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11 October 2015 @ 01:07 pm
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ATS episode, Judgement (2x01) for btvsats20in20
Cassandra Cillian (The Librarians) for hbic20in20







For btvsats20in20
10 Themes
Orange Unusual Crop Truth Sepia+Profile Retro
Hot Crossover Contrast Angry Yellow+Blue
5 Category |WHITE DECORATION
Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 3 Cat 4 Cat 5
5 Artist's Choice
AC 1 AC 2 AC 3 AC 4 AC 5



For hbic20in20

10 THEMES
gradient background hat green mouth water
animal profile top-half promo expression

5 CATEGORY - Living Just As Free As My Hair
cat #1 cat #2 cat #3 cat #4 cat #5

5 ARTIST'S CHOICE
Artist's Choice #1 Artist's Choice #2 Artist's Choice #3 Artist's Choice #4 Artist's Choice #5




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angelus2hot: BtVS Angel/Buffy danceangelus2hot on October 11th, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous icons!! I especially love Truth, Retro, Contrast, Angry, Cat 2, and AC1 and 2 and 3 from your extras.

I've snagged several and will credit you as they're uploaded.
starry_night: buffy: buffy summersstarry_night on October 13th, 2015 09:59 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! And snag away, I'm thrilled you like them :)
Emma Rose (Emily)emmatheslayer on October 11th, 2015 03:43 pm (UTC)
amazing work so pretty
starry_night: supernatural: misha as castielstarry_night on October 13th, 2015 09:58 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
bangel_4ebangel_4e on October 11th, 2015 07:58 pm (UTC)
LOOOOVE these! Unusual crop is so beautiful! Also retro, sepia and all the cat ones! AMAZING work!
starry_night: buffy: buffy summersstarry_night on October 13th, 2015 09:58 am (UTC)
Thank you so much hon! <3
I'm thrilled you like unusual crop because I wasn't sure about that one :)
bangel_4ebangel_4e on October 13th, 2015 12:50 pm (UTC)
It's beautiful .)
Butterflysnogged on October 11th, 2015 10:02 pm (UTC)
Absolutely gorgeous work!
starry_night: buffy: buffy summers springtimestarry_night on October 13th, 2015 09:57 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
muirthemne: Buffy - mutedmuirthemne on October 12th, 2015 08:42 am (UTC)
These are beautiful, I love your purple and orange coloring! Snagging some :D
starry_night: buffy: buffy summers pinkstarry_night on October 13th, 2015 09:57 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I've noticed I tend to use those colours a lot so I'm thrilled you like them. And snag away :)

Edited at 2015-10-13 09:59 am (UTC)
Lady Turner: Bryce Dallas Howardlady_turner on October 12th, 2015 02:25 pm (UTC)
Love your Cassandra Cillian icons! Gah, the colours are just so gorgeous! ♥
starry_night: librarians: jacobstarry_night on October 13th, 2015 09:56 am (UTC)
Thank you so much hon <3
red_satin_doll: Wesley sepia profile STYNGTred_satin_doll on October 13th, 2015 08:00 pm (UTC)
I apologize for the delay in commenting, hon - this is a beautiful set! I'm hard pressed to pick favorites but - sepia+profile is GORGEOUS, truly; and it goes beautifully with retro and unusual crop; then I like the contrast of Hot and the clarity of that mug (I can almost feel it in my hands); love the coloring of yellow+blue; contrast (another Gunn icon, yay!)

The category set goes together wonderfully as a set piece as does the AC set. So so pretty! I like the meta commentary of Cat 5 especially - all of the white decoration in those icons feels as if it was chosen for a purpose, not just randomly.

Did I mention the AC set is beautiful? I think AC4 is my favorite. I really like the barely-there fragment of script in that and Crossover. (DB in Bones, how cool is that?) I used to insist on "legible text" in icons but I've come to embrace the idea of font and text as abstract decorative elements in their own right and you use them to stunning effect here.

ETA - I snagged sepia profile btw.

Edited at 2015-10-13 08:04 pm (UTC)
starry_night: buffy: buffy/giles familystarry_night on October 15th, 2015 10:23 am (UTC)
Oh wow, thank you so much for this amazing comment hon! Seriously, you've made my night <3
I'm beyond thrilled you like my set since I forgot how much of a pain Angel caps can be and very nearly gave up, lol.


sepia+profile is GORGEOUS, truly; and it goes beautifully with retro and unusual crop

Yay! I'm so glad you like that one. I've been trying to throw a few more muted icons in my sets lately to break up all the colours and I quite like that myself.


The category set goes together wonderfully as a set piece as does the AC set. So so pretty! I like the meta commentary of Cat 5 especially - all of the white decoration in those icons feels as if it was chosen for a purpose, not just randomly.

Yeah I was sort of trying to fit symbols with characters for the cat set - more so in 2 & 5 because they just fit so well with Angel and Wes. But I quite like how they all turned out so I'm so happy you like them.


DB in Bones, how cool is that?

Is it wrong to admit I went with the easiest option for that ;)


I've come to embrace the idea of font and text as abstract decorative elements in their own right and you use them to stunning effect here

Yeah I used to feel the same but after reading a few text guides by other makers I've started to use text as a decoration more and more. Those two textures in AC4 and Crossover are among my fave textures at the moment because they are fairly easy to use in most icon styles :)

Edited at 2015-10-15 10:24 am (UTC)
red_satin_doll: Wesley sepia profile STYNGTred_satin_doll on October 17th, 2015 05:36 am (UTC)
Are Angel caps worse to work with than btvs caps or about the same? I don't know why i imagine they'd have better image quality.

I've been trying to throw a few more muted icons in my sets lately to break up all the colors

As a lover of the muted I say brava, you did a great job!

You know I have the opposite problem - remembering to use color when my default mode is to go to sepia/muted. I lol'd at sepia and retro as themes because those aren't themes they're my M.O.! I think my two best icons this round had the best color clarity.

more so in 2 & 5 because they just fit so well with Angel and Wes.

Because I haven't seen the series I simply assumed that the other three were meaningful in some way, but it's the Angel and Wes icons that definitely stick with me. Your set pushed me to try not to put ornaments just for the sake of the pretty but to have some meaning; I didn't always succeed though.

Is it wrong to admit I went with the easiest option for that ;)

Are you kidding? Hey, I chose a movie starring SMG, so you're preaching to the converted here. Nothing wrong with making our lives easier and I think it adds to the humor.

but after reading a few text guides by other makers I've started to use text as a decoration more and more

There are guides?
starry_nightstarry_night on October 18th, 2015 03:40 am (UTC)
They're about the same. The main issue is that they are very dark and can be hard to brighten up.

Your set pushed me to try not to put ornaments just for the sake of the pretty but to have some meaning

Yeah I admit I still do just put decoration for the pretty most of the time myself. But when I found these textures I found they fit pretty well for the characters :P

There are guides?

Oh yeah. There's a big annual Ask The Maker thing at icon_talk - they put a master post together with all the requests to make it easier. Plus a few makers have tutorials and guides when people request them.

Here's a couple I've been inspired by:
# http://split-loyalties.livejournal.com/43510.html
# http://illusoir-icons.livejournal.com/21609.html
# http://danseur-lion.livejournal.com/14901.html

red_satin_doll: Harmony Kendall Gold Sparkle STYNGTred_satin_doll on October 19th, 2015 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oh wow these are fantastic posts, thank you thank you dear! I love all of these. And I've signed up for icon_talk, which was probably overdue.
starry_night: buffy: buffy summersstarry_night on October 20th, 2015 10:19 am (UTC)
No worries, I have a bunch of guide type posts favourited and I quite often refer to them (even just for inspiration) :)
red_satin_doll: Buffy NA Sepia Grunge RSDred_satin_doll on October 20th, 2015 05:36 pm (UTC)
I quite often refer to them (even just for inspiration)

Since I don't use PS that's pretty much how I work anyway because I can't always "follow along" all the steps. But that's how I learned to cook and not rely on cookbooks as well - now I glance at a couple of recipes and swing in my own direction and it usually works. (Notice I didn't say "always".)

Thanks again hon! It's nice to see other people have done some of the things I'm thinking about and realizing I don't have to re-invent the wheel.



Edited at 2015-10-20 05:36 pm (UTC)
Gabby: bangel dancegabby227 on October 14th, 2015 05:16 pm (UTC)
Your coloring is just gorgeous! I really adore unusual crop & hot, but the rest are lovely as well!
starry_night: buffy: buffy summers pinkstarry_night on October 15th, 2015 10:13 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm thrilled you like them :D
I'm a balancing force of maturity... Or not  ;)erinm_4600 on October 22nd, 2015 01:54 pm (UTC)
Love the colors on all of them! Double YAY for Cassandra :D
starry_night: librarians: jacobstarry_night on October 24th, 2015 02:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! And absolutely YAY for Cassandra :D
spikesredqueen: lorn - half facespikesredqueen on October 22nd, 2015 08:36 pm (UTC)
Wow! These are stunning! I love crossover, hot, contrast, yellow+blue, angry, retro, unusual crop, your entire AC and Cat sets! They are all fantastic!
starry_night: angel: harmony kendallstarry_night on October 24th, 2015 02:25 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so happy you like them :D
ciaimpala: kimmy laughciaimpala on October 25th, 2015 06:34 pm (UTC)
Great job! :)
starry_nightstarry_night on October 27th, 2015 09:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much :)
The Nikola Tesla Protégé: Derek: Alphatardis_mafia on November 6th, 2015 11:15 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! :D My favorite one is AC2 of the first set. And looking at the ones of Lorne makes me wanna cry. :(

I also love the work you did on #5 of the alternates.
starry_night: BtVS: buffy summersstarry_night on November 7th, 2015 02:19 am (UTC)
Thank you my dear! And I know, me too :(
LostInTheSunlaurels on November 7th, 2015 06:47 am (UTC)
This entire post is GORGEOUS!!! The Buffy icons just like the HBIC icons, damn!
starry_nightstarry_night on November 8th, 2015 05:33 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm thrilled you like them :D

PS - your Bernadette icon is stunning <3
LostInTheSunlaurels on November 8th, 2015 03:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D I sometimes feel like her hair's too yellow but what's done is done!
spn4evertarienemrys on November 15th, 2015 04:40 pm (UTC)
LIBRARIANS and CASSANDRA! I have been looking icons everywhere! These are so beautiful! Saved a couple of them. <3
starry_night: librarians: cassie mathsstarry_night on November 16th, 2015 10:55 am (UTC)
Yay! I thought Cassandra needed some icon love - I see a lot of Eve or Flynn but the others...not so much. And thank you, I'm so glad you like them and snag away :D