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kingcreole
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Posted at: 2011-08-02, 10:01
ingamesize, corrected alphamaps i guess

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Posted at: 2011-08-02, 14:29

That is a cornucopia alright. face-smile.png
My impressions at first seeing the image sized for the game are:

1) Maybe it's my monitor, but I have difficulty distinguishing the bunches inside the basket. Perhaps more contrast there would help.
2) The loose grapes may be fine for the ware icon, but would be illogical and very difficult to see when being carried by a worker.

I like the general concept, though. Try keeping the bunches intact and give them more contrast against the basket. Maybe try some bunches of green grapes or adding a couple leaves.

It's a Good start. face-wink.png


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chuckw
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Posted at: 2011-08-02, 14:37

Here are a couple other ideas for inspiration :):

grape basket or basket 2 or even basket 3

Edited: 2011-08-02, 14:43

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Astuur
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Posted at: 2011-08-02, 16:51

I have the same problem here, Chuck (contrast) on my monitor, with cornucopia.
Wow --- the lower one would be my favourite face-smile.png
but again ther grapes may be hard to identify.
... and not for the first I wished we had some more pixels for all this.


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chuckw
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Posted at: 2011-08-02, 17:03

I would tend to prefer the bottom image myself, but with grape bunches scaled considerably larger.


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