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#1 winsonli

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 16:09

I recently fell in love with fountain pen inks. I started making icons of ink bottles because I wanted to make an online ink database which lets users share reviews and rate inks in a more standardized way. However I don't know if fellow FPN members would find it useful, I'll ask for more opinions first. Anyway, just thought I'd share these icons.





You can download them here.

I'll try to create icons for other brands, but I have to find better pictures to base my design on or maybe I would buy a bottle.
Hope you like it, and do tell me what you think!

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#2 Jimmy James

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 16:42

Man, now I'm definitely going to have to buy some MB Seasons Greetings ink. Love that bottle.

Excellent work. I think you definitely need to buy some of the fancy Pilot ink and make icons of that awesome bottle.

#3 mzjohansen

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 16:43

Very cool! Well done !

#4 winsonli

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 15:41

QUOTE (zquilts @ Jan 19 2009, 04:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Very cool! Well done !


QUOTE (Jimmy James @ Jan 19 2009, 04:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Man, now I'm definitely going to have to buy some MB Seasons Greetings ink. Love that bottle.

Excellent work. I think you definitely need to buy some of the fancy Pilot ink and make icons of that awesome bottle.



Thanks for the comments. I drafted the Pilot Iroshizuku icon today:



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Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:41

I'm not sure what I'd use them for, but those are adorable! thumbup.gif
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:21

QUOTE (goldkiwi @ Jan 24 2009, 12:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure what I'd use them for, but those are adorable! thumbup.gif


Agreed -- not sure what I'd use them for, but they look great.
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#7 winsonli

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 07:04

QUOTE (goldkiwi @ Jan 24 2009, 06:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure what I'd use them for, but those are adorable! thumbup.gif



QUOTE (twinofmunin @ Jan 24 2009, 07:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (goldkiwi @ Jan 24 2009, 12:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm not sure what I'd use them for, but those are adorable! thumbup.gif


Agreed -- not sure what I'd use them for, but they look great.


Thanks. Yea, I'll have to admit that I can't think of a practical usage also. But I had fun making them. Could let me understand more about the different bottle designs and practice my photoshop skills. smile.gif

Anyway, should I stop updating this thread due to the lack of interest, or if you would like to see new icons?

#8 Jimmy James

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 14:18

I'd like to see new ones for as long as you're interested in making them.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 17:50

I also would like to see new ones!

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 21:35

I dunno...but it might be interesting to incorporate them into the discussion board software.
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 08:59

Please do keep posting! Having just picked up a bottle of Montblanc Season's Greetings (the red vanilla- I love the cute round bottle!) I think I'd like to use them to show my "ink of the moment"...

PS would love to see the Waterman inks, as they're another distinctive bottle shape...
Posted Image Currently out of vials.my ink list

Ink of the moment: mix of Noodler's Lermontov, Britannia's Blue Waves, and Whiteness of the Whale

#12 winsonli

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 13:45

I'm glad you found the icons useful. I just drafted the Waterman bottle. Would publish the icon in different colors soon. Thanks smile.gif



QUOTE (goldkiwi @ Feb 1 2009, 09:59 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Please do keep posting! Having just picked up a bottle of Montblanc Season's Greetings (the red vanilla- I love the cute round bottle!) I think I'd like to use them to show my "ink of the moment"...

PS would love to see the Waterman inks, as they're another distinctive bottle shape...



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Posted 01 February 2009 - 19:16

Nice but about 150x150 might be better.
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#14 winsonli

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 05:45

QUOTE (bossy @ Feb 1 2009, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice but about 150x150 might be better.


Due to my limited skills, a lot of flaws would show when the icon is bigger. unsure.gif I should have created the icons in vector format for resizing anyway.

Version 0.3 is out, featuring the 8 waterman colors. Thanks.

If you would like to use the icons in your signature, feel free to link to the image's URL which can be found on the following pages:

Right click on the icon you want, select properties and copy the image url. Thanks!

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 09:23

I just noticed this thread from your signature in another post. This is really cool, I love the little icons! Please make Noodler's and Herbin!

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 13:11

That is a great job!
Keep up the good work. smile.gif
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Posted 07 March 2009 - 13:29

Thanks! As to use - I use them for some folders that I need to code with colours.

On a mac it's extremely easy to change icons so I have always been doing that and now I can remove the Winnie the Pooh set :-)

#18 winsonli

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 16:17

Thank you for the comments. I've been busy these few weeks so I stopped for a while. Would make more when I've finished my assignments smile.gif

This is my first attempt in making icons. Please let me know if there's something I can improve. Thanks!

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Posted 07 March 2009 - 17:04

I will be using them on my FP, Ink and Penmanship folders. Great job!
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:48

Those are very interesting. Are you sure that you want us all to be linking to your site for the icons?
Hey, I've got these two: and .
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