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25 Supernatural
40 Teen Wolf
15 The Avengers
25 Calvin & Hobbes
105 icons, total

FANDOM: Guys, I tried to icon the SPN finale but it defeated me; it was too painful. I need to live with something a little happier for now, thus the ridiculously few SPN finale icons. I enjoyed it more than I expected but just as I never could get into iconning Samifer, I'm having issues with Knight Dean and the lead up to it. I'm still meandering through Teen Wolf, iconning seasons 1 and 3. I will buckle down and go through Season 2 since it was Jackson-ful and he has such a pretty, pretty face. The Avengers icons came out of left field; I wanted to make an Iron Man icon and what I had was Avengers promo pics so...*shrug*

For my happy place, I basked in the final year of Calvin & Hobbes: 1995. A few were re-runs but the common thread is comics printed in the final year, ending with the final panel of the final strip ever. I love iconning C&H but it takes for bloody ever because I lose *hours* re-reading them, studying the drawings and appreciating how Bill Watterson communicated so much in such a tiny space and with so few lines. The man is a genius in art AND text. I wish he were showing the art he has done since he retired the strip because I'm burning with curiosity.

ICONS: I'm working on/experimenting with text, mostly in the Calvin & Hobbes icons. Text is *hard* and I hate it but I'm too wordy to make 100% textless. Some day, after I've mastered text and color and cropping and everything else on my long list of "need to master," I'll work on more complex composition. But for now pretty faces are pretty and what I like to look at when blown up to 600% on my screen so that's mostly what I icon.

I've been looking around for icon contests to force me to work on my skills but LJ is kind of dead. What isn't dead is likely to be elite. Happily, I found a new comm here and one at DW so hopefully those will spur me to try new things. This post includes my entries for those contests. Woot!






















steal + DO NOT POST TO FANPOP + watch this comm
give somebody the benefit of the doubt today + screencap credits + resources

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Date: 2014-05-28 08:40 pm (UTC)
dreams_in_color: (stock - heart balloon)
From: [personal profile] dreams_in_color
Gorgeous! Saving several and will credit when used. Thanks!

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Date: 2014-05-28 10:26 pm (UTC)
serys: (Default)
From: [personal profile] serys
Lovely icons!

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Date: 2014-05-28 10:52 pm (UTC)
bluemeridian: (SG1 :: Sam and Vala :: Smish)
From: [personal profile] bluemeridian
I always love your icon offerings and fully support anything that encourages you to continue doing so. :D I actually made off with 12, 26, 36, 44, 68, 71, 86, annnnd 105. YAY!

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Date: 2014-05-29 01:03 am (UTC)
bluemeridian: (NF :: Beagle :: Heart)
From: [personal profile] bluemeridian
Calvin and Hobbes! I trust they haven't been living up to their namesakes! It has definitely been ages. ♥

I think sometimes icons are a small bit of fanart you keep around to look at on a rainy day or just to make you happy. The Sheriff Stilinski one is a good example of that - I know I'm probably unlikely to actually use it, but it's beautiful, and makes me smile when I run across it in my icon folder(s). Plus, I don't have any of others of him, so that makes it extra nice. :)

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Date: 2014-05-29 02:51 am (UTC)
sixbeforelunch: a stylized woman's profile with the enterprise and a star field overlaid (Default)
From: [personal profile] sixbeforelunch
WOW! Great stuff. I took several Avengers and Calvin & Hobbes icons. Will credit. Thank you so much. :)

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Date: 2014-05-29 08:07 am (UTC)
goodbyebird: Batman returns: Catwoman seen through a glass window. (Default)
From: [personal profile] goodbyebird
oh my gosh so much C&H awesome! *_* Love the rainbow colors in 94.

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Date: 2014-05-30 08:51 am (UTC)
elizabeth_rice: Snoopy typing on his typewriter (Default)
From: [personal profile] elizabeth_rice
Amazing icons! Taking TW and CAH, will credit, thanks!

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Date: 2014-05-31 09:52 pm (UTC)
yourlibrarian: Yay-earthvexer (BUF-Yay-earthvexer)
From: [personal profile] yourlibrarian
Love the colors! Snagging #68,69,71 and 78

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Date: 2014-06-08 12:44 am (UTC)
tree: calvin from calvin and hobbes; text: it's a writer's block! you put it on your desk and you can't write there anymore! ([else] writer's block)
From: [personal profile] tree
you've made really wonderful use of text on the C&H icons. i especially love the verticals on 91 & 95.

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Date: 2017-06-04 02:43 am (UTC)
cloudsinvenice: woman resting her head on her hand, thinking (Default)
From: [personal profile] cloudsinvenice
Taking 83, 99 and 105 - thanks!


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