OC I’m back with several more community icons: check out Artemis (future kbin app), Urban Details, 3D Modeling and some other stuff

Honestly, I’ve been really enjoying making these, probably the most I’ve been excited to model something for months. So I exchanged some sleep for a faster turnaround :) Previous post here
 
Upd: here are the links to images on transparent backgrounds for creators to use on their pages: purple and green Artemis, 3D modeling

Artemis: icon
Looking at their logo, I assumed the name was related to the hunting goddess, so this icon just had to be a quiver. It holds 7 arrows for good luck and is partially draped over to signify the app’s unfinished state, and as a nod to how the goddess herself is often depicted clothed in a flowing toga-type garment.
Cloth sim result from the back

And since the current icon uses the pride flag as its background, I figured Artemis would definitely wear a pride pin on her quiver. And besides the original color scheme I also stumbled upon a fun-looking natural colorway. Plus a similarly cosy purple version :)

Here’s the logo alone, btw. Sorry I changed it a bit, but those two thinner lines weren’t working that well for the quiver piece imo.
@hariette, what do you think?
 

Urban Details: icon
So this one took the most time. You have no idea how many different buildings and road arrangements I went through :)
Ghosted view of the final model

It’s meant for a community that I started which aims to celebrate various interesting details about cities, from tiny local Easter eggs to city-encompassing infrastructure projects. Just stuff that makes life either better or more fun.

The icon turned out to have some serious /fuckcars vibe, but I guess it fits well enough. I got a few interesting lighting setups while experimenting with the model, so I included a night scene as well.
High-res evening version
 

3D Modeling: icon
I made a quick icon for this community the last time, but had a better idea and had to try it out. I think it encompasses the topic way better than before.
@lavender, I summon thee to check out the updated icon :)
 

Want one?
Again, if you’re the owner of a kbin community and would like to have a similar icon, comment here to discuss it. I’m mostly making these during my free time on weekends, so I probably won't be able to make more than a couple pieces a week in the future.

I commented below to have some of the icons displayed inline, so that you don't have to click every link. Is that more convenient? Let me know if it clutters the comments and I should delete those.

fearout,
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hariette,
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OMGGGG. @fearout.... this is amazing! I love it!

melroy,
@melroy@kbin.melroy.org avatar

This is crazy cool!

hariette,
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Thanks for tackling the Artemis logo! I gotta say, really enjoy reading your though process with a lot of the elements. You for sure nailed the vibe!

Do you have a ko-fi?

fearout, (edited )
fearout avatar

Thank you! I do, my username is vladimirfer

Btw, did I totally misread your logo? Is it supposed to be a spaceship in front of the moon instead of a bow and arrow? I feel like an idiot :)

hariette,
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It's all of the above! Plus an upvote arrow! Artemis is all about the hunt and being from the moon. so you got it right :)

sab,
sab avatar

I used to only see the space ship and thought it was great, then thanks to this I saw the bow and arrow and absolutely love that as well.

Such a cool logo!! Looking forward to the app. :)

ernest,
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These renders are incredible. I enjoy playing around with Blender sometimes myself, but my skills are limited to placing a few simple blocks ;)

ernest,
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fearout, (edited )
fearout avatar

Wow, the man himself :) Thanks.
I plan to share the files with all the base shapes and keyshot lighting setups in a few days, just need to clean up all the current chaos in them.

Btw, do you want a similar icon for some community?

ernest,
ernest avatar

Hell yeah ;) It seems like I've got one thing off my mind so far, so things will start getting organized here soon.

melroy,
@melroy@kbin.melroy.org avatar

Looking forward to this..

fearout,
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Alternative cozy Artemis

hariette,
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so cozyyyy. Really like this one a lot! We got two magazines. So for sure can put both to good use :D

fearout, (edited )
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lavender,
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Oh the ping didn't come through for this posts! Love seeing the new stuff now on my desktop, great work. I'm going to implement the @3dmodeling icon immediately.

RheingoldRiver,

woah, I saw your work in @JewelryDesign the other day and now here you are!! These are amazing! (although I feel slightly compelled to say that Artemis does have an official logo and it is not this, since I'm helping test Artemis and I take branding kind of seriously) But these are incredible! I would subscribe to a magazine simply called /m/3dkbinicons haha

fearout,
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Well, I only simplified the arrow shaft a bit, since those two thinner lines were looking a bit too noisy and less readable on a smaller icon. Think how there were different variations of Apollo's little dude.
But in general, and that's just my personal opinion, those two thin lines just bug me for some reason.

fearout,
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Btw, such a community exists. Check out @kbinicons

RheingoldRiver,

niiiiiiiiiiiice, subbed

fearout,
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Alternative Urban Details

fearout, (edited )
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sab,
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Would it be a stupid idea to use a transparent background for these? At least for this one I feel like it would stand out more in the sidebar of @UrbanDetails had the background been transparent (maybe with a drop shadow for light themes) rather than white. :)

fearout,
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They are actually rendered with a transparent background, but since they all have specific lighting setups they often look weird when placed on an inverted bg colo. So I kinda like them better this way. But I'll look into it, maybe you're right.

sab,
sab avatar

I agree that the logos themselves look better like this, but when used in the sidebar I feel like they integrate better with the site when using a transparent background. Also doesn't look too off to me with the bright building on a dark background. :)

fearout,
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You know what. You're right, these work. Updated my communities and will upload other icons on transparent background in a bit

DrNeurohax,
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These are excellent, and I'm a bit of a customization snob. The only question I have is the old high detail icon standard. How you want to handle icons smaller than the sidebar, where much of the detail will be lost?

firebat,
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@fearout These are so creative and beautiful! Love that you actually thought about the symbolism of each topic and worked that into the design!

thesanewriter,

This is such cool work! I’m glad that VLemmy and KBin are federated because seeing content like this makes our greater fediverse community feel really cozy, and it’s inspiring to see the love and passion people like you are pouring into your work here.

Slide,

Well done!

melroy,
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All your designs, incl. the renders on behance.net are awesome! You're definitely a master of your craft. To get to this level, you are truly dedicated and I see the passion and love you put into your work. Very well done!

NewWorldOverHere,

I am blown away.

I personally don’t like the kbin icon AT ALL. It just looks like a weird, boring folder in the middle of opening. As though this was a computer-nerd community not welcoming to the average user. Maybe someone could explain the appeal to me?

That being said, the way you used the surfaces to display something unique about each instance is incredible.

I was particularly amazed by the natural rendering you did for the Artemis app.

I still don’t understand the kbin icon, but now I believe in it - all because you turned it into something meaningful.

princessofcute,
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Upvoting this from the Artemis app! These are all super cool, I especially love the Artemis ones

cnk,

We have a Danish kbin instance. It would be awesome with a logo for the whole instance. So far, I've just tinkered a bit with the original logo as you can see on the page: https://kbin.dk

fearout,
fearout avatar

Do you have something specific in mind?

cnk,

It could be something simple based on the flag. Perhaps blending from the colours of the original kbin logo into the red and white of the flag?
If fancy, the contour of the map (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark#/media/File:Da-map.png) could be shown as a 3d effect in the front-facing part of the shape.

cnk,

This one where the front blends over in the Danish flag would be awesome: https://media.kbin.dk/50/a9/50a9ee9cf39855e7f6348f3a78551db86425f38bc71b9f2c0fae1cc622bcb4c2.jpg

fearout,
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I'll see what I can do.

cnk,

Sure, feel no pressure!
Fantastic work you've been doing.

fearout,
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I've attached your mini icon. The rest is here :)

cnk,
fearout,
fearout avatar

Cool) Good luck with your instance!

cnk,

Wow, perfect. Thanks!

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