Burning sulphur. What do you think? Post a reply here or join the conversation on fedora-art-list! The SVG is available if you wanna poke at it!
(inspired by “Sulfur burning at night” by Johannes Hemmerlein at Wiki Media Commons.)
Blue and yellow together? Bleh…
I don’t think I would have understood what that is if you didn’t expressly tell me. In being honest, I’m not a fan. The colours clash, and the fact that it’s hovering on the surface of the water seems strange (though perhaps this is what actually happens? Idk.).
I actually really like the look, any chance of a cool video tutorial on how to add that nifty flame effect?
Maybe this is a stupid question…
…but has anyone on the fedora-art-list smelled burning sulphur before? The graphics are really nice, but I’m not sure burning sulphur is what we want people to associate with the Fedora experience.
I’m not trying to be a jerk — again, the graphics are nice. It just seems like a really bad association to make. I suppose this started with whoever dubbed the core 9 release “Sulphur”.
Re: Maybe this is a stupid question…
The Fedora art team didn’t choose the name, it was voted on by the Fedora community.
I have no idea what burning sulphur smells like. Someone on the list burned it so maybe he would know. I was assuming that it would smell like rotten eggs as water with sulphur in it tends to smell, but other folks told me it actually doesn’t. I really have no idea, though, what burning sulphur smells like, and I would assume that most folks don’t either.
Totally unrelated to your post…
A friend’s wife is running a project getting young girls interested in programming, by designing a video game for the OLPC… and they need graphics. If you’re at all interested, the wiki page about it is here:
Thought this sort of thing might be up your alley.
colors & flame
Yes, burning sulfur smells about as ugly as it looks beautiful, I took several noses full of it when I took the original picture at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Burning-sulfur.png.
But since when do we judge pictures based on what the object smells like? Leopards, Lions and the sun are also featured images, do you know what a leopard smells like? or the sun?
Anyway, I feel honored that my picture inspired you to make a wallpaper for Fedora! Maybe the following comments helps you improve your work?
Check the original images again:
So for an SVG of burning sulfur, i would try to do what’s challenging in the real world: use all three of the intense (!) colors: yellow (sulfur), blue (typical sulfur flame) and red (the color of liquid sulfur when burning). it is a circle: the BLUE licks on the YELLOW to get more RED to feed the BLUE.
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