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grauer_mausling
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:36 am 
 

Ok, as we all are laughing out loud at the various self painted covers we talked about in the FFA thread, the mods gave an "ok" to give it an own thread.

Please onyl post self-made covers and not funny ones found somewhere else (the NWN thread linked in FFA) and keep the resolution at a max. of, say, 500x500 pixel so we don't have too huge pics.

Go - get yourself a cover, paint it on MS Paint or Photoshop (only with the pen tool, no filters or whatever!)

So, I'll start off with the one I already posted in the FFA thread. Though I love the band, the album and the original artwork, I really had to do my version of it:

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Atrocious_Mutilation
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:44 am 
 

My picture this time around it going to be a little larger than the given proportions, but it's a rectangle so I think it should fit the vertical limits. Also, I used the brush, spray and fill tools. That still counts, right?

I picked this one up from my CD library and just painted away. It's an abomination, really, but it's my abomination.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:24 am 
 

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This took almost an hour to make.
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mindshadow
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:53 am 
 

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Ravenlord266
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:56 am 
 

My copy of Skyrim hasn't arrived yet, so there ya go

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ThanatosUK
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:03 am 
 

Made this one a while ago for a different forum. 100 hours in Photoshop.

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DemonHellSpawn
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:27 am 
 

That Streetcleaner one looks really good.
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iAm
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:31 am 
 

I would be furious if somebody went through my media player and switched out all the proper album covers with these :lol:

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Absolutely horrendous.
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Apteronotus
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:41 am 
 

I had always wondered what that whale was saying and had always assumed it was something more confrontational. Now I know.

Edit: Here is my abomination. Those 6 years of art school were worth it.

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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:22 am 
 

I'm going to go ahead and repost the one I made for the NWN thread. It took me an OBSCENE amount of time, but I was doing it at work so I'm practically a professional artist! A complete holocaust of spacing/depth, yet I feel oddly proud:

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P.S. That's an awesome rendition of the Keeper album cover!
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grauer_mausling
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:35 am 
 

both the Keeper and the Manilla one are awesome (saw the Manilla Road already yesterday at NWN). Oh, and @iAm: please reduce the size of your big. No bigger than approx. 500px please.
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Ravenlord266
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:42 am 
 

Thanks guys :) Maybe I'll make Keepers 2 as well later tonight if I'm up for it!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:05 pm 
 

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Artwork by ANationalAcrobat, aged 4.
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MushroomStamp
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:04 pm 
 

Although the original artwork is awful in itself, I didn't exactly improve upon it. I wasted one and a half good beers on this!

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Edit: This got me thinking. In the original art, what the hell is that white turd below the skull? Why is the sky (I think it's the sky) purple/pink? In some cases, the tiny 10x10cm cover of the CD case is a blessing.
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BastardHead
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:11 pm 
 

Didn't leave enough room for the band or album titles, but you get the gist of how terrible an artist I am now I'm sure.

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BPA
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:45 pm 
 

A non-metal cover I knocked up this morning: http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1778 ... chardh.png

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theposega
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:57 pm 
 

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My first attempt at this.
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DemonHellSpawn
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:05 pm 
 

I'm thinking about giving this a shot now.
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korgull
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:38 pm 
 

Here's the one I posted once before for a guessing game thread on this forum back in 2005...

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Napero
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:50 pm 
 

Go Korgull! Yay!

Oh man, I wish I had fancy software like MS Paint, I'd SO participate! But no, the woman wanted an iMac...
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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:03 pm 
 

I don't know, a lot of the ones in the NWN thread look extremely suspicious, considering how easy it is to just trace over the real thing. :boo:

Anyway, I'll post one soon!
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grauer_mausling
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:33 pm 
 

made a new one:

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MushroomStamp
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:03 pm 
 

Napero wrote:
Go Korgull! Yay!

Oh man, I wish I had fancy software like MS Paint, I'd SO participate! But no, the woman wanted an iMac...


Well this is just unfathomable.
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grauer_mausling
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:04 pm 
 

*bamm* next one:

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Ravenlord266
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:21 pm 
 

Both are great haha! I'll make another tomorrow :)
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mindshadow
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:37 pm 
 

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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:09 pm 
 

Haha, all these are great! I'm amazed that I figured out the painkiller one at once, no disrespect for the artist! This would be even more fun if we did't write the title and band logo. And try to make out which band and album it is!

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Under_Starmere
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:48 pm 
 

Napero wrote:
Go Korgull! Yay!

Oh man, I wish I had fancy software like MS Paint, I'd SO participate! But no, the woman wanted an iMac...


Total iMasculation. Don't blame the wife, just download Paintbrush! I was kinda dismayed to see my MacBook didn't have anything like MacPaint on it, but with Paintbrush us Mac users (voluntary or otherwise) can get in on the fun of this thread. Hopefully this weekend I can find time to contribute.
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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:51 pm 
 

Another one...

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CrushedRevelation
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:04 am 
 

grauer_mausling wrote:
*bamm* next one: *Necromatia cover*


Love the wolfshark hybrid next to Nosferatu :lol:

Snowgrave wrote:
Another one...*In Flames cover*


You captured the expression on her face wonderfully :grin:

Great stuff. If only I wasn't artistically challenged...
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HamburgerBoy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:23 am 
 

mindshadow wrote:
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h447/idshadows/DieFestung.jpg


I like this one a lot. I could imagine it as artwork in a 80's monochrome-era Apple II game.

Here's one I did a while ago for a "Guess the cover art in MS Paint" thread on another forum...

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A lot of you guys are actually making pretty decent ones.

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Atrocious_Mutilation
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:01 am 
 

I spent so much more time on this one than it should have taken. Damn it need for perfection.

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chrislyles15
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:15 am 
 

mindshadow wrote:
Here's one I did a while ago for a "Guess the cover art in MS Paint" thread on another forum...

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A lot of you guys are actually making pretty decent ones.
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Looks like a robot ghost, walking out of a nightclub, weilding a machete, with murder in his eyes. Also, his upper torso is an Chinaman who is angry because a hoola-hoop is floating in front of his eyes. And his legs are blue flourescent glowsticks made of rubber. Which somehow is even better than what it is supposed to be.
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WebOfPiss
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:43 am 
 

Some noisegrind for ya. I'll do an album cover that isn't just geometric shapes next time :P

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altered_vlad
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:26 am 
 

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grauer_mausling
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:48 am 
 

yet another album I love and which deserved it's special cover version_

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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:51 am 
 

So, are we going to be using these to replace the pictures on the main site?
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DemonHellSpawn
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:58 am 
 

I'd be for it.
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mindshadow
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:02 pm 
 

theposega wrote:
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My first attempt at this.



I really like this one and the Nespithe one. Though all of them have character.
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