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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2008, 10:38 AM NHFT »

I like the quartered one.  If you can get some expression in the eyes and a happier mouth the idea the anarchy is a good thing will come across.  Right now anarchy doesn't look like a goo thing.
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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2008, 10:54 AM NHFT »

Ok, here's the thing. I'm a little concerned about making it too human. Before long, I'll need to show bones sticking out of the broken skull and blood dripping out of the severed neck. The inspiration for this was sort of like a meditation symbol where someone is connected to a higher power. People don't have big cheesy grins on their faces while they're meditating. I'm already having second thoughts about enhancing the smile. I'm with Puke. I thought he was smiling, though faintly. I think it just doesn't show unless the image is big enough, so it doesn't show much at all in the web banner, for instance.

Then again, if I have to explain it, then maybe it just doesn't work. I don't know.
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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2008, 10:57 AM NHFT »

The no eyes one seems to be inward looking and engaged in thought.
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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2008, 12:20 PM NHFT »

Ok, here's the thing. I'm a little concerned about making it too human. Before long, I'll need to show bones sticking out of the broken skull and blood dripping out of the severed neck.

Indeed. It should be abstract, like a smiley face. No human looks like a smiley face, but we know what it represents.
In the end you should go with your gut feeling. It's your design, to many voices just makes white noise.
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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2008, 12:30 PM NHFT »

Ok, here's the thing. I'm a little concerned about making it too human. Before long, I'll need to show bones sticking out of the broken skull and blood dripping out of the severed neck.

Indeed. It should be abstract, like a smiley face. No human looks like a smiley face, but we know what it represents.
In the end you should go with your gut feeling. It's your design, to many voices just makes white noise.

Wait... was it going to be a cow or a dog? 
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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2008, 12:32 PM NHFT »

Wait... was it going to be a cow or a dog? 

Haha. I wonder who gets the reference.
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« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2008, 01:00 PM NHFT »

Indeed. It should be abstract, like a smiley face. No human looks like a smiley face, but we know what it represents.
In the end you should go with your gut feeling. It's your design, to many voices just makes white noise.

I think I'm going to take your advice. I remember when I wrote a screenplay and had a reading for feedback. A few of the people gave feedback that basically amounted to "Change the subject and write a different screenplay." At that point I had to realize that my vision just wasn't going to suit everyone's taste and that's ok. I can't create something artistically if I don't feel it myself.

Here's what I'm going with for now. I've removed the poll at FTL. Of course, knowing me, I'll change my mind again later. I took out the pupils and shortened the head a bit. I based it on a real mannequin head I found but it looked a bit asymmetrically long. I also adjusted the head pieces so they look more symmetrical. Also took out the neck which I think gives it more of a disembodied head look rather than a severed head look, which is also in line with my original vision.
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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2008, 01:03 PM NHFT »

That's why I didn't want to comment on this. Art is personal. you create it for yourself, and anyone else can only observe.

fwiw, i like the old design a little better. the eyes take away the ethereal quality for me.

ok, it looks like you just posted your new one, and the eyes are gone ... so disregard what i said.
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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2008, 02:44 PM NHFT »

yup I always find I go back to something I picked first or my very first idea.

do what u think is best dale.

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« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2008, 05:09 PM NHFT »

Alright, for better or for worse, I've settled on a graphic. It's also been integrated into the t-shirts and other stuph in the store. Let's hope the eyeless, soulless, nuclear-powered android head doesn't send people screaming from my site. :)


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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2008, 05:23 PM NHFT »

This is the age of the expanding man...  :D
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« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2008, 06:10 PM NHFT »





For composition reasons, I would face the head left, toward the text, not right, off the page.
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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2008, 06:29 PM NHFT »

I like it.  8)
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Re: Requesting your feedback please
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2008, 10:29 PM NHFT »

I just now saw this thread, and it looks like I might be a day late for this, but I'll suggest it anyway: How about combining the glow with the silhouette of a lightbulb? After all, isn't the idea to "set off lightbulbs" inside people's heads? ...just a thought.
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« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2008, 10:28 PM NHFT »

OK, I should have learned my lesson, but here are a couple of versions of a bumper sticker I'm going to mass order. I'm trying to lay it out well to use the space provided. There are two sizes I'm considering. The bigger one costs more of course. I figure it'll look better from far away but the smaller one will fit more things for people who don't want to put on on their car. I'm trying light gray background which seems easier on the eye but I could go back to white background.

First is 2 by 8 inches. Second is 2.5 by 9 inches.

Oh, and the sizes of the previews aren't actually proportional. I just made the second one a little bigger to give a vague idea.
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