Archetype is an amazing FPS developed by Villain. And I was luckily contracted to design the app icon for it based on original game art. Considering the much details, I'd rather call it an illustration instead of icon. :D
© 2010 IconMoon & Villain
Everything starts with this helmet I got from the client...
The 1st Revision
Upon this rendering I'm trying to implement it with some scratches into an app icon, so firstly I came up with this:
The New Direction
The client and I both like it but we found its not "vivid" enough! Then I rendered another direction for the man inside the helmet:
Going back to PS...
Again, I shaded the rendering and finished the final illustration for this app icon(what u see below is also one of the proposals)!