35" x 13" Stick Art Ideas


#1

Okay SRK denizens;

I am in the process (as in it’s being built right now) of putting together a rather large 2p Arcade stick. I am racking my tiny brain over what to do for the artwork, so I thought I’d put it to the community (not sure if this is the right section of the forum though).

Here’s a quick snapshot of the design to get your brains pumping:
Stick Design

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(I can send a larger to-size PDF if anyone wants)[/details]

I’m looking for both ideas and art. Being a rather large canvas, resolution is important of course, but I’m also looking for design ideas (i.e. left side v. right side; landscapes, etc.). Here are some of my favorite games/characters for starters:

Character List

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Street Fighter Series:
(Evil) Ryu
Ken
Chun-Li
Cammy
Akuma
Juri
Fei-Long

Marvel:
Psylocke
Wolverine
Cyclops
Iron Man
Juggernaut

Darkstalkers:
Morrigan*
Felicia
B.B. Hood

SNK
Terry
Andy
Mai

Soul Calibur:
Taki
Mitsurugi
Ivy
Talim
Xianghua

I don’t want to give too much more beyond that because I’m trying to find something I haven’t even thought of yet. Ideas?


#2

i tried to make a huge stick like this as well, i guess i got 50% of the way there…the case is made (48’’ by 10’’) but i never got around to drilling all the holes on the control panel and plexi…but here’s the template i was working on for it.


#3

I’d be super interested in the source arts for that. I think that’s about 30% too much sexy for my stick, but it looks good. Were you going with the plain white background?

What res are the source arts?


#4

Too sexy?! i didn’t think that existed :stuck_out_tongue:

1024*768 is probably the lowest resolution you can use, anything smaller than that will not look good at 300 dpi. and i wasn’t going to use a white background, but i never got around to finishing the stick so i never finished the art…maybe one day…the unfinished case is still sitting in my shed although i don’t know if it’s it still good since it’s been exposed to the winter temperatures twice now…meh…


#5

I’ve been scouring for much higher res than that, i.e. 6MP and higher. Any good places for some PNG background-less character art that I don’t know about yet? :slight_smile:


#6

good luck getting multiple images that big :slight_smile: i just retouch them up in photoshop


#7

Don’t use character arts on something this large, it will look tacky.
ESPECIALLY don’t use character art unless you can find it in absurd resolutions (3200px +).
If you have an image you like, Google-Image search it for larger.

Or even better.
Use some cool vector arts, like Sega Astro City.


#8

Don’t know how good the whole “retro” thing is going to look on a full wood case…

what about an old marquee style image? i.e. this:

Know where I can get a high enough res for my dimensions for something like this?


#9

Find a vector redrawing and scale it up and export it at the desired size. Then add some simple photoshop magic and you should be ready to print.


#10

Where can I find a Vector Redrawing? Or just vector Redrawings in general?