Hi guys! Back again with some new client works.
Here's an icon I made for a dribbble stats menubar app called LastShot. The icon's glowing lights are based off of the LED signal lights in basketball that light up during overtime.
This was one of the most fun and technically demanding icons I've made in a while, and I'm quite proud of the result. I spent a lot of time working on the glass [to make sure it worked well on different backgrounds]. I also had to learn some new techniques to make the net, and I even got a chance to make menubar icons for the first time.
As always, I'd love to hear what you think of the icon :)
5 months ago
Incredible work on the glass, cheers!!
Looking good! @Ollin
btw, that dark grey to light grey corner frame looked like a polished metal surface at the first glance.
Looks awesome! Love all the subtle shadows and the scratches and marks on the glass really finish the piece off well. Great work!
God damn homie!
Really like how the menubar icons came out. Beautiful presentation too.
Awesome work, bravo
Great work, as always...
Amazing. Especially net of the basket.
Excellent dude. I love the amount of background you tell us about each of your pieces. The shadow of the net is really well done. You must use a lot of photos for reference, because i wouldn't know how the rim would look in the glass!
Do you basically recreate each size (all sizes attachment) or do you size down and repair?
edit: the favicon looks so rad on site.
@Kirk Wallace Thanks!
> You must use a lot of photos for reference, because i wouldn't know how the rim would look in the glass!
Nope! I never use photos or stock imagery–even my textures are made more-or-less from scratch. I use photos to get the sense of what an object looks like, or its proportions, or what color it is, but only during the concept phase.
For technically demanding icons like this one I actually model the icon in Blender as a preliminary step. It takes time to do [and I've been learning 3D for several years now], but it pays off for complicated things. I don't always use 3D [My Steam icon or my Mushroom icon, for example, didn't need it], but I'm using it more and more these days.
I do all of the shading and coloring by hand to get it in an "icon" style, of course, but whenever I need to do nigh-impossible stuff like correctly warped textures or detailed reflections, I'll import something like this or this from the model and composite it in. My icons are...hundreds of layers, generally [This one was 192], and my project folders are messy as hell from all of the assets :D
I'll have a bit more info about my creation process–in a cleaner format–one or two shots from now once I show the next client work :3
> Do you basically recreate each size (all sizes attachment) or do you size down and repair?
32x32@2x [not shown], 32x32 and 16x16 are usually redrawn from scratch. 128x128 is usually a straight downscale with a bit of retouching.
Phenomenal work dude!
I think you did a fantastic job, Olin!
You even got the scuff marks on the top of the glass! Well done dude.
This is so beautiful and detailed... You, sir, can be proud. You have done a very fine and inspiring work.
It looks so good, it makes me cry. :'(
LED signal lights not 'overtime lights', they're synchronized with game clock and indicate either expiration of a period, whether field goal is in flight once time expires, or a 24-second shot-clock violation.
just thought I'd throw that out there to be annoying, mix it up a bit since everyone else is riding your jock so hard, cool design tho. lol
nice job, fantastic work !
sexy.... just sexy...
That's nice… would love to see the backboard and hoop just a bit more off the ground. But that's just me and my 2¢ talking. =)
Keep up the good work!
I need this one @Ollin !!!
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