Client: Kerosene Games
Project: BladeslingerProject specifics:
- Icon Design
- Website Design
- App Store Promotional Art
Client location: USA
Bladeslinger Icon Design
I've been working with Kerosene Games on the Bladeslinger promotional materials for some time now and it was great to start work on the icon design, as lets face it, icon design can be rather fun! The brief was fairly open as Kerosene wanted to experiment with a handful of ideas and have them all user tested to see which one's would be the most effective. So I was given a healthy block of time to come up with a selection of concepts.
The final icon (the 1st one here) was selected based off the user feedback and we slowly but sure tailored the design down to a fine point. We played around with a vast range of directions from dark blood thirsty zombies, to light and bright ideas too. The final design is something of a half way house between the two extremities and really pop's when viewed on the iPhone's little screen. It was such a luxury to have experimentation time and I'm very, very thankful to Kerosene for allowing me such a luxury! If you haven't already, go grab a copy of the game as its breathtaking!
Happy viking...angry viking...grrrrr. This was one of the many personal illustrations that I created back when I was managing at Lightmaker and was in dire need of getting back to my sketchpad. He hee, it was probably a reflection of how I felt at the time ;)
Don’t ask, I have no idea. He hee, well, I just got a little caught up in some good issues of ImagineFX, one too many fantasy movies and a couple of great new books, needless to say I thought I’d throw a mix of traditional painting with my usual cartoony style...and got this.