What is your thought process for designing a thumbnail?


The Flying Dutchman
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As of now my only succesfull thumbnails are for my FFXIV series where i pick a background that fits the game theme with Txt style in Fantasy related art with the character job class like a Dark Knight or Bard and so on. As for my other series i'm still busy with thinking for a good design.


Rising User
Freedom! Member
Jul 7, 2015
It depends on the game, in general I use the cover art for the game then tack on some number. There's sometimes when I'll make something that looks kind of like a cover art but with some tweaks and sometimes I'll make ones out of something I said.
Some examples being my Fallout New Vegas thumbnails, my Fallout 3 thumbnails and the Weed mission from Far Cry 3.
I'd just put them here but I deleted them a few days ago.