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Jan-Feb Icons

After a rousing round of CAPSLOCK!SQUEE with sean_montgomery, I decided to post my 2009 icon progress. I've been able to learn a lot this month using textures, animation and now brushes. I want to share!

These are roughly in order of creation (all made with GIMP), up to today:

1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20
21


These are freely gankable, with credit, if you would actually want one! (Oops, #16 was slightly too big, so I fixed it, but it's a little pixelated. Oh well...)

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thrace_adams
Feb. 9th, 2009 02:11 am (UTC)
You did a lovely job :)
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Thanks! I can definitely see improvement from the first to the last especially. :)
stolenpostit
Feb. 9th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
I want the MJ and Batgirl icons, forsrsly. But I just reverted back to a plus account and have no room! BAH! :'(

But yeah, very nice texture use! :D
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
:((( Paid accounts are love. I hope you can get yours back. *hugs*

I hope to keep improving!
svgurl
Feb. 9th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Ooh, pretty icons! I especially love #18 and 20! :D
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! I've been an icon-making machine this month! :D
realchemistry
Feb. 9th, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
You did a great work!

Specially like number 2, 7 and 9.
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
Oo, thanks! I love your work, so this is a big compliment! :D
slynn6776
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
Love them! :)
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's been sooo fun!
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htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 04:12 am (UTC)
Awesome, yay! I'm glad someone wants one! :D The experimenting is the best part! :D
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autumnrae89
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
What tutorial did you use #5, #11 & #12? I'm really interested in making icons like that. :D

Snagging #17. Cause that's just awesome.
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
Yay! I made #17 for someeone at the sheldon_penny comm, and it's awesome someone else wants it!

I didn't use a tutorial on that. What I did was carefully erase all the background except for the person's body, then added a texture overtop. Then I changed the opacity to where I could see the person underneath it and carefully erased all the texture over the person.

If that didn't make sense, I can try to make a tutorial myself! That might be fun. :)
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babettew54
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Oh, nice job!! #18 is too much fun!:D
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
I love that one. The episode was so WTF, it needed an icon. :D
candyflosskillr
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)
These are awesome, well done. Making icons is addictive. :D
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
It is! I SO need to stop letting it interfere with my life, though. :D
got_no_strings
Feb. 9th, 2009 09:45 am (UTC)
Yay!
I love em :D
welcome to the world of icon making, you'll never get your life back once you've started :P

<3 #18
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! I think you're right -- I'm totally sucked in now... And #18 just BEGGED to be iconned. :)
shardsofblu
Feb. 9th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
Much cuteness and pretty! :D I especially love the Lois one. :)
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 12:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm excited about the sharpness of that one - my icons have mostly been too blurry before. :)
fairfax_verde
Feb. 9th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Very nice! You are getting very good at this.
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm having a lot of fun, anyway. :)
misseri44
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
I really like #19 and 18 makes me LOL!!! (at least Lana has left the show)
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you! #18 just begged to be made. :D
felinephoenix
Feb. 9th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
Oooh, snagging #19! I tried SO HARD to icon that panel, you have no idea and it was all a failure. :(
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC)
Yay! All of these were made to fill a need I had, as well as to experiment, so it tickles me that someone else can use them, too. :)
sean_montgomery
Feb. 9th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Excellent work, Mom!

But you know it's only a matter of time before Lois starts bugging you about potential icons you could make for her... ;)
htbthomas
Feb. 9th, 2009 08:49 pm (UTC)
Well I don't do manips, so... I'm pretty limited in what she can ask! :D

But hey, I've made some of those on request, so I probably wouldn't mind. :)

Anyhoo, my offer of newbie help is totally open whenever. GIMP is no Photoshop, but it's freeeeeeeeeeeeee.
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januaried
Feb. 23rd, 2009 12:43 am (UTC)
Aha, I found your icons tag! :D

WOW! No idea who that is in #2, but I love it. Great work using the text and the black/white background on either side. *thumbs up* Ooh, that's my texture in #3! *squees like mad* Love #4 and #6 - beautiful colors. And #5? ADORABLE OMG. #8 and 9 r0x0rz - there is definitely something to be said for negative space. :D

For #11 - 13, I would want to add something more. You did very well blending MJ into the background on the first two, but they could all use some text or something. :)

YAAYYY animations! Good job! I'm still trying to figure those out :P ANd the SV one is hilarious. *shakes head and sighs*

Love the heart on #20 and the shiny thingy on #21! You're doing great, Mom - keep it up! :D *high fives*
htbthomas
Feb. 23rd, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
2 - That's Christian Slater - I used a tutorial of starrylites to color it. :)

I think you're right about 11-13, but it turned out the requester chose 13 of the set! To each their own, right?

The heart and shiny thing are brushes downloaded from various users on dA.

The icon I'm using here is my latest animation - my favorite so far!

Thanks for coming to squee!
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