|Re: [eigen] Owl sketch|
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One additional note if I may :) The top-left owl looks really _too_ silly :) I means it reminds me of Homer Simpson. I think that it could be corrected by reducing the dissymmetry between the two eyes. My fault really: I have been pointing to the TuxFactory icons as examples, and they do have that dyssymmetry. But I think that your idea with the hat-hanging-on-the-ear is _so good_ that it's no longer needed to make the eyes that dissymmetric, it's already funny enough without that. Again, huge thanks! Benoit On Sunday 30 March 2008 20:15:23 David Benjamin wrote: > Attached more sketches, we could mix and match the bits of the various > owls. (e.g. I think the book works better than the chalk under his > left wing.) > > (Apologies for the incredibly bad "scan"... I do not have easy access > to a scanner at the moment, so I used a camera for this (and the > previous). My wonderful picture-taking skills also cut off some text, > so some of it was rewritten with the GIMP by a left-handed person > using a mouse right-handed. :-D) > > On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 5:29 AM, Benoît Jacob <jacob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > 1) Your owl looks quite old/serious, I wonder what could be done to make > > it look younger. Maybe it's the shape of the head, with the eyes very > > near the feathers that delimit the bottom of the head, which (remotely) > > evocates flappy cheeks/eyebags. Maybe you could also experiment with an > > open beak, as if it were shouting "eureka!!" or "it feels good to be a > > fluffy owl" enthusiastically. > > Are the new faces better? > > > 2) About the readability of the identity matrix, especially at smaller > > sizes, I'd suggest reducing the number of 1's. Probably 4 are enough. > > Yes, that seems to work better. > > > 3) About the professor hat on the stick, I wonder if that will still be > > understandable at smaller sizes. The hat's ribbon on the head might also > > be harder to understand at smaller sizes. > > Hrm, maybe. Scaling the sketch down, it's still mostly visible, but it > might be somewhat unclear. It also protrudes a lot, which would make > the owl smaller on 135x135, which might not be so great. > > > 4) Maybe (I know I'm pushing it) it's worth experimenting without the > > hat and stick, instead rasing the right wing in a professorly way ? > > Is the upper-left "professorly"? (Ignore the hat on his ear. I > couldn't resist. :-D) I'm not really sure how one raises an arm/wing > professorly.
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