Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Tue, 22 Jan 2013
Subject: Naked War iOS
Naked War on iOS is progressing well, and close to being complete, but I've avoided drawing an icon for the game up until now, mainly because I hadn't had an idea of what the heck to draw.
I didn't think the comic-style promotional art for the PC version would look good at 72x72 pixels, and also wanted something that captured the head-to-head battle idea in a striking image.
Then I had a brainwave just after the Christmas break! This symmetrical design popped into my head fully formed while I was working on another project, and I just had to sketch it down quickly before I forgot it. I scanned it in and scribbled some colour on it with Photoshop and showed it to John. He seemed to like it, meaning it had passed the first test, so I did a tighter sketch, and started worrying about how I would actually draw the image.
The image looks like it would work in vectors, but I'm much more comfortable in Photoshop, so it will probably be done as a bitmap.
I'll post the finished version in a follow up post.