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It feels like quite some time since I posted anything, but I had a grueling 1D battle this past month, so I finally have new things to put out there. Half of the images I submitted were godawful to work with, and I did have difficulty getting myself started on the battle itself, but ultimately, it proved to be an excellent challenge, and I'm really grateful to my lovely partner, [livejournal.com profile] anassa_anemou, for organizing the activity. Please feel free to check out the actual battle post here and show some love for her as well cuz this whole thing was her idea, and she certainly did all the heavy lifting to make it happen! Some of the last few rows of icons are pieces I entered at [livejournal.com profile] rainbow_elite and as little gifts for my brilliant fellow makers at [livejournal.com profile] ghostspoons!

Who else could I possibly dedicate this to, but [livejournal.com profile] anassa_anemou? The only reason I made anything in the last few weeks was cuz I made a commitment and didn't wanna let her down, so thank you very much for fangirling with me, Gih, and getting me off my lazy ass to create new things! <3

It goes without saying that any and all feedback, constructive criticism, or general icon chitchat is extremely appreciated. Believe me, I never mind being told what I can improve upon cuz I know there's plenty of room to grow and strengthen my skills! Just please be gentle if you don't like something cuz time and effort did go into producing this stuff. :D

NOTE: When you snag something, please credit me and the comm, so people won't friend my personal journal when they're merely searching for my graphics. Many thanks!

One Direction

the ground, it started shaking / the bombs are falling / we could've walked away / we had a warning )

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For the latest round at [livejournal.com profile] 20inspirations, the mods decided to throw a strange curve...by having all participants complete a traditional 20in20 batch! We were provided with 10 interpretative themes as well as a category theme for a set of 5 icons (in this case, obscure crops) and then given free reign over the last 5 pieces, known as artist's choice icons. You might think that it would be harder to stick to themes rather than making whatever you want, but I enjoy having guidelines, so making the AC set tends to be the stranger part. Not really a big fan of my AC icons, and I'm a bit dismayed by the overwhelming recurrence of pinks and purples throughout this post. I don't know why I tend to settle on those hues when I'm coloring. but I'll certainly continue trying to improve in that area. I truly enjoyed working on the obscure crops cuz cropping has never been a strong suit of mine so I got to stretch myself to the limit there, and I'm rather pleased with that set!

I think it's sensible and fair to send this batch out to [livejournal.com profile] ionizable, a fellow maker whose hyperactivity amuses me to no end and whose icons have been blowing my mind over the last few months. Jen, I know we don't exactly know each other well yet, but that hasn't stopped us from sharing plenty of laughs and flailing over tiny 100x100 boxes together. I'm never around to comment much anymore, but I want you to know that whenever I see your work, I'm always thrilled and awed by your wacky compositions and your coloring, especially the wide range of blues you constantly achieve! <3

If any of you has thoughts or opinions on the stuff you see here, I'd gladly accept any feedback or concrit you can lend! As I said, crops aren't a particular strength of mine, so I feel that I hit the mark with my category set, but you may think otherwise, and I welcome your assessment. Also, any tips about how to break out of my odd pink/purple coloring prison would definitely be appreciated, too! :D

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Louis Tomlinson

you may not understand it / sooner or later / baby, you will learn )

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