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Naked War iOS icon - finished!

Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Wed, 23 Jan 2013
Subject: Naked War iOS

Ste Pickford

This is the finished Naked War iOS icon, following up the rough concept sketches I posted yesterday.

I'm quite pleased with it, especially with the 'fruity' colours. I did spend a lot of time tweaking the skin tones, over and over, going round in circles, until I got something that I was happy with. I'll probably look at it in a few days and decide the colours are all wrong, and tint it differently.

The sketch had a orangey explosion in the background, which seemed like a great idea, but looked horrible when I tried it in colour. Too much yellow! Switching to a plain green background looked nicer, and still suits the look of the game. I also added a very slight blur / bloom effect at the end, to soften it all, which improves this big version (which is for display on the App Store), but probably won't be visible at all as a small icon.

Somebody commented on the sketch saying that it looks like the two characters are kissing (particularly in combination with the title). I'm not sure if that was a joke or not, but hopefully that's not the impression given by the final version. I guess I won't complain if we get the same number of downloads as the Grindr app.

I knew I wanted to go for a clean look, and I really should have done this graphic in vectors (which I joked about on twitter before I started), but I totally chickened out and did it in Photoshop, not Illustrator. It's probably insane to do a graphic like this in Photoshop. I keep telling myself to spend some time getting to grips with Illustrator, but I've been working in bitmaps for about 30 years now, and I always think I'll get things done quicker using the familiar tools that I know inside out.

 

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You should have done it in Illustrator it would have been faster and better.

 

zzHari

I think it looks great.

Very excited seeing the screenshot also from the ios version.

Have I missed the boat or are you looking for any testers?

I would love to give it a crack.

Hope you are all well.

zz

 

Ste Pickford

Nope, you haven't missed the boat. We'll be calling for testers really soon. I'll let you know!

 

zzHari

Christmas coming twice this year

 

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