So I recently bought a HRAP (Hori Real Arcade Pro for those who don't know) for the 360, and I intend to mod it and put my own KOFXIII art on it. Originally wanted to take that really cool looking poster art that I had seen in videos and put on this stick but after 5 minutes of working on it I'm not sure it's going to work out. You see though I don't exactly hate Ash, I really don't want him on my stick. So I tried removing him and placing art of Terry there instead.
Here's a pic of what I got so far: http://i972.photobucket.com/albums/ae206/Manitou666/hraptemplatebezelssplatters2copy.jpg
Ofcourse there is a gap between Terry and the poster art that seems odd but I think that's something I can fix. My main concern is the poster art comes from a magazine scan and looks a bit faded and I'm not so sure I can make it look like Terry belongs next to it.
So basically I'm asking everyone's opinion on what I got so far. Do you like my idea? Or should I give up and try something else? Also, if anyone has any links to official KOF art that they think would look better I'm willing to take a look.
And thanks to Number for posting a link to those magazine scans that I got the poster art from.
While it would look mostly fine without Terry the main reason I put him there was to try to fill that weird shaped hole that removing Ash leaves. I have plenty of time to do this though since it will be a long while before I can afford the parts I need for the mod I want to do, so I can explore a lot of options first.
If that's an offer to do it for me, thanks but no thanks. While 2D art is not my strongest point I did not get a degree in computer animation to have others do this sort of thing for me. Besides, to me it's all about adding a personal touch to it and it simply won't do if others do it for me. All I'm really looking for is some suggestions and opinions.
Those are some ideas. For now I'm going to remove Terry and find or make a background that I can blend into the poster art well. I'm also gonna try making an alternate one that has the individual character arts for the characters I know I'm going to use most and I'll see what I like best. I'll also be putting the KOFXIII logo somewhere, but haven't decided where yet. As for the color scheme I'm thinking of a blue and green theme. I already have a transparent blue bubbletop for the stick and I'm thinking I'll want the first six buttons to be transparent blue and the last 2 transparent green. To be on the safe side though I'm going to make sure my final art is done before I go ordering buttons.
I recommend getting rid of the picture entirely and putting a picture of me on there. That way, you have a true professional and all around great person always staring at you as you play fighting games.