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atpollard
01-19-2012, 02:50 PM
### LATEST WIP ###
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Everything begins with and idea and a quick doodle ... a rustic compass rose made from logs and rope.
(this time there will be at least one entry for sure ... and an embarrasing one if I forget to update this WIP.) :)

Bogie
01-19-2012, 06:23 PM
Interesting idea, looking forward to see where you go with it.

atpollard
01-20-2012, 01:14 PM
Modeled some different proportions over lunch ...

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I think that I am leaning towards the heavy logs.

Thesslian
01-20-2012, 01:38 PM
Neat. Each one has a different feel to it. The thinnest one reminds me of a dream catcher. Mystical native American style compass would be pretty cool. Heaviest one says logging camp to me. Middle one I'm not sure on. Seems a bit nautical. I never realized that something as simple as thickness says so much. Very cool.

atpollard
01-24-2012, 02:57 PM
So, adjusting the proportions and laying out some lines ...
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atpollard
01-24-2012, 03:00 PM
Add some shading ........................... and some shadow ...
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atpollard
01-24-2012, 03:12 PM
Add something to indicate materials ...
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atpollard
01-24-2012, 03:15 PM
### latest wip ###
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tilt
01-25-2012, 08:36 AM
looks good atpollard :)

atpollard
02-01-2012, 05:03 PM
A shot at color (with my color vision - heaven help us all) ... feedback welcome.

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atpollard
02-01-2012, 05:05 PM
### latest wip ###

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... and my medium of choice - Greyscale.

Robbie
02-02-2012, 08:39 AM
I love 3d. Although, it looks like you rendered this in a top down orthographical view. Try a top down perspective view to give it some depth. The shadows betray a little of the 3d, but the lack of perspective hurts that feeling a little.

atpollard
02-03-2012, 02:37 PM
I agree.
I tried a top-down perspective first, like this ...

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But the 'perspective' didn't really show up too well and made adding the weighted lines much harder.
I also thought about displaying it as a real two-point perspective, like this ...

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but I had trouble imagining the map where that would work.
Thanks for the feedback.

atpollard
02-03-2012, 02:53 PM
Can I get some feedback on COLOR

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vs GREYSCALE

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from someone who can see colors?
(I was once told that the color I had selected for a presentation "makes my eyes bleed" :oops: ).

So, which looks better?

Bogie
02-03-2012, 06:03 PM
I like the color, but think it is a little pale. Just making it 33% darker seems to make it stand out better.

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atpollard
02-06-2012, 10:41 AM
### latest wip ###

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atpollard
02-06-2012, 10:43 AM
... and the PNG file:

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razcor
02-07-2012, 04:46 AM
Nice! I really like the rustic look.

Robbie
02-08-2012, 10:39 AM
I actually really liked the look of the top down 3d perspective view. Much more convincing. Also agree on the make it darker approach.

Bogie
02-09-2012, 11:10 AM
That looks good to me.

atpollard
02-15-2012, 08:20 AM
Just for the record (not that it is likely to matter), but all artwork in this thread is offered as "Creative Commons - Non Commercial". Use it any way you like (credit me or don't - it makes no difference for a compass rose) except do not sell it! [as if ;) ]