Thanks for all the fantastic feedback! I'm still mulling over whether or not I want to keep going the direction of the mountain man, but here is a revision incorporating all of what I gathered from your amazing feedback.
over 2 years ago
this is perfect. the pencils make it.
Looking good, Rogie.
Have you tried adding a bit of line work to his hair? At the moment, hair looks a bit like it's part of the hat, which makes it look like a helmet - if that makes sense.
You never fail to amaze. Love it. What I love most is the new face. Much more friendly and welcoming.
@Mike haha, yes totally! I am getting that vibe a bit too. GREAT SUGGESTION. I appreciate your time.
No, no.. keep going this direction! Fly man, fly. I love this character. Agree with Mike though, he's got a bit of helmet head going on.
Holy shit, this is awesome. The man looks so much better, well done :D
@Mike and @Erik. He's got some serious "helmet head"...
So much better. Love the edits to the face details. Almost liked it better without the "Crossbones"......found strength in the simplicity of just the mtn man in the center. Either wayI think this is definitely worth keeping! Nice Work!
Pencil + Mouse = Axe. Nice, does that work at home or only in Montana? I think there could be a bit more kerning in WEBCAMP 2011 though, due to the serifd. When I squint or move back, they start congealing together. Overall - a most excellent rebound.
This is great, I like the improvements in the beard and the type. Have you thought of keeping his head as large as the last one and putting the pencil vertical on one side, and the mouse vertical on the other? Or something to that effect, I agree with Joel, I liked the simplicity of the last shot. Either way, it rocks.
The crossbone effect is ace. Stunning stuff, Rogie.
@Chris great suggestion regarding kerning and squinting. I'll look into that.
@Matthew I've contemplated stacking them vertically, but it never dawned on me to position elements horizontally. Will definitely look into that as an option.
@Sean thanks man :)
@Matthew @Joel I don't know what it is...maybe all these years of being obsessed with Disneyland and Pirate of the Caribbean ride or something. It's like the crossbones is a part of me.
I don't mind the hair the way it is but the white space seems a little too much. Otherwise I love where you're going with this Rogie! Awesome!!
Ha! Love it! 'Hatchet pencil/mice'...them's some survival knowhow at work..!
@Greg are you referring to white space outside the mountain man?
Great start, Rogie!
The problem with most people's feedback on this and the previous shot is that people seem to be ignoring the end-usage. The idea is to be used as a stitched badge, right?
In that case, varying line-work actually hurts, b/c stitches will all be uniform. Also, this version upped the detail, which in the end won't translate to smaller sizes very well. Badge stitching can't be too nuanced.
So I'd say this overall is a step-back from the first shot in light of that. Personally, I'm a fan of the simplicity and line-work of the original head.
this is pretty amazing, the mouse and the pencils are perfect. I love it
@Matt I think that the shape and character in this shot is a better hit on the mark (Imagine removing lines in the beard for the patch). Also, this will additionally be on a website. Do you think its a bad idea to have varying line widths on the site, but keep it simple (removing lines for beard) on the patch?
@Rogie. No, I keep getting drawn to the whitespace between his hat and the inner circle for some reason.
@Greg ok, let me know any suggestions you have for remedying that. It is probably because of the crossbones removing that whitespace on the bottom, but lacking that same balance on top.
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