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(Art) Some icons

13th March 2009 (22:54)
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At the time of writing this, I had 50 user pics uploaded. It will doubtless surprise nobody who knows me well to learn that over half of these feature either Buffy, Willow, Faith/Echo or River/Cameron. I do have one or two uploaded of various other Buffy characters - Spike, Angel, Xander, Satsu, Kennedy, etc. However, there are also some huge gaps; important characters I don't have any icons of.

I decided to remedy that. I've made a couple of dozen user pics from the episodes 'The Initiative' and 'Unleashed', plus a few extra ones. So now I can have appropriate icons even if the conversation is about Giles, Riley, Maggie, Forrest, Fred, Lorne, Gunn, Wesley, Nina, Harmony, Eve, Illyria, Cordelia or Dawn. :-)

Feel free to take any of these for yourself if you want to.

Samples:
         
 

__1.__2.__3.__4.

__5.__6.__7__8.

__9._10._11._12.

_13._14._15._16.

_17._18._19._20.

_21._22._23._24.

_25._26.

Comments

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 13th March 2009 23:18 (UTC)
will23

Needs more Willow.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th March 2009 23:22 (UTC)
fred

No it doesn't. That's the point. :-) I've got hundreds of Willow icons already (well, okay, eight out of 50), and I thought I needed icons of all the other characters too.

I realise this means none of thse icons will be useful to you, and I'm sorry about that. ;-) (But I've got two Fred icons! And a Nina one!)

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 13th March 2009 23:25 (UTC)
will24

Oh well. I'm used to being disappointed in my never-ending quest for Willow icons.

:-P

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th March 2009 23:31 (UTC)
eve-apple

Come to think of it, Willow does appear in #2! And she's sitting just off-camera to Riley's left in #4,and in #26 Dawn is squeeing at the sight of half-naked afterglowy Willow and Tara...

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 13th March 2009 23:32 (UTC)

No Groosalugg? :-(

(I love the "Maggie's Farm" one, though. She fits the lyrics quite nicely.)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th March 2009 23:38 (UTC)

He doesn't appear in 'Angel' Season 5, which is where I took all the 'Angel' icons from. There's also no Lilah, Lindsey, Holtz, Connor, Jasmine or Justine. I ran out of time and energy!

Though I was sorely tempted to do a Justine icon with the caption "I HAS A BUKET".

Thanks!

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 13th March 2009 23:58 (UTC)

Though I was sorely tempted to do a Justine icon with the caption "I HAS A BUKET".

I would so snag that one and use it, despite not being a Willow icon.

Posted by: fluffybkitty (fluffybkitty)
Posted at: 14th March 2009 03:12 (UTC)

Though I was sorely tempted to do a Justine icon with the caption "I HAS A BUKET".

Yes, that one has to be made :)

Snagging the Forrest one because that is just cool, and possibly the Gunn one too because it made me LOL.

Thanks :)



Edited at 2009-03-14 03:14 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th March 2009 09:48 (UTC)
cordelia-yourewelcome

Yay!
:-)

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 14th March 2009 09:42 (UTC)
Dr Horrible

Though I was sorely tempted to do a Justine icon with the caption "I HAS A BUKET".

Hell, if you won't, I just might.

Posted by: Mrs Darcy (elisi)
Posted at: 14th March 2009 10:01 (UTC)
gratification by buttersideup.

Oh poor Riley in #4! *pets him*

How I wish I had more icon spaces...

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 14th March 2009 13:00 (UTC)
riley-unliked

I do feel kind of sorry for him myself...
:-)

Posted by: candleanfeather (candleanfeather)
Posted at: 15th March 2009 15:09 (UTC)

They're all very well done and you did a good choice for your screen captures. I have a little preference for the Harmony and Dawn ones.

What's funny (I don't know if you did it on purpose, is that some of them, juxtaposed like they are, seem to tell mini stories: take 1 and 2 together for example, or 6 and 7 (well, you know my slashy brain!), or 5 and 6...



Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 15th March 2009 19:02 (UTC)
dawn-squee

I have to say I wasn't considering the story aspect of combining them like that, but now you point it out I can see all sorts of possibilities. :-)

I don't go in for a lot of fancy textures and filters on my icons as a rule, but with practice I've certainly learned the benefits of playing with the colouring and contrast and sharpening. For example, with #20 I deliberately increased the colour saturation to make the pinkness of Harmony's jacket even more vibrant. The thing about that kind of tweaking is that done well, it's not actually noticeable to the casual observer...

Thanks!

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