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30 May 2012 @ 06:57 pm
20 Star Trek (2009) icons for 20inspirations + 13 extras  
omgomgomg I'm excited. I made a set for 20inspirations and it's my first time participating there and the theme (art) was super hard and I applied so late and didn't even expect to get in that I hadn't even started my set yet so I had to pretty much rush to make this as soon as I was accepted and yeah it was CRAZY. But fun too!

The only thing that bugs me is that I could have picked a specific artist or style or something but what happened instead? I was inspired by a little bit of this and a little bit of that and this set is soooo all over the place that's it's not even funny D: I just messed around with everything (especially the provided textures) and hoped it would somehow fit the theme :p I guess it's just that this was my first time at 20insp, and one of only two, so I wanted to do *everything*, lol.

Obviosuly, being the perfectionist that I am, I would have liked to make something SUPER AWESOME, especially since it's my first round and I'm not used to elite comms and their standards at. all. and I really really didn't want to make the mods regret approving me/make people question me belonging there, so of course I made three times more icons than necessary. I'm including some of the rejects as alts/extras here. Anyway I'm happy with most of these but wish I was super extra proud instead of mere 'happy', haha. NEXT ROUND IT WILL HAPPEN I SWEAR! :P

My claim, for some odd reason, was Star Trek (2009 movie). Which was stupid cause uh there are billions of works more suited to this theme, but hey, I enjoy nothing if not challenging myself...

* Comments would make me really happy, now more than ever :p
* Concrit is welcome
* If taking anything, credit would be nice but not necessary
* Please don't hotlink
* My resources


attempts at explaining how these fit the theme/what the inspiration was:

1 - I was going for a pencil sketch sort of look here
2 - word: outline, I was going for a look that's a weird combination of handdrawn and photography
3 - I was really inspired by this B.B. Tilt and Son commemorative bookmark
4 - here I went for a more traditional sort of painting look with a bit of vintagey coloring
5 - again inspired by realistic art
6 - used a lot of the provided textures by lookslikerain
7 - inspired by silhouette photography like these
8 - here I was trying a painted portrait sort of thing but decided to only make the background look painted cause I knew I'd suuuck at the whole 'painty look' others do so well, haha
9 - hmmm I started this with a similar idea in mind but got distracted by lookslikerain textures
10 - here I went a bit bolder with the painting thing but not sure if I love it or hate it. Won't become a habit anyway.
11 - again I tried a portraity sort of look with lots of textures from the provided sets
12 - word: circle
13 - inspired by Brooklyn Bridge by Louis Lozowick
14 & 15 - mostly inspired by Amedeo Modigliani, especially this and this, and also use lots of the new fuuurs texture set which is gorgeous enough to be art in itself ♥
16 - trying to go for a modernish art look though this type of thing is what I always do anyway
17 - inspired by pop art in general
18 - Andy Warhol
19 - I was randomly inspired by Kendell Carter's drip painting stuff
20 - here I was inspired by marble statues and their smoothness and how they reflect light, idk



Any thoughts to share? :3
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Pink - I Don't Believe You
kirtash_girlkirtash_girl on May 30th, 2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
Wow, amazing Icons *-*
a random javascript function: jool colorful pkwjsfunction on May 31st, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!! :)
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on May 30th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
Amazing work, as usual - so I don't understand your self-flagellating mood! :-D

The first icon to attract my attention was nr. 7 - the colors are so warm and gorgeous! And I like nr. 10 - there is something... mephistophelic in it that makes it special.

And nr. 31 is nothing short of *arresting*!

a random javascript function: scotty texturedjsfunction on May 31st, 2012 02:25 pm (UTC)
Omg, thank you so much! Hey, I'm a Finn, self-flagellation sorta comes with it :p

Also I was reaaallly unsure about 10 so I'm really happy to hear you think so highly of it!

btw, I haven't ignored your FS/GoT video, I really need to go watch it as soon as I finish these most urgent icon tasks! It's waiting on my bookmarks :)
nymeria_55nymeria_55 on May 31st, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC)
I was reaaallly unsure about 10 so I'm really happy to hear you think so highly of it!

And considering that Kirk (both in the original version and the re-booted one) was never high on my scale of preferences, that's saying a lot! :-)

I haven't ignored your FS/GoT video, I really need to go watch it as soon as I finish these most urgent icon tasks! It's waiting on my bookmarks

Don't worry, it's not going anywhere! LOL
Icon away, I look forward to more pretty pictures!!!
Devoted driver: TV - TWD Daryl/Carol mc750virago on May 30th, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
6, 12, 22 and 30 are my favs in this beautiful bunch!
a random javascript function: lims round 8 favoritejsfunction on May 31st, 2012 02:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I wasn't too sure about some of those you mention so this is lovely to hear :)
bitterbird on May 30th, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC)
these are very cool, I really like the way you used the textures esp in #1 and #13 :)
a random javascript function: dargo namejsfunction on May 31st, 2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! (tbqh in 13 I didn't really need to do that much, those textures were just awesome to begin with :D)
Shawnalongerthanwedo on May 30th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Ahhh, I love the whole first row. Two and three are especially awesome, and great texture use throughout.
a random javascript function: jool skyjsfunction on May 31st, 2012 02:19 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much!! Textures are my crack and I always worry about overusing them so I'm extra happy about that last point :>
bepsi queen (◡‿◡✿)scoobyatemysnax on May 30th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
omg the vulcan pride icon!!! *____* PERFECTION

and i also love 2, 7 and 12! unfff at the blues on 12!
a random javascript function: chi sikozujsfunction on May 31st, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Yay, I'm so glad you like the Vulcan one, it was the first one I made and also the one I liked the most myself :>
whatthedeucelibrary_of_sex on May 31st, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
2 totally reminds me of a da Vinci sketch or something (from what I've seen of his Renaissance sketches.) It truly looks hand-drawn! 3 is just awwwwwesome and really caught my eye in your preview! Gorgeous composition, dark and dense colors, and amazing text. 5 is pretty much glowing on my screen. The sky is almost painfully beautiful! OMG. The colors in 7 are so thick and rich and sumptuous. You could almost eat that icon up with a spoon cuz it's like visual candy! I am dying over you aiming for Warhol in 18. That was a very bold choice and made for a funny and charming piece. 30 is really quiet and luscious and kinda wistful, too. I love how radiant the yellow is! <33333333
a random javascript function: bff john harveyjsfunction on May 31st, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC)
Aw, you're the BEST at comments, srsly! I'm especially glad you get the vibe I was going for in 2 cause I had no idea how it came across, lol. And 3 was my own favorite so I'm super glad you like it too :>

I'll go comment on your entry now! (I'm always late these days, whyyy do I take on so many icon challenges? It's like two deadlines per week sometimes o_O)
whatthedeucelibrary_of_sex on June 1st, 2012 12:44 am (UTC)
How the hell do you manage to complete 2 challenges in a single week?! That is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!
a random javascript function: crais greenjsfunction on June 1st, 2012 03:58 am (UTC)
Lol, I guess university students get used to deadlines... :D it's just this month though cause turbo_rumble doesn't happen every month and I signed up for inspired20in20 before I got into 20inspirations so idk I pretty much did everything. Oh and the icon_talk battle thingy, couldn't miss that one either, nope. I'm way too easy to talk into sutff, just pimp it a little and I'm in :p
whatthedeucelibrary_of_sex on June 2nd, 2012 12:57 am (UTC)
I love that you actually finish everything you sign up for! I used to sign up for 3 challenges in a month and get NOTHING done. So pathetic.
a random javascript function: buffy time running outjsfunction on June 2nd, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
Well, being a total no-life kinda helps ;D

But seriously I'll *have* to stop entering at some comms so that I'll actually have time to focus on my icons more carefully. I hate having to submit something I'm not 100% in love with and I've been doing that a lot lately. I just don't know which comms not to enter anymore, I love them all :|
whatthedeucelibrary_of_sex on June 2nd, 2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
I think it's rather rare for any maker to create a piece that they're totally satisfied with, regardless of how much work and time they put into it. My own fave icons that I've made tend to have noticeable flaws, but as long as I got the look I wanted, that's what matters to me. It's a great goal to wanna scale back though and really put your heart and soul into a batch so that you can turn out things you're really proud of and in love with. Good luck, my friend! <3
thyla87: Deantekstithyla87 on June 2nd, 2012 06:29 am (UTC)
So amazing set! :) These are perfect! Love the light effect, crop using and the coloring! Really love you rtexture using; specifically 8, 10, 16, 18 and 19. My other favorite are 3, 5, 7, 12 and 13.

And also I love extra 21, 22, 23, 25, 30, 32. So beautiful I will take 7, 10, 16, 21 and 23. Will credit when I use them! :D
a random javascript function: viserys levelsjsfunction on June 2nd, 2012 07:13 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks! ^^ You have some really unexpected favorites there, I'm glad you enjoy those :)
GPAGES ❝ CAPSLOCKER: buzzcocks ↵ rabbitwildpages on June 2nd, 2012 08:29 am (UTC)
such an amazing batch!! I'm still staring at 1 and 2!
a random javascript function: aeryn upside downjsfunction on June 2nd, 2012 08:34 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥
i'm not really a waitress...raiindust on June 4th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Hiiiiii, just wanted to let you know I've nominated you at magicawards here for Best Science Fiction icons!
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a random javascript function: got danyjsfunction on June 13th, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much!!! :)
nightrider101: FanGirlitisnightrider101 on April 7th, 2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
Snagging 'The Captain' icon. I've been looking for a good Star Trek icon for awhile and I've just found it!

Thanks so much for sharing!
a random javascript function: bedtime storiesjsfunction on April 7th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm glad you like it, thank you!! :)