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Offline Blamby

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[IC] GMK CYL DarkLord | SET REVAMPED!!!!
« on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 14:46:59 »
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GMK CYL DARKLORD
The set is inspired by dark, brutalist and gothic style (more based on the gothic palette)

Consider checking out the ic form for suggestions:


Kitting:


Basekit:

Visuals kit:

NordeUK kit:

Space bar kit:

Alternative alphas/painted alphas kit:

Renders:

TGR 910 by yuktsi:



Frog by Geonworks:

Sunsetter by Charue Design:

Ikki68 by Wuque studios:

DESKMAT:
"Sigilism"
NEW:
"Gothica"


Vendors:
US: TBD
EU: MyKeyboard
OCE: Allcaps.store
Asia: zFrontier
UK: Prototypist
Canada: TBD

Collaborations:TBD


Social Medias:




UPDATES:
19.12.22: Design changed, Improved some mistakes, more updates soon!
30.12.22: New renders, changed some mistakes
09.01.23: New alternative alphas kit, new renders
15.01.23: Vendors announced
21.02.23: New novelties kit!
26.02.23: New renders on Ikki68 with some novelties;
               Finally added a Deskmat
               Added accent novelties
               Added stepped capslock in basekit
15.03.23:Deskmat is being recreated
20.03.23:Deskmat have been modified
              New renders with deskmat
27.04.23:Added a new deskmat design
              Also deskmat renders have been updated
17.06.23:Legends changed to KBM ones
              New renders
              Changed accent color
29.06.23:Added new scratches to keycaps and updated the renders!
02.07.23:Wizard novelty removed
18.09.23:Switched manufacture to GMK with UV Printed symbols
              Upgraded renders
              TBD US Vendor
              ISO Enter novelty removed
27.10.23:Changed colors for better design
              Added alt alphas kit with paint-splattered keycaps instead of full painted basekit
              "Sigilism" deskmat changed from black color to navy
              "Gothica" deskmat changed from B&W to colored with navy, blue and beige colors
              Decided to change the set colors completely due to similarity to other B&W sets, also the new colors combines with multiple gothic color palettes

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Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 14:47:38 »
reserved

Offline NoPunIn10Did

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 15:02:56 »
I think your base kit portrays a 1.75u spacebar rather than 2.00u.

Offline dededecline

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 15:04:55 »
Nah

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 15:38:09 »

Offline Mr Chrome

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 15:47:36 »
Well power to all the edgelords but the novelties don’t really have a consistent enough art style to work IMO, a lot of variation in line width and stuff. I’m a bit confused about the drop shadow/embossing/texture lines on some of the keys in the Visuals kit renders too. The Pain novelty is tacky.
“This plastic rectangle is alright. The plastic rectangles on top of it, though...”

Offline TyPo.mk

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 17:14:24 »
Shoe

Offline shima

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #7 on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 17:17:19 »
all this rick got them mortified 😭😭😭
boards: anura




Offline digital_aaron

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 17:49:23 »


hwat

Offline NassimO

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 18:15:08 »
Show Image


hwat

i thought that the background building was the courthouse of Créteil near Paris but i'm wrong  :p

nice keycaps btw !

Offline hali

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #10 on: Wed, 16 November 2022, 18:59:28 »
More







used to think this should go without saying but if you don't have attention to detail then just quit design

Offline Beesley

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 03:10:25 »
Well power to all the edgelords but the novelties don’t really have a consistent enough art style to work IMO, a lot of variation in line width and stuff. I’m a bit confused about the drop shadow/embossing/texture lines on some of the keys in the Visuals kit renders too. The Pain novelty is tacky.

I believe that's down to the way these were rendered, they haven't unwrapped the keycaps to mask the novelties they have them as physical models that have been dropped on to the top of keycap. Pretty rookie really.

Overall, set isn't for me, a lot of inconsistencies and mix of styles. I suggest you go back to the drawing board, make everything cohesive and then revisit this.

Also check around the ability to use the heartagram, It's a logo for band called HIM and you might not be able to use it.
« Last Edit: Thu, 17 November 2022, 08:58:09 by Beesley »

Offline spikedsynapse

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 09:10:42 »
Its honestly shocking how this community loses their mind about inspired works but remains silent when there is actual copyright violation.

Perhaps you should ask HIM for permission to use their logo? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIM_(Finnish_band)

Are those other logos also stolen?

Offline NassimO

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 09:12:53 »
Its honestly shocking how this community loses their mind about inspired works but remains silent when there is actual copyright violation.

Perhaps you should ask HIM for permission to use their logo? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIM_(Finnish_band)

Are those other logos also stolen?
Didn't know that it was from a music band

Offline Beesley

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 09:31:01 »
Its honestly shocking how this community loses their mind about inspired works but remains silent when there is actual copyright violation.

Perhaps you should ask HIM for permission to use their logo? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIM_(Finnish_band)

Are those other logos also stolen?
Didn't know that it was from a music band

Pretty niche band, but yeah they own this logo

Offline Cylent

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 17:18:31 »
A "gothic" keycap set with yellow alphas, navy mods, and purple accents, along with inconsistent novelties. Pass.

Offline FiEND

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 17 November 2022, 18:13:15 »
props for having the fortitude to do the HIM logo but miss me w this by a mile.

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord
« Reply #17 on: Mon, 19 December 2022, 08:45:21 »
UPDATES:
19.12.22: Design changed, Improved some mistakes, more updates soon!

Offline digital_aaron

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed
« Reply #18 on: Mon, 19 December 2022, 15:54:29 »
So was having the norde kit and spacebars match the alphas a "mistake" that was "improved", or are you really just trying to make the set worse?

Offline Its Salty

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed
« Reply #19 on: Mon, 19 December 2022, 17:17:44 »
I'm confused why the NordeUK kit and the base kit have such different colors

Feel like that's going to look horrible when in use with just random grey keys and others being that base beige.

and please work on the render lighting, it makes it difficult to see the set colors when every shot is in shadow or just darkened

like others are mentioning, the lack of attention to detail to this set is worrying. this whole IC screams rushed and not planned. if you truly want to make a set, please make sure you have everything in order before posting. how professional and well thought you make it look is what we use to gauge how serious to take the set. if the IC is a sloppy and unfinished mess, we'll expect nothing less from the final product.
« Last Edit: Mon, 19 December 2022, 22:19:41 by Its Salty »

Offline Ikeygai Designs

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed
« Reply #20 on: Mon, 19 December 2022, 17:49:51 »
that ansi enter, sheesh

Offline BearlyAlive

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed
« Reply #21 on: Mon, 19 December 2022, 20:51:20 »
Typo in thread subject "Deisgn changed"

The overall lack of attention to details in this keycap set is concerning.

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 24 December 2022, 05:32:27 »
I'm confused why the NordeUK kit and the base kit have such different colors

Feel like that's going to look horrible when in use with just random grey keys and others being that base beige.

and please work on the render lighting, it makes it difficult to see the set colors when every shot is in shadow or just darkened

like others are mentioning, the lack of attention to detail to this set is worrying. this whole IC screams rushed and not planned. if you truly want to make a set, please make sure you have everything in order before posting. how professional and well thought you make it look is what we use to gauge how serious to take the set. if the IC is a sloppy and unfinished mess, we'll expect nothing less from the final product.
Yeah sorry, just updated it, I'm very sorry for this

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed
« Reply #23 on: Fri, 30 December 2022, 11:14:50 »
UPDATE: New renders, changed some mistakes

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed | New renders
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 30 December 2022, 11:26:14 »
Wtf is that shoe hahaha

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed | New renders
« Reply #25 on: Fri, 30 December 2022, 13:36:10 »
Wtf is that shoe hahaha
I was inspired by a fashion designer with gothic style, his house is in a brutalist style and this got me the idea to make this set, so I decided to put one of his shoes

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed | New renders
« Reply #26 on: Sat, 31 December 2022, 05:24:08 »
Wtf is that shoe hahaha
I was inspired by a fashion designer with gothic style, his house is in a brutalist style and this got me the idea to make this set, so I decided to put one of his shoes

That is cool. I was just surprised by it, but I am glad you are really putting work in it. GLWIC

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed | New renders
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 02 January 2023, 02:13:59 »
Wtf is that shoe hahaha
I was inspired by a fashion designer with gothic style, his house is in a brutalist style and this got me the idea to make this set, so I decided to put one of his shoes

That is cool. I was just surprised by it, but I am glad you are really putting work in it. GLWIC
thank you!

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Deisgn changed | New renders
« Reply #28 on: Wed, 04 January 2023, 17:49:56 »
coming back to this to see how it's going

and holy damn what a turnaround.

while I'm sure a lot of people might still be concerned about this sets viability; I commend the repairs you made to the IC as a whole

might not be my thing but damn if this doesn't look a lot more promising then before; good **** on updating and taking charge :thumb: :thumb:

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | New kit | New renders!
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 09 January 2023, 01:42:05 »
UPDATE: New alternative alphas kit, new renders

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Vendors announced
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 15 January 2023, 14:51:34 »
Update:  Vendors announced:
US: Otakeebs
EU: MyKeyboard
OCE: Keebaholics
Asia: zFrontier
UK: Prototypist
Canada: TBD

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | Vendors announced
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 16 January 2023, 07:56:20 »
Just wanted to say I appreciate the inclusion of the shoe in the render. Brings me back to the old days of reddit posts "Shoe for scale" and the like

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | New novelties!!
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 21 February 2023, 13:07:52 »
Update 21.02.23:
New novelties kit done

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | New novelties!!
« Reply #33 on: Tue, 21 February 2023, 13:31:06 »
OCE vendor is Allcaps. Keebaholics is the project manager at Allcaps.  ;)

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | New novelties!!
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 21 February 2023, 13:56:16 »
OCE vendor is Allcaps. Keebaholics is the project manager at Allcaps.  ;)
thank you!

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | New novelties!!
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 26 February 2023, 14:43:05 »
Update: New renders on Ikki68 with some novelties;
            Deskmat
            Added accent novelties
            Added stepped capslock in basekit

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | deskmat removed
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 15 March 2023, 09:24:44 »
Update:Deskmat is being recreated

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | deskmat removed
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 19 March 2023, 17:07:22 »
Update 20.03.23:Deskmat have been modified
                         New renders with deskmat

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | New gothic deskmat!
« Reply #38 on: Thu, 27 April 2023, 01:16:50 »
Update:   Added a new deskmat design
              Also deskmat renders have been updated

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | New updated renders!
« Reply #39 on: Sat, 17 June 2023, 03:45:21 »
Update:Legends changed to KBM ones
              New renders
              Changed accent color

Offline nessMINI

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | New updated renders!
« Reply #40 on: Sun, 18 June 2023, 07:32:13 »
I really do enjoy the concept and ideas behind this set (and I think a lot of other people do too....)

Its the antithesis of the super cutesy, pastel colored, usually very weebie sets I come across on this IC forum.... but honestly its like halfway there.

I'd love to see more of the scratch out aesthetic or more of a perverted twisted sense of darkness from this project.

Take a look at the Duality TKL and the concept behind that keyboard. Think of a keycap set that would match the concept of that design without going overboard and cheesy.

Also, take a look at GMK Redacted for a concept that is successful in uniqueness and execution. Anyone can glance at that set and understand the cleverness and concept behind it. Although GMK Redacted isn't for everyone- people can appreciate it and just "get it".

Right now, this concept isn't quite there yet....

(but i like it!)

 :thumb:

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | New updated renders!
« Reply #41 on: Wed, 21 June 2023, 11:45:20 »
I really do enjoy the concept and ideas behind this set (and I think a lot of other people do too....)

Its the antithesis of the super cutesy, pastel colored, usually very weebie sets I come across on this IC forum.... but honestly its like halfway there.

I'd love to see more of the scratch out aesthetic or more of a perverted twisted sense of darkness from this project.

Take a look at the Duality TKL and the concept behind that keyboard. Think of a keycap set that would match the concept of that design without going overboard and cheesy.

Also, take a look at GMK Redacted for a concept that is successful in uniqueness and execution. Anyone can glance at that set and understand the cleverness and concept behind it. Although GMK Redacted isn't for everyone- people can appreciate it and just "get it".

Right now, this concept isn't quite there yet....

(but i like it!)

 :thumb:
I'll keep in mind this, thank you!!!

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | new update!!!
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 29 June 2023, 03:34:23 »
Update:Added new scratches to keycaps and updated the renders!

Offline keepoto

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | new update!!!
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 29 June 2023, 03:50:23 »
Update:Added new scratches to keycaps and updated the renders!

I like the version without scratches

are you sure these are doable in dyesub? seems to be of very very fine detail

GLWIC (I think this is the first time I posted on this thread despite being in IC for half a year already lmao)

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | new update!!!
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 02 July 2023, 14:32:21 »
Update:Wizard novelty removed

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] KBM DarkLord | new update!!!
« Reply #45 on: Mon, 03 July 2023, 03:42:38 »
Update:Added new scratches to keycaps and updated the renders!

I like the version without scratches

are you sure these are doable in dyesub? seems to be of very very fine detail

GLWIC (I think this is the first time I posted on this thread despite being in IC for half a year already lmao)
yes these are possible to make with dyesub!Thank you!!

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL DarkLord | GMK Manufacture | UV Printed symbols!!
« Reply #46 on: Mon, 18 September 2023, 01:56:24 »
Update:  Switched manufacture to GMK with UV Printed symbols
              Upgraded renders
              TBD US Vendor
              ISO Enter novelty removed

Offline psychetype

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL DarkLord | GMK Manufacture | UV Printed symbols!!
« Reply #47 on: Wed, 27 September 2023, 22:53:43 »
Will buy the base kit + alphas for the full black set :cool: Glwic!! ;D

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL DarkLord | GMK Manufacture | UV Printed symbols!!
« Reply #48 on: Wed, 27 September 2023, 23:58:30 »
Novelties doesn't look doable in doubleshot tbh

Offline Blamby

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Re: [IC] GMK CYL DarkLord | GMK Manufacture | UV Printed symbols!!
« Reply #49 on: Sat, 30 September 2023, 01:53:18 »
Novelties doesn't look doable in doubleshot tbh
The novelties will be UV Printed