I originally wanted to use a 3/4 view to fill the icon bounding box, but some mentioned that it looked similar to another bird so I went with this. Icons are hard.
over 1 year ago
Brilliant! I love it! Fantastic work mate :)
I CLAIM VERSION WITH WINGS OPEN.
I BELIEVE I CAN FLY
I BELIEVE I CAN TOUCH THE SKY
No really, it looks marvellous. :) Wish I could use tweebot on the crappy mac at work :(..
The beak/horn seems too small, maybe because I'm used to the large one on iOS. Can't wait to see this in my dock, Mark!
Looks great Mark! Has the pointed feather always been apart of the Tweetbot design and vision? To me it feels like a major diversion from the other core projects. Did you originally think to do just a rounded/bald top?
I think the icon on the "follow tapbots" tab on your homepage would be great.
I'm personally not a fan of this version.
Is it still a wip?
These look great, Mark. The second from the left looks a little flat, because the underlying shadow appears to be flattening the bird's body. The second from the right is my favorite (other than full size), looks like Super Mario Bros' Birdo! Great work.
I'd be curious to see how this looks in the dock since it's very narrow.
Also, to your point of avoiding the 3/4 view, what if it was just ever so slightly not straight (1/4?), so you got some semblance of depth to the body?
@Daniel Waugh That's the 3/4 view that I was originally going to use, but had a few complaints/comments that it looked like another bird. Just don't want to deal with complaints and potential future "copyright infringement" lawsuits. We've had enough of that in the past.
@Jake Desaulniers It does look smaller than other icons in the dock. Not sure there's a good solution here. Open to suggestions? Not sure 1/4 would be enough. Might just look awkward. :)
Most of it looks amazing, however something is off. I think it might be the beak and head being too narrow.
If you compare it to the original marvelous flying one that you created previously, you'll see what I mean.
Edit: The head and beak is probably fine, I think what really makes it feel a bit off is the entire icon being narrow.
susu la famille
@Mark Jardine. You should try reducing the the length of the legs and increasing the size of the feet, I think that will help with the size/vertical issues in the dock. He's a bit top heavy currently and it's distorting the proportions.
Not a fan of the 4th and 5th birds eyes, they look blurry. The proportions of the bird look a bit off too. Other than that, I like it. Nice job!
I'd just add 1 white pixel in the eyes of the 30px height one.
other then that, brilliant.
It's a great concept, but I think the proportions could be tweaked a little :-)
The head looks a little large and the body a little small to me at the moment. How about making the head slightly smaller and the body slightly larger? So that it's a little fatter (to fill out the horizontal space) and that the body's also a little lower (so less of the legs are showing).
@Mitch Ray I think I tried that before and he looked way too stumpy. But I can look into it.
@Christian Dalonzo @Adrien Olczak Will see what I can do.
@Jono I'll play with it more, but I've done all those tweaks and this looked best. He looks really fat when the body is bigger.
OK, fair enough. It's your "baby" :-)
I agree with @Mitch Ray, maybe reducing the vertical height on the head (plenty of space above the eyes), lowering the body a little (without widening it) and making the feet a little larger could help?
I'll figure something out. One of the reasons for posting early was to get all this good feedback. :) Appreciate it all.
@Mark Jardine I would simply shorten his legs (and maybe the crest on his head), making him shorter will let him fill out the icon 'box' better.
I love the Tweetbot bird! Nice work.
I think it works better without the legs...
don't get me wrong, it looks awesome. Just saying.
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