Crystal Wydgets

by Scott Chitwood • Monday January 9th, 2006
Posted in Desktop Gallery, Spheres & Glass

The spheres featured in this desktop are the original working files from an icon set of the same name that was created back in March of 2003. The icon set can be downloaded on this page.

Crystal Wydgets

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  1. Scott Ziegler
         September 9, 2007


    Hail from a fellow Scott! :)

    I have long enjoyed you renderings and art, but was wondering if you still happened to have a copy of the icon set mentioned above that used to be hosted on the seemingly-forever-defunct ResExcellence? I used to have it on my machine, but after a hard drive failure last week, and the discovery that my backup failed to copy all the invisible icon files in much of my “icons backup”, I am at a loss to find a copy anywhere!

    Would you mind emailing me (or posting directly) a ZIP or .sit (or tarball for that matter) of those wonderful icons? :) Pretty please? :D

    Incidentally, the name of my machine is Silmaril (as I am a Tolkien fan) and I’ve always felt your icons captured the concept really well, as the crystals seem to have a really interesting “organic” life of their own. I am also an H.P. Lovecraft fan as well (saw that you mentioned Nyarlathotep in an earlier posting). Rock on!

    Thanks again for your truly tasteful artwork! Feel free to drop me a line anytime!


  2. Scott Chitwood
         September 10, 2007

    Wow! Thanks for all the great comments Scott. You certainly gave me just the motivation I needed to share these old buggers again. I guess it wouldn’t hurt to dust off some of my other sets in the very near future and post those too.

    Having Crystal Wydgets compared to Tolkien’s Silmarils is a high honour indeed. My very tattered first edition of The Silmarillion has seen numerous reads since the day I purchased it brand new. Grabbed The Children of Hurin over the summer and found it to be very enjoyable.

    Lovecraft is also an old favourite but I must admit that I’ve become an unrepentant Dark Tower junkie over the past few years; seems that those tales of the last gunslinger (and all the related books) draw me in to the disregard of almost everything else I should be doing.

    Cheers, and thanks again!

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