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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #120 on: April 01, 2021, 07:46:58 am »
I'm going to dream waves ... :lol


Am I closer? Tell me I'm closer.

Much closer, that is more it. Now the blueness at bottom is maybe a tiny teeny bit much, needs a little of something else that isn't just blue or dark stuff (yellowish?, sand, shells, froth). Or maybe not, people don't really see the bottom as much as we think.

Back over to Bobby. I like that photo too. I like the layering. The bright blue in foreground (which is also bottom, referring to my random warbling in last paragraph) gives contrast to the lighter blue of the wave the surfer is on, bringing him out in D3. And the bottom won't get lost in a dark patch.
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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #121 on: April 01, 2021, 08:15:38 am »
That's probably it for my effort.  bobby can use or disregard.  The hi-res version is available on request.

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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #122 on: April 01, 2021, 01:34:43 pm »
Much closer!
And well regarded.
I will be stoked to have the image and I appreciate all the effort too.

Beyond this we will need to start paying you
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I've had almost no time to work on the cabinet this week so there is still some more resin experimenting to see which way I finally go.
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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #123 on: April 01, 2021, 01:46:32 pm »
I'm going to dream waves ... :lol


Am I closer? Tell me I'm closer.

That's really nice.  If you don't mind sharing I'm curious what tools you use to do that.  I can't tell if you are sketching with a digital pen and pad or whether that's something with a bunch of InkScape filters or what.

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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #124 on: April 01, 2021, 05:37:27 pm »
@ bobbyb13 - No worries mate.  When I draw stuff gratis it's 70% to please myself.  That said, we can chat privately about further work.  I wouldn't charge you for an extra version but I would want specific requirements.  For instance I could do a much more abstract design closer to the colored resin on white background look, using say just three colors.  Less illustrative and more abstract.

For commissioned  paid work I have a strict 3 goes rule.  We work together on an initial design, revised and final version and that's it.  Other artists here will have much the same approach. I rarely do paid art any more, its not really worth my time and not much fun to do.

@ Gilrock - Thanks! I use Photoshop mainly, together with an Wacom Intuos tablet.

Have a think about what you REALLY want, when I PM you with the dropbox link.  Let me know.   :cheers:

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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #125 on: April 06, 2021, 04:15:32 am »
Here's another idea ...  ;D  A sort of enhancement of yamatetsu's suggestion.
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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #126 on: April 06, 2021, 04:29:17 am »
Here's another idea ...  ;D  A sort of enhancement of yamatetsu's suggestion.

That looks awesome Ond :cheers:
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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #127 on: April 06, 2021, 05:07:31 am »
Even closer Ond.  This is awesome!

The look of the water and sweep of the wave is exactly what I wanted.

And seriously, if the surfer disappears it is perfect.  The wave itself is the whole thing.  The color tone, the fade, depth with the light reflection, all outstanding.  The character of the froth here is even better than your first effort too (less feathery, more globular.)

And the font of the copy there is excellent also, and that will be perfect if it is only on the marquee- and just in black.
The light box of the marquee zone will backlight the type and the colors inside it will mimic the sideart.

The sides get only that suggestion of a wave.

Really very cool.
Super stoked on this one!!

I haven't had a moment to work on the machine in days.   :hissy:
Looking forward to getting it playable soon.
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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #128 on: April 06, 2021, 05:11:25 am »
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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #129 on: April 06, 2021, 08:20:24 am »
Here's another idea ...  ;D  A sort of enhancement of yamatetsu's suggestion.

That looks great and seems more like something you would find on the side of a cabinet.

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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #130 on: April 06, 2021, 10:01:22 am »
Without the surfer I'm not sure I'd know it was a wave.

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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #131 on: April 06, 2021, 11:49:28 am »
Without the surfer I'm not sure I'd know it was a wave.

Kind of the intent really.

All along my idea has been that in whatever ways possible the whole thing doesn't just scream "I am an arcade cabinet!!" and taken further, that the wave vibe is more of a suggestion than blatant.

In most climes surfers are a novelty but where I live is quite literally Mecca for the sport.
There are so many surfers (and images of them) everywhere that you look that I didn't wan't more in my life.
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We are surrounded by waves too of course, but I never get sick of them!
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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #132 on: April 06, 2021, 12:02:17 pm »
Hmm.  In that case I'd try something more abstract.  Given your finish you might even leave off t-molding and make the controls more hidden or abstract with certain non traditional color pops (ie pop the first and 4th buttons as a made up example).  If you go with light clear LED buttons and sticks and put RGB LEDs in them you could achieve more color options in the pastel ranges that might help the abstract feel.

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« Reply #133 on: April 06, 2021, 12:10:07 pm »
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All along my idea has been that in whatever ways possible the whole thing doesn't just scream "I am an arcade cabinet!!"

Um. It is a huge ---smurfing--- arcade cabinet. Any attempt at subtlety as this point would be futile.

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There are so many surfers (and images of them) everywhere that you look that I didn't wan't more in my life.

You made the cab out of surf board material.

I am a bit confused. You maybe should have gone a different direction if you wanted the cab to be discrete and not give off a surfer vibe.



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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #134 on: April 06, 2021, 12:38:31 pm »
Well I still vote for the picture I quoted except I'd lose the light blue trim area and stretch the image to the edges.

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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #135 on: April 06, 2021, 01:38:59 pm »
I do appreciate the commentary but I suppose a nunber of people missed a lot of this thread.  :lol

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« Reply #136 on: April 06, 2021, 01:56:24 pm »
I do appreciate the commentary but I suppose a nunber of people missed a lot of this thread.  :lol

Well that certainly cleared things up. ::)
 I can only go by what you type.

That is why I quoted the text that I was commenting on.

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« Reply #137 on: April 06, 2021, 03:48:00 pm »
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« Reply #138 on: April 06, 2021, 04:03:09 pm »
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« Reply #139 on: April 06, 2021, 04:06:37 pm »
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« Reply #140 on: April 06, 2021, 04:25:38 pm »
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« Reply #141 on: April 06, 2021, 05:48:42 pm »
It's all good bobby.  ;D  I'm glad you like the style of the last image.  I've been unwell the last few days so I'm not up to much else except doodling around with computer drawing.  This is a collaborative community, during design time or artwork discussions you'll likely get a ton of suggestions, opinions etc, especially if your ideas aren't fully formed yet.  As a business analyst in a past career all I wanted from stakeholders was requirements, and when I finally got them that music "Sing Hallelujah" would start playing in my head  :lol

Side Art:  Abstract wave graphic only, on light blue gradient. No other elements, sand, buckets, pebbles, surfers, beach.
Marquee: Blue text only on black. Font type 'Need Every Sound'.

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« Reply #142 on: April 06, 2021, 06:14:45 pm »
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Re: New cabinet build named... 'ehukai !
« Reply #143 on: April 06, 2021, 09:15:52 pm »
JAWS, Thats what that color reminds of, the movie poster.😬

Actually, I'm thinking the themes from the Jaws movie poster would be awesome artwork for the side of Bobby's cab  >:D
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« Reply #144 on: April 06, 2021, 10:19:24 pm »
JAWS, Thats what that color reminds of, the movie poster.😬

Actually, I'm thinking the themes from the Jaws movie poster would be awesome artwork for the side of Bobby's cab  >:D

We're gonna need a bigger cab. ;)

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« Reply #145 on: April 06, 2021, 10:23:03 pm »
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« Reply #146 on: April 06, 2021, 11:04:36 pm »
Absolutely hilarious actually!

I really do love this place.

Ond, spot on there daddio.
I know your pain.  Making up people's mind for them gets to be hard work!
All of your effort on my behalf is graciously appreciated and your skill is remarkable.

Mike A, sorry if that sounded bratty.  Not intended that way at all.
Was directed at previous commentary by others that I addressed in my first post in regard to how ridiculous this build would wind up.
And you are correct of course in regard to this project.  All hope of subtlety went out the window with the first piece of plywood.

But I can't help myself!

And I really do envy those with access to and space for real cabinets.

If I could get ahold of $150k I don't really need for something I would love to take a trip to the mainland and stuff a sea container full of real cabs and start an arcade out here.

I really would.

And I'm not thin skinned either and appreciate sincere commentary.

And like grandaddy said...

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« Reply #147 on: April 07, 2021, 12:55:11 am »
You’re a good dude, Bobby! Save up your cash to run with us at ZapCon next year!


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« Reply #148 on: April 07, 2021, 05:51:11 am »
You’re a good dude, Bobby! Save up your cash to run with us at ZapCon next year!


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That is both very gracious and flattering  :notworthy:
Thank you!

I would be stoked to get there so hopefully I can pull it off!
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« Reply #149 on: April 07, 2021, 09:15:40 am »
I've been following and reading the whole thread.  I might not remember every message but I liked all the images Ond drew and just gave my opinion on it even if it doesn't meet your goals.  I caught so much grief over the Mame cab artwork I started that I never finished the cab.  I was dead set on what I wanted and I let everyone talk me out of it.  Back then it seemed like first thing everyone tries to do when they see artwork plans is see if they can find a penis...lol.  They are like....looks like the joystick is Gandalf's penis...I'm like wtf that kinda thing never crossed my mind.  So now I try to do my part cause you know its more important to please all of us first...worry about what you want later. :)

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« Reply #150 on: April 07, 2021, 11:26:50 am »
The top of the cabinet could just be a giant fin, really.

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« Reply #151 on: April 07, 2021, 01:22:05 pm »
I've been following and reading the whole thread.  I might not remember every message but I liked all the images Ond drew and just gave my opinion on it even if it doesn't meet your goals.  I caught so much grief over the Mame cab artwork I started that I never finished the cab.  I was dead set on what I wanted and I let everyone talk me out of it.  Back then it seemed like first thing everyone tries to do when they see artwork plans is see if they can find a penis...lol.  They are like....looks like the joystick is Gandalf's penis...I'm like wtf that kinda thing never crossed my mind.  So now I try to do my part cause you know its more important to please all of us first...worry about what you want later. :)

The trick is to have an idea in mind and take the advice that enhances it and disregard everything else.  I love iterating on a design because whatever I come up with is never perfect out of the gate but I know all it takes is one person to say the right thing and then I have the "aha" moment.  Asking for advice almost always helps me but I 100% agree that you cannot please everyone.  There are people here that have exactly the opposite tastes as I do but I still like to hear them out because you never know.  I also trust my eye, which helps...

I think bobby has the idea he wants in his head even if it's not fully formed but as soon as he sees it he will know.

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« Reply #152 on: April 07, 2021, 01:45:49 pm »
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« Reply #153 on: April 07, 2021, 01:47:02 pm »
I've been following and reading the whole thread.  I might not remember every message but I liked all the images Ond drew and just gave my opinion on it even if it doesn't meet your goals.  I caught so much grief over the Mame cab artwork I started that I never finished the cab.  I was dead set on what I wanted and I let everyone talk me out of it.  Back then it seemed like first thing everyone tries to do when they see artwork plans is see if they can find a penis...lol.  They are like....looks like the joystick is Gandalf's penis...I'm like wtf that kinda thing never crossed my mind.  So now I try to do my part cause you know its more important to please all of us first...worry about what you want later. :)

Funny that, I've been working on a new control panel just recently.  I posted it up on KLOV and got a ton of heat for it but I have no idea why.  I mean it's Superman vs Spider man, c'mon!


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« Reply #154 on: April 07, 2021, 01:51:44 pm »
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« Reply #155 on: April 07, 2021, 02:02:12 pm »
Funny that, I've been working on a new control panel just recently.  I posted it up on KLOV and got a ton of heat for it but I have no idea why.  I mean it's Superman vs Spider man, c'mon!

LOL...yeah but mine wasn't blatant like that.  Gandalf was sitting on a horse and facing sideways.  I just flipped the image horizontally and problem solved.

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« Reply #156 on: April 07, 2021, 02:02:18 pm »
I don't see a problem with it OND.

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« Reply #157 on: April 07, 2021, 04:37:36 pm »
OND, the BIGGEST issue I see with your control panel is the Spiderman and Superman live in different universes (Marvel vs DC). So why are they wearing the same style of codpieces?
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« Reply #158 on: April 07, 2021, 08:42:15 pm »
If previous posts in this thread didn't make me feel loved around here then I can say for sure that today's missives remove all doubt.
Made me teary in fact (from laughing that hard)

Looking forward to when the missus asks me if anything went on in arcade land today
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« Reply #159 on: April 08, 2021, 02:53:17 am »
Do we have no attachment scanning bots here or what?

We do, but that is only so that Saint and PL1 don't miss any good stuff :D
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