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Bleeding Edge Icon Designs by Rafferty
Bleeding Edge Icon Designs
Testing out ideas for the character setup options. Comments welcome!
Bleeding Edge Character Design Roughs 22-Nov-2014 by Rafferty
Bleeding Edge Character Design Roughs 22-Nov-2014

In the game of BLEEDING EDGE, you will take on the role of the statistical anomaly, the error outside of the conformity, the narrow end of the bathtub curve. You will have close friends and even closer enemies. You may have tried working in the system, only to find it wanting. Or society may have set you up and knocked you down, so it’s time to stand on your own two feet. Or you might be a fluke of the universe, and you have declared your right to be here. You and yours are the creeps, the punks, the outcasts, the hippies, the commies, the drop-outs, the opt-outs. You are the 1% of the 99%. You have looked into the abyss and you have jumped in head first. Let other stand behind the railing. You walk the bleeding edge.

Some rough designs for the early stages of this project. Stay tuned!

The First Ones Free by Rafferty
The First Ones Free
I haven't drawn these guys in a dog's age.  The First Ones Free were my first recurring cartoon characters. Every now and then I like to keep my hand in, and see if I've learned anything.

Pencils, scanned and inked in Manga Studio, colors in CorelDraw.
Ironclaw Renaissance Font by Rafferty
Ironclaw Renaissance Font
Here's the OpenType version of the font used for Sanguine Games' IRONCLAW: SQUARING THE CIRCLE, the second edition of their fantasy game.

If you want a media project to have a unique identity, a custom font can be an excellent choice. Every title is immediately stamped with originality.

The font had to communicate "fantasy" while still being legible. While a Fraktur-style design might have communicated the era, that style of letter-form isn't very read-able, especially at smaller sizes. The rounded shapes were inspired by good ol' Uncial, that mainstay of Celtic design, while the strokes get their thicknesses and serifs from 15th-century Italian calligraphy. The capital letters have these odd "clawing" serifs that aren't quite drop-caps, but they obviously look different, a stylized affectation. The final result combines classical-fantasy theme with modern design sensibilities.

While you might be able to use this font in body text, it was really designed for titles.

UPDATE: Fixed some display problems, added kerning. Also, the font now shows up as "medium" weight instead of "bold" weight.  You'll want to un-install your old version.

You can find more details about the IRONCLAW game at their official website, .


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Norman Rafferty
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United States
Current Residence: Cincinnati (We don't do that here! [TM])
Favourite genre of music: Skull-grinding techno
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  • Listening to: Eurobeat Brony - Discord (The Living Tombstone�
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  • Eating: Noodles
  • Drinking: Store-Brand Ginger Ale

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petyaivanova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the fav! :)
shani-hyena Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
Wasimu Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fave! =D
VDupLEX Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave!))
monterrang Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student General Artist
hi ratty!
Rafferty Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Artist
Flynnux Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Thank you for the favorite
Jane-Pr Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav, and great work here!
RupertBlueFox Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A bit late, but... Happy Birthday! :3 :cake: :party: :airborne:
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