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Icon Contest #19 - Results

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Mythic, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Mythic

    Mythic

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    Turn one in-game unit or hero into its death knight version.
    One portrait icon + 2 fitting abilities.



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    PrinceYaser
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    Ceterai
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    rept
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    • 1st place: 55 reputation points
    • 2nd place: 40 reputation points
    • 3rd place: 25 reputation points
    • Judge: 5 reputation points
    The three winning entries will receive an award icon, representing the winning entry.




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    Mythic

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    PrinceYaser
    Consistency: 9/10
    Blizzard style: 6/10
    Concept: 19/25
    Technical note: 40/55

    The icons deliver a consistent style, elaborate and with strong shadows. The desaturation adds to the grimness the set aims for. Death Knight Keeper is a neat idea - stealing souls and laying waste speaks to the heart of the contest theme. The sharp shadows in the first icon look good.

    However, the icons are too busy compared to Blizzard's. The abundance of detail leads to clutter at times. The second icon's white streaks, apart from the central one, seem too thick and opaque. A little more variation in shape and direction could go a long way in enhancing perspective and making it feel ethereal.

    The third icon could focus more on the victim for better clarity, and to help emphasize what's being done. It would benefit from a zoom, at the very least.

    Total: 74/100

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    Ceterai
    Consistency: 6/10
    Blizzard style: 7/10
    Concept: 18/25
    Technical note: 26/55

    It's a fine concept. Crippling frost magic is fitting for a Spell Breaker turned Death Knight.

    The first icon's scarce contours cause a lack of distinction between the mask and the rest of the surfaces. In addition, a slight tinge of colored rim light could remedy the icon's narrow color range.

    The second icon is the most polished, with an adequate background glow. The smooth shading complements the shape of the bracer. The chains, however, do not stand out against the background. The runes could use some glow to make them look mystical.

    What meager shading is present in the first two icons is lost on the third. It's flat and looks as if light is coming from everywhere. The lines on the ice are not convincing. The background could be cleaner and more defined.

    The icons are well-positioned and make good use of their space.

    Total: 57/100

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    rept
    Consistency: 1/10
    Blizzard style: 2/10
    Concept: 6/25
    Technical note: 7/55

    There is no consistency among the icons, whether in color, composition, or form. They are flat, their perspectives way off, and the absence of most shadows and depth makes them one-dimensional. Just by looking at the abilities, I wouldn't have guessed they were for a Murloc Death Knight. The concept has potential, but unfortunately, it wasn't fleshed out.

    The first icon stands out, owing to the decrease in brightness towards the center-left, which shows the only hint of depth throughout the set. On the other hand, it has a flat, monotonous outline that only muddles the image. If it's a glow, it should be smoother.

    It is difficult to say what is going on in the second and third icons. The second icon has no contrast and lacks definition. Shadows are your ally here. Use them to establish where the light in the icon is coming from. It's unclear what the creature in the background is.

    The third icon looks desolate, and needs a strong object and an atmosphere. It needs to be easy for the viewer to understand what is being shown at a glance. As it is, it looks more like it was made for an item, rather than an active skill.

    Total: 16/100


    Results Calculation

    • Judgement: 75%
    • Poll: 25%
    FinalScore = (25*Reached_Votes/POSSIBLE_VOTES) + (75*JudgeScore/100)





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    @PrinceYaser @Ceterai @rept congratulations!

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  2. AditTechno

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    Congratulations to the participants!
     
  3. Shido

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    @rept probably got a free and easiest bronze award ever in Hive. Since being a 3 people participate.
    Anyway, congratulation all of you.
     
  4. Goffterdom

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    So hard to compare Reforged icons with Classic ones :p

    Gratz on the winners! (even if you were only... 3 :D)
     
  5. Kyrbi0

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    Congrats! Thanks for Judging, Mythic.
     
  6. xYours Trulyx

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. You can just send in an MS Paint drawing you made in 20 seconds and you're guaranteed a medal regardless.
     
  7. Heinvers

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    Awards delivered. Great works guys.
     
  8. PrinceYaser

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    Thanks, Heinvers and Mythic! Well done eveyone!
     
  9. The Panda

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    Sorry ive been mia, alot of things went on recently, congrats to everyone.