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01 November 2006 @ 05:22 am
Taking a cue from mirnell (again), I've decided to start posting my icons on my livejournal, so that all my icon-making friends can tell me how much they suck (and hopefully, how to improve them). In that vein, I shall begin by posting the icons I made for last week's sgcascadeicons challenge, followed by the ones for this week's challenge, followed by the few I've made not for any contents. (Um, except for the explicit ones. Can someone tell me if you're allowed to have explicit material on LJ? linnyb, I'm referring to the icon I made for you a few hours ago....) Oh yeah, and--also taking my cue from mirnell--I'll also be posting the happy banners I get when I win things in the sgcascadeicons challenges (though this week's rightly knocked me down a peg). In any case, here they are!

Only one entry my first week, for the "One Word" challenge.

Now, onto this week...

The challenge called for a minimum of four icons--two Sentinel, two SG-1--with a keyword of "Spooky" (as opposed to, say, "Halloweeny" which would have rocked). Personally, I thought all of mine sucked.

Now since, like I said, I thought all of them sucked, I was surprised--and mostly pleased, when I received the
for this week, with this caption: "Okay, the idea of Sha're beckoning Daniel from his death bed was truly spooky to me, a slasher! LOL!" Gee, thanks, Aly! *g*

And finally, the single non-LJ-avatar (because I'm too tired to find all of those and post them now) icon I've made not for any challenge, but just because I felt like it. (Note: this post will be edited to add the NC-17 ones if people tell me it's ok.)

Ok, that's it. Hope you liked these,or at the very least, didn't hate them. At the very best, hope you can give me some ideas for how to make them better.


P.S. Yes, I will be posting my sgcascadeicons icons every week, but no, I won't be pontificating this way. Don't worry. :-)
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: Tom Paxton, "Jennifer's Rabbit" (It's about going to sleep!)
linny b: Barrie + Chris 4 evar!linnyb on November 1st, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
re: Dirty Icons--You can't have, say, a swinging cock or a boobie as your DEFAULT icon, but you can have and use them. Which is spoopid but whatev.

I love the Blair Witch one! Hee! And I'm stealing the WHAS one. Graphically they're all really good. I do think the text could be a little smoother on a couple of them. The second and third ones look the best text wise. If you were to drop a shadow behind the text on, say, the first and fourth ones, the text would look more...set in....more a part of the picture. It's just sort of sitting on top of everything right now.

MASHFanficChickmashfanficchick on November 1st, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That's exactly the kind of help I was looking for! And keeping what you said about "dirty" icons in mind, I have a couple in the works tht I'll put up soon. :-)
linny b: Mallinnyb on November 1st, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Just using this icon as an example (boo, Mal!) All I did was drop a shadow behind the text and add some glow. For some reason the pic I used was REALLY yellow, so since I was using white text I had to tone the yellow down.

I really think text comes down to how you blend it. Takes lots of messing around to get right.
MASHFanficChickmashfanficchick on November 2nd, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
Wow, that's awesome! Not the fact that you made Mal orange (and you ARE coming to my Firefly panel at Eclecticon, right?), but the fact that you made the text all cool. I'll have to try it when I get home. *is fucking around on the free computers at school*
linny b: Jayne Arm Pornlinnyb on November 2nd, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
Heh, Why are you so banana like, Mal? WHYYY? I turned the yellow way down so's you could see what I did to the text. Because graphically, you're fine, but I think you'll get better results if you mess with your blending.
linny b: 4skin by barrielinnyb on November 1st, 2006 12:36 pm (UTC)
*dies laughing*

Mom: What are you laughing at?

linnyb: *slams comuter shut* Nothing. I'm just remembering why Barrie and I are friends.
MASHFanficChickmashfanficchick on November 1st, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Akinaakina16 on November 13th, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
Ooooo Noir is a good... And the "Kneel before your god" one is like AHHHHHH!!
MASHFanficChickmashfanficchick on December 19th, 2006 09:57 am (UTC)
I seem to have just noticed this comment. DURR! *smacks head*

Needless to say...thank you! Priase is always so awesome! (Especially because I happen to like both of those, unlike some of the other ones I've done.)
Akinaakina16 on December 20th, 2006 06:19 am (UTC)
:) awesomeness!