icon? Is the style used similar to other standard icons? 10%
    Theme and creativity How quality is the concept, how unexpected and creative is the idea? Originality and uniqueness of icons are judged. Are abilities logical for chosen unit? 25%
    Technical note Technical quality of icons. 55%

    • 75 % of the winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 25 % of the winner shall be determined by the results of a public poll.
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    Inviting your friends to vote for you, bribing random members with rep and otherwise cheating with the VB poll system will get you DISQUALIFIED, BANNED from future contests, -REPPED, and possibly INFRACTED. So don't do it!

    This includes, but is not limited to, sending PMs out to various users, getting other people to send those PMs, advertising this contest on other sites with the intention to gain more votes (whether it is explicitly stated or not), and so on. If you are suspected of cheating, the staff will notify you and interrogate you (hopefully) over PMs.
     
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  2. ~Nightmare

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  3. The Panda

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    :D Working on judging at the moment. shh.
     
  4. Darklycan51

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    These type of icon packs for units were something we were missing back then, waiting patiently for jngp to be fully operational again


    Nightmare's third icon has phenomenal quality, however the one who chose the coolest looking design for their icons by far is Edge45.
     
  5. Kyrbi0

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    This is a tough one.
     
  6. AditTechno

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    My vote goes to San. Really difficult to pick one from ~Nightmare, Edge45, and San. I pick San because his icons are not only good looking, but make sense as well.
     
  7. ~Nightmare

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    Abovegame

    I know that you’re a newbie. So I suggest to look at some icons not only here at hive but to other sources as well. Hive has some pretty well tutorials or in deviantArt. Nice effort but will be glad if you’d try practicing and upload some in the icons section for other people to give you advices/criticisms.

    Arowanna
    - The scales needs to have its shading adjusted. It looks like leaves atm.

    - The devour icon in the set is the best. What I can suggest is to have some nice background or a rim light for a better atmosphere. Highlights could be better. Details lost on icon size sadly.

    - The cracks could be better – it looks out of place. The nail could be adjusted too, it looks pretty weird tho. Nice shading here, could use some highlights but still acceptable.

    - I don’t know the reason why you chose this breath of fire instead of the first two wips on your workflow image. It looks like a lightning that came out from a UFO.

    Edge45
    - Looks great! However, the flesh could be more like flesh. As of now, it looks like thick blood cloud.

    - Quality is great, it is too dark however. A hide ability (like hiding from leaves in Warcraft) is not something new, but was well executed. I suggest to add more leaves or enlarge it and then lighten it. It will have problems when this icon is imported ingame.

    - You know that this looks a mess. It has the same pose with your first icon when it is rotated and flipped. The effect was good but is unsaturated. The snout is weird.

    - At first sight I was confused what the icon represents. The blood could also be better.

    Great overall. The fur color could have been the same in each icon tho, but it doesn’t matter

    PrinceYaser
    - Well it looks pretty weird that the icon has the same pose with different angle which is very similar with the unit’s icon. Heavy referencing? The icon suffers a lot from shadows. It doesn’t look like it is raging – it’s like he’s blinded by light.

    - The boots looks pretty flat. The effect could be more vibrant or saturated. Different shading.

    - The handle is bent. The shading is different from the first 2 icons. Great effect. I suggest to make the blade more sharper with highlights.

    - Different style with the other icons. And in my opinion your best icon in your set.

    Great job! I can see improvement tho. But you should stick to one style as your set suffers from different styles.

    San
    - Generic devour but well executed. The colors were vibrant. The saliva was a nice touch.

    - The slime was awesome could use more highlights to make it look more slimy tho. The blade is really in need of work.

    - It looks like an octopus. :xxd: Nice effect. You could try fixing the shape of the body.

    - The best icon in the set. I am lost in words.



    Well for me, it is between San, Edge45 and Arowanna. They portrayed their unit’s abilities pretty well even with some flaws. But for me San got it in the bad with his creative ideas. So my vote goes to him.
     
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  8. KILLCIDE

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    Nightmare gets my vote! The third & fourth has to be my favorite.

    You should stop waiting. Extremely doubtful that the original developers will come back, and MindWorX stated that he isnt going to keep it up to date as he would rather work on SharpCraft WEX.
     
  9. Rufus

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    My vote goes to Sanpai. Real nice icons, and the poor sludges could use some attention! I especially like the toggled one. The second one with the sword seems a little bit blurry compared to the rest though?

    Arowannas second icon is also really good looking! [​IMG]
     
  10. Heinvers

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    San I choose YOU!
     
  11. San

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    Much thanks for the kind words and vote guys, very appreciated.

    @Rufus
    I get what you saying, it also looked blurry for me in the first glance just now. Thing is I already increased the contrast very much, the blurriness is gone after I stares at it for some time...no idea why. :confused:

    @Arowanna
    The scale is well drawn although it seems pretty plain in my eyes.
    I know you said you have problem making things looks POP but I will say it anyway.
    Same thing goes to the claw, it would be really great if you added a devastating effect!

    @~Nightmare
    -I didn't intend to make it looks really slimy, just wanted to bring out the sticky idea.
    -tHe bLaDe iS rEaLlY iN NeEd oF WoRk, at least it looks like a sword already!!! WANT ME TO DRAW A TOOTHPICK INSTEAD?!?!?
    Jokes aside, I took reference from footman's sword, I think it ended up too thick and some of the part covered in slime seems just disappeared.
    Thanks for your feedback nevertheless.

    My vote goes to Nightmare, I like the first and third one.
    Although the first and second one seems kinda repetitive(two bullets),
    The blood looks kinda like Heinz ketchup, I think it can be more realistic.
    The red hawk effect is very clean (and simple compared to the effects of other 3) except for the feathers(?) behind its head, it made the bird looks like a bald in my opinion. ;p
     
  12. Shar Dundred

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    San or Arowanna... San or Arowanna..... Fuuuuuuuuuuck.
    Shouldn't have told Arowanna to finish his entry ASAP, then it would be easier to decide, damnit...
    I like PrinceYaser's and ~Nightmare's entries too...

    Gotta be San, his icons are just too sick.
    Arowanna's breath is just still too unfinished, I know it is because of the time, but sorry man. :/
     
  13. ~Nightmare

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    @San toothpick's better because it can kill humans silently. :xxd:

    The bird is an eagle that's why it had that silly feathers on its head.
     
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    Arowanna: Wish that set have a little more magical imbued :rolleyes:
     
  15. Devine

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    I voted for Marowanna.
    I thought San's entry was amazing also, although the heavily saturated purple/pink makes it look slightly out of place in the warcraft universe and it messes with the continuity of the unit, I'm afraid.
    Otherwise I might have voted differently!
     
  16. San

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    You mean the color doesn't fit? I don't really quite understand the sentence. :confused:

    Edit: I think I get it, kinda.
     
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  17. ~Nightmare

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    You still didn't get it. :xxd:
     
  18. Shar Dundred

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  20. Alxen345

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    My vote goes to San. I love what he did :D
     
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