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26 September 2011 @ 09:39 pm
Farscape_20in20 icons (Liars, Guns & Money)  
My entry for the 10th round of farscape_20in20. This time my claim was Liars, Guns and Money three-parter.

This was a hard bunch to create. I had less time and more pressure than ever (my own expectations were higher than the cave dwellers in Taking the Stone...). A bad combination. At first I hated everything and re-made almost all, but now, after sacrificing much of my time, patience and sanity, I'm fairly satisfied. There's just one thing that bugs me and it's that this is the first time my sets aren't cohesive AT ALL. Just couldn't do it this time :/

Also, my interpretation of 'Body Part' seems to differ a bit from everyone else's... ;) hope that's fine! Just couldn't resist.

Take all you want as long as you don't hotlink, credit would be appreciated, and, most importantly, please do comment! :)

Examples:






10 THEMES

2 Colors Sidekick Zoom Upside Down Struggle
Circle Center Crop Body Part Amused Weird



5 CATEGORY - Alien of the Week
#1 #2 #3 #4 #5



5 ARTIST'S CHOICE
Artist's Choice #1 Artist's Choice #2 Artist's Choice #3 Artist's Choice #4 Artist's Choice #5



 
 
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Les divagations de Neljaflo_nelja on September 26th, 2011 06:38 pm (UTC)
I love these! I can never explain why I love icons, but I love them. ^^
a random javascript function: scorpyjsfunction on September 27th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And that's fine, I have the same problem when I try to comment on fics :D
virkatjol: [Farscape] ATTHS Princess tonguevirkatjol on September 27th, 2011 03:20 am (UTC)
Your Natira ones are amazing, well all of them, but we don't see many of her. I really, really love your AC1, I know, I'm predictable. Your body part made me LOLOL!! And circle and struggle and zoom are my faves of the themes! Great job!!!
a random javascript function: aerynjsfunction on September 27th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks!! I was THRILLED to hear the category theme, I got really lucky with that one because the episode I had picked just happened to have the alien of the week who was both a) one of my favorites and b) the most visually stunning alien EVER which means good icon material ;)
Firework Rocket: fs: j/a; space loversbook232 on September 27th, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
Your icons are always so unique, I love that. That's a great set again! 'Struggle' is great, that scene always makes me ache for John, poor guy. 'Circle' is beautiful, love the bright colours. Love the crop for 'amused, and LOL at 'body part'. Great idea. :D

The category set is absolutely gorgeous, and AC#2 is really pretty, too.

Great work again! :)
a random javascript function: sikozujsfunction on September 27th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you, that's so flattering :D As soon as I read the theme 'Struggle', I knew exactly which scene I'd use.
thyla87thyla87 on September 27th, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
I always love your icons :D Very beautiful colors! 2 colors is great, sidekick so funny ;D Zoom, circle, amused and weird are also my favorite :) Also your upside down icon is very great!

And I really love category; 1,2 and 4 are my favorite. I will take 2, will credit :) And I also take circle, will credit :)

Ac is also great, I love 2 and 3! Awesome job!

a random javascript function: twisted lovejsfunction on September 27th, 2011 05:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, and I'm so honored everytime people take something :)
Arevhat: stop hitting yourself aerynnebari_rebel on September 27th, 2011 02:52 pm (UTC)
You know what, these DO look cohesive to me! They look like they get ever brighter as I look down the page, and the white light effect ties they all together.

I'm sorry they gave you such a problem, but I truly love the final results :) 2 Colors is unexpected, but so pretty. I love how crisp his eye is. Sidekick is funny and *should* look cluttered, but doesn't. Snurching that one. I LOVE your concept for Zoom. Love, love, love. Upside Down does look odd, but it's so hard for Upside Down NOT to look odd, and I love what you did with the colors and sheen.

Great colors with Struggle & Circle, and I really like how they seem to tie together. Snurching Center Crop as well. The colors and texture are lovely.

Body Part is HYSTERICAL. The crop and coloring on Amused are perfect...and Weird takes a weird moment and makes it weirder (although I did have less than clean thoughts at first glance LOL).

I love that you showcased Natira with your category set, beautiful use of textures and lighting. The crop on 1 is fab.

And your ACs are also beautifully colored, and I love the bookends of the couples...I am taking #2 as well, I've needed a Zhaan icon for awhile and am never happy with anything I see, until now.
a random javascript function: chi/jooljsfunction on September 27th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you so much!!! :) It's so relieving to hear all this, because yesterday I still had a lot of doubts about these. And it's especially awesome to hear they have at least some sort of cohesion to you. I've always tried to pick just one thing and make the whole Categopry or ACs with the same idea, but this time nothing seemed to work on more than one icon :P

Weird takes a weird moment and makes it weirder (although I did have less than clean thoughts at first glance LOL).

I know, right! :D I remember seeing a really funny comment on Terra firma about this scene/cap - I think it had something to do with Delvian porn - and now I just CAN'T UNSEE :P

Thanks again for the lovely feedback ^^ I hope the next round will go more smoothly for us both, and after that I'll probably take a break, since I can't imagine how stressed I'd be if I tried doing icons AND nanowrimo at the same time!
Arevhat: zhaannebari_rebel on September 28th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
I know, right! :D I remember seeing a really funny comment on Terra firma about this scene/cap - I think it had something to do with Delvian porn - and now I just CAN'T UNSEE :P

I think I saw that comment too and at the time dismissed it (not that I don't have a dirty mind, but I wasn't seeing it). But with the whiteness of the coloring, her open mouth, and the faded background, I SEE IT ;)

Thanks again for the lovely feedback ^^ I hope the next round will go more smoothly for us both, and after that I'll probably take a break, since I can't imagine how stressed I'd be if I tried doing icons AND nanowrimo at the same time!

Don't get too out of practice with the icons! I decided to skip the next phase of Farscape Land and stay away from scifichar20in20, but I'm still going to participate in this comm. I want to focus on writing this fall, but am unsure about NaNo. Last year was SUCH a disaster...on the other hand it might be a good way to write a rough draft of a series of stories I've been mulling.

nymeria_55nymeria_55 on September 27th, 2011 07:49 pm (UTC)
Wonderful work!

I, too, love the ones with Natira, especially nrs. 1,2, and 4 - they are very intense and quite arresting.

But "Artist's Choice" #5 breaks my heart... It's incredible the density of feelings one perceives in such a tiny picture.

Well done!!
a random javascript function: aerynjsfunction on September 27th, 2011 08:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the lovely comment, I'm so flattered :)

I know this episode had more than enough aliens of week for me to choose from, and I kind of felt like I should give attention to them as well, but then I looked at all the lovely caps of Natira and decided I'll just go with what I want to do, she's so gorgeous, I just can't resist!
happyme: Across The Universe_happyme_ on September 27th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
Wonderful.
They're all so lovely. :)
a random javascript function: aerynjsfunction on October 1st, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! :)
ghanima sun: farscape - john quixoteghanimasun on September 28th, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
Pretty! Upside Down works really well I think, partly for the simplicity of it. I always have trouble with that prompt, but you've done it quite well.

I also love Circle, Center Crop and Amused. And AC3 makes me lol; that subtext can't be accidental!
a random javascript function: crazinessjsfunction on October 1st, 2011 12:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! Especially for the kind words about Upside Down, that prompt was the hardest one for me.
Kaitbuddikins on October 4th, 2011 09:13 am (UTC)
Loved all of these! Particularly 'body part' - very glad you interpreted it differently, lol.

Also, artists choices #1 and #5 are stunning. Oh, and 'struggle'. And 'amused', and 'sidekick', and 'weird', and 'zoom'... OK, so I can't choose a favourite - they're all brilliant!
a random javascript function: aerynjsfunction on October 4th, 2011 02:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for the lovely comment!! :)