[Grok-dev] Re: How to proceed with Grok character!
Philipp von Weitershausen
philipp at weitershausen.de
Wed Jun 20 06:14:36 EDT 2007
Great work on the vector version of the original Grok character, Armin!
Since I haven't spoken up on this whole issue, here are my €0.02:
* I absolutely *adore* the original Grok that absolutely doesn't look
like Martijn and if you think it does you're mistaken, it's only a
coincidence that Martijn's wife drew it... Riiiiiiight. Point is, don't
take him away! So I'm happy to see that Armin has jazzed him up as a
* I also love the new website layout that Sebastian has proposed. As
soon as it's in an implementable state, perhaps a volunteer could update
the template that we have sitting in grok/www. That way we can update
the website to the new layout easily. And let's not wait for perfection
on this end, we can always make improvements later.
Armin C. Stroß-Radschinski wrote:
> Hi Sebastian,
> I am the maintainer of the "classic" vector grok. I just entered today
> the maillist and dived through the threads of this month. Without
> knowing whats going on in the parallel cave, I independently came to the
> same conclusions on the troubles with the use of the wooly original
> pixel based drawings.
> I am very interested to see your work, but
> http://www.urbantalk.se/DEVELOPER/grok_3/ is down for me.
> I am not sure if you have seen the latest flash version of my Grok. You
> can download it from
> Download the file and drag&drop into a flash capable browser (for those
> others, not familiar with plain .swf files).
> The scale up and down the window to see the resulting sizes. Under 150
> pixel height hand-optimization from the source file is useful.
> This is very close to the original with some production related
> modifications. An optimisation for very small sizes is not done yet. As
> you know, cover-artwork differs from the daily strips in complexity!
> This flash file is based on an original as a hierarchical structured
> Illustrator drawing, drawn with a pressure sensitive Wacom tablet. We
> have full control on line thickness and movement of parts (if the
> view-angle fits ;-)
> Hope we have a successful exchange!
> Armin Carl Stroß-Radschinski, Dipl. Designer
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