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Hai-Etlik
01-22-2012, 04:06 AM
It's been a while since I've entered a challenge, so it's about time I gave it another shot.

I've decided to take the corner decorations I used on my Planisphere of Mars, and use the same sort of shapes for a compass rose.

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Hai-Etlik
01-22-2012, 06:20 AM
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Bogie
01-22-2012, 11:16 AM
Cool, looks like it was made by that old toy SpiralGraphics, ( shows you how old I am )

Hai-Etlik
01-22-2012, 09:37 PM
Added some labels for the directions. I'm not quite sure if it works for me though.

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barsoomcore
01-23-2012, 12:43 AM
That's really extraordinary. What don't you like about it?

Hai-Etlik
01-23-2012, 01:12 AM
That's really extraordinary. What don't you like about it?

I'm just not sure if it fits with the graphical elements. It's not something I can put my finger on though. It's probably just nothing and I'm looking too hard.

Lukc
01-23-2012, 02:42 AM
Go to bed and look at it the next day ... always a good trick when drawing stuff!

Coyotemax
01-23-2012, 05:24 AM
I'm glad I'm not the only one to think "Spirograph" after first glance ;) *yeah yeah showing my age too..*

Thesslian
01-23-2012, 07:35 AM
Great. I didn't realize that owning a Spirograph made you ready to be put out to pasture. That is a neat compass design. I'm not sure about all those colors though. Might work better with three than five.

Coyotemax
01-23-2012, 10:55 AM
I don't think it's so much "putting out to pasture" as it is not remembering having seen a set since I was in 3rd grade.. which was a very long time ago indeed :)

I like the colours the way they are, but maybe that's because it's speaking to my nostalgia. I always used a *lot* of colours when drawing out the spirals :)

Hai-Etlik
01-23-2012, 04:33 PM
Great. I didn't realize that owning a Spirograph made you ready to be put out to pasture. That is a neat compass design. I'm not sure about all those colors though. Might work better with three than five.

I had actually planned on using just 3 colours, but as I put them in, I ended up using more. Shifting back to something more like my original plan, with fewer colours and more overlap does give pretty good results. It's both more subtle and yet feels a bit 'deeper'. So thanks for reminding me about that.

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tilt
01-25-2012, 09:42 AM
looks really good - nice colors :)

Hai-Etlik
01-26-2012, 02:33 AM
OK, I've prepared an SVG file suitable for importing, and a transparent raster version.

For fun, I've also prepared a map using the compass. It incorporates ideas from from my previous Bākoi and Portolan maps.
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lostatsea
02-06-2012, 05:12 PM
Spiro-graph I can remember when they had these things called "Crayons". Very interesting compass by the way !!

Hai-Etlik
02-06-2012, 09:24 PM
Tweaked the line widths to give it all a bit more flow.


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Lukc
02-08-2012, 04:54 PM
Oooh ... pretty! :)

Hai-Etlik
02-08-2012, 05:01 PM
Oooh ... pretty! :)

Thanks. Who needs a tablet when you have Tweak!