Guys, I made a couple DiRT3 wallpapers. Critiques?

#1 Edited by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

 This one is less abstract.
Ahh, so now I can write outside the caption, not sure what went on there.... Anyway, I have to say I'm a big fan of the menues of Dirt3, so I made a couple wallpapers inspired by the triangle astetic. Whats your consensus Giantbomb, you like? Also, heres the hi res versions, http://i.imgur.com/FRG4y.jpg  ,   http://i.imgur.com/0B1Pw.jpg    http://i.imgur.com/L53A3.jpg    http://i.imgur.com/WWx9D.jpg     http://i.imgur.com/Jv146.jpg
Than this minimalist design.  And since I can't write outside this caption for whatever reason, I have to say, how do you like them?

 EDIT: Here's the most abstract one, I just made. the dirt logo clashed with the design, so it's left out.

 And another, maybe the least abstract, I don't know...

#2 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -

I really  like the second one. 
Weird as it sounds it looks like some bedsheets I have, proper 70's style looking :|
#3 Edited by SpartanAmbrose (833 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver: I love the less abstract one. Nice use of triangles, duder. Great job!
#4 Posted by N7 (3583 posts) -

They look great. :)
 
If I didn't have OCD that forces me to keep my current wallpaper, I'd definitely use the second one.
 
Nice job duder. :D

#5 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@N7 said:
They look great. :)  If I didn't have OCD that forces me to keep my current wallpaper, I'd definitely use the second one.  Nice job duder. :D
Hrmm wallpaper worthy, damn. Thanks. 
#6 Posted by Franstone (1110 posts) -

I like the first one, the second is a little too busy for my taste. 
Good job though!

#7 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver: Good work, duder!
#8 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Axxol: Thanks much. 
#9 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

The less abstract one is cool. Do you mind if I use it?

#10 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@valrog said:
The less abstract one is cool. Do you mind if I use it?
Not at all, :)
#11 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

Cool stuff, my man.  I really like the second one.  

#12 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

I can dig it....get it....

#13 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Just to note, some people are asking to use these, FEEL FREE, I am flattered people want to save these, it was just a quick boredom thing. If you're republishing them though, I'd like a little credit ;)

#14 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Franstone said:
I like the first one, the second is a little too busy for my taste.  Good job though!
Yeah, I see that, I like to have it tiled though, so it just looks like a pattern.
#15 Posted by KarlPilkington (2716 posts) -

The third one is great!

#16 Posted by Kaburorne (119 posts) -

I love these. They're now in my wallpaper rotation. Thank you very much for making these!

#17 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

Cool. Using them!

#18 Posted by Garfield360UK (453 posts) -

Liked the first one so much I set it as my background (time to change from my Inception background). 
 
Good work and thank you :)
#19 Posted by Esquisse (18 posts) -

Really like the third one. I feel like it has a meaning and I just can't figure it out.. Going to be my wallpaper!

#20 Posted by Sparklykiss (1955 posts) -

Third one is pretty nice, good work, duder. :D

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#21 Posted by Cirdain (3075 posts) -

Can I request the Second one without the Dirt logo :D
Pretty please :)

#22 Posted by Jan (153 posts) -

Those are awesome! Love the first one!

#23 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1683 posts) -

Guys, so many triangles!
 
But for serious, awesome job! I grabbed the second one and made it my wallpaper. Thanks, duder.

#24 Posted by xyzygy (9944 posts) -

LOVE the most abstract one. LOVE.

#25 Posted by EuanDewar (4890 posts) -

Really like the first and the second, awesome work duder!

#26 Posted by chan05 (318 posts) -

looks great!

#27 Posted by MssrD (6 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver: these are awesome. 
 
I like #3 the best since its abstract but still ties into the game. 
The geometric pattern in #4 is nice too, esp. with the blurred focus around the margin 
 
good job!
#28 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Cirdain said:
Can I request the Second one without the Dirt logo :D Pretty please :)
hell yeah, on it. Shouldnt be long, saved it as an xcf
#29 Posted by lukeissxc (245 posts) -

Needs more midget bartenders.

#30 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver said:
@Cirdain said:
Can I request the Second one without the Dirt logo :D Pretty please :)
hell yeah, on it. Shouldnt be long, saved it as an xcf
http://i.imgur.com/Jv146.jpg
#31 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@lukeissxc said:
Needs more midget bartenders.
Not the same person, but yeah, I remember that lol
#32 Posted by Infininja (881 posts) -

I like them as things, but they would drive me nuts being my wallpaper. :p

#33 Posted by iBePeRFeCT (396 posts) -

Great job man.  My favorite is the less abstract one.

#34 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

Those are really sweet, could you make one using the view of the car in this image.

#35 Posted by CrimsonNoir (401 posts) -

digging the last one, the nice blur effect gives it this photograph feel. i like it.

#36 Posted by Cirdain (3075 posts) -
@BestUsernameEver said:
@BestUsernameEver said:
@Cirdain said:
Can I request the Second one without the Dirt logo :D Pretty please :)
hell yeah, on it. Shouldnt be long, saved it as an xcf
http://i.imgur.com/Jv146.jpg
Thank you. It's a very neat piece of graphic design :D
#37 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Cirdain said:
@BestUsernameEver said:
@BestUsernameEver said:
@Cirdain said:
Can I request the Second one without the Dirt logo :D Pretty please :)
hell yeah, on it. Shouldnt be long, saved it as an xcf
http://i.imgur.com/Jv146.jpg
Thank you. It's a very neat piece of graphic design :D
Thanks, I will PM you my website, you can check it out if you like. Theres a few more designs you may like then. 
#38 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -
@Infininja said:
I like them as things, but they would drive me nuts being my wallpaper. :p
I can absolutely see that. I think they are a little too busy/patterny for some people. Though, someone pointed out a printing method on textured cards, I think that'd be pretty cool. 
#39 Posted by mden2013 (29 posts) -

These are pretty neat. I don't suppose you can make one with a triangle rolling over continuously?

#40 Posted by FesteringNeon (2164 posts) -

I like the second one, good work!

#41 Posted by Sin4profit (2923 posts) -

i like the one where my eyes don't cross from staring at it.

#42 Posted by Zaxex (583 posts) -

Loving the minimalist one sans the logo. Set it as my wallpaper :). I don't know how you've done these but they look fantastic. You should get some practice in with squares for the next DiRT game.

#43 Posted by Vexxan (4618 posts) -

Looks great, especially the last one. 
 
Good job!

#44 Posted by QKT (250 posts) -

add some photo filters and gradient maps. they'll do a nice hipstamatic-y effect. 
 
do one with the rep R pls!

#45 Posted by emem (1965 posts) -

The fullscreen version of the fourth wallpaper is by far my favourite, but they are all really well done. Very nice job.

#46 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

I really like the second, minimalist one. good job.

#47 Posted by TheKeyboardDemon (824 posts) -

I like them, I like the second the most but only becuase it has a car in there and I sort of expected more cars in Dirt 3 themed wall papers.

#48 Posted by MssrD (6 posts) -
My DiRT 3 Fragpedal configuration skinned w/ BUE's wallpaper 
@BUE I hope you don't mind -- I wanted to see what your wallpapers would look like w/ my set-up, and it's great! For reasons of readability and the button overlays, I think this one definitely looks better than the others for this purpose. Sometimes it's good to have an image that's less abstract and has more concrete references, especially when parts of it are obscured. Is your design work limited to Dirt 3? Do you have similar wallpapers for other games? 
 
My footpedal configuration with slightly less awesome background skins: http://www.giantbomb.com/dirt-3/61-30383/i-optimized-my-footpedals-for-dirt-3-not-bad-w-pics/35-497958/#4

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