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01 April 2009 @ 01:42 am
Recap of icons.  
I've been wanting to make some icons for my community, but alas, I feel creativity fleeting by me. I wish I was happier with the way my icons have been turning out, or rather, been more patient with myself. I'm trying to keep a positive mind frame—to be proud of what I made, so I'll use one of my icons here now. It's insanely difficult to resist making icons when I have such pretty high def movies. I wish I could make some pretty icons with bright coloring like Van's, but mine are starting to become darker with dreary colours as time passes. Oh, why? Maybe I'm better with the dreary, gloomy look.

I've come a long way since I started making icons. I don't even have the first few icons I've made because they were so hideous, but I'll make something right now to show you how awful they were.

First-timer icon. Everything is dead center, pixelated, and who knows what else is awful about it—I do not want to think that far.

Move forward to a few years later. Of course, the first one rocks socks. :D The second one—not so much. What is with the black border?

Then there were these, where I obviously went over-board with the blurring tool, but getting a bit better in terms of cropping and whatnot.

And along came these holy-shit-bright-BRIGHT icons, but I must admit I like them.

My glitter phase hit after that. Oh yes, and Westlife. Heeheehee! I wanted to die from laughter at these God-awful icons.

Now, the phase that came after made me "what the fuck" when I saw the icons from it, because really, what the hell was I thinking? When I looked at these icons, I actually thought someone else made them. Although now that I look at them a bit more, I'm starting to like them again. At least I had some unique ideas.

Now, this was probably from last year. I started to kick my complicated ass and went for something more simple, or probably the simplest of simple.

These are probably from this year.

Some of these icons made me laugh, and some of them seriously made me cry, but at least I'm not getting worse. Hahaha.
bellezzarubatabellezzarubata on April 1st, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
I see comic sans in your Ron icon!

I can't wait to see Malfoy in the next HP...he wasn't much in the last one. : (
Meeps!: paul rudddark_soul_lost on April 2nd, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
Yup, Comic Sans. I think that was the font I used when I first made icons 5 or 6 years ago. Hehehe. Good times, good times.

Malfoy pretty much lost a lot of screen time, probably due to the directors wanting to cater to rabid fangirls who hoped to see naked Harry. On the other hand, maybe Ron will get more screen time.
Lynnie Poostarri_clouds on April 2nd, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)

I laugh because your Ron icon is like the best icon I can make. :D I like your other ones. Much prettier. Although, to be honest, I can't stand a lot of the actors you have in them!!! :/
Meeps!: david wenham - squee!dark_soul_lost on April 2nd, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
Hahaha, who do you not like?
Lynnie Poostarri_clouds on April 2nd, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Not big fan of Cameron Diaz, I hate Sarah from CSI, and hate Drew Barrymore. If I'm not mistaken, is that Jennifer Garner?? Don't like her either. But that aside, you make them look goo in your icons. :)
letranbe_tran on April 2nd, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
i see progress! good stuff. hahaha...omg, the bad icons are so bad that they're good!