Wednesday, December 29, 2010

NFL Pro Combat 8

A few basic things changed to start. All of the colors changed. The electric blue became bluer, the black is now a dark navy, and the silver is a different shade. The blue jersey differs it from the rest of the nfc south. New scripts, nameplates, and numbers introduced, with a panther slash effect. Slashes are located on the sleeves, and pants. The numbers were dropped to the underbase layer.

I wanted to go orange, but didn't. A lot of stripes are the reasoning for the saying "earn your stripes" The helmet stripes(hah!) stayed the same, then was transfered onto the pants stripe, and sleeve. Orange was prominent on the white set more than black, to make a sort of "white tiger" effect. A return of the Bengal head logo on the neck.

I went crazy here. I used the gradients again. The outline after the black was changed to yellow from white, which made the logo pop, and added a color to use. Black piping coming from the neck hole, running around the sleeve. The actual sleeve runs yellow down onto the underbase which fades into red. Black was mixed into the numbers. The gradient pant stripes come up again to match.

Hard to change anything. The same effect on everything, dark silver and black give a mean look, and will satisfy the black hole. I did keep the flywire black on the white set for contrast.


NFL Pro Combat 7

A throwback to the dynasty era of the San Francisco 49ers. The only undefeated multiple super bowl champion, which ruled the field in the 80s and 90s. A return to the khaki, and red like the current set. Actual sleeve stripes on the under base, and stripes found on the socks.

A modern approach to this concept. Piping runs up the front, then around the sleeve. The back is a sublimated Arizona flag. Under each piping is a sleeve that differs from the rest of the jersey for contrast. Modern pant striping match the jersey.

Current, mixed with some old school, mixed with consistency. The stripes appear on the sleeves, pants, and helmet. The shoulder yokes like the current appear on the pro combat template on both jerseys. Navy blue was used, and royal blue was dropped completely.

A nice return to consistency. Navy and silver, just one set of navy and silver was used. With stripes like the current white homes. A double outline to somewhat match the sleeve striping. The same stripes are on the helmet and pants. Also, the white remains the primary.

NFL Pro Combat 6

Fast Lane, a motto for the Colts, and a description of the way the Colts offense runs. Led by Peyton Manning, a no huddle offense is always running. The horeshoe motif transferred onto the stripes of the jersey. The look goes back to the Baltimore days, with the only real change is the dots, and new font.

A fight song for the Vikings when they were formed in 1961. Skol in Norwegian means "cheers", basically meaning Go Vikings. In recent years, the Vikings have had a modern set. With modern shoulder designs, that wraps around the back and connects to the other side. An outline of purple was added to the design and numbers to break up light colors

Fight for Old DC is the first line in the Redskins' fight song Hail to the Redskins. A modern twist on a throwback set. The 63-64 teams had a feather stripe running from the back of the helmet, and gold pants. This has a modern feather, with modern colors, with the same stripe from the white jersey of that set.

The Orange Crush was the nickname of the John Elway era Broncos. Known for their hard hits and orange jerseys, the thought of that comes back. New orange primaries, with modern style like the currents. Blue underarms with white piping. Similar striping is located on the pant side.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

NFL Pro Combat 5

Ram it. A song sung by the Los Angeles Rams of old. Since then, the rams have moved, changed colors, and redone mostly everything. Now, with Sam Bradford at the helm, the Rams are working their way back to relevancy. A mix between old and new on this set. The current navy mixed with the LA Rams yellow give it a throwback feel. The helmet horn now matches the logo. A large Rams logo is on the side stands out. Shadowed numbers give the same effect as the horn.

A trowback feel for a team with history. Think Ohio State, graphite pants replacing the current silver. Red is dropped completely, making blue, grey, and white the only used colors. Very simple, and classy look.

The 1972 Dolphins were the only undefeated team in NFL history. Since that season, only one Miami team has won the superbowl, and that was in 1973. A return to the classic aqua. Aqua replaces the current aqua, which becomes the shadow, which was navy. The sleeve stripes from the undefeated season are included, with the current aqua around them. An M is on the helmet to match the logo.

Birds of Prey. A team that has pushed the envelope before with their uniforms, in 2009, Seattle introduced lime green jerseys. The darker blue is on the sleeves like the current set, but it gradients to Seattle blue on the undersleeves. Lime green breaks up the sleeves, and number outline. The numbers are broken up into white and grey.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

NFL Pro Combat 4

Don't tread on me, a motto used by the Patriots in colonial time. The New England Patriots live by the same motto. 3 Super Bowls in the 2000s, and constant playoff appearances, the saying still is relevant. A mix of old and new on this set. White helmets, and red jersey like the old Patriots of the American Football League. Similar to the current set, the design wraps around the sleeves making a modern mix on a classic.

Cleveland, a blue collar town filled with hard workers. One thing is the Dawg Pound at Browns games, which is one of the most recognizable fan sections in pro football. The old Browns sleeve stripes are on the underbase layer. The reintroduction of the B-football logo adds to the set as a whole. The Browns, who are showing upside, look to please the Dawg Pound with Nike.

Breaking away from the plain jerseys currently worn, the Eagles new look is both on the field, and being worn on the field. Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson, and LeSean McCoy give the Eagles a speed option, compared to the Eagles of the past. Black design under the arms, going on the front and back, added with midnight green and the classic helmet logo. Fly Eagles Fly.

In rebuilding since 1999, the Lions are getting better step by step. A rebrand after the 0-16 season helped Matt Stafford lead the team to the winning path after what seemed like forever. Modern design, and piping run on the sleeve and chest. Now, with Suh, Best, Stafford, Johnson and Vanden Bosch, the Lions hope to restore Pride back in the Motor City.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

NFL Pro Combat 3

A raven is a symbol of dark and powerful things, just like the Baltimore Ravens of the 2000s. Led by Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, and Terrell Suggs, the Ravens have had one of the strongest defenses in recent history. A dark helmet with the logo in black form, add to the darkness that a raven projects. A mix of darker purple, and black make the team even scarier. In reference to Edgar Allen Poe, Nevermore.

A strong tradition, with the same look since the early days of the AFL in play for the Jets' Pro Combats. Sleeves the same color, with the old shoulder stripe. Green pants on the white balance out the home and away sets. J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS.

New Orleans is known for being flashy, as a city. That is why there is a lot of gold in this set. Classic gold helmets, and gold pants go with the black jersey. Simple shoulder stripes, and gold string on the shoulders pop. Gold is being in your face, just like the new attitude of the Saints with Drew Brees and his high flying attack on offense. Who dat say gon' beat them Saints?

This team was formed in the 90s, which explains the modern uniforms. Similar to the Virginia Tech Pro Combats, a design goes from the sleeve to the neck. And with something that hasn't been done before, jaguar spots on the sleeves, and pants add an extra pop to the design. A powder coat of teal go on the helmets, same as the current.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Continental Hockey League

I may not be posting, but I've been doing concepts! Wooo! Here are 12 concepts, I posted 4, and redid one of them. Also I did 8 more. I did not make the Eagles and Racers logos, and the Palms is based off the owner's set.