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15 July 2014 @ 10:10 pm
Finally! Let me fill the gap between the last and second last entry! 50 not-as-crazy-as-the-last-icon-batch icons, mostly from challenges, I made from January to July.
Thanks a lot to the challenge communities capchallenge, comics_ic, elitesimplicity, ouat_elite, the7days and thevampdiaelite! I would have made about 50 icons less this year if it hadn't been for them. ;)

4:0, 2:2, 1:0, 2:1, 1:0, 7:1..., 1:0!Collapse )
Current Mood: bouncy
Current Music: The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
20 June 2014 @ 08:45 pm
Adventures in Wonderland was this rounds theme over at 20inspirations (Ch 30)! It was all about exploring the unexpected, experimenting and making 'unusual' icons, without creating a post which is most likely to win the I-don't-want-to-look-at-this-post-one-year-from-now-award.

The 20 icons are arranged in order of date of creation (I tried to create 1 to max 3 icons a day). You might notice that it gets weirder with the 12th icon. That was around the time others posted their entries and I noticed mine might not be.. experimental enough? But, most of them are pretty far away from what I normally do. I normally stop after the coloring and the first texture. ;) But this time I gave various textures, brushes and filters a try.

Apart from the inspiration post I got my inspiration from further saved textures and all the unexplored photoshop filters! Would've never found my way to the glowing edges and mosaic tiles filter if it hadn't been for this 20insp round! ;)

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Current Mood: tired
Current Music: OneRepublic - Love Runs Out
31 December 2013 @ 02:15 pm

An icon progression post! Even though I'm afraid there's not much of -uhm... progression.
But I love creating and looking at these kinds of posts, so here we go - my icon regre.. progression post 2013!

I only made 85 (+/- 5) icons. I actually could've posted them all in this one post. ;) But I went for a traditional progression post layout instead.

I was and am still very much focusing on coloring, cropping and working with negative space. Text and complex compositions are still exceptions. 2014 might be the year for that. ;)

The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric progression if there are no interruptions.Collapse )
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Delta Rae - I Will Never Die
16 June 2013 @ 07:35 pm
I'm obviously picking up pace! Thanks to all the icon challenges out there. In this case, special thanks to 20inspirations.
This round's challenge was Pass It On*. - My "strategy": I started making about 12 icons with some of my favorite caps. And how do you go from there? You stare at the icons in hopes of finding a matching theme. Which works in half of the cases. And then, you're busy trying to make 8 icons which fill in the gaps. Not sure that's the best way to go. ;)

you taste like strawberries. - you taste like fish biscuits.Collapse )
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: Avalanche City - Love, Love, Love
14 May 2013 @ 09:42 pm
New icons! It's been a while. And the best way of making new icons is.. pressure. And this is where 20inspirations comes into play! ;)
Lots of inspiration, lots of fun, lots of icons... well, 20!

where do we go from here.Collapse )
Current Mood: stressed
Current Music: Dan Black - Wonder
17 February 2013 @ 05:00 pm
New icons! And it didn't take me 6 months, this time. Lots of icons for 'Beauty and the Beast' (check the show out, everyone!). And some challenge icons.

this is it. we've got to press the eject button of our lives!Collapse )
Current Mood: calm
Current Music: The Naked And Famous - Punching In A Dream
11 November 2012 @ 05:05 pm
An entry every six months - also means I'm posting regularly, doesn't it. ;) Thank you guys for sticking around!
I brought some (challenge) icons and two large graphics I made in the last couple of months.

may fortune guide her journey.Collapse )
Current Mood: excited
Current Music: Alicia Keys feat. Jack White - Another Way To Die
13 May 2012 @ 06:13 pm
My last entry is from October 2011! Happy New Year, then, everyone. :D To all the watchers who stuck around and knew I'd return one day. :D
I'm just bringing very few icons and some Castle episode posters.

and all I could think about was you.Collapse )
Current Mood: rushed
Current Music: Gossip - Perfect World
26 October 2011 @ 11:45 am

Program: Photoshop CS3
Difficulty: Medium
Translatable: No
PSD Included: No

Full tutorial behind the cutCollapse )
Current Mood: okay
Current Music: Ryan Star - Losing Your Memory
11 October 2011 @ 02:52 pm
It's been over half a year! Thanks to everyone who's still sticking around, and to the new watchers :) I bring some icons I made for challenges over at ic0nfest, castle_icontest and stanakatic20n20. And some tumblr graphics I made over the past few months. Enjoy!

Until that miracle occurs.Collapse )
Current Mood: good
Current Music: The Bravery - Above and Below