Nice start. My only criticism would be the disconnect between your text and graphic. Right now it's just pasted on top.
Shouldn't a dying sun be more orangey, browny red rather than lilac/fuschia?
Please take this as constructive critism. And maybe my monitor colors are all off (or yours). Cause from my POV the grimness is significatly hindered by how "pink" it looks. I much prefered yesterday's colors.
If I didn't want criticism, I wouldn't put it up on a public blog. :) You're right--too pink. I've replaced it with a darker version, although I'm not totally satisfied with the colours yet.
@Anonymous--are you thinking that the text should be blurred too? Hmn, I hate having to squint.@Daniel--I don't know what colour a dying sun should be really. I guess I think that it would be a dark crimson.
How can I say, "more cowbell"? Even with what you've done, it looks far too pristine, especially the font - that does look indeed like it's just been text-boxed on top of the graphic. I'd still play around with a few photoshop filters and see what happens. You'd be surprised how a little artistic filtering can make disparate elements blend together.
My suggestion would be to go for a dark center, and to add a little orange to the red. I've done a quick recoloration to illustrate what I mean:http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4747/dyingsunlogo3suggestion.pngOn photoshop filters in general, I've always been told to avoid lens flares.
No not suggest blurring. Perhaps enlarging the type so it doesn't fit so perfectly inside the sun image. I am assuming you are using Illustrator or something similar. I would enlarge then maybe try an outline of the same color as the background.I didn't want to get too fiddly specific about it but wanted you to see the little bit of disconnect between your container and your type. I am a graphic designer in RL and love to see these types of posts.Mahalo
I'm definitely appreciating the feedback and suggestions so far. I spent a couple of frustrtaing hours yesterday getting nothing I wanted, but I'm back with a fresh mind today.