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Gustavo
05-20-2009, 05:55 PM
We really should get started, shouldn't we?! :)

IamSam
05-20-2009, 07:23 PM
Here is a mock up for Genocide. Let me know what you think.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/Genocide.gif

Outerspaceman21
05-21-2009, 03:06 AM
Man, I so totally what to, but I don't have a program like Photoshop or Illustrator.

Free?
05-21-2009, 03:19 AM
Hah, IamSam, that's a good one! Very anti-communistic (funny that in Soviet Union exactly the same picture would've been anti-capitalistic), very conceptual, friendly to eye and slightly disturbing (I get some bit of discomfort feeling from it).

IamSam
05-23-2009, 12:29 AM
Thanks Free?!

If anyone has any suggestions speak now or forever hold your peace!

Hypodermic_89
05-23-2009, 06:45 AM
Fuck, are we doing this now? Cool.

EDIT: If this is happening, I'm gonna do the Nitro-artwork. Starting now.

EDIT AGAIN: Screw it, not really coming up with anything.

Superdope
05-23-2009, 07:54 AM
The cover should obviously be a baby skeleton, like there was a baby angel for rafrag.

drummerbecca
05-23-2009, 08:10 AM
I really like that idea, IamSam. Good work :D

m.offspring.r
05-28-2009, 09:23 AM
Iamsam, nice work :)

_Lost_
05-28-2009, 12:25 PM
I think maybe the the "something to believe in" art should be a whole bunch of religious emblems and symbols in a caricature sort of design. I'm just using the name for this one obviously.

Maybe I'll try to do some mock ups for a couple of songs as soon as i find some drawing paper. :o :)

IamSam
05-28-2009, 02:57 PM
What do you mean by "caricature sort of design?"

_Lost_
05-29-2009, 02:51 PM
I see it as kind of poking fun at religion.... so like... everything overexaggerated in a grotesque way.

Ryder1234
05-30-2009, 11:50 AM
I've got a concept for Self Esteem... although it's similar to Fix You's art.

It's a heart, with a hole in the center (maybe in the shape of a smaller heart). There's chains coming off the edges, and they go to the hole, which has like a chain link fence in front of it. Inside the hole there's something (I don't have any idea for it yet) that represents the narrator's self esteem, but it's chained off. So he has no Self Esteem. :)

IamSam
05-30-2009, 08:35 PM
Mock up of Come Out and Play:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/COAPLayerscopy.gif

Genocide final:
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/Genocide1.gif

Gustavo
05-31-2009, 08:22 AM
Mock up of Come Out and Play:
Genocide final:


The Genocide one looks really cool. I didn't like the COAP one, though :(
I think we should try more the cartoon-ish style for further artworks on this booklet.

What do you guys think?

Free?
05-31-2009, 09:21 AM
Well, I like the idea and I think I get all the details meanings, I guess smeared paint/spray on writings would make it even better. Also the wall is too clean and empty, I would add some filling here and there too. That's what I think about COAP artwork.

_Lost_
05-31-2009, 12:55 PM
Well, I like the idea and I think I get all the details meanings, I guess smeared paint/spray on writings would make it even better. Also the wall is too clean and empty, I would add some filling here and there too. That's what I think about COAP artwork.

this.

I like the idea, its just too empty and clean.

Anka
05-31-2009, 01:56 PM
I don't like the leg there...and as it was said before:


I like the idea, its just too empty and clean.

IamSam
05-31-2009, 04:28 PM
Well, I like the idea and I think I get all the details meanings, I guess smeared paint/spray on writings would make it even better. Also the wall is too clean and empty, I would add some filling here and there too. That's what I think about COAP artwork.

I plan on adding more! It was just a quick messing with it!

As to the leg, why don't you like the leg? Is it because the border is still on the picture so it looks like it's hovering? I put it in their to signify the gang violence...much like the can lying on the ground and the blood stain.

Anka
06-01-2009, 06:32 AM
As to the leg, why don't you like the leg? Is it because the border is still on the picture so it looks like it's hovering? I put it in their to signify the gang violence...much like the can lying on the ground and the blood stain.

I can't really say why I dont like the leg, maybe just because I don't like violence... I know what zou meant by it, but for me, the bloodstain is enough...

IamSam
06-04-2009, 10:06 PM
I see it as kind of poking fun at religion.... so like... everything overexaggerated in a grotesque way.

I just had a brilliant idea involving Alphabet Soup. Stand by.

EDIT: Something to Believe In mock up.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/STBI-Layers-POST-text.gif

Free?
06-05-2009, 07:35 AM
Fucking brilliant! Feeding you with some granny's religion soup haha!
The plate looks egdy tho. Also, the light fluids in the soup could form a World Globe. ;]
http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_227/1200880892f1neho.jpg

Anka
06-05-2009, 08:23 AM
I really like the soup:)
and I just got an idea for Come out and play. You know how Dexter said that the "you gotta keep em separated" part came to his mind when he was working in lab... so- in a petri dish there would be particles of 2 different colours (not white and black, because it is not about racism) and there could be some "struggle" between them... and so on...

Gustavo
06-05-2009, 08:23 AM
I just had a brilliant idea involving Alphabet Soup. Stand by.

EDIT: Something to Believe In mock up.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/STBI-Layers-POST-text.gif

Well, this looks really good, IamSam! Congrats! :)
Though I think we kinda could use something else or add some more things... I was thinking of something like, a jew man who's wearing that jewish hat (I don't know its name, sorry) praying, and then there are some muslims in the background shooting other people, and bombs being dropped... Well, a 'chaotic' scene. All of it in a 'caricature sort of design'. :P
Something like what Karin did with Stuff Is Messed Up in the other booklet would be fine.

IamSam
06-05-2009, 05:12 PM
So you like it but want it completely changed?:confused:

Gustavo
06-05-2009, 05:17 PM
So you like it but want it completely changed?:confused:

Maybe... Not completely changed, though. I do like it... But instead of the Alphabet Soup, we could use this 'caricature sort of design' I told you guys about. Got it?

IamSam
06-05-2009, 05:30 PM
Maybe... Not completely changed, though. I do like it... But instead of the Alphabet Soup, we could use this 'caricature sort of design' I told you guys about. Got it?

But getting rid of the alphabet soup would change the entire thing.

This is kind of what I worried about while deciding whether or not I was going to lend a hand to this project. If people don't like it, then tell me and I'll scrap it. But don't tell me you like it, but you don't like it and want something completely different.

Gustavo
06-05-2009, 05:33 PM
But getting rid of the alphabet soup would change the entire thing.

This is kind of what I worried about while deciding whether or not I was going to lend a hand to this project. If people don't like it, then tell me and I'll scrap it. But don't tell me you like it, but you don't like it and want something completely different.

Dude, I told you once and I'm going to tell you again. I do like it, the idea is good. But in my opinion, it could look better if we did what I said. And also, no need to be nervous or something about it. This has happened a lot, I spent a lot of time working on some stuff for the previous artwork that ended not being used in the booklet. It's no big deal, man.

Free?
06-06-2009, 01:05 AM
:). Gustavo likes the soup, but he likes the caricatures idea better. Maybe, meaning-wise it would be the same, but concept-wise it definitely wouldn't though.

Also, I know, how it feels when there is not much feedback, it certainly brings some confusion to the creator - he isn't that sure about how others like his work or not, so I'm calling for more feedback, guys!

Superdope
06-06-2009, 01:49 AM
I like the soup idea. the only thing I would do to it, is what Free? suggested, and put a globe in the soup. If that's not possible, then I would be perfctly satisfied the way it is.

_Lost_
06-06-2009, 09:26 AM
I think the globe in the soup is brilliant.

I think the religiabit soup is brilliant. I really freaking love it!

sorry gustavo, but i don't like your idea.

Gustavo
06-06-2009, 09:52 AM
sorry gustavo, but i don't like your idea.

No problem. Let's see how the artwork with the globe will look like.

IamSam
06-08-2009, 12:19 AM
Ok, I'll touch up the bowl and add the globe. Sorry for getting pissed earlier, but I hate having someone say they like it, but they want it changed completely.

Ryder1234
06-09-2009, 09:58 PM
I think the religiabit soup is brilliant. I really freaking love it!

A chance to make BIG Profit!

No?

I'll add that I also like the soup, and the globe is a great idea.

IamSam
06-10-2009, 09:53 PM
Here is the most recent mock up. I'm having trouble making the edges of the bowl look smooth and make the soup edges look normal instead of drawn like a kid with a crayon. I'm using Photoshop CS 2, any suggestions?

Edit: Hold that Thought
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/STBIMockup2.gif

_Lost_
06-11-2009, 09:30 AM
I <3 it !

Superdope
06-11-2009, 10:12 AM
Perfect. That's exactly how I imagined it.

Free?
06-11-2009, 11:29 AM
Here is the most recent mock up. I'm having trouble making the edges of the bowl look smooth and make the soup edges look normal instead of drawn like a kid with a crayon. I'm using Photoshop CS 2, any suggestions?

Edit: Hold that Thought


Well, it looks great with continents in the soup. ;)
Did you "draw" the plate or did you use an existing image? The edginess may appear on resizing smaller pics into bigger, I don't really know how did you manage to get those edges.
Here's what I've came up with trying to make a smoother bowl.
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6052/smtn2believeiniamsam.jpg

Well, the "top" side is kinda messed up a bit (wtf?!), as well as the shadows / light source don't match the original background, but that's just a preview of less-edgy version.

IamSam
06-11-2009, 11:37 AM
That's fantastic! How did you do that?

Free?
06-11-2009, 11:45 AM
New transparent layer with a slightly yellow circle of the slightly bigger size than the original bowl. Then it's all about playing with blending options. The soup was just cut out with the circle selection. Basics, heh. There's another, smaller white circle for the inner shadow around the soup.

IamSam
06-11-2009, 03:03 PM
Well I'm a fan!

Free? and I are done with Something to Believe In! :)

IamSam
06-19-2009, 07:20 PM
I'm chucking my idea of of Come Out and Play, I don't really like it. It's open for anyone else!

I do have an idea for Gotta Get Away and it will be the last one I'm doing. I want others to be able to mess with this project!

IamSam
06-19-2009, 10:53 PM
I give you, Gotta Get Away.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/Layers-Post-Text-Editing.gif

I'm not sure I like what I did with the font...

Reamwolf
06-19-2009, 11:36 PM
Try Rock Show Whiplash Or Pulse Sans Virgin
Those are pretty cool. I can give you some demos of fonts that I favor with your art.

IamSam
06-19-2009, 11:57 PM
Try Rock Show Whiplash Or Pulse Sans Virgin
Those are pretty cool. I can give you some demos of fonts that I favor with your art.

Sorry, should have been more specific. I like the font, I'm not sure I like the formatting I did with it.

Reamwolf
06-20-2009, 12:00 AM
*nods*
Hurmm..
yeah, =D I was wondering why you didn't like the font, but I was gonna play along with it.

Gustavo
06-23-2009, 03:37 PM
I give you, Gotta Get Away.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/Layers-Post-Text-Editing.gif

I'm not sure I like what I did with the font...

This ony looks really neat, I like it. All I think you should do is change the font, which does not really fit the rest of the artwork itself. And also, the "Gotta Get Away" text should be put over the cartoon of that guy running.
Other than that, it all looks really good.

IamSam
06-23-2009, 11:31 PM
I thought the same with the "Gotta Get Away" part too! And do you have any font suggestions dude?

m.offspring.r
06-24-2009, 04:28 AM
I give you, Gotta Get Away.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/Layers-Post-Text-Editing.gif

I'm not sure I like what I did with the font...

I like It... I only change the lyric font.

Gustavo
06-26-2009, 10:56 AM
I thought the same with the "Gotta Get Away" part too! And do you have any font suggestions dude?

Sure. I thought of two fonts, but I'm not sure if they'd look good after you use them.
If you want to try:
http://www.dafont.com/st-andrew.font
http://www.dafont.com/-bichogothic.font

IamSam
06-27-2009, 01:25 AM
Sure. I thought of two fonts, but I'm not sure if they'd look good after you use them.
If you want to try:
http://www.dafont.com/st-andrew.font
http://www.dafont.com/-bichogothic.font

Oooooo! I'm a fan of Option #1! When my computer stops spazzing out I'll try it and upload it! Probably between 18 and 20 hours from now!

IamSam
06-28-2009, 05:12 PM
Sorry for the delay! Work got in the way! (Ooo! I made a rhyme!)

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/Gotta-Get-Away-BW.gif

Gustavo
06-28-2009, 06:35 PM
Sorry for the delay! Work got in the way! (Ooo! I made a rhyme!)

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/Gotta-Get-Away-BW.gif

This artwork has officialy been approved by iGustavo. *thumbs up*

m.offspring.r
06-29-2009, 01:56 AM
artwork was finished... Now just finishing the mixing :D

Ryder1234
12-15-2009, 07:59 PM
Bump, I guess we should work on this now that the threads somewhat back on track.

Noticing that your pics have been deleted Birch, maybe put up the most recent/finished version of what you've got?

IamSam
12-15-2009, 08:07 PM
Bump, I guess we should work on this now that the threads somewhat back on track.

Noticing that your pics have been deleted Birch, maybe put up the most recent/finished version of what you've got?

Alrighty. I'll do so tomorrow!

IamSam
12-17-2009, 01:47 PM
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/Genocide1.gif
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/Gotta-Get-Away-BW.gif
http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/birchwl/STBIMockup2.gif

Gustavo
01-20-2010, 11:17 PM
So, I had this idea and I thought I might share it with you guys. :)

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/2605/smash.th.jpg (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/smash.jpg/)

It's supposed to be the cover for the project, and it can be improved, that's just the main idea. What do you guys think?

mspunk13
01-20-2010, 11:41 PM
I really like it :) Looks like you put a lot of work into it. I love the details, like those skulls in the background.

The only thing would be that I'd try to add a black background to the white letters (OFFSPRING covered by us), similarly to the original Smash. Not that I want to copy the cover, I know that's not the point, but I think it could look good. Of course that's just an idea and it could turn out looking like crap lol

Gustavo
01-21-2010, 01:18 PM
Well, that's a good idea. I'll work on it and get back to you guys :)

Gustavo
01-21-2010, 01:38 PM
Here it is! :)

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/8886/smash2w.th.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/smash2w.jpg/)

mspunk13
01-23-2010, 05:37 AM
Hmmm... I don't even know which one I like better. I mean, I don't want to sound like a d!ck but there are two different shades of black in the second picture lol!

I think we need some more votes ;)

Gustavo
01-23-2010, 08:06 AM
You're right, there are two different shades of black. lol
I kinda did that in a hurry and didn't even notice it, sorry.
I fixed it and added something else:

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9219/smasho.th.jpg (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/smasho.jpg/)


I think we need some more votes ;)

So do I!

mspunk13
01-23-2010, 08:43 AM
The new one kicks ass man :D Still, that's only one vote.