Incredible Find While Contemplating Artwork Changes!
So I can't sleep and my mind has been running about changing something across the cyber-sphere concerning IG4G. Originally I was thinking of changing the logo, the banners I use and the thumbnails for my videos. I tested the waters with my logo and I did come up with a few interesting ideas although I think my logo is good as is:
With the first one I was thinking of going with something that made me think of brains. It came off more as of a Zombies Ate My Neighbors feel for some reason. The second and third used a cool effect, called lava. I personally think the third one could actually work although with those letters it looks like 1646 not IG4G.
Maybe eventually I'll go back and redo all of my thumbnails for every video I have up on YouTube, currently around 435 but for now I'm going to make the changes on the next game I start turning into episodic content: Valkyria Chronicles. I still haven't set my idea in concrete but I'm quite happy with the direction they're going, of using a game image as the background instead of the generic image I was using previously.
Finally we come to what I changed tonight: my banners. I originally intended to have half of the image in space, and the other half on the ground with some sort of grid system and maybe pull in some Sci-Fi & Fantasy characters. I felt like it could be a cool mesh, however my capabilities with GIMP are not that vast. In my search for good images I came across what I feel is a perfect fit for the direction I was going under the "All Creative Commons": http://danillovesfood.deviantart.com/art/Sci-Fi-vs-Fantasy-125165344. I was amazed to find this image under that search because I feel it is quite epic. I hope this blog post is just one stepping stone to give credit to Danil for this excellent piece of artwork.