App icon for Veggie Meals, a new cookbook for iPad. VeggieMealsApp.com or search in App Store!
Vegetables were modeled and rendered in Cinema 4D, with details added in Photoshop. The chopping-board & water drops was drawn in Photoshop. Inspiration for the icon came from a week of cooking and photographing – I helped with the eating part.
Veggie Meals contains 55 easy to cook vegetarian and vegan meals. They are an excellent source of proteins made from common ingredients. The recipes comes from a long tradition of vegetarian cooking within my girlfriend's family. They grew up eating this food.
about 2 years ago
Beautiful shine on the tomato and a really nice use of space. Great icon.
Would love shinier wood, IMO. :)
Absolutely perfect. Gorgeous.
Stunningly beautiful details. I'd love to see how you did those. Impressed as always. The only thing i think could be improved on is the water drops, which look a bit like cut out shards of glass. Giving them more of a bulging look I think would help, maybe with help of some reflections in the middle of the puddles.
Christoffer, Thanks for the constructive comment! Really like those :)
I have one variant where the drops are more bulging, maybe a reflection would be the final touch. I should revisit those sometime.
water needs reflection on the left side and it will be perfection
I love it!
dude, this is really nice :)
nice, I love! but I agree with Christoffer ;-)
Simple and efficient! Very good!
Its great, always enjoy your work... but, not 100% sure about the water droplets if I am honest, little too much like melted wax. Still, nicely rendered in C4D!
Your best iOS icon!
I want this icon on my spring board!
Awesome! Very good!
Two thoughts: 1) The icon looks a bit frugal and sad with just two vegetables. There's more to veggie meals than that: adding a green pepper and an eggplant would make the composition and the color palette more interesting—a chef's knife wouldn't hurt either; 2) The vegetables are a bit too small within the frame, I think they should be more visible since there's not much else happening on the cutting board.
really like it - but you should change the water drops - they look flat! try to add some reflection.
A really beautiful icon, but I agree with Konstantin. I think that the shadows are wrong mostly in the lower part of the carrot.
Thanks everyone for providing constructive feedback, I appreciate it!
@David McLeod & @Konstantin Datz I'm gonna have another go at the water drops. I actually have a version where they are more emphasized, like they are bigger drops. And it's the one we're using on App Store. But I'll try with some reflections.
@Andrea Austoni 1) I think we should remember that it's first and foremost an icon that should be clearly distinguishable even at small sizes. A good icon contains as few elements as possible to communicate the purpose of the app. While another vegetable could fit, I don't think it's needed. If you check out VeggieMealsApp.com, we have a ceramic knife next to the icon.
2) The size I agree could be increased a tad. I'll keep that in mind if/when I revisit this. Thanks!
@AndyTheJoker Not sure which comment you are referring to. The shadows were rendered in Cinema 4D, so they should be correct. The bottom part of the carrot is not touching the cutting board.
Max Rudberg = The Carrot Master. Well done on a mighty fine job, sir.
I think it looks a little dull in it's lighting. Carrot could be a little brighter and the shadow under the tip is non-existent. It's nice but looks incomplete.
@The Skins Factory Thanks for your input! I'll take it into consideration when I revisit this icon. Good thing about digital is that you can always improve, nothing is set in stone. Or wood.
@Max Rudberg lovely details! ++
by Max Rudberg
I received some good constructive feedback for the first posting of the Veggie Meals icon. I've tried to address everything that I thought made sense:
– Increased size of the vegetables 110%
– Brightened the carrot to make it more vidid
– Adjusted the shadows for both the tomato and the carrot, with a defined shadow for the tip of the carrot
– Tweaked the specular of the carrot
– Adjusted the perspective of the tomato slightly
– Redrew the water drops with a reflection on the left side
Do check out Veggie Meals! 55 easy to cook vegetarian and vegan recipes for iPad, http://veggiemealsapp.com/
about 2 years ago
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