Voodoo - WIP

By on September 4, 2012 3:00:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

k10w3

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Since I'm pretty much finished with my GUIC submission (still sitting on it, giving myself some time to make sure all things are perfect), I've been putting my creative juices towards my Halloween desktop, which is my favorite skin to create. 

 

You know how some skins just seem to build themselves, and others are kind of an agonizing frustration?  This one is an agonizing frustration.  Something's just not right, and no matter how many times I look at it and change things, it's not feeling like it's working, (maybe it's cursed?) so I thought I would post a WIP thread and get some help from the community. 

Give me your thoughts on what needs to change. 

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September 4, 2012 3:20:16 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

its the colours min lilla bunney.... they dont go together......

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September 4, 2012 3:35:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Green and red are complimentary colors, how can they not go together?  Somebody needs to tell Christmas it's been dressing all wrong.

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September 4, 2012 3:41:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

As usual Karen this looks excellent.

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September 4, 2012 3:45:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Vampothika,
its the colours min lilla bunney.... they dont go together......

Green and red are complimentary colors, how can they not go together?  Somebody needs to tell Christmas it's been dressing all wrong.

I want to clarify that I'm not rejecting your advice -- I know it's right, but I was under the impression that complimentary colors "went together." 

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September 4, 2012 3:47:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting WebGizmos,
As usual Karen this looks excellent.

Thanks, WG.  You don't think I should change the colors or style on the menu bar or something?  Part of it looks polished to me and part of it doesn't.

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September 4, 2012 3:48:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

When I think Voodoo, I think dark and sinister. The lighting on the startmenu looks bright and cheerful.

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September 4, 2012 3:55:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A glyph... lit from below (think flashlight and face in the dark).... Tarot cards across the top bar of the start menu? The Hanging Man.? A coffin... or Baron Samedi?... Maybe?

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September 4, 2012 3:59:54 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

There is a MyColors theme by this name, therefore a WB also.

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September 4, 2012 4:01:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Good ideas, Wiz and Doc!  I'm glad I started this early.  I'm going to need all the time I can get until October.

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September 4, 2012 4:03:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 I especially like the texture.

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September 4, 2012 4:12:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting RedneckDude,
There is a MyColors theme by this name, therefore a WB also.

  Where?  I did a WC search for the name, AND I checked the Stardock store, and "http://www.stardock.com/products/themes/"

This is a serious issue with the website, and the software and how they interact with each other. 

It's early in the skinning phase of this one, so not that hard to fix, but the easily-riled, pissed off lady who sometimes lives in my head is awakened again.  Now I'm going to have to take another 10 minutes off that I hadn't planned on, to do my meditation and pep talk myself into remembering skinning isn't as important on my list of needs as, say, my mental and physical health, and I should just let it go.

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September 4, 2012 4:21:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Even better: Grunge it up, put in the Voodoo symbols and call it "Voodoo Momma" (or, in your case Grandmomma... )

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September 4, 2012 4:22:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting k10w3,
Green and red are complimentary colors, how can they not go together?  Somebody needs to tell Christmas it's been dressing all wrong.

lol no they are composite colours.. like blue/orange, yellow/purple and of course red/green

ive never liked red and green, but im fond of the blue orange composite....

im thinking more sinister... i was thinking along the lines of Coraline... the lil voodoo doll reminded me of it.

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September 4, 2012 4:23:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Here, Karen. But it is VoodooPC, so no problem.

 

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September 4, 2012 4:31:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting k10w3,
but the easily-riled, pissed off lady who sometimes lives in my head is awakened again.

 

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September 4, 2012 4:37:12 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Jim, why do you even have that theme?  It's ugly, and it probably isn't Win7 ready,  Are you ah....ah skin hoarder? 

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September 4, 2012 4:39:40 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting k10w3,
Jim, why do you even have that theme?  It's ugly, and it probably isn't Win7 ready,  Are you ah....ah skin hoarder?

Only sheep skins, Karen. While the sheep are still in them. 

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September 4, 2012 4:42:29 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Vampothika,
ive never liked red and green, but im fond of the blue orange composite....

im thinking more sinister...

 

I just did a quick color change in my mockup, changed the red to a dark gold, and it does look better.  I also added a radial gradient with the light at the center on the bottom, with shadow coming from all other sides and that helped to wicked it up a bit, too.

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September 4, 2012 4:43:35 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
Only sheep skins, Karen. While the sheep are still in them.

Ewww (ewe?)...I don't even want to know about that LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA.

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September 4, 2012 4:56:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I really like this Karen, but not with the red......... Gold sounds nice, or even a contrasting shade of green. Just my 2 cents...... feel free to ignore it.

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September 4, 2012 5:07:37 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums
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September 4, 2012 5:08:13 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting BoXXi,
but not with the red.........

The red is out.  And no more choosing colors that are opposite it each other on the color wheel for me!

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September 4, 2012 5:12:36 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
http://mardigrascostumeideas.org/voodoo-costumes

But I keep going back to the idea of Baron Samedi - http://planetvoodoo.com/baron-samedi.htm

 


Got it!  More skulls, more bones, more feathers, more cowbell...What? wait...no, take the cowbell out of there.

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September 4, 2012 5:13:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Whoodoo like Voodoo! Karen doo!  Sweet work! 

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September 4, 2012 5:25:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting LightStar,
Whoodoo like Voodoo! Karen doo! Sweet work!

THAT right there reminds me of my favourite movie line that Carry Grant said to Myrna Loy from the movie the bachelor and the Bobbysoxer

CG: you remind me of a man

ML: what man

CG the man with the power

ML what power

CG the power of who do

ML who do?

CG you do

ML do what

CG remind me of a man

lol... cracks me up every time.

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