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07 May 2012 @ 11:16 pm
25 Battlestar Galactica icons for big20in20  
I should be programming. Instead, I'm posting icons. Thus the mood :p

An icon set for big20in20. My claim was Battlestar Galactica and the theme for this round was geometry, which pretty much gave me an icon orgasm cause FUCK YEAH GEOMETRICAL SHAPES + ME = OTP. I MAY HAVE TAKEN THE THEME A TINY BIT LITERALLY IN THE AC SET, EH? But no regrets, lol!
Also the theme gave me an excuse to block for my life. Not that I need excuses, I'm just happier when I have one ;)
The only thing I didn't love was that I couldn't find really HQ BSG caps, so if the image quality here seems a bit fracked up, it's because it is. :p I still love the show so I didn't want to change my claim, but I'm not sure I'll be iconing it that much in the future.

But yeah, all in all I'm actually really happy with this set (well except the category maybe), and hope you find something about it enjoyable as well. ♥

Category4 + alts 2 & 3 were obviously inspired the amazing library_of_sex, cause she shares my weird love for triangles and also sorta dared me to use those lovely triangle textures by innocent_lexys. My first two attempts (the alt ones) were very much following her style, which is completely intentional and full credit to her :D just wanted to see if I could do anything in that style (WHICH I ADORE TO BITS AND PIECES), after which I felt confident enough to try something less copycatty and thus category4 was born :3

* Comments never fail to make me smile :)
* Concrit is welcome
* If taking anything, credit would be nice but not necessary
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Also very few alts + extras:

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a random javascript function: got bwredjsfunction on May 7th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Wow, it took you like three nanoseconds to comment :O Thank you so very much, that means a lot to me cause you're someone I really look up to when it comes to iconing :')
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a random javascript function: got jon snowjsfunction on May 7th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Haha, sounds like a plan! :D

OMG, wow, I'm always stunned when people actually use my icons, that's just too awesome for words! ♥
Sayuri: TV - TWD - Daryl_darksayuri_x on May 7th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
I LOVE, LOVE your ac set. Especially #1, 4 & 5. And the cat set is just perfick. But I think my absolute fav is alt#5. You knew, I love my deep B&W. Beautiful.

You make me want to re-watch BSG.

a random javascript function: j/a leaningjsfunction on May 8th, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
Yay, thanks! I liked alt5 too but as you can see, no geometry, so it was doomed to be an alt, lol :D Hee, I need to rewatch it too, I've only seen it once except for s3 which I watched twice. Anyway thanks for the lovely words! ♥
ghanima sun: bsg - gaiusghanimasun on May 7th, 2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
BSG icons!!! I am excite!

I love, love, love, love 1, 6, 7, Cat 1, AC 2, 4 and Alt1 and 5. I will probably snag some of these. I'm so excited you made BSG icons! Sorry my comment is nothing more substantial, but I'm just all excited about it!
a random javascript function: jool vintagejsfunction on May 8th, 2012 02:22 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! I needed to icon BSG now since it's pretty much the only one of my favorite shows I hadn't done already. I'm so glad you appreciate it :)
Torilavanille on May 8th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
I love the literal approach you took! All the geometry used as textures is perfect! And agreed- you have the right fandom for this round! That show was amazing and you've produced some awesome icons for it. Divided and twirl are my favorite for the themes. Your AC set as I said is amazing because of the geometry. I love the 1st from the AC because that coloring is so pretty over her face. 4 is cool because it has that pretty magenta. Reminds me of an 80s sci-fi movie cover (is that too odd of a description? lol) I love your last Alt btw. Freaking beautiful! That crop is so gorgeous, and the simplicity and sultriness of it being B&W with the contrast in her hair is all around perfect. Snagging that one DEF!
a random javascript function: new spockjsfunction on May 8th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
Omg, thank you so much for the awesome and long comment! *_* I had a ton of fun using geometry as textures :D I'm super glad you like the last alt so much, I started making it for one of themes I think but in the midway I realized I liked it more as a simple icon so I couldn't make it fit any of the themes :P
Torilavanille on May 11th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
Simple icons are really beautiful, especially with the lighting achieved in it. : omg. anon_icon has made me so paranoid to leave long comments. as long as you don't mind them...
a random javascript function: viserys levelsjsfunction on May 12th, 2012 08:59 am (UTC)
omg. anon_icon has made me so paranoid to leave long comments

THIS, SO MUCH THIS D: My comments are often rambly and long. And I love receiving all kinds of comments, but especially ones like yours cause they are of great help. I really don't get how anyone would mind any comment as long as it's not rude or anything o_O
Carly: BSG; Sixkibethsbark on May 8th, 2012 11:12 am (UTC)
Guh, that Tigh icon (3) is to die for. I'm also in love with your composition and colouring for #2 and #6. Gorgeous set!
a random javascript function: dargo namejsfunction on May 8th, 2012 11:19 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much! It took forever to make that Tigh one so I'm super extra happy if you like it :)
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on May 8th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
Well, I've always had ambivalent feelings toward BSG, and I've always been a failure at geometry and math (LOL) but I need neither to appreciate your icons!

Themes nr. 6 and the first one in White Shapes are those that jump at me from the page, and the first one in the Alts & Extra section is amazingly intense.

No matter the subject or the show, you always come through with blazing colors - in every sense of the word! :-)
a random javascript function: dany pasteljsfunction on May 8th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks again, I'm glad you can enjoy these despite not liking the subject that much :) You're very sweet again, thank you!
whatthedeucelibrary_of_sex on May 9th, 2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
I love that you're bold and seem willing to try anything, Tommi! That's one thing I truly admire about your work. It certainly isn't stale or repetitive! I really love that Athena icon where it looks like she's in a camera lens. The grayscale in her face is perfect so she's not overly bright, and the white texturing lends great detailing to the piece, too! 10 is also great, and I love the use of the half circle composition on the left. It adds a depth and charm to the icon! TRIANGLES IN CAT2!!!!!!!! The white texture looks so bold and marvelous against the vibrant green and yellow there. MORE TRIANGLES IN CAT4!!!!!!! Loving the blue and yellow behind her and how the triangles cut through her arm and head to give them some strangeness and obscurity. Alt3 is WOW. I adore the purple coloring and the white cutting across her shoulder. The lighting is tremendous, too! The use of shapes in this entire post is just really fresh and striking and fearless, my friend. ABSOLUTE KUDOS AND RESPECT ON CONSTANTLY TRYING NEW THINGS!!!!!!! <333333333
a random javascript function: the big bang theory superheroesjsfunction on May 12th, 2012 09:06 am (UTC)
Omg, thank you so much for the awesome comment! Especially for the not repetitive part cause I just went through my icons to look for any decent ones for an application and I realized that all my stuff pretty much looks the same to me o.O I'm really really happy if you don't see it that way.

The triangles were totally your influence :D I'm glad you seem to like them cause you're the expert on them, lol.

Thanks again Kim, you're the best! :D
whatthedeucelibrary_of_sex on May 12th, 2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
I worry about being repetitive since I tend to use the sme textures relentlessly, so it's not just you. Lots of makers are concerned about that, too, but you shouldn't cuz each of your batches looks fresh and different from the ones before it, IMO.

innocent-lexys is the expert on them cuz it's her textures that make all the triangl stuff possible for me, so go and thank her instead! :P

Anytime, buddy! <3
thyla87: jaimethyla87 on June 2nd, 2012 06:33 am (UTC)
Awesome icons! 3, 4, 6, 9 are my favorite themes :) Category set is outstanding, love them all! I don't know can I pick the favorite but I think that 1 and 5. AS set is also amazing and so beautiful. Love them all, too, but 3 and 5 are my favorite :) Great work!

Also I like extra 2 and 5. !
a random javascript function: lims round 8 favoritejsfunction on June 2nd, 2012 07:16 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like them cause this was one of the most fun sets to make ^^