1. Find your way through the deepest dungeon in the 18th Mini Mapping Contest Poll.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. A brave new world lies beyond the seven seas. Join the 34th Modeling Contest today!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Check out the Staff job openings thread.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Hive 3 Remoosed BETA - NOW LIVE. Go check it out at BETA Hive Workshop! Post your feedback in this new forum BETA Feedback.
Dismiss Notice
60,000 passwords have been reset on July 8, 2019. If you cannot login, read this.

Icon Contest #20 - Results

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Mythic, Dec 11, 2020.

  1. Mythic

    Mythic

    Media Manager

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    8,276
    Resources:
    144
    Models:
    122
    Icons:
    6
    Skins:
    1
    Maps:
    5
    Spells:
    6
    Reforged HD Icons:
    1
    Tutorials:
    3
    Resources:
    144
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Contestants were to create 3 icons for a model of their choice from a pool of contest winners. One icon for a portrait, and two icons for abilities. Classic submissions only.


    [​IMG]
    • 1st place: 45 reputation points
    • 2nd place: 30 reputation points
    • 3rd place: 15 reputation points
    • Entry: 5 reputation points
    • Judge: 5 reputation points per entrant
    The three winners will receive an award icon representing the winning entry.




    [​IMG]




    [​IMG]





    [​IMG]

    Technical Note How well-drawn the submissions are, in terms of quality & artistry. Elements such as the color, shape, definition, clarity, shading, realism, proportions, details, and expressiveness will be considered. /55
    Creativity How unexpected and creative are the ideas? How original and unique? /25
    Blizzard Style Is the style similar to standard icons? /10
    Theme Are the icons visually coherent? How fitting are they for chosen model? /10
    /100


    Results calculation

    • Judgement: 70%
    • Poll: 30%
    Final Score = (30*Reached_Votes/POSSIBLE_VOTES) + (70*Average_Judge_Score/POSSIBLE_SCORE)




    ~Nightmare

    PrinceYaser
    Technical Note 45/55
    Creativity 20/25
    Blizzard Style 10/10
    Theme 10/10
    Total 85

    I love the portrait icon, awesome angle choice and is pretty eye-candy. Zooming in a bit more will help as it looks like an ability icon rather than a portrait due to the effects. Adding a third color will help as well (this applies to all icons). Great use of shadows and effects and each icon can be read properly. For the second icon, I like the previous version more than the one submitted. For the third icon, changing the angle and adding a dynamic effect unto the icon could make this icon much better.

    Overall, icons are very clear & well executed. Kudos!

    ________________________________________________________
    Mr. Goblin
    Technical Note 48/55
    Creativity 24/25
    Blizzard Style 8/10
    Theme 10/10
    Total 91

    Nice set! I really love the ability icons, very detailed. Unfortunately, details were lost when resized. Portrait icon is pretty out of place. Very flat and metal parts doesn't look like metal. Changing the angle can help as well. It looks a bit flat, shading and/or changing the angle will definitely help.

    Overall, pretty creative and unexpected. Would love to see a different version of the portrait since that one is a bit lost — in terms of the quality of the other icons.

    Great job!

    ________________________________________________________
    Murlocologist
    Technical Note 52/55
    Creativity 22/25
    Blizzard Style 9/10
    Theme 10/10
    Total 94

    The portrait icon stands out the most. Very fantastic execution, although too detailed to fit the Warcraft style. I would love to see this zoomed in a bit, this is just my preference though. For the ability icons, the effects could use some sharpness as it is a bit blurry. Third icon is not distinguishable unless you check on the model. It looks like a shoulder pad at first.

    Overall, every icon fits the model. Effects could be better but not that bad. Each icon is versatile in terms of usability. Can be used to any unit or hero.

    Awesome craftmanship!

    ________________________________________________________
    Wildfire
    Technical Note 42/55
    Creativity 20/25
    Blizzard Style 6/10
    Theme 10/10
    Total 78

    The concept is awesome. I really love the sketches made for the icons. Needs contrast and vibrant colors to pop out. Make the metal parts look more metal and fire look like fire. Achieving this will make the icons standout. Add third color as well.

    Overall, set needs to be more defined and each material to be distinguishable.

    Keep on improving. I can see potential, just need to fix the painting job which can be improved quickly.



    The Panda

    @Mr.Goblin
    Technical Note: 45/55
    Creativity: 21/25
    Blizzard Style: 10/10
    Theme: 10/10
    Total: 86/100

    Final: A nice lineup of abilities for the hell knight, The creativity is amazing here. I do think the first icon which is the avatar, could be a bit better and defined a little more. I could not really make out anything at first glance but over time you can make it out. The spiked icon in the middle is a very nice touch showing off what that champion can do in battle, very well executed on that note. The last icon with the hand coming forward is very well made, shows exactly what it is and you can figure out what that ability can or cant be in game. Overall i do enjoy this line up, good work.


    @Murlocologist
    Technical Note: 42/55
    Creativity: 19/25
    Blizzard Style: 10/10
    Theme: 10/10
    Total: 81/100

    Final: These icons have outstanding quality and match together well with color and contrast. The avatar itself goes well with the model unit used. The second spell icon in this lineup is very interesting in itself, i do think that the lightning effect could be a little bit more executed and defined. The blade overall is nice and it shows its age by the worn down colors you added towards it. I do enjoy the cannon icon alot, the beam coming out from it is nice, it could have been a more bigger blast but overall it is a nice touch to this model.


    @PrinceYaser
    Technical Note: 38/55
    Creativity: 16/25
    Blizzard Style: 7/10
    Theme: 10/10
    Total: 71/100

    Final: These icons stand out by there color and contrast, i love the avatar image and the angle of the face. It is very easy to figure out and point out what unit it is just by looking at it. The "step" or "boot" icon needs some defining in my oppion. Its hard to figure out if its a boot or not, and if it is stepping in lava or fire, i feel like the shading could use some adjusting in some areas to show the shape of a boot in a better way. I also think theres too much red/orange happening to were it gets lost and thats what makes it hard to see. I like the weapon ability icon, it shows what kind of weapon the unit/hero is holding and it could be used as a passive ability of some kind as well. But, it could be defined a bit as in showing what the icon is doing, is the spear getting powered up or is it just sitting around a fire aura?


    @Wildfire
    Technical Note: 35/55
    Creativity: 19/25
    Blizzard Style: 5/10
    Theme: 10/10
    Total: 69/100

    Final: Overall, i do enjoy all 3 of these icons. But there are some areas id like to touch, the colors are bland and pale. I think a bit more contrast could bring these icons alive more. There are some spots were it is a little blurry also. The avatar looks really good, i like the detail you put around the facial areas. The first ability seems a bit confusing at first glance but im sure once there is a description showing what it does it will be more clear, but i feel like it could be defined as in showing what it is instead of smoke coming from a smoke stack of some kind. The second ability icon is very interesting, i do like it but i don't really understand whats happening here. If its a blast then im expecting to see a light effect in the middle of the icon and then bursting outward. Overall some of these icons need touching up in areas but they are lovely to see.





    IC20 Results Table.png
    Icon 20 1st.png Icon 20 2nd.png Icon 20 3rd.png

    Assigned Staff: @Mythic

    Contest | Poll
     
  2. Mythic

    Mythic

    Media Manager

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    8,276
    Resources:
    144
    Models:
    122
    Icons:
    6
    Skins:
    1
    Maps:
    5
    Spells:
    6
    Reforged HD Icons:
    1
    Tutorials:
    3
    Resources:
    144
    Congratulations! Thank you to the participants and judges.
     
  3. ~Nightmare

    ~Nightmare

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,110
    Resources:
    145
    Models:
    3
    Icons:
    111
    Packs:
    5
    Skins:
    26
    Resources:
    145
    Congratulations!
     
  4. Archian

    Archian

    Site Director

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,050
    Resources:
    12
    Skins:
    1
    Tutorials:
    11
    Resources:
    12
    Congratulations! Neat stuff all around!

    I suggest for the next icon contest, that icons are made for both Classic and Reforged. :peasant-cheers-back:
    Reforged also offers higher dimensions i.e. more eye candy :peasant-wink:
     
  5. Kyrbi0

    Kyrbi0

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,503
    Resources:
    2
    Models:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    2
    Congrats!

    I suggest continuing Classic Contests forever and always. ; )
     
  6. Mr.Goblin

    Mr.Goblin

    Art and Graphic Design Moderator

    Joined:
    May 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,061
    Resources:
    187
    Models:
    5
    Icons:
    137
    Packs:
    4
    Skins:
    39
    Spells:
    1
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    187
    Congratz everyone!

    @Kyrbi0 @Archian sadly reforge needs higher fidelity in terms of realistic approach. I'm not sure most hivers can reach the same goal as easily as the classical icons.
     
  7. Archian

    Archian

    Site Director

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,050
    Resources:
    12
    Skins:
    1
    Tutorials:
    11
    Resources:
    12
    Come now Mr. Gobbo ;)
    You were never the one to decline a challenge ;)

    It’s a contest after all. It’s not supposed to be “easy”. Its a chance for artist to hone their skills in a friendly contest/ to forge a set of icons in the fires of conflict as the contestants strive for perfection!
     
  8. Kyrbi0

    Kyrbi0

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Messages:
    8,503
    Resources:
    2
    Models:
    1
    Maps:
    1
    Resources:
    2
    Maybe. However, as I have sought extensively to establish: what a Contest "is (supposed to be (about))" is highly a matter of debate, though. ; )
     
  9. Deolrin

    Deolrin

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2008
    Messages:
    7,305
    Resources:
    57
    Models:
    48
    Icons:
    6
    Packs:
    2
    Tutorials:
    1
    Resources:
    57
    Congratulations to everybody! Great results all around and lovely work. Fantastic additions to the database, and great homages to the makers of the models. :)
     
  10. Mythic

    Mythic

    Media Manager

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    8,276
    Resources:
    144
    Models:
    122
    Icons:
    6
    Skins:
    1
    Maps:
    5
    Spells:
    6
    Reforged HD Icons:
    1
    Tutorials:
    3
    Resources:
    144
    I have faith the contestants can pull off an HD contest. :) To compensate for the extra work necessary to make icons of that size, the icon count could be reduced to 2.
     
  11. ~Nightmare

    ~Nightmare

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,110
    Resources:
    145
    Models:
    3
    Icons:
    111
    Packs:
    5
    Skins:
    26
    Resources:
    145
    ..or a prize worth the effort :)