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02 March 2012 @ 11:41 pm
Some icon-related stuff (big surprise there!)  
I'm really busy (THAT'S PRETTY MUCH A CHRONIC DISEASE FOR ME OK?), but I'll make a short post saying that I'm still very much considering that icon journal idea. Now I'm really starting to icon other fandoms than Farscape and I think it would be much clearer to separate the 'iconing me' from the 'posting random ramblings me'.

And then I kind of thought it would be really cool not to do it alone, you know? I have many friends here that I know are really talented with icons. It would be a great honor to me to have an icon journal together with some of you. Idk, I just think it could be fun. Let me know if you'd have any interest in this? If not it's ok and I'll probably make one for my own use soon enough :)

Also, I've been asked to make a few guides/tutorials for farscape_land, which is OMG SO COOL and such an honor. So I'd like to know if there's anything in particular I should teach? I'm thinking more of guides of certain aspects than 'here are the selective coloring numbers, make this same icon I made' type of tutorials, but if you'd like I could definitely make a step by step tutorial for some of my icons too if I just knew which ones you'd be interested in. I already have ones for these two:
, just haven't posted them yet :) But is there anything else? It would be no trouble at all, I actually really love to write them :D
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Sayuri: TV - Farscape - Chiana_bwsayuri_x on March 2nd, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, I would probably interested in the icon journal thing. I never really saw the need for my own (especially since my output has wavered) but sharing one with others would be good, so the pressure to post icons all the time is less.

Plus, I >3 your icons.
a random javascript function: aeryn goodbyejsfunction on March 3rd, 2012 10:19 am (UTC)
Yay, I was sort of hoping you'd say this :3 Good point too, it might feel slightly stupid to have an own comm for graphics if you only post seldom.
Sayuri: Film - Constantine - Tildasayuri_x on March 3rd, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)

Also, I would love to know the secrets behind this & this masterpiece of 100x100 pixels! Merci beaucoup!
a random javascript function: dany drogo negative spacejsfunction on March 4th, 2012 03:53 pm (UTC)
Omg, you like that Chiana one? Aw, that makes me so happy cause I was THIS close to just throwing it into the dustbin! With more time on my hands I probably would have too! I felt the coloring was all over the place and nothing worked and the whole process was pretty much 'trying this, nope, trying that, HELL NO, trying more stuff and then compensating for it'. That would make the lulziest tuorial ever but I'll see what I can do ;) The Natira one was pretty straightforward though, the only slightly complicated thing about it was some tenctacle surgery :D I'd love to write that one.
Bizarra: Aeryn Artist choice 2bizarra on March 2nd, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
I would be interested as well. It would give more exposure to my icons than my own graphic journal gets .. plus I use it for more than just icons.

I have also been thinking about doing soemthing with wallapers (like a LIMS or a One or two wallpapers a month kind of thing, similar to the 20in20's (though obviously not 20 walls in a month, even though I can do that. LOL I doubt anyone else can.)

Do you think thre could be an interest in that?
jacquelee: Promisesjacquelee on March 3rd, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
I love the wallpaper comm idea :D, but I'd love some tutorials for those first because right now I suck even more at wallpapers than I do at iconing. There's just SO much space to fill in a wallpaper, and since you're my idol concerning that (7 of the 13 walls I use as a desktop slideshow right now are yours) I would LOVE it if you'd feel up to making a tutorial. :D
a random javascript function: j/a bwredjsfunction on March 3rd, 2012 10:17 am (UTC)
I'd like some wallpaper tutorials too, I'm equally scared by all those extra pixels :D I mean when i think of how much time it takes me to make a 100x100 icon, I think my life will be too short to make even two! :P

I'd be especially interested in how to keep the image quality good. I know you do it with textures mostly(?) but I'd like to know how you use them to achieve that and also where to find good large textures :)

I wouldn't have time for the actualy community, but I think I would watch it and snurch everything :D
Bizarra: bruce grinchy grinbizarra on March 3rd, 2012 03:36 pm (UTC)

I'll work on some tutorials. It never occurred to me to do any tutorials. Once my challnges are finished I will work on a couple! :)

Yup. Camouflage the imperfections with textures and brushes. :)
Bizarra: Aeryn profile goldbizarra on March 3rd, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
Oy LJ... a notification would have been nice. *grumble*

I could easily do some tutorials for wallpapers since I keep those PSDs. I tend not to keep icon PSDs and I really should. But wallpaper PSDs since I have a bad habit of tweaking, I always keep. :)

If you have any specific wallpapers you want a tutorial of, let me know and I'll write one up. :)
a random javascript function: harry dumbledorejsfunction on March 3rd, 2012 04:00 pm (UTC)
I hate the sudden absence of notifications too D:

I'm not jac but if I can suggest too, I'd like to see something like this one.
jacqueleejacquelee on March 3rd, 2012 06:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, well, like I said, there are seven of you I currently use and I love all of them, but I'd certainly like to be able to do something like this. Oh and this too.

Thanks! :D
a random javascript function: dany strong yellowjsfunction on March 3rd, 2012 10:20 am (UTC)
Sounds great! :D Of course you could post other graphics than icons too though, like wallpapers. I'm still very much enjoying that Season of Death Scorpy!
Bizarra: Aeryn colorful smilebizarra on March 3rd, 2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you are! :)

Yeah... I could do that. LOL I was thinking you were thinking strictly icons, but yeah... I could certainly post wallpapers and some of my other stuff. I love the idea of more exposure for my work.
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on March 2nd, 2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
Nice idea about the collective icon journal. A... well, a Shadow Depository of shiny beautiful icons we could raid at our leisure!! :-D

Also lovely idea about the step-by-step tutorials: personally, I'd love a "for Dummies" section. I'd be there every day...

Keep up the good work!! *thumbs up*
a random javascript function: norantijsfunction on March 3rd, 2012 10:23 am (UTC)
Aw, I love your shadow depository comparison :D I hope the icon journal won't get blown up by Talyn though!

Yeah, I'll try to keep them as simple as possible :) Thanks for the interest!
ghanima sun: sillyghanimasun on March 3rd, 2012 01:58 am (UTC)
Since you already have many offers for joining you in an icon comm, I will just request a tutorial since you asked!
I'd be interested in seeing a tutorial of one of these two (as I suspect they're somewhat similar, it doesn't matter which one):

jacquelee: Aeryn redjacquelee on March 3rd, 2012 05:13 am (UTC)
a random javascript function: dany pasteljsfunction on March 3rd, 2012 10:27 am (UTC)
Hey, there's always room for more if that's the only reason you didn't think of joining us :) Also yay, thanks for the tutorial requests! They were actually quite differently made even though the outcome is pretty similar. I'll make one or both! I guess I'll start with Aeryn cause it would be more appropriate for farscapeland.
ghanima sun: fringe - walter astrid bffghanimasun on March 3rd, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah I don't want to clutter up a graphics comm if you already have a bunch of people!

Also do you change the layout of your LJ like every other day or something? I feel like it's a different layout ever time I look at it!
a random javascript function: chiana dark framejsfunction on March 3rd, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
LOL, sorry about the layout!! I change it a lot to suit whatever I'm posting at the time cause I know that's the entry that will mostly be looked at :D Like, with the newest icon batch, it looked really murky and crowded and even confusing with the black layout with small text, and the lightness of the icons looked bad with it, so I tried a light layout and decided that it makes the icons pop better instead of making them washed out. And it also brought a lot of clarity to the entry. I HAVE OBSESSIONS, ok :D I already miss the text on the previous one though, this text looks so big and clumsy. I'm never quite satisfied with any layout, I don't know where to find those fancy ones a lot of people use so I just use the ones that LJ offers. You have to try everything to see what works ;) (apparently, nothing does though)

And some great graphics comms have like ten people posting, so I definitely don't think the new comm is too filled up yet with three people :D and it shouldn't be 'first come first served' anyway, more about whose graphics would create an interesting but coherent whole. If that makes any sense. Idk. I think your stuff would really deserve the recognition that might come from being part of such a community. But of course the decision doesn't have to made right now, you can be smart and watch from the side as we put it up and see if it's any good and if it is, you can always jump in in the middle :D
ghanima sun: fringeghanimasun on March 3rd, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
Haha, it's okay. It was just somewhat confusing to me. Also if you are interested in different layouts, there are ton of them for use at mintyapple, which is where I've found any ones I've used lately.

And thanks for that. I'd probably be interested then if you end up setting up a group one!
a random javascript function: jool tearsjsfunction on March 4th, 2012 05:47 pm (UTC)
OMGTHANKS, I'll be forever in your debt for that link! So much amazing stuff!

And double yay for your interest, I was sort of hoping you'd want to join too :) I don't think any of the folks who we've gathered up this far post all *that* much so it's not like there wouldn't be room for more.
ghanima sun: fringe - altliviaghanimasun on March 4th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
Haha, it's weird to me you were interested in me potentially joining an icon comm. Probably because I'm trying to work on icons now and having no luck whatsover!
Bizarrabizarra on March 3rd, 2012 06:41 pm (UTC)
Because the brain just had a thought. :D

We can also post tutorials there.. (and maybe if we ever do any, textures)
a random javascript function: john darkjsfunction on March 4th, 2012 05:48 pm (UTC)
Your brain had a great thought! Most tutorial writers do post them at their graphics comms so that would only be logical :)
Bizarrabizarra on March 4th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
It had good thoughts once in a while. Heh.

I've been also kinda wondering about some textures too... jut trying them. I did some for a landcom (10) and might try some more. *shrug*