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Postby tdapple on Sat May 16, 2009 10:04 pm

Hey folks.....as a hobby project I am forking mint for my own needs...nothing to fancy, but I'm adding some things like the Rush shell, shoes, and a bunch of other ruby stuff...just because I love ruby. Either way it is just for fun. But I need someone with artistic talent to make me a wallpaper and logo.....the name is Sauce..i.e everything is better with a little sauce. So thats the background...so if any of the mint artists are looking for a side project I would appreciate the help...you would get full credit for your work of course. .....This isn't coming out anytime soon....maybe around Karmic release....I am very much in a planning stage.

You can check out http://saucelinux.wordpress.com or visit the sauce group on linux.com ....also have a channel registered on freenode...#sauce again any help would be great....My artistic abilities are non existent.

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Re: Artist needed?

Postby slider on Sun May 17, 2009 6:15 am

Theres lots of different kinds of sauces though. In Texas alone we probably got about 3million! :shock: Red, green, hot, sweet, sour, etc. Sauce in a bottle, in a bowl, in a can, in a jar, flowing on something, flowing off of something, etc.

Try an image search to see if you can come up with a closer idea of what your looking for.

Wallpapers usually reflect an idea or theme of the OS in question and the personality of the person who founded it.

Look around some on the web then post some better (more detailed) descriptions of your ideas, and Im sure everyone will be glad to at least take a look into it in an effort to help you....

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Re: Artist needed?

Postby tdapple on Sun May 17, 2009 9:25 am

Lol...i'm a Texan myself. I will look around for images....But basically the spin is going to be Xfce with a bunch of Ruby stuff included. The coolest part is i'm going to try to make the Rush Shell the default. It's pretty cool, replaces bash and is a pure ruby shell, so you actually do everything with code. So i'm basically looking for maybe a Tabasco looking bottle with a Ruby as a symbol, or a dripping bottle of bbq sauce....I'm open to pretty much everything. But i'll see what I can find that is close to what i'm looking for.
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Re: Artist needed?

Postby slider on Thu May 21, 2009 3:38 am

But basically the spin is going to be Xfce with a bunch of Ruby stuff included.

Oh I see. Then this Distro would be called "Sauce XFCE"???? Well the Ruby logo could be incorporated into it along with some type of bottle like you say. Funny I was thinking the same thing before I read your reply. :lol:

Not sure if the bottle should be transparent with sauce inside or pouring out? I did an experiment with the Ruby logo. Opened the top of it and made it look like green sauce was inside, similar to a bowl. :shock: Wasnt too appealing though, looked like slime! :lol:

I'll try to keep my thinkin cap on and figure out something for ya maybe. Look forward to seeing your ideas as well.

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Re: Artist needed?

Postby Zwopper on Thu May 21, 2009 10:13 am

I'll gladly try to come up with something.
Give me a day or two... :)
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Re: Artist needed?

Postby slider on Fri May 22, 2009 9:53 am

tdapple

Heres a couple of images I worked up from scratch that might help you a little to decide which direction to go. I dont know what color scheme that you plan on using so I just did the screenshots in Gimp with some color for the background so the images would show up better. All of the layer, opacity and color levels can be changed fairly easily with the xcf. They're not near a finished product, just an idea for you to think about.

I hope that these help you some....
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Re: Artist needed?

Postby tdapple on Fri May 22, 2009 10:22 am

I really like the bottom one.........my only downfall is i keep fighting myself over which desktop to use. I love Xfce and Gnome....the fiture of Gnome scares me...KDE has great Ruby support.....I keep changing my mind.....maybe not stating the desktop and enlarging the little with ruby part under the sauce? Definatly looks good though.
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Re: Artist needed?

Postby slider on Fri May 22, 2009 8:56 pm

Ok tdapple, I'll add a third image to my post above that we can use for editing so as not to flood the page with too many images that are the similar.

Will add different background color variation this time so you can see how that greatly effects the image view and clarity, which must be adjusted accordingly when the changes are very dynamic.

Im not sure, but I think that this topic may need to be in "Other Artwork". I think Husse will move it for us if he thinks its necessary.

Im sure some other users will post some good ideas soon as well....
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