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28 November 2011 @ 05:31 pm
20 Harvey icons  
So here's my entry for the 12th round of the wonderful farscape_20in20.

My claim was my second favorite character Harvey (cause I had already done Scorpy). I LOVE Harvey, so I stressed a lot about these - wouldn't want to disgrace him with an ugly set. But in the end I think I'm happy with these. Once again I concentrated mostly on coloring, and tried new things, but new in a different way than in the last set. No more pastels, people! Not much at least.
I had the most trouble with Faceless, because there aren't many (if any) faceless Harvey pics available, so I had to do something pretty clumsy in order to fulfill the challenge, and the whole theme isn't 'harveylike' at all, Faceless icons are artistic and sensitive while Harvey is all about FUN! :D That's what I tried to emphasize in my set anyway, hope it works for you! ^^

I assure you that every single pic I used *is* about Harvey and not Scorpy, even though they look the same. I tried to use ones where you could see that, but that wasn't always possible; Smile is from Dog with Two Bones and Looking Up from Different Destinations. I even included a quote from the scene so it would be more apparent :p Speaking of which, I got very verbal this time. There's text in like half of these. But I think that fits the character, he has so many funny quotes and pics that it isn't hard to come up with a good text for an icon, and if it comes naturally, WHY STOP IT :D

Take all you want, credit if used, don't hotlink please and most importantly if you have any opinions of these, positive or negative, do express them. ^^

Warning: Oddly enough, this post spoils Battlestar Galactica a little bit :D


Smile Fashion Req Texture Crossover Faceless
Off Center Looking Up Fake Background OOC Recycle

Category: Relationships

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

Artist's Choice

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

Current Mood: goodgood
thyla87: Zhaanthyla87 on November 28th, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC)
These are absolutely outstanding! They are so funny and color is perfect!

Smile is perfect; I love the picture and texture is so great! Fashion is so funny :'D I also love how you use Req Texture, it's so amazing! :) And crossover! So great idea!! Love how you used the picture and the colour is very nice. I love text, too!

I also like faceless and off center is so funny! Everything makes me smile :) Looking up, ooc and Recycle are gorgeous. Fake Background is one of mine favorite; great color and crop!

Category set is awesome! I think 4 and 5 are my favorite!

AC set is amazing and again, so funny! LOL! I love them all, they are so Harvey!! :D I don't know how to pick favorite, but maybe 3, 4 and 5. And also 1, 2! :'D LOL! But like I said, I can't choose. They are all great!

Amazing job :)
a random javascript function: braca eagertoservejsfunction on November 30th, 2011 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the excellent feedback! I'm super glad they work for you :)
Les divagations de Neljaflo_nelja on November 28th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
They are fun! Except the ones which are sad 'thanks for you memories'... I love them.
a random javascript function: dargo sacrificejsfunction on November 30th, 2011 02:40 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks! I'm always flattered to get fb on my icons from non-iconers. :) The Faceless one isn't one of my own favorites, but I'm very glad if you like it. That scene is so sad. PKW may not be Farscape at its best, but it does have its moments!
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on November 28th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)
I love the way you play with color, not just with images: the pictures take a whole new look - and even meaning - with your incredible use use of color. "Smile" is just an example of what I mean.
And "Relationships - nr. 5" is... arresting - I can't find a better word for it.

WOW! :-)
a random javascript function: j/a levelsjsfunction on November 30th, 2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
Aaw, you're too kind (again :) ). As soon as I saw the theme for Category, I knew I had to include something like the fifth one. It's just a very cruel end (...well, John thought it would be the end) for their relationship, it's such a pivotal moment, so it was a logical choice.
I'm not stupid. Just socially awkward.starmack on November 28th, 2011 06:42 pm (UTC)
These are fantastic!

LOL at the E = MC Hammer one.
a random javascript function: john crais bffjsfunction on November 30th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I couldn't resist that quote. It's a Farscape classic, so it needs more iconing! :D
ghanima sun: farscape - pilotghanimasun on November 30th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
Gorgeous work! I'm in awe of some of the stuff you can do with colors and blending. All the AC's are perfection.
a random javascript function: norantijsfunction on November 30th, 2011 02:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm very flattered :)
happyme: Scorpy Intense Stare_happyme_ on November 30th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
These are very good indeed. Lovely colouring, cropping and contrast going on. You choose fonts appropriate to the subject matter too.

My absolute favourites are the first six icons and your ACs.

The relationships set is thematically too scary for me!

Well done :)
a random javascript function: sikozu vividjsfunction on November 30th, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much, great feedback! I'm especially glad to hear the fonts work. That's what I stress about the most when I make text icons (and for whatever reason I seem to make lots of them :p).

I'm also weirdly flattered by the 'too scary' comment! I tend to love the slightly creepy/weird aspects of Farscape the most. Also, there wasn't much to choose from when you think of Harvey's relationships - he met Natira, Zhaan, Scorpy and D'Argo once but that's about it :D
happyme: Scorpy Intense Stare_happyme_ on November 30th, 2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
he met Natira, Zhaan, Scorpy and D'Argo once but that's about it :D
I agree. Me thinks you made the correct choice in focusing on John.

I remember the first time I saw DMD, chilling stuff. The cold environment depicted matched the way I felt. Harvey became a figure of fun, but at his worst he scared me. :)
a random javascript function: aeryn goodbyejsfunction on December 1st, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, DMD is chilling. It's one of my favorites actually. Harvey was really scary in it, and before that too when he was driving John all insane. The Harvey I really love is the one without the control of the neuro chip; that's when he could actually become his own personality and not just a Scorpy clone. That's the real Harvey for me and also what I tried to focus on in this set :)
Sayuri: TV - GOT - Drogo_bamfsayuri_x on November 30th, 2011 11:48 am (UTC)
Love these. I love a good Scorpy/Harvey icons. I am pleasently surprised at how lovely and bright these are. I am glad you went that route instead on the black/dark route that is I suppose, more natural for Harvey as a character.
I love smile (the blending is seamless) and off_center (brilliant cap choice, very funny), the cat set is amazing. I especiallt love #3, #4 & #5.

And the ac set is a study the sublime ridculousness of Harvey. ca#5 = perfect. love the brightness, the fake background, everything is just right.

Pat yourself on the back sir.
a random javascript function: aeryn centerjsfunction on November 30th, 2011 02:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! The world needs more Scorpy and Harvey :P
You know, it's kind of funny and interesting how differently we see Harvey! When I think of him I instantly think of color and bright and funny and weird, so it didn't even cross my mind to make a darker set :D That must be because when I think of 'Harvey', I actually think mostly of the 3rd season onwards Harvey. The second season Harvey would have been a much darker character for sure, but there's like one s2 Harvey in my set (and even that one is half John, lol).

Yay, good to hear AC#5 is working for you - that's literally a last minute add. I was already posting these when I realized my last AC was the weak link of the set (oh, every set has one... I try to get rid of them but some I just don't spot early enough!). So I made another one that I was more happy with.

Thanks for the elaborate feedback, it's very useful! :)
virkatjol: [farscape] john / zhaan unityvirkatjol on November 30th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
I love your COLORS!!! They are always sooo perfect! You make the caps bold and bright and just wonderful!

I love how you used the texture! It's so cool!! The cross over is great! And I love faceless and the quote is perfect and i love the font!

His face in off center is so lulzy!!! I love the category especially #3! But #1 is super clever! and #5 is dark and still clear and bright! Idk how you do it! you're so amazing!

The AC's are all lovely and #3 is my fave. I love Harvey! Nice job!!!!! THEY ARE ALL INSPIRING! <333333 Thanks for that!
a random javascript function: aeryn chianajsfunction on December 1st, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much!! Bold and bright is a must though if you're working with crazy Harvs :D

Haha, I've never actually seen an icon of that Lava scene, and I thought I could give it a try.

And I'm still super flattered of the inspiring part :')
Bizarra: John Aeryn look leftbizarra on December 1st, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
HARVEY!! :) I love him! This is a fantastic set. The colors are really vivid and bright.

Smile.. love the colors and the texture that's used. faceless is both charming and melancholy at the same time. The OOC icon is really good. Love the texture behind Wayne and love the cool blue color.

Category.. icons 2 and 5 are my favorites. :)

The Artist Choice set is full of my favorite icons! #3, 4 and 5. <3<3

Though now I have Wierd Al's Harvey the Wonder Hamster song stuck in my head. Thanks. :) LOL
a random javascript function: aeryn circlejsfunction on December 1st, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks!! OOC was the least inspiring theme for me (never been much into actors, it's the characters I watch FS for!), so I'm super glad and relieved to hear that one wasn't complete crap :)

LOL, sorry about the song! :D
Bizarra: Claudia ecstaticbizarra on December 1st, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
I loved the colors and the warmth of the blue even though it's usually a cool color.

I tend to love OOC ones, because I use Claudia as the 'face' for an original character that I Role Play and great icons of claudia make great user-pics for my girl. LOL :)

It's a hazard with Harvey.. he *always* stuck that song to me. Which really is appropos since Harvey himself is an earworm. LOL
thyla87: harvey fakebgthyla87 on December 3rd, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
And i snag smile, fake bq and Ac 3, will credit :)
Arevhat: LGM chi/d'argo credit johnscorpynebari_rebel on December 3rd, 2011 12:13 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry for the lateness of my reply! I kept putting it off and then with my schedule and LJ going out, it just kept getting later and later and later...

Anyway, this set is AMAZING. Just absolutely stunning. The icons have a really cohesive look (which I know you like!) and the colors are just glorious. Text sometimes works for me, sometimes doesn't, but here it's really working - what is Harvey if not a chatterbox? ;)

I'm really admiring your use of textures, now that I'm trying to work with them more. Smile looks like one that would scare me off but you blended it beautifully...it's a perfect choice for that image.

Fashion is hilarious and adorable. Snurching that! I love the faded, vintage look. Required Texture is very intriguing! I had a hell of a time with that one and I couldn't stop wondering what other people would do with it...I really like that it's recognizable as that texture, but only if you squint. It's unique and creative.

I haven't watched BSG (yet) but know enough about it, and like the combination! Lovely coloring, and again, blending. Faceless is stark and poignant, and the contrast really grabs your eye. I'm a fan of smaller figures in icons because I always second guess them while making my own, worrying they're too small to be recognizable.

Off-Center looks like he's coming sideways out of a gift box to me LOL I love the bright colors, and the crop. Looking Up scares me, in a good way ;) His skin is so bright and clear! And I can hear his voice reading the text...

Fake Background is another perfect one, like Fashion. Snurching that too; I love the grungy look. OOC is nice and Recycle has a nice trippy feeling.

Category - all great moments, and I love the glowing look, very dreamy, and hallucinatory ;) I really love the crop on 3 but I think 4 is my favorite, even though it's levels! Very, very nice job! 5 is so badass.

ACs are so bright and intense and saturated...really beautiful. It's hard to pick a favorite..but I think #3. The colors and composition are stunning.

Excellent job once again!
a random javascript function: chiana closecropjsfunction on December 7th, 2011 12:41 pm (UTC)
Now that LJ seems to work normally again I can finally reply... :p Thank you so much!! I'm super flattered again. I did like the set myself but was still very nervous, because it's also a little risky, especially the grungey elements you mentioned, they weren't in my plans at all, the initial plan was to make this super bright (which most of these still are), so I wasn't sure if the more muted ones would look any good here. So thanks. Lol, I do love cohesiveness - or 'obsess over it' would be a better way to put it I guess :P So special thanks for that.

I'm super glad you don't hate the text. I'll try to use a bit less of it next time (unless the themes really inspire me to that direction... :P).

Funny that you mention the texture on smile, cause that's the only one I contributed a lot to myself. The colors are pretty much unchanged, but it didn't have much pattern so I made one on my own by using brushes. :D

Yay, I made you like levels again! \o/ That always flatters me a lot for some reason :p

Thanks again, awesome feedback!
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a random javascript function: harvey bunnyjsfunction on December 7th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Who wouldn't love Harvey? :p
shan_3414 on December 6th, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, geez, these are all so stunningly unique and well-crafted! You do amazing things with icons! There's honestly not a single one I don't love, but I especially love Smile, Fashion, Crossover, Off Center, and OOC. Your use of color and texture in all of them is just wonderful.

I love your category set, especially #4, and I think as a whole it's a really nice contrast in style to your AC set - a bit more dramatic and serious, versus playful and bright! I love every one of your ACs, but #2, #4, and #5 are just brilliant. Snagging #5 for sure - everything about it is just FLAWLESS.

Amazing, amazing job. Every one is crafted in a way that perfectly evokes the character, emotion, or scene, rather than just throwing on pretty colors and textures willy-nilly. You do incredible work!
a random javascript function: sikozu offcenterjsfunction on December 7th, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks for the lovely words. I'm super flattered. Hmm, I guess the more 'serious' aspects of Harvey are related to his relationship with John, which is why the bit more serious icons are in the category.

Yay, I'm always super glad if someone takes any of my icons! That's the whole point of making them so thanks!! :)