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06 January 2016 @ 11:19 pm
Yikes, this entry is full of very few 2015 icons and long overdue. Free time and inspiration are two things currently evading me, but in the meantime I've still been milling around, appreciating all the gorgeous icons that continue to be made. It's been a crazy year and I haven't been on LJ nearly as much as I used to, but I miss making icons! I'm hoping this year I can finally get back into it. How can I not with great new (or relatively new) shows like Jessica Jones and Sense8, which I haven't iconned at all, not to mention all my old favorites?

Anywho, onward with my pitifully small icon post.

P.S. Why is LJ making my apostrophes quotes in the cut text? I don't like it. Not one bit.

10 Jane the Virgin
3 Lost
2 Gotham

Hey baby, baby, your heart"s too big to be treated small.Collapse )

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Music: MAGIC! - No Way No
15 March 2015 @ 09:31 pm
Finally, an entry full of new icons! This is for Seeing Double at inspired20in20, a type of challenge I've always wanted to try out. I have less alts than usual, probably because iconning the same cap twice gave my indecisive tendencies a chance to shine. I've been falling hard for pastel coloring these days, so there's a lot more of that going on in this entry.

I can't stress enough how much I love this little show. It's my favorite new thing on TV right now. If you're not watching it already, give it a try! The ensemble is great (especially as led by Gina Rodriguez, who is killing it). The writing is hilarious and heartwarming (the narrator gives me so many Pushing Daisies feels, but he's actually even better). I go from laughing to crying to laughing about 10 times every episode. The story lines are perfectly over-the-top since it's based on a telenovela, but there's a very human touch to all of it. And the characters are much more than what you see on paper. The villain's never 100% evil, the good guy doesn't always make the right decisions, etc.

I tried to spread a little love to most of the characters in this set, but... needs more Rogelio and Petra! I'll do my best to correct that when I make more icons of this wonderful show.

P.S. You can click on the icons to see the original cap.

28 Jane the Virgin

Una flor, voy a regalarte esta noche de luna llena para confesarte lo mucho que me gustas.Collapse )

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Music: Juanes - Una Flor | Powered by Last.fm
02 January 2015 @ 03:00 pm
I didn't want to start 2015 with a post full of 2014 icons, yet here we are. Headdesk. The icons in this mini-post are from the7days, pixelheroes, wonderous_stuff's Gift of Giving and iconsomething's Giftmas.

I'm feeling pretty 'meh' about this post because I feel like I rushed most of them to meet deadlines at various icon comms. That being said, I do like the ones I made for the gifting activities. I guess I don't want to let my giftees down, but it's okay when I'm iconning on my own? I haven't been iconning as much and it feels like my creative juices have just been going down the drain.

My hope (not resolution because making it official tends to backfire and I fail hard) is to return to iconning and doing the things I love most with my icons. So... *crosses fingers*

15 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Once Upon a Time, Selfie, Suits, The Mindy Project
2 Donten ni Warau
6 Glee, Hannibal, Jane the Virgin, Lost, Sherlock, Teen Wolf

Please don"t see, just a boy caught up in dreams and fantasies.Collapse )

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Music: Adam Levine - Lost Stars
25 September 2014 @ 07:20 pm
Another much-needed icon dump, full of icons made for the7days, iconbattling, s1icontest and probably one or two more I'm forgetting at the moment.

Last but certainly not least, I participated in icontalking's epic Lost battle, which was in celebration of the show's 10 year anniversary. Several icon makers got together and reached an overall consensus of our favorite 20 characters, then made an icon for each of them. Lost was the show that got me into fandom. It sucked me in from the beginning and I was an eager captive until the very end and beyond. It's carved out its own spot in my heart (and is still my number one show to this day), so I knew I had to take part in this battle. Check out the first and second parts for a great collection of Lost icons.

31 Lost
14 Hannibal
8 The Mindy Project
5 Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Game of Thrones, Nikita, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Star-Crossed

Look how all the kids have grown, oh, we have changed but we"re still the same.Collapse )

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Music: Gwen Stefani - Cool | Powered by Last.fm
17 June 2014 @ 10:02 pm
My submission for Round 30: Adventures in Wonderland over at 20inspirations. I missed the comm's Down the Rabbit Hole theme, so when this came along I was so happy! Freeing yourself up to play and go crazy with compositional elements you never would've dared to otherwise is a pretty great feeling.

[Ramblings about working with this round and my love note to the show.]I pushed myself with my first few icons, but they still felt a little too familiar to me. So I tried out two styles I really admired but hadn't really explored: the painty style and the grungy yet classy vintage style. There are also a few styles thrown in there that I don't even know how to describe. :P As a result, this set is a mix of light and sweet, quirky and carnival-like, and dark, gritty and strange. What better show to use than Pushing Daisies, which fits these three styles to a T?

Working on this batch really made me miss the show that much more. The story and style were amazing enough, but the writing was a special kind of gem. The dialogue was incredibly fun, at times philosophical and deep, other times funny and whimsical, yet always witty. No one actually speaks the way these characters do, but that's part of what kept the show in its own happy little bubble. That being said, amazingly enough I barely used text in this batch. I really tried to focus on my texture use and compositions. These icons probably won't be for everyone, but I kinda like this crazy mishmash that I ended up with.

Also, what are the odds that this post has the same number of icons as my last one (and another 20in20 at that)?

31 Pushing Daisies

And if you knew how much I loved you, baby, nothing could go wrong with you.Collapse )

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