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sheeplover0104 ([personal profile] sheeplover0104) wrote2012-02-15 01:31 pm

Icons; Misfits for [livejournal.com profile] inspired20in20 and a few other random things

at·trac·tion, noun, /əˈtrakʃ(ə)n/: the action or power of evoking interest in or liking for someone or something; a quality or feature that evokes interest, liking, or desire; a force under the influence of which objects tend to move towards each other.

Attraction is this month's theme at [livejournal.com profile] inspired20in20 for which I claimed "Misfits" (which is perfect for this, if you ask me, because that whole show is super attractive, lol ;)). So, this batch is centred on Alisha's character and her relationship to Simon because these two are what primarily attracts me to the show. I tried to structure my set by concentrating first on Alisha herself (because I love her and she is beautiful and she has the most beautiful screencaps - I mean, seriously, all those profile and close shots... perfect) and then on the developing relationship between her and future!Simon and Simon himself (I ignored that uber-depressing ending of series 3).

The rest of this post contains some alternates and a few icons from the Magic Challenge at [livejournal.com profile] magicnook, which was a lot of fun (I even placed twice, yay!). That's why the second half of this post is all over the place concerning fandoms and styles. ;)

All in all, 38 icons for you:
01-30 Misfits (01-20 for [livejournal.com profile] inspired20in20)
31-32 The Borgias and The Vampire Diaries
33-36 Movies (Sucker Punch, Slumdog Millionaire, Tangled)
37-38 Megan Fox and Candice Accola




01-05
06-10
11-15
16-20

TV shows (Misfits [alts, rejects, Magic Challenge], The Borgias, TVD)
21-25
26-30
31-32

Movies (Sucker Punch, Slumdog Millionaire, Tangled)
33-36

Celebs (Megan Fox, Candice Accola)
37-38

I hope you enjoy! ♥

→ texture credit goes to [livejournal.com profile] innocent_lexys @ [livejournal.com profile] satine_violet, [livejournal.com profile] 3psy and [livejournal.com profile] raiindust @ [livejournal.com profile] aintafairytale

P/S: I wanted to say thanks to everyone who commented on my last icon post. I didn't have the chance to say thank you to each of you individually because my internet sucks and so many things kept distracting me. I just wanted you to know that I appreciate every single comment I get! Thank you very much, my lovelies! ♥

[identity profile] magical-sid.livejournal.com 2012-02-15 02:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Oi, so viele schöne, buntelige Farben ♥
Da bin ich ja jetzt schon begeistert :)
Ich bin sehr verzaubert von 3, so schön pink und tolle Textarbeit, ne runde Sache. 05 gefällt mir auch gut mit dem Farbverlauf. 07 ist ja mal ganz grandios, ebenso wie 18 (s/w rockt einfach, da gibbet nichts).
Und ich war schon eine ganze Weile ein großer Fan deines so toll bunten Icons und hier taucht er jetzt nochmal auf. Farblicher totaloverload, aber so, so schön ♥
Und ich bin ein bißchen verzaubert von den beiden Slumdog Millionaire Icons (die klaue ich auch, so nebenbei) - der zweite ist ja mal grandios mit dem Schatten und den Farben und überhaupt!
Hach, dieser Post war mal ne schöne Abwechslung zu dem tristen Grau, was draußen vorherrscht. Besten dank dafür :)
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Ui, es freut mich, dass die Farben so gut ankommen. Ich geb zu, ich hab im Augenblick eine leichte Schwäche für ganz, ganz bunte Textures.

Farblicher totaloverload, aber so, so schön
Aww, danke! Ich muss sagen, das Icon ist - wie man so hübsch sagt - ein Unfall gewesen, aber ich fand's irgendwie toll und es war so bunt. Und wie gesagt, ihre Screencaps sind zum Sterben schön, da kann man fast alles mit machen. Gerade bei dem Icon freu ich mich ganz dolle, dass es dir gefällt.

Ich wollte im Übrigen schon ewig mal Icons von "Slumdog Millionaire" machen, da ich auch hier diese Silhouetten super hübsch finde und die sich geradezu anbieten für solche Art Icons.

Vielen Dank für dein supertolles Feedback!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

[identity profile] magical-sid.livejournal.com 2012-02-18 02:48 pm (UTC)(link)
Bunt geht immer! Genauso, wie pink. Macht das Leben nur besser :)

Die besten Dinge entstehen doch irgendwie per Zufall, oder? Wenn man irgendwas plant, oder plant, wie es aussehen soll, ist es meistens der letzte Schnodder, aber Dinge, die man einfach mal testet, kommen dann total sensationell raus. Ich wünschte im Leben wär das mal so :/

Für dich, meine Liebe, immer :*

[identity profile] apricotsvea.livejournal.com 2012-02-15 02:23 pm (UTC)(link)
superschöne icons!
ich finde besonders 4, 6, 20, 25 und 29 toll!
:)
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 06:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Dankeschön!!! Freut mich, dass sie dir gefallen! ♥

[identity profile] emme86.livejournal.com 2012-02-15 03:36 pm (UTC)(link)
lovely icons ♥ so much colours on everyone, I love them
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 06:02 pm (UTC)(link)
Aww, thanks so much! Yeah, I went a bit crazy with colourful textures on these. ;) I'm glad you like them! ♥

[identity profile] frust-sheep.livejournal.com 2012-02-15 03:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh wonderful icons! I love your use of color. :)
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 06:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, thank you so much! I'm so happy everyone seems to love the colourfulness of these, warms my heart! ♥

[identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com 2012-02-15 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
YOU DID IT! YOU'RE AWESOME, ANI! <3

This seriously looks completely different from your last few posts, which obviously means you just keep trying new techniques and looks. That is extremely commendable, my dear! I love the slight white texturing in 4 cuz it really enhances the vulnerability of her expression. It adds softness to the icon and plays wonderfully well against the red all around her! The lighting and bursts of color in 5 are magnif! 8 has a very familiar texture. Hmmm, whose texture could that be? Not [livejournal.com profile] innocent_lexys's texture, right? It frames her face perfectly, and I especially like how it cuts through her cheek and hair!

Oh lordy, the lighting and contrast in 9 are DELICIOUS! She looks so precious and soft and kinda lost or searching. That one just might be my fave! Both 11 and 18 have this sexy smokiness going on that is really appealing, and I love the gray balanced against the white in each piece, especially in 18. The pink and red tones in her face in 25 make me angry. They're NOT FAIR and they shouldn't exist! let's pretend that I haven't seen 28 before and haven't already squeed over its muted orange beauty and the softness of her hair and outline. THAT ICON IS SO DAMN AWESOME! The Borgias piece is so sparkly and shiny and pretty, and I love the blue sky with the cathedral radiating against it. The lighting in the bottom image is unreal. Seriously.

WHY WON'T THIS POST GO AWAY? IT'S TOO MUCH, ANI. I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT SO YOU CAN TONE DOWN YOUR AWESOMENESS APPROPRIATELY WHEN YOU NEXT TRY TO ICONIZE. JUST SAYING.
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
AAAAWWWWWWWWWW, KIM, YOU SERIOUSLY MAKE ME BLUSH!!! YOU ARE EVEN MORE AWESOME, JUST SO YOU KNOW!

I definitely keep trying new things and I'm getting more and more comfortable with textures and this batch is hugely inspired and influenced by [livejournal.com profile] innocent_lexys's textures (you just remined me, I wanted to, like, dedicate this whole post to her and her amazing textures!). I probably used them on every single icon. And of course you are right, that specific texture is one of her beauties as well and I'm really glad you like the icon because the texture is so bold and unsubtle, lol. That I even tried something like this, I certainly owe to you and your beautiful icons and your phenomenal texture use, which is so inspiring.

28 has to be one of my faves as well because it turned out exactly the way I wanted it to - and this challenge (the video challenge) was extra hard because I couldn't watch the videos nor hear the music and I had no idea how the icon should look like. So this icon totally was me taking a chance and I'm very happy it got a 3rd place. And I'm very happy that you like it as well. :D

I might remake the Borgias icon some day because I really like the blending on the bottom piece but it's so small you can't see it much.

I'M THE MOST HAPPIEST PERSON FOR GETTING SO MUCH FLAIL FROM YOU, KIM!!! I'M SERIOUS, YOUR COMMENT MADE ME SMILE FROM ONE EAR TO ANOTHER AND I THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH FOR IT! ♥♥♥♥♥
And I have to say, Misfits screencaps are so much fun to work with (the Alisha caps, at least) because there are so many beautiful shots, the cinematography is mesmerising. ;)

[identity profile] library-of-sex.livejournal.com 2012-02-19 06:03 am (UTC)(link)
YOU DESERVE ALL THE KUDOS, SERIOUSLY! <3

If there's one thing I adore, it's bold texture use executed cleanly and solidly, and that's what draws my eye to 8 so much! I really hope you continue delving into not so subtle texture usage cuz something tells me that'll be absolutely awesome at it.

There is NOTHING like the feeling when an icon comes just how you intended! 28 is just an elegant and beautiful piece, so to hear that you almost shot about in the dark not knowing what the inspiration was supposed to be is rather surprising and cool!

YOU DESERVE EVERYTHING GOOD, ANI. EVERYTHING.

Misfits caps are some of the easiest things for me to color unlike most other caps I've worked with. There's always some weird lighting and cool tonesj ust waiting to be pulled out!

[identity profile] sheekap.livejournal.com 2012-02-15 07:43 pm (UTC)(link)
What a stunning post :)
The blending on #6 is spectacular and the crops on #11, 13 and 17? ajsksjdkljd!I adore the coloring on #13 as well, the muted red/browns suit the theme so well. The composition on 22 is out of this world but what I particularly love is the gritty/grungy theme you seem to have going on throughout this entire post. It really adds depth and interest to your icons :)
Really, really super post, these are all gorgeous!
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 06:34 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I'm really glad you like the grungy look these have because I'm always scared I'll go overboard with it. :)
Again, thank you so, so much for your feedback. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts! ♥

[identity profile] word_never_said.livejournal.com 2012-02-15 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Lovely post! #4, #8, #10, and #17 are my favorites. Fantastic use of light textures. :D
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Aww, thanks so much for your lovely comment! I'm really glad you like them (and, I got to admit, #10 is one of my personal faves, so I'm extra glad you like it as well!). ♥

[identity profile] gloomy-heaven.livejournal.com 2012-02-16 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, welch Farbenpracht und schön Misfits icons von dir zu sehen! Das Set ist dir wirklich großartig gelungen, die Farben sind der Wahnsinn. Zu meinen absoluten Favs gehören: 4, 5, 6, 9, 18, 20, 24, 26 und 28. Du hast die Texturen wirklich toll verwendet! Klasse Arbeiten! :)
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
"Misfits" macht ganz klar süchtig und die ganze Serie hat so hübsche Bilder. Klar, farbtechnisch sind die jetzt nicht so pralle, aber dafür kann man umso draus machen, wie ich finde. Und die Einstellungen sind immer so hübsch skurril und originell.

Ich bin so froh, dass die Buntheit gefällt. Ich hab bunte Textures sehr ins Herz geschlossen, muss ich gestehen. ;)

Es freut mich, dass sie dir gefallen! ♥♥♥

[identity profile] bitterbird.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 01:11 am (UTC)(link)
this is such a pretty post! I love your colors, cropping and use of textures!
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 06:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you so much for this lovely comment! I'm happy you like them! ♥

[identity profile] ellaangelus.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 01:18 pm (UTC)(link)
your coloring is mesmerizing!! ♥ you're making me miss alisha so so much :(( i really wish for her to return in the new season, with simon.. they were my favorite characters from misfits

icons 5 and 19 are my favorite, even though it was rather hard to choose, they are all amazing!!
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 06:52 pm (UTC)(link)
OMG, I miss Alisha, too. Unfortunately I don't see her coming back. :( She was one of my favourites as well and I loved her and Simon together. I was really devastated at the end of series 3, although it was a beautifully tragic ending for them. I hate and love it at the same time. ;)

Yay, someone who likes #19, it's one of my personal favourites. Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! ♥

[identity profile] ellaangelus.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 07:39 pm (UTC)(link)
i don't think she'll return either, but who knows.. it was a beautiful ending indeed, though heart breaking

i have to say, #19 was the first i noticed, so yes, it is definitely in my favorites ^^

[identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_veronique/ 2012-02-17 04:49 pm (UTC)(link)
The coloring is AMAZING *__* And I LOVE the Megan Fox icon!
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 07:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay, thank you so much for this wondeful comment! ♥

[identity profile] john-scorpy.livejournal.com 2012-02-17 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
WOW, these are made of win alright. LoveloveLOVE the way you use textures, and the compositions are so creative. Favorites: 35<3<3<3, 12, 8!!, 26, 24, 34. GORGEOUS STUFF.
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[identity profile] sheeplover0104.livejournal.com 2012-02-23 05:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, thank you so much for your lovely comment!

LoveloveLOVE the way you use textures
Awwwwww, loveliest compliment EVER! This totally made my day, so thank you very, very much! ♥

[identity profile] absolutelybatty.livejournal.com 2012-02-18 02:39 am (UTC)(link)
You have a really interesting way of using textures! I think it's really awesome. #4, 5, and 9, for example, are really, really pretty. And I love the grungy feeling your black and white icons have like in #11. My favorite is definitely #25 though. The coloring is just AMAZING. Like...really, really amazing. And I love #36 as well. It's gorgeous. Great job! ♥

[identity profile] no-milk-left.livejournal.com 2012-02-18 10:28 am (UTC)(link)
Pretty!!

[identity profile] ionizable.livejournal.com 2012-02-19 01:53 am (UTC)(link)
oh wow, your use of colours!! also your use of textures-- i love how smooth AND grungy everything looks, whoa. 05, 08, and 10 are my favourites!

[identity profile] firstillusion.livejournal.com 2012-02-19 07:53 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, these are incredible! Especially the [livejournal.com profile] inspired20in20 icons are so pretty. They look completely 'balanced out', they are fabulous.

[identity profile] inthegiggleloop.livejournal.com 2012-02-19 05:55 pm (UTC)(link)
This batch is so colorful and I love it!