Ikarus up in the sun

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actually its resolution is sxga+ (1400 x 1050) but its scalable. scale it or just center it unscaled. looks fine, i think. as ever i hope you're pleased (:

if anyone really likes my work, and wants a tutorial, mail me and i will write one.
Last changelog:

16 years ago

1.0: first version, crappy ikarus
2.0: better rays
3.0: did some better effects and redesigned my logo, the ikarus
4.0: complete new sun. i think its fine now (;

bojanbozovic

16 years ago

With or without variable width rays, it still looks too much like Japanese WWII flag. You should change the color of the rays, wallpaper will still look nice. And it's not I'm just looking to be offended, I am from Europe. You simply can't put swastika in any context except Nazi, even though swastika was used thousands of years before Hitler's Germany. Also, any symbol (black in particular) in a white circle on red background will still remind people of WWII German Nazi flag - no matter what you think of it.

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ikaruss

16 years ago

sorry for the rude answer, but im really proud, that i've done something that nice lookin. and everybody just sees the historic background. )=

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mrfoolish

16 years ago

I strongly recommend that you ignore those people who just see the historic background. It's just too complicated an issue, and you shouldn't have to deal with it. Like you said, you're just trying to make a nice picture.

If nothing else, you've made a design which is fairly different from the historical flag (I assume the one we're talking about is http://www.japanorama.com/images/navy_army_ww2_flag.gif). The lines are of variable widths, there's a background texture, and the sun has been changed in all sorts of ways. Anyone who's offended by that it just looking for things to be offended by.

Having said that, an orange-to-red gradient on those sunrays might look nice. :)

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ikaruss

16 years ago

thanks for that nice comment. i think you're right. i think its dumbshit to see symbols in everything that's done. the artist (me) didn't mean some imperial stuff so it hasn't to be seen (=

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ikaruss

16 years ago

you know what? that sux. i dont mean anything and if someone feels pi**ed off by this, he shall tell the kde-look buddys and the will remove it, then.

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rondonko

16 years ago

Yes, it is a symbol of Japan's imperialistic past and although you don't mean anything bad that flag and what it stands for is an awful memory for some of Japan's Asian neighbours. Memories are long in China, Korea, etc. To them it's the same as posting a swastika would be for those that suffered in Europe.

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ikaruss

16 years ago

really? i dont know. i just saw that flag at a friend of mine. and i really liked the style. this is no jap-nazi shit or something. really.

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blueSceaDa

16 years ago

that's from imperial japan or am i wrong ?

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16 years ago

1.0: first version, crappy ikarus
2.0: better rays
3.0: did some better effects and redesigned my logo, the ikarus
4.0: complete new sun. i think its fine now (;

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