CoA for consideration

Discussion in 'The College of Arms' started by thunderbird3k, Apr 12, 2014.

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  1. Adiun Tesserande

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    The only problem I see is that when I visually extend the lines, I don't actually see the white continuing under the thunderbird's chest entirely. I think that if you voided it, you'd see all three colours there.
     
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    It is voided. I see exactly what you mean, but it is an optical illusion. :D
     
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    I drew the field first, and then placed the thuderbird so only the white showed.
     
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    Okay! Just making sure.
     
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    I would like a bit of blue (azure?) in there, though. perhaps a border around the edge or between the colors?
     
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    I'll play a bit and see what I can do.
    A border is easy. I'll see what else is possible.
     
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    A border is pretty much the only option that I'm sure will work.

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    I prefer the first version (without the border).
     
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    If it turns out that we can add the blue inside the bird, we can look at this again.
     
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    Sounds good. If not, I like your first version, too.
     
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    If the triangle in the center was deleted and the bird nudged down a few pixels the background colors might intersect in the center of the triangle. My curiosity is probably getting the best of me, but it might say thunder (or become an unwanted distraction).

    If so, you may need to make a vertical cut on the outer wing tips so they are not poking at the shield border and causing an unwanted focal point (tangent).

    BTW, this is my favorite CoA to date. Awesome idea!
     
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    I was asking if you might like to get involved with the college, either as an artist or as a herald. :) And I actually really like the border... you could try a border voided though, maybe, if it's "too much blue"?

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    And for argument's sake, acrylic's suggestion, though I doubt we'll have this degree of fine-control over where the charges sit in the generator.

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    The whole triangle :) or not.
     
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    Draconny Queen, your "Border Voided" is known as a Orle.
     
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    XD And I knew that, too... the generator's semi-blazonry is infecting my brain.... lol
     
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    I like both the bordure and the orle (or perhaps a tressure), my problems is how far they shrink the bird. I tried to make the bird as simple and visually distinct as possible, but with it shrunk down I am afraid it will look like a stain on the shield from a distance because it is a bit more intricate than say...an ankh.
     
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    I don't think it would shrink it so much as to make it unidentifiable, otherwise the charge wouldn't work in the first place. You might loose some of the details, but it is still identifiable as what it is. Just look in the main folder, at the teeny little like 25x25 icon for who started this thread.... it is certainly not as 'pretty' as the big version, but it is still identifiable.


    Basically... if that slight shift in size were the difference between recognizable and not... you'd need a different charge. ;)
     
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