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Hi, Im Gabriella from Oxford, UK and this is my first design; i'd love some advice to make it better. (Possibly including better ways of using Inkscape etc). Im not a very arty person, but am up to have a go at anything- apparently including designing my random tee ideas! Please be as mean as you'd like, but ways to improve my designing skills are the main focus here. Thanks very much for your help, should you chose to give it. ;)



[Praying the link works]



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    85 weeks ago
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    Fixed your link. Looks good. the only thing I would suggest would be to break up the colors a bit more. You have some spots where too many pieces in a grid are the same color. Some of the lines are off a little, but nothing too serious. I like the idea though.
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    85 weeks ago
    Thank you very much JRDsgns, I had thought that about a few places. This is the 6th configuration of the shapes that ive done, and this was the most evenly spread of all of them. Maybe I'll try a few more times. Thanks again.
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    85 weeks ago
    Good Design, I could be wrong but I don't remember white being commonly used in tetris though. Maybe try a purple or Orange. and one other thing you could try is separating the blocks into individual squares

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    85 weeks ago
    Hi Ratigan, thanks for the advice; I originally had both the "L" shaped pieces and it's mirror image, but had to ssmurf one because of the 6 colour limit. I will change the white to purple and see how it looks. I also tried the individual blocks, but it looked a little messy when two shapes of the same colour were next to each other. Thank you very much, i really appreciate it. Watch this space for changes. :)
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    85 weeks ago
    nurse_why said: Hi Ratigan, thanks for the advice; I originally had both the "L" shaped pieces and it's mirror image, but had to ssmurf one because of the 6 colour limit. I will change the white to purple and see how it looks. I also tried the individual blocks, but it looked a little messy when two shapes of the same colour were next to each other. Thank you very much, i really appreciate it. Watch this space for changes. :)

    Sounds good, I can understand the individual blocks looking when next to each other. I think Purple will look great. Another thing to keep in mind is the color is random.... not all blocks of the same shape are the same color. this gives you a lot more freedom, and lets you include the other block shapes like the 2x2 square. Another thing that I think would be cool but you can take it or leave it is what if maybe just one of the blocks at the top would be in the process of falling into place, like maybe one of the yellow ones on the top of his head. I do really like your design by the way.
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    85 weeks ago
    If you get the chance I'd love to get some feedback on my designs, thanks
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    85 weeks ago
    Some fantastic ideas there, thanks very much Sam. I forgot the same shape comes in different colours! That would make things much easier! Im getting pretty excited about designing now- i was about to give up last week. I will post another picture of the improved design in the next few days hopefully. Thank you so much again Ratigan and JRDsgns, i really appreciate it! :)
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    85 weeks ago
    Glad to help, don't give up... finish this idea, it's a good one. I could see people (myself included) wanting to buy it.
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    85 weeks ago
    Aww, thanks very much- I will definately continue it, I'll keep this post updated once I get round to making some improvements. Thanks again for all your support and kind suggestions. ~G
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    82 weeks ago
    OK- after a longer wait than was anticipated... here they are: The modifications!
    Firstly, here ive changed the shapes to include the 2x2 square and the breaking up of each shape like the classic game. Also, I've included Ratigan's other idea of the random coloured blocks, which i really like. See what you think...

    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/823/g23600.png/

    http://imageshack.us/a/img823/8472/g23600.png

    And another take on the design, just switching the white bricks for pink/purple ones. Advice definately needed please!

    http://imageshack.us/a/img254/4102/g25048.png

    Thanks very much in advance for any comments.
    ~G
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    79 weeks ago
    Hey, sorry I didn't comment yet, I didn't know you had posted these.... I think these look great. Nice job. I think I like the last one the best, looks great. It really helps to have the purple ones in there. Whether they accept it or not, It's still a great design. I hope i'm not too late for you to get the comment

    -Sam
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    79 weeks ago
    Thanks for commenting back Sam, it means a lot. :) I submitted a couple of them, to get the best chance of a print. I really hope it goes well. Im working on a Hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy one at the moment. Question- are you American? I know the HHGTTG books are really popular over here in the UK, but I dont know how well recieved they are in the USA, where most of the sales seem to be. Thanks in advance if you can help out, and thanks too for replying.
    ~Gabriella
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    79 weeks ago
    Oh yeah, I love those books... I have the whole collection, they are very popular here in america as well. I'm definetly interested in seeing what you come up with for that.
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    78 weeks ago
    Brilliant, I will put up my early ideas here then for you to critique if you would be so kind. (By the way, no obligation here, if you're getting sick of me, just ignore me.) At the moment, im wondering whether or not to put the text on. It says "Dont panic and grab your towel". I liked it, but sometimes the "keep calm" spin offs get bad feedback. I will make a new post when im happyish with it. Thanks so much for everything Ratigan :)
    ~G
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    78 weeks ago
    This is one of the Tetris Invaders I submitted: (with white)
    http://imageshack.us/a/img819/7559/tisquareswhiteforimages.png
    [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/819/tisquareswhiteforimages.png/][IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img819/7559/tisquareswhiteforimages.th.png[/IMG][/URL]
    I dont know if either of those are going to work. You may have guessed, im not exactly fantastic with technology. Sorry.
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    78 weeks ago
    Sounds great, I'll be happy to look at it and give you feedback when it's posted. The picture works, looks good :) I still think It's a cool design
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    78 weeks ago
    I like the design, I agree with JRDsgns about breaking up the colors a bit though.
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    78 weeks ago
    Thanks b0wtiesrcool, what do you think of the one I submitted in the end? Is this one better for the colour eveness? Thanks
    http://imageshack.us/a/img819/7559/tisquareswhiteforimages.th.png


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