[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Chess (Variant) Graphics by Jean Louis Cazaux. Icons of chess variant pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Jean-Louis Cazaux wrote on 2006-07-03 UTCDear all friends I'm really happy that my mere icons draw so many comments. You are very nice. Let me say that I also agree with the critics from James. I'm not satisfied myself with all the icons and for my own use, I've been re-drawing many of them. I plan to use them in a project I've on-going, but one day I'll release them publically. Also, you might now that I have acclaimed David Howe's Alfaerie design (look my message on 2005-03-29) as nicer than mine. An important parameter to take into account is the final size of the icon. Mine are 32x32 where David's are 50x50. A larger size opens much more possibility such as softening or more details. However, I can not come back easily on my 32x32 because all my zillions are made accordingly as well as many graphics I use for my writtings. I find more reasonable now to stick with that, even though it is less practical. So, when you judge a set you have to think to this very important, fundamental, constraint. Saying this, I've just looked at James' designs. Very nice indeed, I understand better what he meant. Beautifully realistic, it is like cartoon artwork. I love them, but it is not the kind of pieces I wanted for my books: I wanted something very sober and very simple. Alfaerie is more in the category I am looking for.