-So I decided we could use a nice Civ 6 theme.
What would that look like? Something with Atlas is obvious -and I may or may not use him as a background image- but I saw a forum do really poorly with a lot of peach and yellow. Looking at the screenshots that are out so far, you see green, green and more green, with some blue and gray details on the map. -Hmm. Maybe.
Uno suggested something I'd been thinking - interface elements. The Next Turn Button and the game readouts and so forth. I'd noticed some pretty bits there, so I loaded up all the screenies with interface showing and started cutting neat bits out:
bright gold/brass trim/scrollwork everywhere, a good bit of dark wood, a lot of rich dark teal and flat blacks for background. Subdued neon green and purple and light blue -and of course black and white- for lettering.
Yeah; there's plenty to work with, there.
So first, tart up the Atlas variation of the new AC2 logo with some brass border... (These all enlarge somewhat clicked on)
I like the last one, best, but am open to input.
Spacey suggested something with more Civ
for a 6 theme logo - I'm sorta married to the thematic unity with the main logo, but in ancient days it was night half the time and the sun rose every morning:
And then I tried, much as I hated to reduce the fungused Earth that was so much work, a different crop of that image, with more Atlas and most of the landscape at his feet left in:
I don't think the coppering of the letters quite works -it didn't want to look quite right as brass/gold, either- but I feel like this is otherwise what to go with.
-Now, I can make a copy of the default theme and commence fiddling... I'd like to involve everyone in the creation, with all the ideas I can pull, and reactions when I start posting results. Just remember that art can't be a complete democracy without becoming mediocre at best, and I can't
- but I'm certainly interested in trying