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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Ces » 16 May 2008, 07:36

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 » 17 May 2008, 12:04

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 » 17 May 2008, 12:06

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

Post by Crush » 17 May 2008, 12:29

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 » 17 May 2008, 13:53

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

Post by Dawn » 23 May 2008, 11:42

:| 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 » 23 May 2008, 15:23

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

Post by feline monstrosity » 23 May 2008, 15:47

I think that's a little too bright, it looks more like gold to me now.
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Post by Superkoop » 23 May 2008, 19:07

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 » 24 May 2008, 12:10

The meaning of the symbol seems clear, but it doesn't look like a rock anymore...
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Post by Othello » 29 May 2008, 19:45

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 » 30 May 2008, 20:21

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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Post by Superkoop » 30 May 2008, 20:42

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I personally prefer the original.
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Re: Magic Skill Icons

Post by Hexico » 30 May 2008, 23:26

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 » 31 May 2008, 12:44

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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