New Simon Skin Poll

Discussion in 'Skins' started by TheomanZero, Jun 15, 2012.


Which version of the skin looks the best?

  1. Version 1: Black outline, headband outside

    2 vote(s)
  2. Version 2: Black outline, headband inside

    10 vote(s)
  3. Version 3: Brown outline, headband outside

    7 vote(s)
  4. Version 4: Brown outline, headband inside

    4 vote(s)
  5. The original 16-bit skin

    14 vote(s)
  1. TheomanZero

    TheomanZero Level 9: Spike Top

    EDIT: Images updated for version 2.1!
    Recently, I've been editing Simon's 16-bit skin to improve it since I found it unsatisfying. I'd like for my edit to replace his current 16-bit skin, though I don't have official authorization or anything yet, so there's no guarantee this will even get in the game. Anyway, I've actually created a few versions of the skin and have gotten conflicting feedback on which looks best, so I decided to do this properly and open a poll. Here are your choices:
    EDIT: Now with transparency, courtesy of MissingNo2!
    Version 1: This was the first one I made. Note that the headband is visible all the way around his head.
    Version 2: This was an edit I made to the above after Rey D pointed out that in the portrait, Simon's headband is covered by his hair and is only visible in the front. Personally I think the above one looks a little better, but matching the portrait is a legitimate concern.
    Version 3: These next two were made after Scorpion42 said he didn't like the black (actually dark gray) outline, which I had been concerned with as well. After trying and failing to remove the outline entirely, I instead recolored it to the dark brown used in the portrait. Here's the new outline with the headband going outside the hair:
    Version 4: The same as version 3, but with the headband under his hair, as in version 2.
    Finally, for purposes of comparison, here's Simon's current 16-bit skin. If you think none of my edits look any better, I guess you can vote for this one.
    EDIT: Here's a lineup of all five options for easy comparison.
    Simon Banner.png
    EDIT: Actually, if you do vote for the original, can you at least tell me what's wrong with mine?
    Credit to Rey D for helping me with the hair.
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  2. MissingNo2

    MissingNo2 Level 9: Spike Top

    I personally find the third to be the most appealing to me.
  3. Crownjo

    Crownjo Level 7: Bloober

    I like black outlines since it matches the other 16-bit characters.
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  4. MissingNo2

    MissingNo2 Level 9: Spike Top

    Yeah, because Samus, Demon and SMB2 Luigi totally had black outlines.
  5. Squaff

    Squaff Level 5: Spiny

    And SMB2 is 16 bit?
  6. MissingNo2

    MissingNo2 Level 9: Spike Top

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  7. Squaff

    Squaff Level 5: Spiny

    That's from Mario Allstars, not SMB2.
  8. MissingNo2

    MissingNo2 Level 9: Spike Top

    SMB2 is IN Allstars. Must you be so picky?
  9. Squaff

    Squaff Level 5: Spiny

    This back and forth started with you being picky.
  10. MissingNo2

    MissingNo2 Level 9: Spike Top

    How was I picky? I was just pointing out that not all the 16-bit skins had black outlines.
  11. TheomanZero

    TheomanZero Level 9: Spike Top

    Could you please use this thread to actually discuss the Simon skins?
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  12. Zarran

    Zarran Level 4: Buzzy Beetle

    I like the black outlines more. The brown outlines don't have enough contrast between the outline and the brown on Simon. I also think it would be best to try and match the portrait so I like Version 2 the most. The only concern I have with it is the headband isn't as visible.
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  13. Frozsoul

    Frozsoul Level 6: Lakitu

    These skins are very good. I also agree on generally preferring the black outlines. Number 2 gets my vote, not so much because of accuracy to the portrait, but because I find the headband in number 1 a bit distracting for the eyes.

    That being said, I have to be honest - I still like the current 16-bit Simon skin. I think it faithfully captures the look of a 16-bit version of the original design. Personally, I would prefer to see an alternative to the 16-bit Trevor skin, which is good, but IMO could be tweaked even further.
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  14. Lilfut

    Lilfut Level 7: Bloober

    Take Version 4 and make his hair the color of the 16-bit skin (edit the portrait too) and it'll be perfect.
  15. TheomanZero

    TheomanZero Level 9: Spike Top

    You mean like this?
    Simon Black Hair.png
    I don't know . . . it doesn't look right to me.
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  16. MissingNo2

    MissingNo2 Level 9: Spike Top

    I don't even know how to see that anywhere close to the definition of "perfect".
  17. Lilfut

    Lilfut Level 7: Bloober

    The portrait's slightly FUBAR, but that's due to improper shading on your part. The sprites themselves look fine to me.
  18. ManniManni54321

    ManniManni54321 Level 3: Paratroopa

    So do I!!!!!
  19. Vec-Tron

    Vec-Tron Level 1: Goomba

    I like the black outline. Also I usually avoid the skin poll unless it's my own skin poll.
  20. Rey D

    Rey D Level 12: Super Mod

    Oh hey I know I'm mentioned up there, but you know, I didn't actually give him the sprite with hair on headband but did a sprite a bit different:
    I also changed a bit the hair shading, but that's not my point.

    It seems it's not my first time doing like this:
    simon_custom_01_preview.png simon_custom_02_preview.png

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