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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Ces » Fri May 16, 2008 7:36 am

Well, unless you’re Royal or a Martian, blood tends to be red, so inverting the “red cross” would seem to hint at something towards vampirism rather than healing, at least to me.

As a voice from the peanut gallery I’ll say: Good looking icons. Personally I’d go with an open hand (raised to signify active healing) for healing. To me that’s easier to decode than a cross or syringe, for example.

:roll: Something which perhaps would not look good, and perhaps be undesired to code/draw, is that the skin colour of an eventual hand in such an icon could be depending on the character’s race. Especially since so often the skin colour on general icons tend to be quite “white”/Caucasian. At least all races seem to be quite humanoid, so no need for different appendages.
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Othello » Sat May 17, 2008 12:04 pm

Here is my concept for earth, after taking all in consideration I thought a simple rock would do best.
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by yosuhara » Sat May 17, 2008 12:06 pm

it's too dark imho :)
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Crush » Sat May 17, 2008 12:29 pm

I think more contrast between the rock and the background is needed. It is hard to make out at first glance. Maybe shift the hue of the background a bit to yellow?
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Othello » Sat May 17, 2008 1:53 pm

I've lighten the rock a bit.
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Dawn » Fri May 23, 2008 11:42 am

:| I must say I'm impressed... But in my opinion I like the green leaves better, but maybe it's just me.
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Dave » Fri May 23, 2008 3:23 pm

The leaf symbol represents Plant, not Earth.
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by feline monstrosity » Fri May 23, 2008 3:47 pm

I think that's a little too bright, it looks more like gold to me now.
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Superkoop » Fri May 23, 2008 7:07 pm

Perhaps invert the two colors, and have the background lighter, and the rock darker.
Although I think it looks more like a clump of dirt than a rock...
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Atmolaguuna » Sat May 24, 2008 12:10 pm

The meaning of the symbol seems clear, but it doesn't look like a rock anymore...
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Othello » Thu May 29, 2008 7:45 pm

It is kinda like a lumb of clay... anyway, I did another version of lightning. I thought the other one was too complex.
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Shaggy » Fri May 30, 2008 8:21 pm

Othello wrote:It is kinda like a lumb of clay... anyway, I did another version of lightning. I thought the other one was too complex.
I prefer the multi-branched lightning, but maybe that's just me?
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Superkoop » Fri May 30, 2008 8:42 pm

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I personally prefer the original.
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Hexico » Fri May 30, 2008 11:26 pm

I prefer the original too. Maybe because it has more presence and fills the circle well..
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by feline monstrosity » Sat May 31, 2008 12:44 pm

I actually prefer Othello's version. It's more "iconic" in that it's simpler and more instantly recognisable as lightning. I do think that it could lose the black outline around the lightning bolt though.
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