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LIMS BtVS round 13 icons

The current round of lims_btvs is not over yet (so  don't forget to vote in the final challenge!) but it is over for me. Here are the icons I made for this round, numbered by challenge:

1 2 4 5
I wasn't happy with my Oz icon at all, and I'm really lucky it didn't get me eliminated right off the bat. Based on the feedback I made a new version (1a below), but unfortunately that one sucks too. I still like the concept, but I guess it needs a better icon maker to execute it properly.

My Anya icon I was actually happy with, but it still got me eliminated. According to feedback, the icon was too busy and the font colours didn't fit with the rest. So I made a new, more subdued version (2a), but I find it a bit boring. I actually really like the bright pink (and it's on the Game of Life box too, anyway) so 2b is now my favourite version.

The Dawn icon I made for the comeback challenge (combining two textures from colorfilter; below are the single-texture versions) got me back into the game, but that only lasted until the next challenge. At least I got the chance to icon punk!Spike, which is always a pleasure. Below is a full colour variant, but I like the one with black and white Spike better.

1a 2a 2b
4a 4b 5a



( 21 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 5th, 2017 02:41 am (UTC)
Oh, cool! I like the fun, fun, fun icon -- so useful (if I changed icons, I'd absolutely snag). Nice concept for Oz, yes. The second version does make it much easier to notice what's up. And yay, punk!Spike! :)
Jul. 8th, 2017 12:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! In fact I made the Anya icon with usefulness in mind. I just can't use it myself because I'm letting my icon packages expire -- with the new ToS, I'm just no longer comfortable giving money to LJ.
Jul. 8th, 2017 04:13 am (UTC)
*nods* (Any Dreamwidth plans?)
Jul. 10th, 2017 12:19 am (UTC)
Yes -- when all my LJ payments expire I plan to make Dreamwidth my main home, cross-posting to LJ (I still need to figure out how that works). But I don't want to leave LJ altogether because of the friends and communities here. I don't like having to keep track of two sites at the same time, but I guess it can't be helped :-(
Jul. 10th, 2017 02:39 am (UTC)
If you'd like crossposting tips or something when the time comes, you can give me a poke. (And I'd probably go digging through Barb C's old posts, because I'm not sure I remember how I set everything up.)
Jul. 12th, 2017 12:23 am (UTC)
Thanks! I expect I will be able to figure it out myself though; it's just time I'm lacking (and now there's the Photobucket mess to fix first...)
Jul. 5th, 2017 07:19 am (UTC)
I like the Anya one - and the Spike one. Not sure why Oz's lip looks distorted EDIT - Oh, I see! Sorry - it's first thing in the morning!

Edited at 2017-07-05 07:21 am (UTC)
Jul. 8th, 2017 12:07 am (UTC)
Those two are my favourites too. And your initial reaction to the Oz icon illustrates nicely what's wrong with it!
Jul. 5th, 2017 07:37 am (UTC)
Ohhhh! I LOVE the Spike + Anarchy one. SO FITTING! And the Anya with the board games. Fun, fun, fun!
Jul. 8th, 2017 12:08 am (UTC)
Thank you! Those two are my favourites too.
Jul. 5th, 2017 04:28 pm (UTC)
Really like the yellow Fun, Fun, Fun Anya, and of course, punk Spike is always a winner.
Jul. 8th, 2017 12:13 am (UTC)
Thanks! You have to thank the voters who gave feedback for that version of the Anya icon. And yes, one can't go wrong with punk!Spike :-)
Jul. 5th, 2017 06:44 pm (UTC)
These put me in a holiday mood! So great!
Jul. 8th, 2017 12:14 am (UTC)
Thank you, glad to hear that!
Jul. 5th, 2017 11:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, these are great! Icons 5 and 2a are my faves.
Jul. 8th, 2017 12:17 am (UTC)
Thank you! The Spike and Anya ones are my favourites too. (I still have a soft spot for the pink letters though, even if they are less tasteful ;-)
Jul. 6th, 2017 12:04 am (UTC)
I think the Oz idea is a good one, and agree with you about the b&w Spike. The combined texture Dawn looks great, but I really like the 2a Anya. We've been playing board games over the holiday and I can totally relate!
Jul. 8th, 2017 12:20 am (UTC)
Thanks! I guess the Oz concept was just a bit too ambitious -- maybe I should try it again after a few more years and a lot more oractice ;-) I'm a big fan of board games myself, so the Anya icons really resonate with me too.
Jul. 10th, 2017 02:53 am (UTC)
I wish I could see them. It looks like Photobucket has unleashed it's new hell on your links. :/
Jul. 12th, 2017 12:21 am (UTC)
It sure did. So frustrating! I am planning to reupload my stuff somewhere else and fix the links, but I'm afraid that will take a while...
Jul. 22nd, 2017 10:55 pm (UTC)
The icons are visible again! I've finally started the painstaking work of reuploading my images elsewhere and replacing all my links.
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