Droids Custom Gonk: Proof Cards!!

by Bill Cable
on 2019-07-03, 07:55:03

I'm pretty happy with my Gonk art at this point, so I've begun testing some layouts and bubble area colors. And also the intensity of the artwork colors. I've gone through a bunch of proofs, and I figured I'd share some with you.

First off we have a very early proof. This is basically just the untoned original art slapped onto my Squidhead card. Here I was playing with the idea of the lamp glow being textured... like little dust particles floating through the sky. It didn't work.

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Next up we have the very latest proof. This is probably going to be what the final product looks like. I tried out various sizes for the Gonk, and opted going smaller to show off more of the lamp and couch. I could change my mind on this again... can't say for certain.

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Finally, here's a group shot of a bunch of different proofs. The second was my first proof with the wider bubble area (after measuring the bubble). the second I tried a lighter blue background, but I found the Gonk figure vanishes with either of those dark backgrounds. The one after that I accidentally washed out when I wasn't paying attention to layer opacity. The fifth is the corrected version of the fourth, where I tried making the Gonk very large.

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So this all brings me to a dilemma. I'm not sure what name I want to use for the nameplate. There are too many options! I could go classic "Power Droid". But I love Gonk. So I could go "'Gonk' Power Droid" like I have here. Or I could go "Gonk Droid". Or I could go wild and just go with "Gonk". My brain tells me to go one way, and my heart tells me to go the other. I'm not sure what to do.

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