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Season 8 icons

8th April 2007 (02:03)
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As promised earlier, here are some season 8 icons... 64 of them, to be exact.

First, another one for the people who aren't impressed by the plot-twist in the latest episode: 

Second, here's one to celebrate the launch of a brand new 'ship:

One for the Willow/Tara fans:

As for the rest of the icons: well, a lot of people have been complaining about the lack of resemblance the comic characters have to the original actors. It's even been suggested that they should wear nametags. 

I'm a little surprised by this - I mean, honestly, don't you think these two pictures are so alike, it's impossible to tell which is the photo and which is the drawing?


or these?


or these?


Well, OK, maybe there is a slight difference... So, behind the cut you'll find another 50+ character icons from the comic, all clearly marked with their name so you can print them out and keep them next to you when you read the comic. :)

Plus, icons of the four new characters - Leah, Rowena, Satsu and Renée - so you can familiarise yourself with them as well! 
(Clues: Leah's Scottish and sarcastic, Rowena's German and wears a baseball cap backwards, Satsu is Japanese and has a quirky fashion sense, and Renée is curly-haired, has a crush on Xander and is possibly already dead.)



























Free for distribution and use: please credit me/let me know if you do! Note - Some of the #2 icons came from killerweasel's scans (the rest directly from images on the Dark Horse website).


Posted by: ibmiller (ibmiller)
Posted at: 8th April 2007 02:01 (UTC)

Aaaaaaaannnnd delivery! Very, very nice - and you left out the one I want to make, so I won't feel like an unoriginal hack when I do make it. I love it muchly! Can I pimp this post in a bit?

Oh, and query - were you being sarcastic about the likenessess? Cause I've never had too much problem with them - and when you put them side-by-side, the likeness increased for me.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th April 2007 11:15 (UTC)

Thanks - and yes, pimpage will be welcome. I look forward to seeing what your idea is, too...

My next project will be to adapt the heart template to do a few more 'shippy icons, I think - both real ones and perhaps a few sillier ones.

I was being mildly sarcastic... I think some of the likenesses are much better than others. Dawn looks nothing like her picture; Buffy is hugely variable, but sometimes matches SMG's appearance. I did spend quite a while looking for matching photos showing the person from the same angle, lighting, etc for comparison.

Posted by: Elena (moscow_watcher)
Posted at: 8th April 2007 13:14 (UTC)
Buffy love


Is it me, or new, actor-less characters really look more sympathetic?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th April 2007 13:39 (UTC)

Possibly because the artist is simply drawing an interesting-looking face, rather than struggling to make the image look like the real-life actor?

Posted by: lusciousxander (lusciousxander)
Posted at: 8th April 2007 15:16 (UTC)

I really love these, especially the one with my new OTP Xander/Renee :)

another one for the people who aren't impressed by the plot-twist in the latest episode:

Is there a first one?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 8th April 2007 15:51 (UTC)

In a previous post I made on the same subject here.

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Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 10th April 2007 18:28 (UTC)

Could be Wesley... (except he's dead).


Posted by: tessarin (tessarin)
Posted at: 11th April 2007 20:53 (UTC)

Great work and great icons. Still much prefer the actors though.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th April 2007 18:29 (UTC)

Thanks - and yeah, normally the actors are better... but then again, after the early seasons SMG would never have agreed to appear in that pose in the nightgown on the bed. :)

Posted by: tessarin (tessarin)
Posted at: 13th April 2007 18:31 (UTC)

Pity because that would have been worth it with early seasons SMG, later seasons not so much.

Posted by: embers_log (embers_log)
Posted at: 13th April 2007 03:51 (UTC)

I really love these, I haven't put any at my lj yet (but I am tempted to put up Renee of the Big Xander crush) but if I put any up I'll be sure to credit!

Personally I'm loving the comics, and I think this whole business of Buffy as a lame-o 'Sleeping Beauty' is a set up, Joss would NEVER go there!

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 13th April 2007 18:29 (UTC)

Thanks, help yourself, thanks again, me too and I'm inclined to agree with you!

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