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CrazEric
MDC October 2011

Welcome to the new Monthly Design Challenge – the challenge for those who are truly passionate about design. For information (post #1) & tutorials (post #4) regarding the MDC please read the following link
In short – this is a month long challenge where you will create something new and original, making every pixel yourself using Photoshop & GIMP only.

So here's what we are doing this month ...

Topic: STC Mascot

Description: Make a mascot to represent the Symbian Theme Contest. Please save your finished mascot as a png image on a transparent background. The design should be usable in both big and small dimensions for advertising and sigs. You will be required to provide a detailed Photoshop psd file (or GIMP xcf file) for every entry. You may enter up to 5 different designs.

Restrictions: Here is a quote from AW on what she would like in a STC mascot:
"Not much restriction in the mascot ... but I'd love to have some sort of M9 identification there. It can be the e9, or Cube eyes or something that's unique to us only."

Dimensions: height and width should be anywhere between 300px – 900px
(But you will also post a small 150px view in the entry thread)

Closing Date: 30 October 2011


Participants:
- CrazEric
- your_mother
- Aleena143
- anulubi
- manjuraja
- ek4design
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your_mother
Yep, this time I promise to join... smile.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Sep 25 2011, 07:37 PM) *
Yep, this time I promise to join... smile.gif

Great I'm going to hold you to that promise laugh.gif
Aleena143
Great,add me too eric.
CrazEric
Is anyone done yet? I'm almost done with my 1st one!!! tongue.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

okay not really ... I'm struggling with 2 parts of my design so I'll try again another day wallbash.gif
and I dont think it's really the type of mascot AW's looking for - but that's not going to stop me tongue.gif


since I made the Cube Baby last time - I'm thinking of trying some Cube "pets" this time unsure.gif
does anyone have any better ideas?
magicas1
cube pets!!!that could be so crazy and great go for it!!!!!
Aleena143
Eric urs will be surly fantastic...

i too created some pets in Dc mascots...

dnt ve idea till now...ve to think!!!!

i will too try with cube pets...
anulubi
add me too..
great idea eric..exiting to see it wow.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (magicas1 @ Sep 25 2011, 10:45 PM) *
cube pets!!!that could be so crazy and great go for it!!!!!



QUOTE (Aleena143 @ Sep 25 2011, 10:47 PM) *
Eric urs will be surly fantastic...

i too created some pets in Dc mascots...

dnt ve idea till now...ve to think!!!!

i will too try with cube pets...


dont expect too much ladies - it's just a first try!
but I decided to give it one more try before going to sleep & I think I fixed the parts that weren't working ... unsure.gif


No name yet



I used the green character (top left) as reference
but with 9's for the eyes and cube like antenna




almost forgot > small 150px view:

manjuraja
WOW...You have the Fastest fingers!! I am also in this month!! tongue.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (manjuraja @ Sep 27 2011, 04:54 AM) *
WOW...You have the Fastest fingers!! I am also in this month!! tongue.gif

laugh.gif what can I say - I love this kind of design!
Awesome to have you joining clap.gif




your_mother
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Sep 25 2011, 11:32 PM) *

Ah, I wish I would be that talented with this stuff!!! It's awesome, Eric! clap.gif clap.gif Maybe you could design a little monster / animal / girl for me one day?? One I could use for my Siggy/Avatar?? unsure.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Sep 27 2011, 01:01 PM) *
Ah, I wish I would be that talented with this stuff!!! It's awesome, Eric! clap.gif clap.gif Maybe you could design a little monster / animal / girl for me one day?? One I could use for my Siggy/Avatar?? unsure.gif

Talented? It's just a sort of "imitation" of that other original little character laugh.gif
but thank you ... since you're the only one who likes it maybe you can use this one tongue.gif
Aleena143
Eric ths is superb duperb just awesome...u r really great.and very fast too...
your_mother
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Sep 27 2011, 04:37 PM) *
QUOTE (your_mother @ Sep 27 2011, 01:01 PM) *
Ah, I wish I would be that talented with this stuff!!! It's awesome, Eric! clap.gif clap.gif Maybe you could design a little monster / animal / girl for me one day?? One I could use for my Siggy/Avatar?? unsure.gif

Talented? It's just a sort of "imitation" of that other original little character laugh.gif
but thank you ... since you're the only one who likes it maybe you can use this one tongue.gif


tongue.gif Okay, I will wait for the winners announcement and see what is left after that... happy.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (Aleena143 @ Sep 27 2011, 11:07 PM) *
Eric ths is superb duperb just awesome...u r really great.and very fast too...

thanks notworthy.gif i cant help it, it's so much fun & so easy to do laugh.gif

QUOTE (your_mother @ Sep 28 2011, 01:48 PM) *
tongue.gif Okay, I will wait for the winners announcement and see what is left after that... happy.gif

laugh.gif now that's an idea! maybe you'll make something you love yourself lightbulb.gif


I tried another "Cube pet" but I really dont think this one is working ...
what do you think should I work on it or try something else?
(again referenced from the pic I posted before)

Aleena143
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Sep 28 2011, 08:36 PM) *
QUOTE (Aleena143 @ Sep 27 2011, 11:07 PM) *
Eric ths is superb duperb just awesome...u r really great.and very fast too...

thanks notworthy.gif i cant help it, it's so much fun & so easy to do laugh.gif

QUOTE (your_mother @ Sep 28 2011, 01:48 PM) *
tongue.gif Okay, I will wait for the winners announcement and see what is left after that... happy.gif

laugh.gif now that's an idea! maybe you'll make something you love yourself lightbulb.gif


I tried another "Cube pet" but I really dont think this one is working ...
what do you think should I work on it or try something else?
(again referenced from the pic I posted before)





Wow ths is very very cute than that......i just love...ths is superb eric...dnt leave it.
CrazEric
QUOTE (Aleena143 @ Sep 28 2011, 07:08 PM) *
Wow ths is very very cute than that......i just love...ths is superb eric...dnt leave it.

Thanks but I'm not so sure that it's the right kind of character for a mascot unsure.gif
... but I'm out of ideas for now laugh.gif
sksahoozzz
@Eric U R Just awesome wow.gif wow.gif wow.gif
I am lucky to see U with me in m9 wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (sksahoozzz @ Sep 29 2011, 06:05 AM) *
@Eric U R Just awesome wow.gif wow.gif wow.gif
I am lucky to see U with me in m9 wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif

Thank you - that's a very nice thing to say notworthy.gif



Made another ... again I'm not sure if it's fitting for a mascot
I'm just making things at random now wallbash.gif tongue.gif



Small view:




your_mother
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Sep 28 2011, 05:06 PM) *
I tried another "Cube pet" but I really dont think this one is working ...

I like it, but I agree something isn't quite right...


QUOTE (CrazEric @ Sep 30 2011, 10:44 PM) *

My favorite so far!! I hope nobody likes it but me... tongue.gif




And here's my first try:




Small Preview:

soumyadeepbshn
@Eric , both of ur Mascots r gr8 , bur 2nd one is fabulous . clap.gif wow.gif wow.gif

@ Mom , Love the colorful mascot , everything is perfect in it . wow.gif wow.gif wow.gif

I'm really suffering from lack of idea to make one , phew wacko.gif wallbash.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Oct 1 2011, 02:10 PM) *
Small Preview:


You went totally Bevel & Emboss crazy didnt you laugh.gif but somehow it works perfectly!! 10.gif
Wondeful character ... now this is my favorite so far wink.gif


QUOTE (soumyadeepbshn @ Oct 1 2011, 04:15 PM) *
@Eric , both of ur Mascots r gr8 , bur 2nd one is fabulous . clap.gif wow.gif wow.gif

@ Mom , Love the colorful mascot , everything is perfect in it . wow.gif wow.gif wow.gif

I'm really suffering from lack of idea to make one , phew wacko.gif wallbash.gif

what do you mean "both" - I've posted 3! laugh.gif thanks soumya notworthy.gif
I know it's difficult getting ideas so browse some stock sites to see if you get an idea.
soumyadeepbshn
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Oct 1 2011, 08:08 PM) *
what do you mean "both" - I've posted 3! laugh.gif thanks soumya notworthy.gif
I know it's difficult getting ideas so browse some stock sites to see if you get an idea.


Oops I missed the first one oops.gif ! 3 of ur Mascots r gr8 but the third one is totally a Mascot package . 10.gif 10.gif

that's a gr8 idea 2 search on stock sites , notworthy.gif I'll give that a try 4 sure . mf_type.gif
your_mother
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Oct 1 2011, 04:38 PM) *
You went totally Bevel & Emboss crazy didnt you laugh.gif but somehow it works perfectly!! 10.gif


happy.gif Yes, you're right, it's a lot of Bevel & Emboss... Thanks! Here is another try:



Small Preview:



Since I'm not very good working with shapes etc. I painted this on paper first and finished it in Photoshop. Here's the original painting. Working on the second one at the moment...
CrazEric
Soumya - this is the search I did on Shutterstock Link maybe it will help byebye.gif

QUOTE (your_mother @ Oct 1 2011, 09:27 PM) *
Small Preview:



Since I'm not very good working with shapes etc. I painted this on paper first and finished it in Photoshop. Here's the original painting. Working on the second one at the moment...

Awesome ... you're really coming up with fantastic designs this month wow.gif 10.gif
Cant wait to see what the other one will look like photo.gif




And I just finished my next one ...
I got a little tired of the 2D feel and the 9 around the eyes so this is a little "different"
if you followed the link I gave Soumya you'll see this set Link I used the little alien (middle left) as reference.



Small view:


thabull
wow Eric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that's really a great topic.........
so many cute baby cubes till now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can't wait to c more from all of u awesome designers.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CrazEric
QUOTE (thabull @ Oct 2 2011, 10:51 AM) *
wow Eric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that's really a great topic.........
so many cute baby cubes till now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

can't wait to c more from all of u awesome designers.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you - thank you clap.gif
I'm so glad to see a STC participant take an interest in this challenge notworthy.gif
soumyadeepbshn
@ Mom , The blue monster looks great , superb execution of ur concept . notworthy.gif wow.gif wow.gif

@ Eric , the alien looks awesome , Master work . notworthy.gif notworthy.gif Thanks a lot for the link , itz really helpful . clap.gif

@ Alex , gr8 2 see u here mate . byebye.gif
your_mother
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Oct 1 2011, 09:41 PM) *

Ah, another great one!!! 10.gif


I think very slowly I start to get the hang of this... Here is another one:



Small preview:



Your link was very helpful to find ideas, Eric!! And here is my original painting.
CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Oct 2 2011, 02:44 PM) *
Small preview:



Your link was very helpful to find ideas, Eric!! And here is my original painting.


Excellent - now this one is my fav wow.gif

Just 2 suggestions maybe ...
since AW wants something relating to M9 you can:
replace the pointy ears with some Cube-like ears (or antenna)
and what is that on the tummy ... a comma or a 9 because it looks like a comma to me tongue.gif
your_mother
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Oct 2 2011, 04:59 PM) *
Just 2 suggestions maybe ...

Hehe! Here it is with some changes:



Small Preview:




And another one...



Small Preview:

CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Oct 2 2011, 05:59 PM) *
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Oct 2 2011, 04:59 PM) *
Just 2 suggestions maybe ...

Hehe! Here it is with some changes:

Small Preview:




And another one...

Small Preview:



Yes now it's perfect for me 10.gif


The second one has some elements I love (coloring - shading & using the "patches") but it looks too much like an Easter bunny for my taste tongue.gif
the previous one is still my fav so far wink.gif
your_mother
Thanx Eric!! I like the first one better too... Well, here's the last one (for today wink.gif ) It didn't come out as good as I hoped, but anyway, it was worth a try...



Small Preview:

CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Oct 2 2011, 07:43 PM) *
Thanx Eric!! I like the first one better too... Well, here's the last one (for today wink.gif ) It didn't come out as good as I hoped, but anyway, it was worth a try...

Small Preview:


No - why do say that - I think it looks great 10.gif


Edit:
I tried to make a robot mascot for the July MDC but it looked horrible so I never showed it ...
but I thought I'd try again & I had a little more success this time rolleyes.gif
I'm still not sure about it - maybe the small view doesnt look so great (and it's not so nice & colorful like mothers robot)
unsure.gif



Small view:


Aleena143
MOm and Eric both of u doing great great mascots..wow...
ArthurWill
Is this suppose to be a surprise or what? Luckily I sneak in STC every now and then else I gonna miss it! wallbash.gif

I also want one that fails in this contest but can be made into unique avatar & siggy. The old one by old man Eric is getting outdated. laugh.gif

QUOTE
I tried another "Cube pet" but I really dont think this one is working ...
what do you think should I work on it or try something else?
(again referenced from the pic I posted before)


I actually like the head quite a bit but maybe can play with the body?

QUOTE
happy.gif Yes, you're right, it's a lot of Bevel & Emboss... Thanks! Here is another try:


I figured I body is probably the harder place to work with? Again, I like head but the body? Huh, no body?? devil2.gif
CrazEric
QUOTE (Aleena143 @ Oct 3 2011, 12:19 PM) *
MOm and Eric both of u doing great great mascots..wow...

thanks Aleena notworthy.gif hope to see your first one soon wink.gif

QUOTE (ArthurWill @ Oct 3 2011, 04:16 PM) *
Is this suppose to be a surprise or what? Luckily I sneak in STC every now and then else I gonna miss it! wallbash.gif

I also want one that fails in this contest but can be made into unique avatar & siggy. The old one by old man Eric is getting outdated. laugh.gif

QUOTE
I tried another "Cube pet" but I really dont think this one is working ...
what do you think should I work on it or try something else?
(again referenced from the pic I posted before)

http://i52.tinypic.com/2ew35kx.jpg

I actually like the head quite a bit but maybe can play with the body?

QUOTE
happy.gif Yes, you're right, it's a lot of Bevel & Emboss... Thanks! Here is another try:

http://www.dumpyourphoto.com/files3/74786/WT1HAy.png

I figured I body is probably the harder place to work with? Again, I like head but the body? Huh, no body?? devil2.gif

Ha - I know better than to try and keep a surprise from you laugh.gif laugh.gif
you're still using that old sig!!?? definitely time for something new then ohmy.gif

Let me also take the opportunity to publicly thank you , Patrick & the development team for sorting out the problems with the gifts & adding our work notworthy.gif notworthy.gif

thanks for the comment on my little cube-pet but I think I'm just going to give up on that one stretcher.gif

your_mother
QUOTE (ArthurWill @ Oct 3 2011, 04:16 PM) *
I also want one that fails in this contest but can be made into unique avatar & siggy.

Ah, great, we can fight over the failing ones!! bash.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif



Eric
Love your robot!! 10.gif



Ha, I can't stop making stuff now... Here's another one:



Small Preview:

CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Oct 3 2011, 06:23 PM) *
Eric
Love your robot!! 10.gif



Ha, I can't stop making stuff now... Here's another one:


Small Preview:


Thanks wink.gif

hehehe .... once you get started it can be pretty addictive laugh.gif
I keep looking from 1 to the other ... not sure which one is my favorite now wacko.gif
your_mother


Hehe!! What a fun group!! Hmmmm.... My Favorite is the Alien. Without a doubt.
CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Oct 4 2011, 10:56 AM) *


Hehe!! What a fun group!! Hmmmm.... My Favorite is the Alien. Without a doubt.

Ha strange to see them all together like that laugh.gif

Edit:

I tried to use a different body on that Cube-pet - but I still dont like it wallbash.gif laugh.gif
(maybe I'll try again when I have some time)


your_mother
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Oct 4 2011, 01:03 PM) *

laugh.gif For some reason he looks like an idiot. But don't take me wrong, it's very cute... thumbsup.gif


Here is another one. Probably the last...



Small:

CrazEric
QUOTE (your_mother @ Oct 6 2011, 01:50 PM) *
laugh.gif For some reason he looks like an idiot. But don't take me wrong, it's very cute... thumbsup.gif


Here is another one. Probably the last...

Small:


laugh.gif laugh.gif an idiot? laugh.gif then I wonder what you will think of Bigfoot tongue.gif

Love this last one you made! 10.gif But where's the arms & legs whistle.gif



Okay now here is my last try: Bigfoot



Small view ...




imsagi
@eric i like ur robot why don't you work more on that one
CrazEric
QUOTE (imsagi @ Oct 6 2011, 10:18 PM) *
@eric i like ur robot why don't you work more on that one

Hey there's actually someone else in here wow.gif
thanks ... I tried but ended up making it worse tongue.gif maybe later in the month (I'm not even sure if I'm entering this month)
imsagi
@eric plz don't say that without ur mascots how can we get stc mascot ur mascots is just amazing
try to do something like cube baby
and ya im spying here everytime devil2.gif lolz
CrazEric
QUOTE (imsagi @ Oct 7 2011, 06:13 PM) *
@eric plz don't say that without ur mascots how can we get stc mascot ur mascots is just amazing
try to do something like cube baby
and ya im spying here everytime devil2.gif lolz

hmmm ... I will probably enter since we're doing this for AW's "birthday present"
but I'm tired of mascots now ... need a break tongue.gif
your_mother
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Oct 6 2011, 06:41 PM) *
laugh.gif laugh.gif an idiot? laugh.gif then I wonder what you will think of Bigfoot tongue.gif

Love it!!! 10.gif
imsagi
QUOTE (CrazEric @ Oct 7 2011, 02:13 PM) *
QUOTE (imsagi @ Oct 7 2011, 06:13 PM) *
@eric plz don't say that without ur mascots how can we get stc mascot ur mascots is just amazing
try to do something like cube baby
and ya im spying here everytime devil2.gif lolz

hmmm ... I will probably enter since we're doing this for AW's "birthday present"
but I'm tired of mascots now ... need a break tongue.gif

one mascot and ur free for the vacations

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