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Offline Robbie Harrison

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[help needed] letter characters .

on: April 02, 2018, 10:20:39 pm
Hello everyone,
I'm working on an app where I need a personified " X " and " O " I do not have any obligation, except that they need to be red and green.

For now i've been working on sketching something that works, but whatever I do I cannot obtain something satisfying, does anyone with a little bit more experience than me could help me out ? I do not really know how to approach such a thing.

Thanks a lot!

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Re: [help needed] letter characters .

Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 11:00:39 pm
Try making the letters thicker, both in terms of their stroke width, and their depth/3Dness.. Don't be afraid to make them asymmetrical, as well - living things rarely stand perfectly upright, they bend and rotate.

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Re: [help needed] letter characters .

Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 01:30:02 am
Here's another essay, more asymetrical, larger canvas, thicker body, ...

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Re: [help needed] letter characters .

Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 01:39:20 am
I think that's an improvement, but it's still symmetrical and lacks volume. There's room for more thickness.
Why not bend the "limbs"? Give the character some body language, a personality. You can always dial it back if it stops reading clearly like the letter.

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Re: [help needed] letter characters .

Reply #4 on: April 08, 2018, 04:42:00 pm
Thanks for the help, here's the final result :)