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02 September 2008 @ 05:08 pm
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1. the internet isn't fixed. Or... it was and it's broken again? *sigh* I'm not sure, but it's killing me!! I need to be able to reply and tell you all my opinions on stuff :(

2. Hello to whenitsquiet who just friended me. Go check out her icons, because they're AWESOME. The way she uses light splodges makes everything so smooth and silky :D

I can't believe between the time that it takes me to post, somebody new has friended me. It's so awesome and confusing. :D

3. icons

a) Photobucket for my battle with mouthfullofdust. I like it. I loved it when I was making it, but I've lost the love. Something seems a bit off with the colouring and I can't pinpoint it.

b) Photobucket As stated previously, I love Elina and I need an icon of her. The background is just WAY too crazy, though.

c) Photobucket nice textures, but too boring.

d) Photobucket my attempt to un-boring 'c'. Still didn't work :(

e) Photobucket "maybe an orange background will look good?" NO!

f) Photobucket "maybe I need to think outside of the box and do something crazier" no... to crazy, get back inside that box.

g) Photobucket okay, now that's too inside the box.

h) Photobucket close, but no cigar.

i) Photobucket I saw the most recent challenge at icon_crack and knew immediately what to do. I love this icon a lot, both Elina and her background look incredible.

j) Photobucket I saw the most recent challenge at iconplay and suddenly got inspired to have another crack at this. So now I have two Elina icons I love, but I can't decide which I prefer.

k) Photobucket Adrienne looks amazing in this shot, so it was very easy to icon. I like my balance of colours.

l) Photobucket Joanie <3 I could've sworn this looks better on the other computer. My colouring looks boring on this one.

m) Photobucket see comment for 'l'

n) Photobucket oh nose, Tyra looks terrible here! Too much blue! I was trying to go for something subtler.

o) Photobucket I think this icon is a bit of fun, but I don't like what I did to it (which was practically nothing)

p) Photobucket I wanted a new Angel icon, but this didn't turn out well at all. It gives me a whole new respect for drankmywar's icon using the same cap.

q) Photobucket this was supposed to be moodier and more fun, but it doesn't bother me that it isn't. I wasn't too desperate to have another Doctor Who icon.

r) Photobucket CHUCK IS FANTASTIC! Go off and watch it right now! I keep on forgetting how good it is. I think I'd put it almost on par with Buffy and Angel. Also, I love this icon. my colouring is awesome, I love the framing and Matthew Bomer looks hot :D

s) Photobucket I didn't like this at all until I added the orange background and now I love it. It reminds me of one of meivocis's old icons. The colouring is just so crazy :D

t) Photobucket I love this photo of her, but... ouch, poor Smellrose. My colouring stinks to high heaven.

u) Photobucket "maybe I should use exclusion layers like I did with the Elina icon?" no...

v) Photobucket "maybe I should try doing something moodier>" no...

w) Photobucket Here I'm trying to work with the exclusion layers again and I think it kind of works, but the reds are way too much.

x) Photobucket and this is the point where I give up on making a good icon with this photo. It can't be done, I tell you!

y) Photobucket WEIR! <3 I love her and this turned out exactly as I hoped it would :D

z) Photobucket I'm not sure why I made this, because I was prefectly content with 'y', but I really like it. I'm not sure which I like more, though so now I have a predicament on my hands... :(

4. This weird thing has been happening lately, like everything that's going on now has happened before. It's like somebody has been scripting my life, for my whole life and they've finally run out of new story ideas, so they're just stealing ideas from previous seasons.

Like, for example, I had this medical thing a while back. It's a bit complex, incredibly embarassing and also very boring so I won't tell you anything about it, but I had to go into hospital about a year ago because of it. And... it's popped up again. Another example is that I used to talk to somebody a while back and now they've popped back into my life again. Another is that I'm watching old episodes of Gossip Girl and Chuck, but that's much less coincidental, because I'm psyching myself up for their new seasons.

There are other things, but anyway, I just figured I'd explain why I was 'nostalgic' last post.

5. I want someone to have a try at imitating my style for the challenge at icon_crack, but I don't think I'm popular enough for that yet :( I'm shocked more people haven't done prettybutt

6. Comment and tell me one non-interesting thing about your day today.

harbourlight did this in her most recent post, and I'm stealing this from her. I intend to ask you all to tell me tedious things about your days every post from now on :D
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
Steph: ackles; greyscale smileharbourlight on September 2nd, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
1. That sucks. I hope you get it working soon.

3. I think a combo of b and c would have been good. The right side of b and the left side of c maybe.

I love y! So pretty :)

6. The guy from Donut king came over to work today to give us all a free sample of these new jelly donuts. I didn't have one though because I was pissed off about something my boss did and I don't feel like eating when I'm angry.

Oh and I completely spaced on making that layout for you! I will start on it tonight ok? :)
Josh: sgablueymcphluey on September 3rd, 2008 02:54 am (UTC)
ah, thankyou :D I couldn't decide whether I liked y or z more, so having you compliment y makes me like it more :P

I can't wait to see it :D
Joshblueymcphluey on September 5th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
all done now? how's it going?
Carla: buffy the vampire slayer - idon'tspeakdrankmywar on September 2nd, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
oh pretty icons! I LOVE the icon of Joanie, it's really gorgeous!
Joshblueymcphluey on September 3rd, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
thankyou :D
Lauren: Billie Piper- B&Wwhenitsquiet on September 4th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
wow, thank you for the shout out, I'm glad you like my icons:) I've been going through some of your icon posts and I love the way you use color. I don't know how good I am at critique but I'll give it a go...

a) I love the close up crop and the coloring is perfect, maybe a bit more sharpness?
b-j) I love all of them, the textures you use as backgrounds all bring something great to the image and you have just the right sharpness on them.
l) I know you think the coloring is boring but I think its really pretty, I think you manage to make her skin glow, and you manage to put enough of your style in it, so its anything but ordinary.
s) Love the blending with the background, it looks natural in a really cool way.
v-x) I love them all! Seriously the glow you give her skin, makes it really amazing. I happen to like the moody-ness of V, you balance dark and light really well.
y) Love the coloring and use of shadow, I have to say I really prefer the blue coloring on this to z.

6. I started my personal finance course today. I think that covers all things non-interesting for a while:)

Joshblueymcphluey on September 4th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
Ah, I love icon critique, I get so bored with the "oh, I love 12 and 48" comments :P Although I must admit I'm guilty for posting a few (hundred) of those of my own.

But wow, I'm so surprised that you liked b-h and v-x, I didn't think they were suitable for human eyes.

And I'm thrilled to hear you like l, s and y, because I was a tad iffy about all of them.

Hooray for finance :D
nargynargynargynargy on September 5th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
Hi, delayed much, but I'm here. Gonna upload the pic you want to my deviantart in about one hour.

Also, your icons are getting smoother. Is it me? I like it a lot :).
S is hot, and I actually like w. Just a bit too saturated, so I'd decrease that a little. And maybe add a texture on soft light/light (low opacity). But otherwise, pretty cool stuff.

Also, I have nightmares about my fridge. Its pretty anal.
nargynargynargynargy on September 5th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)
And j too. I like that one the most. Cos its arty :D (exclusion or difference this time?)
Josh: supernatural - jensenblueymcphluey on September 6th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
hmm... well I'm not doing anything different to smooth them... it's good to know you like them more, though :D

And it great to know which icons you like, too :)