I have no idea if this is the right place to post so if I apologise if I am breaking some kind of board etiquette.
I bought a second hand Madcatz SE stick a while back and have lately been modding virtually every aspect for it ever since. The last thing I need now is replacement artwork for the top panel. I found the following picture around the internet which I quite liked:
Obviously this is the base of a stick but its a nice simple clean image which is something I was going for. After more searching I found a very helpful post from a few years ago by d3v about how to design replacement artwork. I found the Madcatz SE template from another site and after screwing around for a while I came up with the following:
It is very rough and I will probably have to find some higher res images, the background is purely a placeholder, I have transparent buttons so laying the atwork over these areas is not so much a problem and I have removed the SE’s turbo panel so the top left is free. I was looking for a background which is a closer fit to the watercolour/inkblot artwork of the SFIV intro. In the aforementioned topic for creating stick artwork (Making Your Stick Pretty: A Custom Stick Art Guide/Tutorial) some of the users have done an amazing job of them, I was wondering where (short of actually penning your own) people get the backgrounds such as the inkblotches around the buttons etc.