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  1. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    A beach ball icon for a new app we’ve been working on for quite a while. I think designers are going to really like this one. The 512×512 pixel version might be worth checking out—the text is readable and details are easier to see.

    There is one thing I’m not sure about on this icon: Should the icon be perfectly round, or more natural (as shown)?

    Edit: Skala Preview has been released.

    over 2 years ago

  2. Jord Riekwel Jord Riekwel

    I love it already. Do not change a thing.

    Beach-ball of Doom.app

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    over 2 years ago

  3. Daniel Eden Daniel Eden

    Spinning beach ball of delight? Looking good :) I'd vote round though.

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    over 2 years ago

  4. Max Di Capua Max Di Capua

    Dang, this is where I wish I wasn't running an SSD, would be great to see that bounce a few times when launched!

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    over 2 years ago

  5. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    @Jord and Dan: So that's one vote for round and one vote for realistic/wobbly. You're not making this any easier!

    @Max: I've just run the app here and it bounces once. I think apps always bounce once on launch, even if they're tiny and you have and SSD (I have an SSD here).

    over 2 years ago

  6. Pranav Pranav

    Looking great but I think the shadow of the ball can be made better :)

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    over 2 years ago

  7. Cesare Rasini Cesare Rasini

    I like it more natural.

    over 2 years ago

  8. Drew Smith Drew Smith

    Natural is great. Keep it as it is :D

    over 2 years ago

  9. Ryan Hamrick Ryan Hamrick

    Beautiful detail, Marc! I vote to keep it just how it is. Love the imperfect shape.

    over 2 years ago

  10. Yummygum Yummygum

    Definitely realistic/wobbly. Makes it that much more realish. Lovely work Marc.

    over 2 years ago

  11. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    @Pranav Pramod: Shadow under the ball? Or shading on the ball?

    ♫ Listening to Beachball by Nalin and Kane to celebrate (almost) finishing this icon.

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    over 2 years ago

  12. 👓  Russ 👓 Russ

    Where can I sign up? :D

    over 2 years ago

  13. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    @Russ: All going well, it will be out early in the new year. No need for testing, let's just punt it out the door so everyone can start using it.

    over 2 years ago

  14. Fred Yates Fred Yates

    ominous

    over 2 years ago

  15. Kamil Khadeyev Kamil Khadeyev

    Top part of ball looks excellent. Something feels wrong at the bottom. Maybe because of shading/highlights, dunno, looks not so real in comparsion to the top. Need to check some. photo. refs

    And I'm for “natural” version (at small sizes it'll look round anyway)

    over 2 years ago

  16. Pranav Pranav

    @Bjango: Shadow under the ball.

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    over 2 years ago

  17. Patrick Schneider Patrick Schneider

    I'd vote round but everyone else seems to be in for the natural look

    over 2 years ago

  18. Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango Marc Edwards ✎ Bjango

    @Kamil Khadeyev: I definitely agree that it won't make much difference when the icon is small. It will be effectively round. I'll take a look into the shading, although the differences to the reference seem like they're more to do with lighting? Ie. if you wanted to light a beach ball and give it darker shading, that would be possible. I might still back it off a bit, I'm just trying to make sure the shape is kept, so it doesn't look too flat.

    @Pranav Pramod: I'm surprised you can even see the shadow under the ball :) Will take a look at that as well. Thanks.

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    over 2 years ago

  19. Jean-Marc Denis Jean-Marc Denis

    Very nice work, I already need the app! Regarding the icon, I think the tissue ball look far more better than a plastic ball. I only wonder how it looks in small docks.

    over 2 years ago

  20. Emanuel Sá Emanuel Sá

    Natural, of course. Good work!

    over 2 years ago

  21. Christopher Downer Christopher Downer

    Perfect. Beautiful! Love it.

    over 2 years ago

  22. 🐎 Matt Kelsh 🐎 Matt Kelsh

    Small (in the dock): Round.
    All other sizes: Natural.

    I think this looks great. You've really kicked a goal here. Love the detail on the seams of each colour edge. Well done.

    over 2 years ago

  23. Kamil Khadeyev Kamil Khadeyev

    Did you tried to make bottom highlight a bit sharper: http://c.kam88.com/Coc2 (something like that, hope you get the idea what I'm talking about)

    Call me just Kamil or Kam, hehe

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    over 2 years ago

  24. Michael Dravnieks Michael Dravnieks

    I'd vote perfectly round. At the moment it looks a tiny bit deflated, if it was fully inflated it would be almost perfectly round anyway.

    over 2 years ago

  25. Angela ⋅ Toffeenut Design Angela ⋅ Toffeenut Design

    The wobbly shape makes it look like it lacks a bit of air. The bottom lighting may use some work too. Lovely work nonetheless, whatever that is for. :)

    over 2 years ago

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