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Heavy Rain box art cover
By avatar 7sk 40 on July 13th, 2010

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

My second box, again very minimal (kinda my thing). I haven't played the game, but my boyfriend has, and he helped me get the right feel of the game. If anything looks jagged, I can assure you that it does not when printed out correctly.

First time working with 3D box/slip-covers. Comments (maybe faves?) are highly encouraged :)

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RoarShark 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Fantastic. You did a great job with this one. This looks great, but I am not sure if it captures the essence of the game as well as one would hope.

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beardedwalrus 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Absolutely amazing. Fav +author fav

EDIT: I would love to author fav you, but this account called sarahtaylor hacked my profile, and I can't fav authors anymore D:

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jesse777 35 [ 9 years ago ]

Very nice and simplistic!

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Death 41 [ 9 years ago ]

Wow...your like a young me xD Im digging it alot

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nothing94 35 [ 9 years ago ]

I dont get the Akatsuki-Cloud from the Manga Naruto on the front. I mean, it has like, nothing to do with heavy rain.

But the rest looks good, decent work.
Keep it up.
But sorry, I wont fav because i generally decided not to fav Essence Boxes if they dont look REALLY awesome.

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Throavium 1 [ 9 years ago ]

#6, I don't either, I understand why it's there, but it being connected to Naruto completely throws me off.

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nothing94 35 [ 9 years ago ]

#7
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Throavium 1 [ 9 years ago ]

#8, I read Naruto, I know what the Akatsuki symbol is, I'm saying the cover throws me off because it's about Heavy Rain, (the game), while that Naruto originated symbol is there, it throws off the balance.

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White_Dove 38 [ 9 years ago ]

I like it, I like the design... it's wonderfully done. :)
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nothing94 35 [ 9 years ago ]

#9, ah, allright then ;)

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aelixus 45 [ 9 years ago ]

I think you should replace the cloud by the origami, I just don't like this cloud too much, It's not suitable to the game. But this box is good :)

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Midnight 36 [ 9 years ago ]

Agree about the cloud and I really don't like the slip cover.It looks like you bought the game from a grocery store.
Although i will fav the rest of it and as you said for encouragement reasons. :D

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gameninja 31 [ 9 years ago ]

I'm not faving because Naruto has nothing to do with Heavy Rain, this is kind of a little fail on your part.
#13, It is a paper bag. And who the hell faves boxes for encouragement?

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

#6, #7, I don't read Naruto, I just found the cloud brush and I wanted to make a Heavy Rain box that wasn't just the damn origami bird in the forefront. I don't know if having known that it was from Naruto would've changed my design, but having known that so many people on VGBA DO know it's from Naruto might've.

#14, you're not faving ONLY because of the cloud? I ask because I'm not sure if you liked the rest or not.

#13, it's supposed to look like wrinkled paper, it uses the same texture used elsewhere on the box.

#12, thank you for the opinion and the fave. In case you didn't notice, I tried to follow your presentation layout because I like it very much.

#10, #5, #4, #3, #2, thank you very much.

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gameninja 31 [ 9 years ago ]

It's extremely empty and there should at least be some rain on it, and yes, mostly because of the cloud.

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

#16, I lean ultraminimal, so empty - rather, uncluttered - is my thing. I did try doing rain, tried going about it a few different ways, but I couldn't get it to work right. Any specific suggestions about how to incorporate rain on the box or slip?

I don't know if I can do anything about the cloud, but if anyone has another brush or idea for it, I'm open to suggestions.

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LooseJuice 28 [ 9 years ago ]

I think that this is better than the last but still a bit too minimalistic.

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afifan000 44 [ 9 years ago ]

#16, Dude, really? "There should at least be some rain on it"?
Does Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm boxes need lightning on it because it has "Storm" in the title? No. Heavy Rain boxes can look totally fine without rain, this being a prime example. Putting rain in would ruin the overall design he has going. Your just looking for an excuse because you (along with others) thought he ripped it off of Naruto but it's actually a brush. Seriously, GTFO.

Anyway, really great box man. I love it.

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Karma 33 [ 9 years ago ]

I'm really digging that cloud concept, I just think it could be utilized better...mind if I borrow this idea?

Great box, BTW...I'm digging those paper textures you used.

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

#19, Thanks for the defense :p

#20, Go ahead, I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll do with it.

Thanks both for the faves :)

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gameninja 31 [ 9 years ago ]

#19, It's not an attack, and it's not an excuse. I think it's really empty and boring. Plus, the cloud looks EXACTLY like the Akatsuki symbol.

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

#22, well, is there any actual advice you can give?

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Beer 23 [ 9 years ago ]

Stop talking complete shit Gameninja, I think you yourself just realized that not faving just because of a cloud is pretty damn stupid and you're trying to make up ridiculous excuses. Or it may be that you're nowhere near mature enough to appreciate the simplistic, minimalistic beauty of 7sk's latest artwork. - either is very, very plausible.

Fantastic box, sleek and stylish. Personally I would rethink the position of the origami, try it out in different places.

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gameninja 31 [ 9 years ago ]

#24, You're completely right, I am an idiot for having an opinion that is different from yours.
It's not stupid at all, I was trying not to say anything horrible, but fine - I hate the box. I think it is bland, boring, and empty, other than the slip and the Naruto cloud, I feel like no work really went into this.

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

#24, Thank you very much for the kind words. I've tried different spots for it, but none have worked quite well enough for me. Any specific location you'd prefer?

#25, If you hate the box, why even comment? Good enough to just pass on to another box.

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Beer 23 [ 9 years ago ]

#25: Whatever you say man. I believe ya.
#26: Not particularly, just keep experimenting until you find a great spot, which could well be the current location.

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qwerty334 44 [ 9 years ago ]

So, so good. I really like your style.

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afifan000 44 [ 9 years ago ]

WTF it's not the Naruto cloud it's a brush how's he supposed to know. It's not like he rendered it off of a Naruto pic or something.

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

#29, I really didn't I haven't checked out Naruto since they were fighting the mist guy with the androgynous assistant.

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Karma 33 [ 9 years ago ]

#25, And it's all about the amount of work he put into it, right? There's more to art then just sheer effort, hopefully one day you'll come to realize that.

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

#31, I would like to say that I did put quite a bit of work into this box, though. Maybe not 30 hours, but I didn't just slap it together during a piss break.

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Silent Oblivion 45 [ 9 years ago ]

Unfortunately, a huge majority of the site, and many on these comments, do not understand minimalism, and have stupid little facts drilled into their heads that 'The more on the box, the better', and 'the more on the box, the more work they have done'. These are such narrow-minded comments, and need to have more research put into them.

Some people (namely Nothing, GameNinja + Loosejuice) really need to try to understand other art styles rather than what it used on most of the boxes on here. I, for my next few boxes, am looking at doing completely less conventional ideas that break this mould, and I think boxes like this (and your essence and criterion boxes) are twice as good as the everyday boxes that hit the site.

This is an art form, and this box is a prime example of that. Fantastic stuff, and extremely impressive talent. By far my new favourite artist to grace the sight. The slip cover is stunning, and the cloud concept is great, and I also had no idea that it was from 'Naruto'.

As a final comment, the design and actual brainstorming of my own Criterion boxes takes a whole lot more than your conventional used render boxarts. Simplistic boxes have one hell of a lot more thought put into them.

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Thank you very much, SO, you know that you're a big inspiration to me, so hearing you say all this is very encouraging. And I know what you mean, sometimes the mental prep work takes longer than the actual designing of the boxes.

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Enchanter 35 [ 9 years ago ]

Awesome man! I see you have the talents to become a great artist!

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Thanks man, I hope so.

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 9 years ago ]

Incredible job, the paper effect on the slip cover looks very nice.

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Wow, two Halls in one day. I'm actually kinda shocked. Thanks guys!

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Insomnium X 25 [ 9 years ago ]

Shocked?You better get used to it, you'll be getting a bunch of them soon, trust me

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del337er 40 [ 9 years ago ]

#39 This. Get used to it dude haha.

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7sk 40 [ 9 years ago ]

Haha, thanks you guys :)

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7sk 40 [ 8 years ago ]

Another slightly more significant update:

- Hall of Fame Medal added to presentation
- presentation made a bit smaller
- updated username logo
- printable lightened a bit to make for clearer printouts
- changed template from Essence to Anthology

Thank you :)

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