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ICON SQUEE! (9 ffx icons)

I usually wait until I have a larger batch, but a couple of these pleased me! Especially the last Lulu, because I started with such a bad, fuzzy screencap.

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1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9



This time I just used masks from meleada.

For #8, the quote is, "Cum spiro, spero", which is Latin for "While I breathe, I hope", one of my favorite phrases. The name Spira means "breathe!" in Latin.

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trekqueen
Jul. 19th, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
dude I'm absolutely loving 6 through 8. *huggles*
saharasnow
Jul. 19th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
I kinda like #5, the words and picture fits perfectly^^
Ah... I haven't been making icons for Aulu, I should start making some soon to complete my target of 100 Aulu icons! O_O||| [I'm nuts]
cygna_hime
Jul. 19th, 2006 04:44 pm (UTC)
*squeals Latin-geekily* Love that one especially!

Just out of curiousity, where do you get your bases/pictures? I've been looking for good sources.
justira
Jul. 19th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
Oooh, nice! These are definitely a bit brighter, and I think that you're developing more... um.. focus? They look less busy and so they have more impact now. Yay!

IIIIIII feel kinda concritty right now, so I hope you don't mind if I go off a bit? Delete my comment and tell me off if you do, I won't mind. I'll just comment again and say which ones I liked then and that's all, k?

Hokay. I'm just gonna focus on the 6-8 series, the two 3 and 9 versions, and 4. I like those best, so I feel more up to critting them. Well, no, I'll actually just do the latter two. Just know that I also like 6-8, and 8 the best of those =D

I really like 3 and 9 but I think I wish the weight of the Yuna part of the image was shoved a little further up and to the right, just kinda take that whole thing and move it and increase the whitish expanse to the left and down. Then the textless version feels very nicely weighted, while the texty version would be slightly better balanced I think?

I love 4 a lot and I like the tones and the crop and the text. I have a personal peeve about crops when they leave a little bit of negative space like what you've got there between Yuna's jaw and neck on the left. However I don't think there's much to be done about that here cause cropping more off would take out her eye, but cropping less would make it lose focus. So I guess actually you have a good compromise going. I have two more peeves/ suggestions. The first is about the text, which I think I wish was either more faded into the image or sharper/darker/easier to make out? It's a little bit in between right now and I can't decide if I should focus on it or her eyes. Which is the other thing. I really love the contrast of Yuna's eye colours vs the warm tones on the rest of the image but they get just a little bit lost I think? Maybe try fading some of the rtest of the image a liiiiitle bit, most notably her other facial features and maybe the darkest shadows in her neck. That was the eyes could really pop. alternatively try warming up the very whitish skin on a lot of her face just a bit, and then cool down the areas *just* around her eyes, like eyelids and such. That might work too?

Okay. That's all. I like these lots =D

Also I tend to be attracted to your icons in general because you don't abuse filters/brushes/textures. I tend to like minimalism, I think, so when there's tons of brushes and textures stacked on top of each other I guess it's just not to my taste. So, yes, I like that too about these!
sunsetsred
Jul. 19th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
that's an awesome quote ;-;
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