Icon Contest #15 - Unit Corresponding Icons

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Maybe pick another unit you can get more ideas from? Shade is hard to come up with ideas with.
Bah, nonsense. : )

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I really don't know what I'm doing finished 4 icons but still not yet final. I'm gonna wait 'til my mind explodes some good idea or else I'm just gonna stick with this one. Or you could try helping me by giving some ideas.
Classic Undead Shade, right? It's always seemed a shame to me that he was basically just a Protoss Observer, since his creation was so interesting (Sacrifice mechanic) & his model so cool. What about...

- Haunt, where the shade is possessing a target temporarily (classic puppeteer)
- Incorporeality, like basic Evasion (ghostly shade arm with a blade passing through it)
- Visage/Howl of Fear, like an evil debuff "roar" for the Shade
- Touch of the Grave, a deadly chilling counterattack that imbues a target with a deadly chill (like a shade hand touching an exposed arm & making it die)
- Wail of the Dirge (actually this is just a better name for the roar)

Probably more. Good start though.


(something to keep in mind is that not every icon has to feature the Shade, specifically; I mean look at the already-existing Shade's "True Sight" ability. It's like, 3 purple ghost-faces. What does that even mean?? lol)
 
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Bah, nonsense. : )


Classic Undead Shade, right? It's always seemed a shame to me that he was basically just a Protoss Observer, since his creation was so interesting (Sacrifice mechanic) & his model so cool. What about...

- Haunt, where the shade is possessing a target temporarily (classic puppeteer)
- Incorporeality, like basic Evasion (ghostly shade arm with a blade passing through it)
- Visage/Howl of Fear, like an evil debuff "roar" for the Shade
- Touch of the Grave, a deadly chilling counterattack that imbues a target with a deadly chill (like a shade hand touching an exposed arm & making it die)
- Wail of the Dirge (actually this is just a better name for the roar)

Probably more. Good start though.


(something to keep in mind is that not every icon has to feature the Shade, specifically; I mean look at the already-existing Shade's "True Sight" ability. It's like, 3 purple ghost-faces. What does that even mean?? lol)
Thanks tho. Sadly, I changed unit. I am really bothered how I'll be pulling off colors for the shade and I can only think of green. I actually thought some of your ideas but I had difficulty on portraying them. Also I may upload the icons if someone wants to.

I'm gonna switch to the good old Rifleman. Haven't done anything about guns and machines (except for the tank icon XD)
So yep, here's another wip.


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I kind of wanna give this a go.
But I just have one question.

You always throw the term 'freehand' around a lot. Does this mean I cannot use all the tools associated with Photoshop and only use the brush/pencil type tools OR does it mean I have to create it from scratch, without the use of any other material.
 
You always throw the term 'freehand' around a lot. Does this mean I cannot use all the tools associated with Photoshop and only use the brush/pencil type tools OR does it mean I have to create it from scratch, without the use of any other material.
It means that you have to both draw it from scratch and do it on your own with brushes and pencils. Tools like hue-saturation adjust, contrast adjust, sharpening tool, blurring tool and similar are allowed, however tracing tools or tools that create objects are not.
 
I've changed my mind. I choose Footman as my unit. And here are some WIPs:

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Another WIPs:

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And first icon:

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Second icon:

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-- I think it works as an aura:
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WIPs:

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The blood is still a wip, I got lazy to finish it tho.

EDIT:
Updated the Eagle Precision a bit, reworked the blood on the critical and added Toxic Grenade icon (still tentative)

 

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I think I'm done.

Workflow wips:
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Clicking an icon will redirect you to its resource page



EDIT: (Uploading...) doneee
 

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I'm done with my entry.



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Shit, I thought I had tomorrow as well! I'll keep this post updated, but I'm not sure I'll manage in time! Here's two WIPs none the less. And yes, started to gimp out with the scale, it's cheap but I don't think I'll manage in time otherwise

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This will have to do, sorry if the resources are uploaded a few minutes to late. And something is horribly odd with either my Photoshop saves or the Button Manager, I've no idea why the images are grainy; part from the spell-esque icon, that's me running out of time.

Final Entry

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This will have to do, sorry if the resources are uploaded a few minutes to late. And something is horribly odd with either my Photoshop saves or the Button Manager, I've no idea why the images are grainy; part from the spell-esque icon, that's me running out of time.
You actually got two more hours as all contests use GMT time. Also remember to post entries to icon section as well.
 
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