BOOM! (desktop image)

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  1. dopey220 macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]

    Still doesn't quite feel done, but it's a start. Any comments/suggestions?

    EDIT: Ooops, I wasn't thinking and deleted the image from my Photobucket account. Scroll down this page a bit to see a slightly modified version of what was here.
     
  2. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    I just want a little man in the Right Hand corner going "Oh S***!!!"

    Plus, the explosion looks like testicles at the bottom!
     
  3. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the laugh :p Now that you pointed it out, I do see testicles though....
     
  4. bbergie macrumors regular

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    The previous two comments are funny. I do think, however, that the artwork is quite good. I like the contrasting colours and I especially like the debris bursting from the explosion. Well done!
     
  5. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  6. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    I was just to say that! What an explosion!:D
     
  7. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    My thoughts exactly.

    Given the illustrative style, I would expect to see crisp, clean edges... The fuzziness kinda bothers me.
     
  8. bbergie macrumors regular

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    My take is a bit different. The blury edges seem to put the viewer in the action––it creates a motion effect, as though the viewer is being pushed backward by the force of the explosion.
     
  9. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    Well yes, I gathered that was the intention, but there should be an area of focus to give us an origin of the blast. The only feature that's not blurred is the word "BOOM" which doesn't really exist in the same space as the blast itself.

    And yeah, that is a really phallic explosion! :D
     
  10. AvSRoCkCO1067 macrumors 65816

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    It actually gives me a bit of a headache looking at it - definitely should be crisp.
     
  11. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Same here. I could never use it as my desktop.
     
  12. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the input. I did notice that the part at the bottom of the mushroom cloud looks a little like balls. Mybe I'll change it, but then again, maybe I won't bother.

    As for the debris, it's actually supposed to be stars. I'm definitely planning on taking down the blur a little. Thanks again for the input.
     
  13. wilburdl macrumors member

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    I think a compromise could be on the blur. I understand wanting the feeling of motion so I wouldn't totally eliminate it. Maybe be more selective, using it on parts of the image while the overall tone is sharp.

    Other than that, the colors and illustrative quality is quite nice.
     
  14. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    I'd also make the background (sky) more of a deep blue, and maybe have a few less stars...
     
  15. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I backed off on the blur a bit and changed the skyline to look a bit more "mountainous." Still, keep the suggestions coming.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    bahh, all I can see is balls! sorry, it's been a looong week.


    aside from the testicles I like it
     
  17. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    I think the loss of blurriness enhances the testicle look
     
  18. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm cross eyed and this is seriously pulling my eyes in 2 different directions with the extreme blurriness and the cowboy's blurriness! My poor eyes..
     
  20. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Duely noted. I'm tired. I'll do more with it tomorrow.

    Thanks again for the suggestions!
     
  21. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    [​IMG]

    I added some more text, and tweaked a couple other things.
     
  22. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Looks pretty cool dopey220. :)
     
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    I like it but use a bit less blur, or make it partial. Besides that it looks great!
     

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