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27 December 2009 @ 10:34 am
icons through the years  
Inspired by crystalchains's post over at levitia, so I figured I'd give it a shot too.


I don't know what to say about these...except that everyone had to start somewhere. XD These were from during my bandom days where my brain was possessed by Jared Leto. I was fond of overusing textures, following tutorials EXACTLY, & using tiny text brushes. :P I was also unaware of God's gift to iconmakers, the .png file.

However, I'm happy to say I got a clue by the tail end of the year. Sort of.


I think this year may have been more of a time to polish my nonexistent technique. I learned to not overuse the sharpen tool, quit abusing my text, & lay off of the exclusion layers; granted, I couldn't crop for shit. Looking back through my posts, I found that I didn't make any icon posts for a couple weeks short of a year. WTF, me?

My two fandoms that year: Lord of the Rings & Supernatural. ♥

It was a long time before I realized I barely ever had Sam & Dean in the same icon.


I learned how to be (relatively) creative, though in the process, I beat repeatedly on the dead horse that is Folks fonts. I'm pretty proud of where I am, though I'd give my right arm to make half-decent grunge icons.

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what: Jared | Candy Monster | LOL | Fancysuperfire on December 27th, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
I would still totally hump the leg off the last 7 from 2008, and use all of 2009's (why so awesome?).

Ain't grunge-style icons a bitch? I like your style.

Edited at 2009-12-27 05:14 pm (UTC)
shut up and run away: tv » spn » russian roulletteletoist on December 28th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
LOL, warm & fuzzy feelings abound when you say things like this to me. XD

They're so much work, & some people make it look so effortless. *stares at you*
what: Jensen | Guitar Hero | Happy | LOLsuperfire on December 28th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
warm & fuzzy feelings abound when you say things like this to me.

TOTALLY reminded me of "Sammy, I love it when you take control like that."

I reckon the one between Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift is a pretty good grunge icon, imo. ;)

I'm gonna have to make some more eye of the tiger icons, and yet, yours will still be moar awesome.

In conclusion: Fudge me. I love your stuff. ♥
shut up and run away: tv » spn » sampalaletoist on December 28th, 2009 01:40 am (UTC)
OMFG, small world. Me & my friend were just texting about that moment today. XD

LOL, I was so proud of that one, I went & made eight other icons the exact same way. XDDD

Oh, you. I can't bring myself to make you stop saying such nice shiny things. :D

Julia: alicejenis_waikiki on December 28th, 2009 02:42 am (UTC)
lol we all made these FIRST icons xDDD
my ones are still appearing in the nightmares...o0