Poll FIRA League 2021 - Matchday One

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fancyscum

Radical Crommunist
May 19, 2012
4,867
10,338
Melbourne
AFL Club
Adelaide


Welcome to the FIRA League for 2021, a change in the rules for this competition sees 11 new teams enter for a chance at the title. This competition will use the 3 votes=1 goal system from last year to determine winners. The odd amount of teams also means that everyone will get a bye during the season.

the first team to have a rest will be Barrybran's Durham Saints

Liverpool Shags v Brixton AFC



Hackney Borough v Keswick Forest



Sutton Coldfield v Cork FC




Isle of Man v AFC Bath



Cheshire Cats v Dublin Football club

 

Nickimus Rex

Club Legend
Mar 30, 2014
1,078
1,826
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
To be honest, I think the realistic template actually hinders this design, in my opinion. I personally would have loved a flat template to show off the great design a bit better.

Maybe even more shading on the template could do the trick?
Yeah doing an artistic template with a photo base template is a difficult thing to get looking "right"
 

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caloschwaby

You Beauty
Jan 3, 2017
4,106
4,798
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Celtics, Renegades, Packers
To be honest, I think the realistic template actually hinders this design, in my opinion. I personally would have loved a flat template to show off the great design a bit better.

Maybe even more shading on the template could do the trick?
Yeah doing an artistic template with a photo base template is a difficult thing to get looking "right"
It did cross my mind especially since this template was my quickest to date (maybe since I've learnt and become very good at making the graphic pen-style templates now), but it's been my endeavour to develop a sort of "brand" or continuity between all my designs on FJGD and I figured I'd push through (3 footy templates and 1 cricket!). The idea being I'll just have these three for footy that I'll use in differing ways and further develop for a while now. I mainly wanted to emulate what Scorch had going on for his Sydney Australians where he had the flat template supplementary to the photo-realistic template.

This one in particular was created just after Scorch's brilliant tutorial on shading and stuff on his realistic photo templates, so I wanted to leave that as an avenue to grow and develop for future competitions since this one was all but complete.

There was actually far more shading, but I didn't want to disrupt the colour/light balance so much because this kit with the presentation is meant to be blindingly white/light. I decided to turn shading down and remove some of it so that the look of the whole kit remained bright, besides my shading was pretty primitive shapes.

Thanks for the feedback lads!
 

Nickimus Rex

Club Legend
Mar 30, 2014
1,078
1,826
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
The cup kit works so well with the template though, so I have no qualms about the template with dark guernseys.
Yeah true
It is still beating an Umbro in Bath (me).
A manufacturer surely doesn't singlehandedly win or lose.
I presume it's the design and presentation that wins it
Thought about re-uploading it to Imgur or something? Just to get rid of that watermark?
 

Barrybran

Spec Moderator
Jun 18, 2016
35,316
62,679
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Perth Scorchers
It did cross my mind especially since this template was my quickest to date (maybe since I've learnt and become very good at making the graphic pen-style templates now), but it's been my endeavour to develop a sort of "brand" or continuity between all my designs on FJGD and I figured I'd push through (3 footy templates and 1 cricket!). The idea being I'll just have these three for footy that I'll use in differing ways and further develop for a while now. I mainly wanted to emulate what Scorch had going on for his Sydney Australians where he had the flat template supplementary to the photo-realistic template.

This one in particular was created just after Scorch's brilliant tutorial on shading and stuff on his realistic photo templates, so I wanted to leave that as an avenue to grow and develop for future competitions since this one was all but complete.

There was actually far more shading, but I didn't want to disrupt the colour/light balance so much because this kit with the presentation is meant to be blindingly white/light. I decided to turn shading down and remove some of it so that the look of the whole kit remained bright, besides my shading was pretty primitive shapes.

Thanks for the feedback lads!
A slight black outer glow may very well fix this quickly
 

Nickimus Rex

Club Legend
Mar 30, 2014
1,078
1,826
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
It did cross my mind especially since this template was my quickest to date (maybe since I've learnt and become very good at making the graphic pen-style templates now), but it's been my endeavour to develop a sort of "brand" or continuity between all my designs on FJGD and I figured I'd push through (3 footy templates and 1 cricket!). The idea being I'll just have these three for footy that I'll use in differing ways and further develop for a while now. I mainly wanted to emulate what Scorch had going on for his Sydney Australians where he had the flat template supplementary to the photo-realistic template.

This one in particular was created just after Scorch's brilliant tutorial on shading and stuff on his realistic photo templates, so I wanted to leave that as an avenue to grow and develop for future competitions since this one was all but complete.

There was actually far more shading, but I didn't want to disrupt the colour/light balance so much because this kit with the presentation is meant to be blindingly white/light. I decided to turn shading down and remove some of it so that the look of the whole kit remained bright, besides my shading was pretty primitive shapes.

Thanks for the feedback lads!
Mate I love your concepts.

On my Republik one I played with my own type of shading instead of using the tutorial. I actually used the shading from my old template and warped to match - then added additional shading as required
Another tip which I think people would find useful is to mark the angles of the jersey (numbers and logos) with a cross or similar so that you understand the perspective, then match that completely with new designs.
 

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magpienato

The Swooping Magpie
Oct 27, 2016
4,976
7,195
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Packers, Raptors, Renegades
It is still beating an Umbro in Bath (me).
A manufacturer surely doesn't singlehandedly win or lose.
I presume it's the design and presentation that wins it
Oh im not talking about the matchup itself, it's a fantastic kit, more that I was the only one who went with Admiral.
 

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