daniel faraday

forty two

20 Game of Thrones/ASOIAF for 20inspirations

I almost never ever add text to my icons (this represents every text icon I've made since August 2011...) so even when we started planning this round for 20insp I seriously never even expected to try. But the day the challenge was posted, I randomly got really inspired by Game of Thrones and particularly by the book quotes and some characters that haven't appeared in the show yet. It's definitely the longest I've ever taken to complete a challenge for 20inspirations since I started working on it almost 3 weeks ago and normally I finish in a few days. But, I honestly really liked it and even though I included a lot of textless alternates, I'm actually pretty satisfied with the originals. They aren't perfect but I feel like I really did improve in my text techniques!

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beauty and the beast

forty one

20 Disney for 20inspirations
The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tarzan, Princess & the Frog
Beauty & the Beast, Snow White, Tangled, Hunchback, Mulan, Pocahontas

For the far and close round, Disney wasn't my original choice, but in the end I thought it could be fun because I practically NEVER do animation close crops (plus the HP and GoT galleries I wanted to use were down~). I don't really do a ton of close crops anyway. So once I decided to do Disney I ended up doing 10 awesome ladies and I did a far crop & a close crop of each of them. This post is arranged so both icons of each lady are with each other instead of all the close together vs all the far together but it should still be obvious unless I really sucked at this theme~ I also at first tried to do a rainbow, but it was just too much to work in completely!

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lana del rey


001-007 Teen Wolf
008-011 Breaking Bad
012-012 Harry Potter
013-017 Lord of the Rings
018-021 Various TV (Suits, Lost, Game of Thrones, New Girl)
022-025 Various anime (Arrietty, Code Geass, FMA: Brotherhood)
026-032 One Direction

So I haven't really made any icons since August with the exception of the few One Direction icons in this post. I was going to try to enter them for the simple round of inspired20in20 but a) photoshoots are hard and b) photoshoots are hard to keep simple and c) I forgot how to icon, so I quit! I'm posting these even though there's not really anything new because I'm hoping that clearing out my old folder will help be get started on making something new. Some of the rest were made for challenges so it's possible you might have already seen them around and the LotR/HP ones were going to be for Round 1 of theiconquest but I never finished that either. Such slacking lately.

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lana del rey

thirty nine

This is a battle between myself and the fabulous pointblankdarcy. We decided to choose two common favorite fandoms and do a cap battle and then also include 10 technical themes where we could use any fandom. I loved doing this battle so much! You can check the fandom for each individual technical themed icon by hovering over it. Warning: we both used a lot of Teen Wolf, lol.

10 Community
10 Harry Potter
10 Miscellaneous (Game of Thrones, Parks and Rec, Teen Wolf, The Killing, Suits, Breaking Bad)

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lana del rey

thirty eight

20 Lost icons (battle with vetica)

My first individual battle! Feature Lost and the lovely vetica. This post contains the 20 icons by him and the 20 icons by myself. I've never really iconned Lost all that much, even though it's one of my favorite shows. When it was airing, I wasn't that good at making icons and found a lot of it supremely hard to color. This was very fun to take a stab at though! Thanks to Jørgen for participating with me! :)

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lana del rey

thirty seven

So I have a ton of icons to post and I just need to post these now as some of them are getting quite old and harder for me to look at in my unposted folder! There's quite a mix. Challenge entries from: animan, theiconquest, anon_icon flash challenges, disneydolce, icon_talk anon battle, rumblr, capchallenge, cusped, iconflashes, toon-iconflash, and iconbattling. I don't think any of these were made just for fun! That seems weird, but I am at least happy with 99% of these. I think the ~pressure of a challenge really helps me to not be lazy. Okay that's enough talk, here are some icons.

Toradora, Ito Noizi, Lovely Complex, Vofan, Persona 4,
The Litte Mermaid, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast,
Mulan, The Princess and the Frog, Alice in Wonderland,
Tarzan, The Sword in the Stone

Community, Breaking Bad, Teen Wolf, Pushing Daisies,
Merlin, Game of Thrones, Being Human (UK), Fringe,
Revenge, Nikita

Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Stardust, Kill Bill,
Atonement, The Avengers

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lana del rey

thirty six

My original idea for this round of 20inspirations was to include a few different fandoms and find scenes or characters that would help illustrate 20 or so pre-determined facts or traits about myself. For the record that post probably would have included Avatar/Disney/Korra, Harry Potter (all time favorites) and Breaking Bad, Community (current favorites that are almost reaching forever status). BUT that wasn't working out and (wow I can already tell this will get into tl;dr territory sorry) I was getting frustrated. Then I was browsing tumblr and clicked play on an unidentified music post - it turned out to be Avatar music, a blend of music from the final scene of Avatar and from the season finale of Korra. And I just started crying. And thinking about how much this show means to me, has meant to me in my life, AND has influenced my iconning. The only other fandom I can say that affects me in this way, that can make me cry and make me feel at the drop of a hat is Harry Potter. But my very first icons on a regular basis were for Avatar. I'd made larger graphics mainly with Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings in the early 2000s, but never really icons until Avatar. It was with Avatar that I regularly participated in my first LJ icon tests. And I iconned it a lot haha. one two three four I definitely didn't do it well… and then I haven't made icons for it in years. I've made a few since Korra has come out, but Korra's shortcomings just made me long more for Avatar, and how much I have missed iconning it. So I sat down, put Avatar on Netflix, and dedicated this post to my favorite tv show of all time.

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lana del rey

thirty five

30 multifandom icons
☆ 12 for turbo_lims (True Blood, Terminator: TSCC,
    Star Wars, LotR, New Girl, Pretty Little Liars,
    Revenge, Snow White and the Huntsman, Downton Abbey,
    Bones, Alice in Wonderland, Alcatraz)
☆ 6 for icon_talk (Harry Potter)
☆ 12 for turbo_rumble (Fringe, Doctor Who, Community,
    Lord of the Rings, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter,
    Avatar: the Last Airbender)

These are all for different battle/challenges I've done recently. Sorry this post is such a mess, I just want to be able to clear a little bit out of my folder now that all these challenges are done! The first two were based off given caps and then turbo-rumble was based on themes. You can hover over those to see what the theme was. Except for a few duds in the turbo-lims section where I struggled with the cap, I'm pretty happy with how all of these turned out!

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lana del rey

thirty four

The Avengers, The Great Gatsby, Disney, Drive

Game of Thrones, Fringe, Mad Men, Community,
Supernatural Misfits, Homeland, Dollhouse, Lost,
Battlestar Galactica

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