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Old 11-22-2017, 02:31 PM
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If you have any picture or colour suggestions please post them in this thread. Don't post (hotlink) the pictures, links to them are fine. Make sure that the pictures are of as high quality as possible and that the top of the head of the person in the picture isn't cropped off. We also like to use photoshoot images when possible, preferably individual pictures of each cast member. When suggesting colours please keep in mind that some colours will work better than others. The Team usually tries to avoid really vibrant and dark colours because we have found in the past that they are hard to look at for long periods of time. If you would like some help coming up with colour combinations we recommend checking out the design seeds website.

Everyone is encouraged to voice their opinions for this as you are the ones who will be posting on the board and we hope to make as many people happy with the finished result as possible. It does not matter if you are a board moderator, regular poster, or casual poster here. If you have a suggestion, please share it here with us .

Your suggestions for possible pictures and colours will be taken into serious consideration, but in the interest of seeing every board receive the best customised look possible the final decision concerning how this board will be customised will be made by the members of the Graphics Team. This is because we want to make sure that the selected graphic and colours fit into the overall design scheme that we've established for Fan Forum.

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When the Team have made and voted on a winning graphic I will close this thread until the graphic and colours get put up. It will then be re-opened so that you can share your thoughts about it.

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Old 11-22-2017, 10:01 PM
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I have something to think about over Thanksgiving break now.

The only thing i can say for sure is that I like the graphics to keep the two Olivers the one has the Green Arrow and the other has himself or we could say mayor now. Even to this day he still struggles with living in both worlds and i still want that represented. Any other changes ill have to think about.


What do you guys think? Do we add in new cast members and remove those that are dead? I love my Tommy but he's been gone since season one. So yea, ill think more on it over break.
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Old 11-22-2017, 10:13 PM
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I must admit I've been knowing this was coming up & just fangirling over it

I completely agree about having Oliver & GA in there . Although you could have all the team in costume (you couldn't have both sides of all the team though as they'd be too small). I also think stick with greens, even if they get changed up a bit since green is the colour for this show

I think the main question is who to include . The newer ones lack promotional pictures I think (or I just can't find any but haven't looked in a few weeks so could be some now?) so perhaps that's a reason to not include them? You could look at the show as a whole from start to where it is & just include the main ones . It'd keep the characters big & things simple

So for me that'd be Oliver (& Green Arrow), Diggle, Felicity, Thea, & possibly Quentin. Laurel I'm not sure on given you have Laurel/BC & Laurel/BS but its still Katie so probably nice to include her . I'm bias on that one since she's the reason I started watching the show though. Then as you may already know or can figure out the chances of me being a poster here are slim, I'm just a fan of the show, so take my opinion or ignore it, I don't care
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Old 11-23-2017, 07:59 PM
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Since I think majority of the cast will be on the show for its duration, I think might as well add them all in which would just be 1 extra person in the graphic if you use just 1 pic of Oliver.

Maybe do a half/half of Oliver/GA? Have Felicity/Quentin/Thea/Diggle on the side of Oliver with Laurel/Dinah/Rene/Terrific on the Arrow side? Since KC has been a regular 5/6 seasons I think she should def stay.

I know you guys like to use photoshoots but then there aren't any promotional photos of Rene and Dinah outside of costume and Rene has zero at all.

But in the end I think it would be a nice aesthetic to have the masks on one side and the non-masks on the other.

And maybe it would be cool to invert the colors we have now?

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Old 11-23-2017, 08:43 PM
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What do you mean by invert the colours?
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:05 PM
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Everything that is light green turn into the darker green and vice versa.
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:40 PM
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That's what I thought. We don't do dark boards as they are quite harsh on the eyes to look at for long periods of time, & then going between dark & light boards also can be hard on the eyes too.

Now that I'm no longer on my phone, I'll respond to the rest of your post

To be honest I don't think anyone is safe really, we've had a few characters killed off or leave so anything is possible . That's not a reason to not include someone, I just don't think you can know that anyone will stick around for certain

As for doing half/half Oliver/GA I presume you mean half Oliver's face & half GA? Realistically I don't think that's possible. You'd need to get the perfect images which match up exactly for it to work but mostly it'd probably just look strange

If you want them in costume then really the only ones without a costume are Felicity & Quentin. Thea has one, she just doesn't use it (or wasn't last I watched - haven't seen any of this season yet). Then Diggle has one too, but again not sure how much he uses it or if he's using it now

Pictures are hit & miss. Even the ones you have aren't necessarily usable as some are cut off. We may need to look at episode stills for everyone - which would probably look best as it may look off to have some promotional pictures & some episode stills . I really don't understand why there's promotional pictures for some characters & not all either. Its like they've forgotten or never released things for Mr Terrific/Curtis & Wild Dog/Rene. I'm pretty sure that at some point we've gotten something for everyone else (probably not Black Siren, but Laurel yes)

I'm not sure if there's a good site for pictures. I know there's some in the SpoilerTV Gallery (unfortunately not everyone can access ), then I also found this site
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Old 11-24-2017, 07:37 AM
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Yea, not a fan of Dark boards. I want to say TVD board used to be a dark board and it was so hard to read.


Katie should definitely be a part of the graphics. Do we put her in costume as Black Canary or Black Siren?

My issues was I was worried about putting to many people in the graphic. I did see that the One Chicago one has like 10-11 people and it doesn't look has bad has I feared.

So if we could make Oliver, GA, Diggle, Felicity, Qunetin, Thea, Laurel, Curtis, Dinah, Renee work in graphic then I'm all for having all of them. With Oliver and Oiver has GA that's 10 so

My question does come down to costumes. Who should be costumes and who shouldn't?

Laurel could be Black Canary or Siren?

Willa wants to film less thus her ruduced roll and why we don't see her dress up as speedy anymore? So do we still out her in costume?

Also, in regard to Dig... I feel like this story line is gonna lead somewhere else for him. I weary about putting him in graphic as Spartan. Plus even though Oliver put hood on in last episode it almost felt like they were leaning towards the possibility of Oliver and Diggle sharing the GA hood? So I also sorts of confused.

As for Rene I would actually prefer his old look with wild dog shirt and hockey mask but should we instead use updated costume?
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Old 11-24-2017, 05:47 PM
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I'd say it could be nicer to go without costumes as then you'd see the characters better as no masks would cover their faces. Plus then you could just have Katie/Laurel without it necessarily being BC or BS & just could represent Katie being on the show. It may depend on what usable pictures there are though

You've currently got 8 in the graphic so 10 isn't a lot more. Plus currently Oliver is a bit bigger than everyone else so it should work out around the same when adding in two more characters. Buffy & Angel has 10 characters in it if you want to look at a graphic with 10 in it, then Brooklyn Nine-Nine has 9 so it could be another example. One Chicago has 11, but was also put together differently since it was taking in the different shows (same with NCIS which I think also has 11)

Oliver Queen / Green Arrow 2
Felicity Smoak 2
John Diggle 2
Laurel Lance / Black Canary 2 / Black Siren
Thea Queen 2 3
Quentin Lance
Curtis Holt 2 / Mister Terrific 2
Rene Ramirez 2 / Wild Dog 2 (old costume)
Dinah Drake 2 / Black Canary 2

(some of the links are the same as multiple characters appear in one, they're all episode stills, not promotional pictures)
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:31 PM
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I think using episode stills would be the best way to go.

I think this would be a good Black Siren/Katie pic
http://www.comingsoon.net/assets/upl.../arrow5221.jpg

Though I think when it comes to her its a bit easier since she doesnt wear a mask and her full costume wouldn't show so it wouldn't throw things off necessarily.
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So if we could make Oliver, GA, Diggle, Felicity, Qunetin, Thea, Laurel, Curtis, Dinah, Renee work in graphic then I'm all for having all of them. With Oliver and Oiver has GA that's 10 so
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I think using episode stills would be the best way to go.

I think this would be a good Black Siren/Katie pic
http://www.comingsoon.net/assets/upl.../arrow5221.jpg
That picture would work great for Laurel/Black Siren. I think we should add the blonde Laurel, Black Siren, because if she's going to stay on Arrow, she'll look like that.

And I'm okay with the current colors if the board
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I think using episode stills would be the best way to go.

I think this would be a good Black Siren/Katie pic
http://www.comingsoon.net/assets/upl.../arrow5221.jpg

Though I think when it comes to her its a bit easier since she doesnt wear a mask and her full costume wouldn't show so it wouldn't throw things off necessarily.
I'm not sure if this picture would work as it's not in the best quality.
This one Chelle posted would probably work though
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:34 AM
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I have a feeling that the picture Primal Slayer posted is an episode still so it may be on that site somewhere too if anyone wants to look for it & find the better quality

If you can decide which version of the characters you'd like that'd be most appreciated so we can begin work on this
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Old 11-25-2017, 02:06 PM
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Yeah it is a still, here's a more HQ still of it
http://tvafterdark.com/wp-content/up...row-5x22-6.jpg

But whatever works better for the overall product.
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Would you like certain characters in costume or are you happy for the GT to decide which they'd prefer to do?
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