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31 January 2012 @ 06:42 pm
Season 4 icons for farscape_20in20  
This is my set for the 14th round of farscape_20in20. My claim was season 4. The category set is especially dedicated to virkatjol, who gave me some caps for inspiration. I hope you like them, and I'll icon the rest too at some point! :D

Okay, I must say I'm really happy with this set. I actually think it's my best this far and obviously hope someone agrees :') After not seeing my last set do all that well I *really tried* to do something simple for this round, but in the end it just felt wrong and fake and I couldn't stop myself from doing the things I really wanted to do, even if it meant a smaller likelihood of success. So this set is pretty much a representation of the way I'd like to go now, which makes me especially nervous about this. I especially loved the whole Rainbow theme and thought a b&w AC set would be a nice contrast with it! :)

* Take any you want.
* Credit john_scorpy if used.
* Don't hotlink.
* I love comments!
* Concrit is welcome, a comment doesn't have to be all hearts and roses. If something doesn't work for you, I'd rather hear it straight and direct in the comments than just see it from the polls, because if I know the *reason* an icon doesn't do well, I might learn from it, and learning is a huge part of why I even icon! :P
* My resources.


Typographic El. Two Profiles Defining Moment Quote + Text Only Shape
Corner Funny Group Monotone Split

01 02 03 04 05

Artist's Choice #1 Artist's Choice #2 Artist's Choice #3 Artist's Choice #4 Artist's Choice #5

#1 #2 #3 #4 #5

#6 #7 #8 #9 #10

#11 #12 #13 #14 #15

#16 #17

Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: Madonna - Beat Goes On
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on January 31st, 2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
WOW... just WOW...

The best definition for these icons would be *vibrant*, even the black&white ones possess this quality.

Love the Rainbow set, too, and nr. 4 is my favorite, as I love the Two Profiles in the first set (snurched.... :-) )

**big round of applause**
a random javascript function: aeryn sikozujsfunction on January 31st, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
Aaaww, thank you so much!! You're the best ever at making people feel like they're doing something right :) THANKS! and a special yay for snurching!
virkatjol: [farscape] Aeryn smile smirkvirkatjol on January 31st, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
OMG THIS IS MY FAVORITE SET EVERRRR!!! and not just cause I helped pick some of the caps I looove love love all the bold colors! You're use of textures here is especially epic!

I LOVE 2 profiles and I'll be snagging that ASAP. It's so so pretty and I love that it's a silhouette and then Aeryn in John. GUH.

Category is gorgeous. I love all 5 of them.

AC's are so lovely. You're Black and White is so perfectly contrasting. I love how that white isn't washed out and it's not too monotone (even though it IS) It's pretty and I LOVE THEMMMMM and I will be stealing one and possibly 5... :D

I adore alts too. 3, 5, and 11 most shup I know I'm predictable 13 is interesting in the color and the emotion I can feel in it. Since they aren't facing and their faces are cut off it's angsty and GAAAAHHHH SO GOOD!!!

a random javascript function: aeryn pinkjsfunction on February 1st, 2012 12:33 pm (UTC)
I'm sooooo glad you like them!! :) And even snurched some OMG that's always the highest honor :')

I'm especially glad that the b&w works for you; I'm not all that great at b&w icons because I usually just use it as a last resort if the coloring has gone completely fahrbot. But here I decided that hey, this is my 9th round, maybe it's time for my first b&w set (well, I've had one b&w+color set in the past, but that one was all crappy).

Aw, I'm so happy you like alt11. It was supposed to be my Red theme, I really wanted to use the cap cause you demanded it liked it so much :D, but in the end I realized it was too soft for the set, which I wanted to be more, I don't know, grungy? So I rejected it but still hoped you'd like it :)
(no subject) - virkatjol on February 1st, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC) (Expand)
dizzy!: [sg] cam grin 200dizzydame on January 31st, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
Alts 3, 13, and 16 are AMAZING. Have to clear out some icon space for those. I'm not a Sikozu fan but split is also stunning, and the coloring in rainbow 4. You've done fantastic with ALL of these, really.
a random javascript function: harvey einsteinjsfunction on February 1st, 2012 12:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, thank you!! You picked some that I wasn't all that fond of myself (from the alts), so I'm surprised and happy! :)
virkatjol: [farscape] aeryn - only ever himvirkatjol on January 31st, 2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
I feel much more complete in life now that I have some of your icons on my icons list. <3333
Bizarra: Claudia Prettybizarra on January 31st, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
These are gorgeous. Your 2 profiles is stunning. And has to be my favorite. I will probably snurch that one with credit :)

The B&W's for artist's choice are superb! This is a beautiful set and you should be proud! :)

I was starting to wonder where everyone was. LOL :)
a random javascript function: aeryn zhaanjsfunction on February 1st, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!! I spent forever on 2 Profiles so I'm super glad it's working for you.

Haha, I always post my set at the last possible moment, cause I have that obsession on tweaking them to death... :')
(no subject) - bizarra on February 1st, 2012 01:01 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Bizarra: Aeryn Smilebizarra on January 31st, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
I grabbed 3. I also have to say.. the texture in Artchoice 4 is lovely. Excellent work!
a random javascript function: aeryn profilejsfunction on February 1st, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
Omg, yay! Thanks! I'm especially honored because I actually made that 'texture' look on AC4 by hand, using some grungy brushes on a layer mask :) it was so much fun, I look forward to experimenting more with them!
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I'm a balancing force of maturity... Or not  ;): danielerinm_4600 on January 31st, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Fantastic icons! Love that rainbow set, and the profiles icon is inspired!
a random javascript function: john equationsjsfunction on February 1st, 2012 12:41 pm (UTC)
Yay, thanks!! I'm so glad they work for you. Profiles and Rainbow category were my favorite themes here! :)
ghanima sun: oooghanimasun on February 1st, 2012 12:00 am (UTC)
Typograph- Love it, perfect texture use
Two Profiles- LOOOVE. Do you have any links to tutorials that show how to do that effect? I can never ever get it!

All the Category icons are so, so very pretty. I can't even pick a favorite.

I also really like Alts 3, 4, 12 & 13.

Also, do you use Despeckle to make them sort of softer looking?
a random javascript function: norantijsfunction on February 1st, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!

Two Profiles- LOOOVE. Do you have any links to tutorials that show how to do that effect? I can never ever get it!
I'm afraid not :/ I've been looking for one too but failing, so I ended up just sort of trying stuff. If you don't find another one, I could try writing one for it since I still have the psd.

I'm so glad you like the alts too. I liked the idea of 3, 12 and 13, but ended up doing so much stuff on them that they lost too much image quality to be included. 4 on the other hand had a good image quality but I felt the text placement was awkward - it was supposed to be my Defining Moment. I'm always stunned if people like the ones I see as flawed, so thank you :')

Also, do you use Despeckle to make them sort of softer looking?
This makes me sound really stupid but I hadn't even noticed that function before so I had to look it up. No, I do all the blurring by hand with the blur tool so that I can control exactly which parts I want more blurry and which more sharp. Despeckle looks like it would work in most cases though!
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a random javascript function: sikozu changedbgjsfunction on February 3rd, 2012 01:49 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad someone agrees :DDD THANKS!!
thyla87: danydrogothyla87 on February 4th, 2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
I love them! They are so pretty and I love color.

My favorite are Two profiles (great colors and crop and amazing idea), corner (I like contast and light and the crop), Group( also amazing idea, love the levels and color. And I also like how Scorpy is watching John! xD), Monotone (again I like your color choise and the text is awesome and perfect!) Split is very beautiful and I like strong colors.

Rainbow set is so pretty and amazing! :) My favorite that one are 2 (great contrast, color and crop. And also 3 (love green and the light)

AC cet is wonderful! :) It's great how different you get them because I always feel mine black and white are same :D I really love 1 (text is very pretty, and amazing light), 3 (contrast is great) and 5. (Very beautiful, pretty and you use the levels really well. But also 2 is amazing (texture below is great) and 3 (love the contrast and the picture is great).

Really great job and this maybe is your best set, I think so too! :D
a random javascript function: sikozu sidecropjsfunction on February 10th, 2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!!! I'm so glad you like them! OMG thanks for agreeing about the best set thing ;)
shan_3414 on February 9th, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous, gorgeous set, as always. I think our tastes in style & subject line up really, really well, because I always want to snag pretty much everything you make. ;)

Two profiles is just STUNNING - gorgeous blending, and so beautifully dramatic. I lovelovelove typographic element, corner (perfect crop is perfect!), group, monotone, and split. And Sikozu love! \O/

Your rainbow set is gorgeous - great use of texture. I loooove #3. Your use of B&W in the AC set is fantastic - it really amps up the drama. And so many of your alts are fantastic, too! I especially love #3, #4, #14, #16, & #17.

I honestly wish you iconned ALL of my fandoms, because I just adore your work. <3
a random javascript function: sikozu offcenterjsfunction on February 10th, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)
Aaw, thanks, what an amazingly sweet comment!! :)

I think our tastes in style & subject line up really, really well, because I always want to snag pretty much everything you make. ;)
You have a point there, since I adore your stuff too! It's actually really awesome that at least someone in the fandom shares my taste.

There's never enough Sikozu love! :P
Arevhat: Chiana Lower Facenebari_rebel on April 17th, 2012 07:04 am (UTC)
I saved 13 of these beauties!

What is it about Chiana and butterflies? They work so well together. I've seen her described as feline, and sometimes I agree, but I usually think more along avian lines for some reason. Maybe butterflies fit with that...

Love the green on her. I always want to use green, but it's more difficult for me than blues or purples. Very nicely done.

Two Profiles is a GENIUS blend. Stunning work. The colors as well are perfectly suited to the image. I love the faded and torn look of Defining Moment, and the dual images work very well. I snurched Shape and am using it on Terra Firma right now - I love the colors and the geometry of it.

Corner just POPS, and I love the coloring on Funny. Monotone is a fantastic icon although I am partial to Alt 10. Beautiful coloring - I am really in awe, and you're making me want to do more colorful icons. I also admire how you make small figures so clear. I'm always afraid to go small, that people won't be able to see what it is I'm iconning.

The rainbow is so lush...love the colors and the emotion portrayed in each one. I adore that you went for black and white in the AC set, and AC1 is stunning. I love the crop and the glow. The crop in AC2 is also wonderful and AC5 just makes me smile.

Alts 2, 6, 10 and 13 are AMAZING. Fantastic crops and use of textures.

a random javascript function: j/a kiss b&wjsfunction on April 17th, 2012 10:45 am (UTC)
Omg, thanks for the comment, it's always a lovely surprise when someone finds and comments on one of the older sets.

WHAT? You really saved freaking 13 of these?! :D That's crazy and amazing. Wow, thanks a lot, I'm super flattered! I know this was my most popular set so if I was smart I'd try to replicate it all the time now, but somehow that wouldn't be as fun, so I'm letting this be a good memory :) I'm really glad you like the colors though, especially since really high powers have criticized their saturation a bit and I get that it's a bit much and that's why I've sorta tried to tone it done now, but I'm also super happy if it can be an inspiration to someone else.

I also admire how you make small figures so clear. I'm always afraid to go small, that people won't be able to see what it is I'm iconning.

Oh, I'm the exact opposite! I'd love to do more close crops, but small is the safest way for me cause the image quality usually isn't great to begin with and I fear that leaving the image larger will lead to the fatal combination of blotchy + grainy + blurry :p But in other shows with more HQ caps I'm all crazy about doing close cropping right now!

Thank you so much once again!
Jacquelyncreativexminds on January 20th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
OMG! These are so stunning. I'm snurching some. :) I will credit, of course.
I especially love the Category & Artist's Choice.