Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Wed, 20 May 2009
Subject: Art of Soccer
This is what I drew this week, a nice little notebook as part of the UI stuff for our new game.
It was drawn much larger than the version shown here, and will appear in-game much smaller than this (although it will work at variable widths and heights).
I really enjoy working on nuts and bolts graphics like these, but they can take a surprisingly long time to get right. I probably spent a couple of days on this, with all the fiddling and messing about with varying the colours and gradients, then getting it in the game, and looking at it in context, before deciding one bit needed to be a touch brighter, or the lines a half pixel thicker etc.
I'll probably decide something is wrong with it in another week or so, and spend a couple of hours improving it or changing it.
I love this job sometimes.
(That isn't Comic Sans by the way...)