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06 December 2011 @ 02:40 pm
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Charlotte Gainsbourg for 20inspirations Round 13
chosen theme: Light vs. Dark

light:photo, light:airy, light:theme, light:theme, light:theme

dark:wound/texture, dark:graphics, dark:theme, dark:theme, dark:theme

light:theme, light:glare/texture, light:graphic, light:theme, light:theme

dark:photo, dark:photo, dark:theme, dark:graphics/texture, dark:revenge

It's...been a while. I feel like most of these are freakishly over-sharpened. Like my eyes need to get used to squinting at my monitor again. haha. I've actually been lurking around a few icontests trying to get my icon mojo back but that's still debatable. at least, these are out of my system. And I'm hoping to make another set--if I don't get bogged down at work again. Anyway, moving on to the rest of this icon dump:

Battlestar Galactica [01-01]
Doctor Who [02-05]
Downton Abbey [06-09]
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [10-10]
Game of Thrones [11-22]
Jack Taylor [23-25]

Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Game of Thrones, Jack Taylor

again, most of this are entries for icontests (gotelite, thesatanpit, elite_specfic and theskilltester in particular) or cut from tumblr graphics. I'd also meant to make a special anniversary post last month (2 years of iconning, baby!) but was too exhausted/lazy so look out for that in the next couple of weeks...

oh and before I forget, this is soooo late but a big thank you to whoever nominated some of my icons over at wonderous_stuff's icon appreciation month. Really, I wasn't expecting it because I've been quiet lately so um, thanks<333333333333

and finally:

Current Mood: disappointedbut it was just a paper bag
Shawnalongerthanwedo on December 6th, 2011 07:00 am (UTC)
These are gorgeous! I love your dark set especially, but your use of highlight is stunning, and your text is amazing. That Sansa one with the text and the block in the middle? Guhhh perfection *_*
theotherayn: ASOIAF stained by blood and firetheotherayn on December 7th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
thank you! really glad you like that Sansa one, I was scared it would be too weird. haha.
Juliejulie_izumi on December 6th, 2011 08:28 am (UTC)
These are so great, the lightings are so gorgeosu! And nice choice of subject, Charlotte Gainsbourg is so sweet!
In the DW ones I love the 1st one (OMG, it moves!) and the 2nd one! And the Sansa one with the block in the middle, perfect!
Glad to see some new stuff from you!
theotherayn: DW let me name the stars for youtheotherayn on December 7th, 2011 04:47 pm (UTC)
haha, thanks! I wanna be Charlotte Gainsbourg when I grow up except I'm shorter, chubbier and not french lol but yeah, I've been dying to icon her more.

glad you like the 1st DW, I've been experimenting with GIF icons lately and I was worried about that one since getting it under 40kb can be a pain XD
birdienlbirdienl on December 6th, 2011 08:31 am (UTC)
Such beautiful icons! I love the Sybil/Branson one, it's pure art!
theotherayn: DOWNTON ABBEY what is a weekend?theotherayn on December 7th, 2011 04:48 pm (UTC)
thank you!<3
Y'all already know thathauntes on December 6th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
Love the lighting in dark and light :)
theotherayntheotherayn on December 7th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
thank you!^^
thane1thane1 on December 6th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Snagging Jack Taylor icons, really great.
theotherayn: ASOIAF no true knighttheotherayn on December 7th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
thanks, enjoy! :)
Lex Deletia: got; sansa/sandorafeastforme on December 6th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
charlotte gainsbourg! that woman is amazing and your icons are just SOOOO GOOD!
Some are already in my inspirational folder!
theotherayntheotherayn on December 7th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Charlotte Gainsbourg is like my ultimate girl crush haha.
and awww, thank you! quite a number of yours are in mine too XD
Lex Deletia: movie; re alice 2afeastforme on December 7th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
me, inspiration for you?
no way.

OMG chatlotte is one of my girlcrushes too! I mean, look at that face and neck? can we just look at her neck? perfection. and her voice! ♥
so much love!
theotherayn: ASOIAF no true knighttheotherayn on December 11th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
and she's just effortlessly gorgeous, i can't with her existence XD

and yes, you. you're freaking amazing. this icon rules my life (among others^^)
GPAGES ❝ CAPSLOCKER: suricates w ♥ seven+wildpages on December 6th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
oooh my god the light in all of these :o also, colors and TEXTTTT USE OMGGGG

favourites are 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and the b&w in 16 is just :o amazing the contrast is so perfect. also, 20 is really amazing!! the coloring on 5 is just mindblowing

the 4 first dw ones are just flhjlbkxf so pretty and the colorings are amazing AND DID I MENTION YOU LIGHT USE I JUST KDHFL UGH FEELINGS
the second downton abbey one is just soooo amazing with the silhouette and the blueeee and just text just uguhjjj I AM STANNING YOUR ICONS SO MUCH EACH OF THESE IS A PIECE OF ART
theotherayntheotherayn on December 7th, 2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
awww, thank you so much bb<3

and if you're interested, I have a psd for the DA one since I made it for theskilltester XD
GPAGES ❝ CAPSLOCKER: comm ♒ puppetswildpages on December 7th, 2011 07:46 pm (UTC)
ooooh. cool cool cool. cool cool.
Sarahoviedo on December 7th, 2011 10:54 pm (UTC)
Charlotte Gainsbourg! Hell yeah! :D 2, 8 and 12 are AMAZING, stunning use of light. I also love icon #9 in the other set, great composition + text.
theotherayntheotherayn on December 11th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!<3
Denitsadeny1984 on December 8th, 2011 11:13 am (UTC)
These are gorgeous! I especially love 1 and 2 from the light set! ♥
theotherayntheotherayn on December 11th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
thank you so much!<3
♫  michelle ♫: leap year - we are on a journey you and marcasite on December 10th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
Wow, sooo pretty! Love the light on teh Charlotte icons ♥
theotherayntheotherayn on December 11th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
thank you!<3
Anjatheriakx on December 16th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
This post is love!

theotherayntheotherayn on January 3rd, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
aw, thank you<333
Manic Pixie Dream Dissident: [act: CG] Everything I cannot seesuspiriorum on December 19th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
Your Charlotte icons are gorgeous!

Saved and using a couple with credit ♥
theotherayntheotherayn on January 3rd, 2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
thank you! I'm glad you like them^^
whatthedeucelibrary_of_sex on December 22nd, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
I always like it when someone else focuses on a celeb instead of a fandom for their inspiration batch. HOORAY!

#2 is the very essence of delicacy and fragility. The coloring is so soft that it looks breakable. It's the visual equivalent of fine china, my dear!

Ohhhh, the text in #6 is immaculate! It leaps out against the hot pink background and truly packs a punch in that piece!

Slicing through her face in #9 is a stroke of genius. What an amazing composition!

OMG. I got so scare by the second DW icon cuz I was like, Am I imagining things, or are his eyes really moving? That should come with a warning, Ayn! :P

The crop and coloring and contrast in DW #4 are flawless. No fault to be found anywhere in there.

The Sansa (?) icon with the B/W block in the middle is just MURDERING me. I love how it's so quiet and tragic with the right text above and below the image and the eerie but beautiful red tones in the background. I wish I could think up a composition like that. It's so elegant and so YOU!
theotherayn: ASOIAF stained by blood and firetheotherayn on January 3rd, 2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
I've always wanted to do more celeb icons, I'm just a lazy picture hunter. lol. but when I stumble on the Charlotte gallery it seemed like fate. so yay!

can't really take credit for #2 as most of it is the original photo and I just recolored it. and ooh, glad you like #9, i'm particularly proud of that one.

haha, i kinda meant the DW to be deceptively still and then BAM! motion (but I think now i should've kept the still part a little bit longer) it's a technique I'm trying out XD

yes that's Sansa. and aww, thank you<333
nia ✰ see: chatterboxlikealight on December 23rd, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
Soooo pretty! At first glance I thought you did the lighting round because your use of light in all of these, even in the dark icons is just amazing!

2: Love the blue/purple and airy feel!
6: Great great great text, love the pink!
9: So much going on in here and I love it all!
12: I really like how in your face the light is in this one but it's not like over the top or anything.
24: GORGEOUS b/w icon and crop, saving this!
26: Loving the intense coloring in this.

Your text overall is really great! Great batch!
theotherayntheotherayn on January 3rd, 2012 09:56 pm (UTC)
thank you! conquering light and text was my icon goal for the year so yay! XD
nia ✰ see: chatterboxlikealight on January 3rd, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
AW YAY CONGRATS! Clearly you succeeded :') Light was mine too I guess though I didn't plan it lolol. Text still needs work for me ughhh.

Mind if I ask if you have any for 2012 :o
theotherayntheotherayn on January 3rd, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)
text is like a constant battle XD

lol oh had to think about it for a while. haha. be more consistent with my coloring, master super-smooth, perfectly sharpened close crops and and animate more! how about you?
nia ✰ see: chatterboxlikealight on January 3rd, 2012 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh those are good ones, good luck! The close crop goal, guh ikr I'd love to master that.

Well this activity went up (the comm is holding activities all month/some have gone up already but still open for participation, so mine are here but (ofc) I rambled lol. I think my main ones are to branch out into blending/blocking, work more on larger (tumblr) pieces and to take more initiative with cropping (I ABUSE CENTER CROPS LIKE WHOA LOL).
theotherayntheotherayn on January 6th, 2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
oh yes, I've been hoping to finally get to that by the weekend. so many memes, so little time :(

haha, love the tumblr resolution--all that space scares me tbh. and CENTER CROPS ARE AWESOME! lol, just noticed most of my icons in this post are center crops XD

p.s. LOVE your icon by the way<3333
Jupiterkateheightmeyer on May 25th, 2012 10:57 am (UTC)
These are gorgeous. Snagging some GoT ones. Will credit if use :) .