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Umi Mizuno
16th December 2007, 4:48 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/waterfairygurl61514/asakuraiconclubcopy.png
This is a club for people who enjoy making icons or admire them!

The Club
Hello hello! This is generally a club for people who love icons or love making them! Please respect everyone and their work, and no stealing icons without credit to the creater. You can mingle with other people and discuss certain styles of icons or post your favourite icons WITH credit to who made it. If you don't know who made it, just post a link to where you found it and make sure to comment on WHY you like it.

The Rules
FEAR THEM

This is a club where you can post icons that aren't made by you, but you must credit the person who made it or paste a link to where you found it.
If you're posting someone else's icons, comment why you like the icon.
No going off topic.
No icons with adult content
Forum rules apply here too.
No flamewars, I WILL KILL. >:O
Discussion of anything relating to icons, like how you made a certain icon or critism is allowed.
When you join, don't just say "I WANT TO JOIN." Contribute to the current topic.
You may advertise your icon threads or icon links but they have to be recent, not from 6 months ago.
Enjoy yourself!

The Members
The awesome people

Umi Mizuno
Icicle
Chelc
Bert
Tyran
Sammi
Alex
raglflagl
Nariko
Brandon-kun
Oira-Kun
MistyMix89
Sweet May
Invinsible Metagross
Mitsukai
Rikku

Icons made by members
If you would like to have your work here, just ask! But it must be yours.

Icicle
16th December 2007, 4:59 AM
Icons are <3

I shall contribute to the thread with a few icons I've made myself.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i188/EmoxTenshi/milohaydentext.png
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i188/EmoxTenshi/piticon2.png
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i188/EmoxTenshi/kiracagaicon.png
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i188/EmoxTenshi/linkicon.png
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i188/EmoxTenshi/dpslashicon.png
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i188/EmoxTenshi/csicon.png

I don't take credit for any of the images I used, half of them I forgot where I got them as these icons are out of date ;-;

Chelc
16th December 2007, 8:51 PM
I'm joining. :D

I love icons - especially looking through all of the different communities on LJ, lmao. I can't make them at all, I'm no good with graphics or making them, so I just admire them and/or save them.

There's a lot of icons that I like, but none atm that I feel like posting. The IWS icon (http://i3.*******.com/8ak5eyv.png) that you made me, Umi, is pretty sexy, though. ;)

I really like your icons, Anna - especially the Contestshipping one. ;; It's really cute, and I like the text you used. As for the others, each one seems to improve in quality as I click them... if that makes sense. XD; K, I suck at c/c, so I'll shut up now. :x

Bert
16th December 2007, 8:55 PM
Count me in ;).
I haven't made one yet, but I definitely will in the future ^^.
And, correct me if I'm wrong, but this is imo the perfect place to get c&c yes?
Anyways, hope I'm allowed in this club ^^.

Tyran
16th December 2007, 9:04 PM
Hooray another club where u can make Art!
So.. sign me up for a member if u want to ^^
Well i don't have any examples on this PC they are all gone :'[

Well i love to make sprites art Etc.
I do have a bunch of OW things from Pokemon on my PC..

Well i hope i'm a member ^^;

Umi Mizuno
17th December 2007, 12:08 AM
Hooray another club where u can make Art!
So.. sign me up for a member if u want to ^^
Well i don't have any examples on this PC they are all gone :'[

Well i love to make sprites art Etc.
I do have a bunch of OW things from Pokemon on my PC..

Well i hope i'm a member ^^;
Umm I think you might be misunderstanding things. This club is generally for icons, not sprites, art, etc. unless it's used in the icon.

Sammi
17th December 2007, 1:42 AM
Yaaay, an icon club! I'd like to join in- I may be horrible at them but I could always get great crit or something here~ Or ideas and stuff. I guess I'll post my latest icon.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/isitformeicon.png
It's flawed all over. The text is barely readable and well, the lines I put around it are... kinda... messy. Dx It was made to match a sig banner. Any other flaws I missed?

Alex
17th December 2007, 6:25 AM
I'd like to join, please. My most recent icon:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/Avatars/Untitled-1.png
It looks like it's just a light pink backgroud, but there's actually some in there if you zoom in. (Yeah, it's the same image as Sammi's, but I made mine before hers. xP)

You can see more here (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=291546).

raglflagl
17th December 2007, 6:30 AM
Oh an Icon club, just when I got into making icons Dx.

Well I'd like to join, but if I need an example...

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/ChiHidekiLoveAvatar.png
It's my best one so far, but I couldn't fit text in, but I'm happy I didn't. ^^;

Umi Mizuno
18th December 2007, 6:57 AM
Welcome all new members! I've added all of you. :3


Well I'd like to join, but if I need an example...

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/ChiHidekiLoveAvatar.png
It's my best one so far, but I couldn't fit text in, but I'm happy I didn't. ^^;
It looks fine without text, don't sweat it. It looks pretty ok but try messing with the saturation and the coloring, I'm pretty sure your icon would look much better.


http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/Avatars/Untitled-1.png
It looks like it's just a light pink backgroud, but there's actually some in there if you zoom in. (Yeah, it's the same image as Sammi's, but I made mine before hers. xP)
Between you and me, no offense Sammi, yours is the better one. I like the desaturated and loss of colors, there's just something so much more original then there actually being color. Did you use a tutorial for it? The coloring looks a little familiar. The text could use a little work though. You should make it more noticable, I almost missed it. XD


http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/isitformeicon.png
It's flawed all over. The text is barely readable and well, the lines I put around it are... kinda... messy. Dx It was made to match a sig banner. Any other flaws I missed?
You're right about the text being obsecure, you shouldn't have used pink as the choice of color because an icon that's just around a different shade of one color is pretty bland. And I don't understand why there's tiny text in the lower right corner. o_o

Well if anyone wants to see my newest batch of icons (which is about 100+ icons so dial up users, beware) they are here (http://community.livejournal.com/dokuji_graphics/9595.html#cutid1).

Jakotsu
18th December 2007, 12:01 PM
Dude, I'm in. :'3
I can't make an avi even if my life depended on it. I recently made this one this morning;
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/leavemefalling.png

x_x Anything I can like do to it? I swear, it is my best one yet.

raglflagl
18th December 2007, 2:09 PM
It looks fine without text, don't sweat it. It looks pretty ok but try messing with the saturation and the coloring, I'm pretty sure your icon would look much better.

Alright, I'll remember that when I'm making more icons ^^ thanks for the crit.

And again, I've made another icon Dx, I played around with the Selective Color tool, and got this effect, so comments and criticism please?

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/RyoukoAsakuraDie.png
*prepares to get hurt by Umi for using Ryoko* Dx.

Sammi
18th December 2007, 5:13 PM
Thanks for the crit~ I'll keep that in mind. x_X

raglflagl: I think you like... made it too dark. And I find the tiny text in it rather uneeded. It also looks a little too pixelated. Also, made a new icon. A request, don't ask about the rather freaky image.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/aaa.png

~Mist~
18th December 2007, 5:49 PM
Ooh, I would definitely like to join, Umi! =D I don't normally focus on text that much. I like going more for the colors. *likes to stare at pretty colors* xD

I'll share a few of my recent work. I do something different with every icon. =D

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/MistyMix89/Icons/06-4.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/MistyMix89/Icons/04-4.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/MistyMix89/Icons/d%20i%20s%20n%20e%20y/aladdin/ao6.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/MistyMix89/Icons/d%20i%20s%20n%20e%20y/theemperorsnewgroove/17-.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e180/MistyMix89/Icons/c%20o%20u%20n%20t%20r%20i%20e%20s/south%20america/peru/01.jpg

raglflagl
19th December 2007, 9:16 AM
Sammi: Well with that avatar, I wonder why the avatar is bright, shouldn't it have been darker? Plus I think it should be more on the side of gray because of the image? Then again, I'm not really good at that part.. also, the avatar is suppose to be dark Dx.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/RyoukoAsakuraKill.png
I 'fixed' it, and removed the text too, I was bothered by it when I removed the tiny text...

Also http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/RyokoAsakuraSpike.png
I know it looks blurry.. yeah..
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/RyokoAsakuraSharpened.png
Sharpened version..

C&C very much appreciated.

Jakotsu
19th December 2007, 9:49 AM
D: Woah. There's a lot of pretty ones.

I did this one instead of my homework. xD;

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/endurance.png

Sammi
19th December 2007, 10:08 PM
@Nariko: Hnn... I like the image focus and all but I think Hinata blends a little bit too much into the background.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/sasodeiloveavy.png
Erm. I like it. Well, the colours, at least... critcritcrit. *shot*

Bert
19th December 2007, 10:12 PM
It's nice.I like the picture and the bright (yet not eye-stinging) colors make me feel happy (tough I'm not but nvm).

I shoudl give it a shot as well.
Anyone got some tips or tricks for a first-timer (I ue Pixia btw, owudl it be of importance) :P.

Jakotsu
20th December 2007, 1:50 AM
lalalala~

your mom. <3
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/whoiaminsidemulan.png

Icicle
20th December 2007, 2:01 AM
I'm not too good with the whole giving c.c but um.. here's three I did that you guys can comment on >>;;

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i188/EmoxTenshi/twilighticon.png

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i188/EmoxTenshi/newmoonicon.png

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i188/EmoxTenshi/ecliplseicon.jpg

Umi Mizuno
20th December 2007, 4:01 AM
Welcome Nariko! Added you.

Because I'm too lazy to look at anything but those Ryouko icons (sorry guys :p) that's I'll be c&c right now.

raglflagl;
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/RyoukoAsakuraKill.png
^ this is waaaaaaaay too dark a too sharp. If it's going to be that dark, there's no use for colors, just desaturate it.

I don't think most people want to critisize 100+ icons posted at my community so I'm just going to put some icons that I never got to release here: (aren't you guys lucky? My 95 members at my community don't get to see it till they're posted)
http://i7.*******.com/828hudh.png http://i10.*******.com/80kcvwj.png http://i6.*******.com/86u09qr.png
Remember, I focus on coloring, not text or brushes.

Jakotsu
21st December 2007, 12:01 AM
*___* +licks Umi's avatars+
Can I raep your body so I can have PWN-ness on me or something? ;_;

Brandon-kun
21st December 2007, 2:12 AM
I'd like to join! :D

Here are some of my recent icons.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/reqeust02.png

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/gwen1.png

Kataki
21st December 2007, 3:03 AM
Umm, i'll join, but i'm not too good at icons. ^^;

Most recent one:
http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1198202320.png

Umi Mizuno
22nd December 2007, 2:54 AM
Added the new members!

I'm going to stop the C&C because I seem to be the only one doing it most of the time so until more people start C&C each other, I'm not going to C&C anything else. :/

Brandon-kun
22nd December 2007, 5:03 AM
Umm, i'll join, but i'm not too good at icons. ^^;

Most recent one:
http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1198202320.png
For me, it's a little hard on the eyes. The text could use some work too, but other than that it's good. ^^

Here are some more Gwen Stefani Icons.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/gwen5.png http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/gwen4.png http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/gwen3.png
Now, just like Umi, I focus on the coloring, no text, special "effects" just colors.

All Gwen Stefani images are from Gwen's Official site, http://www.gwenstefani.com/

Alex
22nd December 2007, 8:48 AM
I requested an avatar from Raglflagl. I thought it was way too dark though, so I did some editing. Thank you for curves, levels, blending modes, and anything else I used:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/Avatars/AlexCandycaneIcon.pnghttp://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/Avatars/valentimesdayiconredo.png
Original | Edited

Note: Raglflagl still made the base and what not, it was just too dark, so I lightened it and added text. He still made the actual icon. So credit to him.

Between you and me, no offense Sammi, yours is the better one. I like the desaturated and loss of colors, there's just something so much more original then there actually being color. Did you use a tutorial for it? The coloring looks a little familiar. The text could use a little work though. You should make it more noticable, I almost missed it. XD
No, I didn't use a tutorial. I just used textures that I found on LJ and put some colored layers together. I did that all by skill, practice, or whatever. I had to redo it a few times, actually. It looked really bad the first few times, but playing around with the layer modes helped me a bit. Yeah, the text was a real problem. I couldn't find a nice place for it to go, so I eventually just put it there. Though on my first few icons that I made, I did use tutorials. I had no clue what to do or even how to prepare a base. XD;

Umi Mizuno
22nd December 2007, 6:08 PM
I requested an avatar from Raglflagl. I thought it was way too dark though, so I did some editing. Thank you for curves, levels, blending modes, and anything else I used:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/Avatars/AlexCandycaneIcon.pnghttp://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/Avatars/valentimesdayiconredo.png
Original | Edited
....o_O Usually when I use filters, they tend to have more effect on the colors of my images. I think you could've got the same level of light by using Brightness/Contrast, otherwise the only difference I see is a brush and the icon being brighter.

Brandon-kun
22nd December 2007, 8:10 PM
I requested an avatar from Raglflagl. I thought it was way too dark though, so I did some editing. Thank you for curves, levels, blending modes, and anything else I used:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/Avatars/AlexCandycaneIcon.pnghttp://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/Avatars/valentimesdayiconredo.png
Original | Edited

Note: Raglflagl still made the base and what not, it was just too dark, so I lightened it and added text. He still made the actual icon. So credit to him.

No, I didn't use a tutorial. I just used textures that I found on LJ and put some colored layers together. I did that all by skill, practice, or whatever. I had to redo it a few times, actually. It looked really bad the first few times, but playing around with the layer modes helped me a bit. Yeah, the text was a real problem. I couldn't find a nice place for it to go, so I eventually just put it there. Though on my first few icons that I made, I did use tutorials. I had no clue what to do or even how to prepare a base. XD;
Why would you want it to be brighter? x__X; It's already sort of bright. I like the way the original looks, a lot better than the Edited one. :X

Bert
22nd December 2007, 8:12 PM
I should definitely give a shot at making an icon O.o
Hope I can do it as well as all these artists here.
Does anyone know a good, free, program to use to make Icons ?

Brandon-kun
22nd December 2007, 8:30 PM
I should definitely give a shot at making an icon O.o
Hope I can do it as well as all these artists here.
Does anyone know a good, free, program to use to make Icons ?
GIMP is always good, though not as good as PHotoshop.

~Mist~
23rd December 2007, 3:43 AM
Umi, I wasn't added to the Member List. ;; My post was here. (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=7315051&postcount=14)

Anyways, I'll review the icons. ^^

Rasengan: The first one is pretty cute, although I think it just needs to be a little more brighter. You can also see the pink parts/brush as well, so maybe try to make them blend in a little more? Other than that, I like it. the second one look okay, too. =] The Gwen Stefani icons are nice, too. I think they just need something to make them stick out a little more, but I can't think of it. Sorrys. ^^;

Oira-Kun: It's a cute icon overall. I think the only thing you have to work on is the text. It's a little too bold and kind of takes attention away from the image. Maybe try sharpening it a little as well? Compared to the text, the image looks a little blurry. ^^;

squirtle #7: I happen to like the second one best. Don't make it too bright, though, so like others said, lower the brightness a bit. Maybe some text could work there, too? =]

raglflagl
23rd December 2007, 1:57 PM
I'll give a shot at C&C, but I'm super lazy, so I'll make it short.

Rasengan: alright with yours, I find it that there's nothing really 'eye-catching' about the avatars, besides their colors. Maybe adding just a little bit of special effects to it, just to get some attention from the viewer, because I find it that it doesn't stand out.

Oira-kun: With yours, it's that the colors need to be fixed a little more. Add a little more of one color, and decrease the white used x_x;. Add a little more tone to his skin, and maybe a little effect to the background. I find the background to be a little too plain for an icon, maybe adding some kind of effect to fix it? Then again, I'm not really good with the effects.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/ChiHidekiLoveAvatarfix.png
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/RyokoAsakuraKillfix.png

Yes, yes took some of the crit and fixed the icons.

For the Ryoko one, I didn't fully desaturate it. I simply took out the sponge tool, set it to desaturated 50% and used it on the icon. So yeah.. anything else wrong with the avatar?

PLUS:
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/KonataHeavenIcon.png
Newest one ^^; I tried to change the colors around a bit.

But it doesn't end here! It's the season to give anyways so, let's have a topic so this isn't some thread just for C&C ^^;

What program do you use to create icons/avatars?
Yeah I know, a cliche topic, but heck it's better than having none... Dx.

I used Adobe Photoshop CS2 to create all my avatars/icons... yeah and that's about it...

Umi Mizuno
25th December 2007, 9:12 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/waterfairygurl61514/Presents/LuckyStar577.png
Merry Christmas everyone!

And MM89, I fail for not adding you. ;~; Added now!

raglflagl; it lookes like your Konata icon is too sharp, and there are some weird pixels in her hair. Have you checked the tutorials on LJ for help?

raglflagl
26th December 2007, 1:37 AM
raglflagl; it lookes like your Konata icon is too sharp, and there are some weird pixels in her hair. Have you checked the tutorials on LJ for help?

Well I have read the coloring tutorial on your LJ, but I have yet to try it out.

And for the 'pixels' they were already there when I had used the picture, which can found here (http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Konata%20Izumi/KonataLuckyStar.jpg) and as for the sharpness of the image, I'll try to fix it.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/KonataBlurIcon.png
Blurred it a little, but not too much to make it too blurry.

Sammi
26th December 2007, 11:01 PM
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/Kirby.png
Umm, yah. raglflagl, I critted yours on MSN.

Umi Mizuno
27th December 2007, 7:17 PM
http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/KonataBlurIcon.png
Blurred it a little, but not too much to make it too blurry.
Hmm, looks better now. :3 But the image looks too Magenta/Pink, maybe a duplicated layer on Soft Light could change that?

Sweet May
29th December 2007, 3:32 AM
I'm not too late to join the club, am I? :p Sorry I took until now to join Umi. SPPF wouldn't let me post because of their lags/downtimes.

I would like to sign up because I like making graphics and icons are one of those graphics. Although I may not have the best icons, it's certainly fun and more easy than banners/bigger graphics. XD;

Here's some icons:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/MayDrewFan/icons/cinicons/cg_15_set002.pnghttp://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/MayDrewFan/icons/cinicons/tsubasa_11_set002.pnghttp://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y63/MayDrewFan/icons/cinicons/icon_511725.png

I do have a lot more new icons but I don't feel like showing some until I post in my graphics comm at LJ. >>;

Emperor Giratina
29th December 2007, 2:49 PM
May I join? If so, I'm in.... Also, I found the animated icons for all 493 Pokemon over here (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/dpiconsani.html) and the none-animated icons over here (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/dpicons.html).... I normally use these icons in the Usebars I make.... Of course, I can't make icons.... But I like them, you know.... So, may I join pretty please?

Umi Mizuno
29th December 2007, 6:37 PM
I'm not too late to join the club, am I? :p Sorry I took until now to join Umi. SPPF wouldn't let me post because of their lags/downtimes.
Nah, better late then never. SPPf is good for nothing, except maybe going down. :x

I would like to sign up because I like making graphics and icons are one of those graphics. Although I may not have the best icons, it's certainly fun and more easy than banners/bigger graphics. XD;
Yes it is, ESPECIALLY wallpapers. ;~;

I do have a lot more new icons but I don't feel like showing some until I post in my graphics comm at LJ. >>;
You really should post more often. I should say that to myself since I've got 300+ icons I have yet to post.

May I join? If so, I'm in.... Also, I found the animated icons for all 493 Pokemon over here (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/dpiconsani.html) and the none-animated icons over here (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/dpicons.html).... I normally use these icons in the Usebars I make.... Of course, I can't make icons.... But I like them, you know.... So, may I join pretty please?
Well I consider those sprites but sure you can join! You don't have to make icons to join this club, you just have to be a fan of them!

Hmm, maybe it's time for a topic? xD;
Do you prefer animated icons or non-animated icons and why?
I choose animated, there's just something about it that brings the picture to life. Even though they're very hard to make, when you actually make one that's successful, it's like a life accomplishment. :x

Emperor Giratina
29th December 2007, 9:38 PM
Well I consider those sprites but sure you can join! You don't have to make icons to join this club, you just have to be a fan of them!

Umm, okay! ^_^

Do you prefer animated icons or non-animated icons and why?

I prefer both, but animated icons look better, though... The movement is what I like about them. ^_^

Mitsukai
30th December 2007, 8:17 AM
I would like to join.
Do you prefer animated icons or non-animated icons and why?
I prefer non-animated icons because I think it look better.
Here some of my work:
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8926/loveingyouug5.png
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6766/deathnotefc1.png
http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/7602/dontlietomeangelzy8.png
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/653/xdns7.jpg
http://img165.imageshack.us/img165/141/wishavatr6.png

raglflagl
30th December 2007, 8:39 AM
Do you prefer animated icons or non-animated icons and why?

): did people just ignore the topic I made? Anyways, doesn't matter.

I prefer non-animated icons, I don't know why, but I prefer other things that move besides icons.

Kataki
30th December 2007, 1:47 PM
Do you prefer animated icons or non-animated icons and why?
Non-animated ones, I just... prefer them. x_x;;

Also, I made a new icon, well... it's acually a bit old.
http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199018758.png

Off Topic: Ragl, you posted at 6:09, my time. D:

Tyran
30th December 2007, 1:51 PM
Do you prefer animated icons or non-animated icons and why?
Well i never made a animated icon..
Normal icons are good to.

Oh and sorry i haven't posted anything but for some reason my Photoshop doesn't work >.<
And 200 files of images stored on my Computer are gone.
It was an annoying virus that now is off my PC, but i've lost almost all my art Work
I'm still trying to fix these 2 things, and it's really annoying.

So again sorry.. but i hope u all understand.

Sammi
30th December 2007, 8:14 PM
Do you prefer animated icons or non-animated icons and why?
Non-Animated, because I think a still image is less distracting, plus the gif factor thing. I don't recall ever being able to save an animation as a PNG or so.

Brandon-kun
31st December 2007, 8:11 AM
Do you prefer animated icons or non-animated icons and why?
I like animated because they seem more attractive, and they get my attention right away.

Well, I made some icons. Two for Chelc, and one for Avegaille.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/Requests/chelcnotext.png http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/Requests/chelctext.png http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/Requests/avegailleicon.png

You can probably guess who's is who's. :X

Sammi
31st December 2007, 9:44 PM
@Rasengan: The first two are beautiful but the last, the white line is a little bit too thick and the text also blocked her chin which looks rather strange. Otherwise, it's nice.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/notaperv.png
... plain, yes. Also, if you're wondering about the text, it's an inside joke with a few friends and that image was most suitable, imo.

Alex
1st January 2008, 9:36 AM
Sorry for the inactivity. My laptop with photoshop on it is not working atm. Not going to be able to post new icons for now.

Do you prefer animated icons or non-animated icons and why?
I like both, but I prefer non-animated. They're easier for me to make, and I just like their look better, I guess. And what Sammi said, the whole PNG over GIF thing too.

Umi Mizuno
2nd January 2008, 10:44 PM
http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/8926/loveingyouug5.png
Just so this doesn't happen again, it's "loving" not "loveing." XD

Also, I made a new icon, well... it's acually a bit old.
http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199018758.png
I finally find someone other then myself who actually knows of Perfume. Everything is fine but I think a little tiny text below "Perfume" would make it look a bit more complete.

Updated the members list, seeing how some people have their usernames changed.

And this is overdue but happy new year? o_o

Mitsukai
3rd January 2008, 5:27 AM
^ Oh, I'm sorry when I made that icon it was around midnight.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y114/Angel_Torchic/Avatar/Dark-lolita.png
This one is a bit old.

Sammi
3rd January 2008, 11:09 PM
I finally find someone other then myself who actually knows of Perfume. Everything is fine but I think a little tiny text below "Perfume" would make it look a bit more complete.
Wow, really? xD; I've seen a few of them around, including Alex and myself.

Anyway... Mitsukai, I personally think that It's a little too sharp/dark. And what's that random orange line over her? Looks a little odd there. *killed* Maybe try err, a different style of border too. I think that the white looks strange on it, personally.

Brandon-kun
4th January 2008, 6:48 AM
Well, I have a few new icons. One was a request, and the others weren't.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/Requests/chelc2.png http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/pokemon1.png http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/pokemon2.png

That's all I have for now!

raglflagl
4th January 2008, 8:59 AM
@Brandon-kun: I find them avvies to be a little tooo sharp :\, if you looked at Gary's face, you can already see it's all blocky and that stuff.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/NobodyIcon.pnghttp://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/SketchIcon.pnghttp://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee117/lucky_konata/Avatars/MidoriShockedIcon.png

and that's pretty much it.

Umi Mizuno
6th January 2008, 8:05 AM
http://community.livejournal.com/dokuji_graphics
145 new icons posted, not sure if anyone wants to C&C 1/2 of it. :X

Brandon-kun; What raglflagl said, they're all too sharp. Misty looks weird in the icon, almost like the original image was squished. o_o

raglflagl; MIDORI'S HAIR COLOR CHANGED COMPLETELY. D: *GASP* Ignore that, your first icon with Namine would look better if her face was cropped maybe in the middle of her face instead of her whole body. The shadows above her eyes and in her hair are a little too red and saturated.

Kataki
6th January 2008, 1:44 PM
#22,#23 and #24 of the haruhi series are <3. #19 [pokemon] doesn't look that good, IMO. The Pachirisu looks strange, it has a blue outline and there is a shadow of blue, when it's meant to be pink.

In all the Drew avatars, his hair is a bit fluro-ish, I don't know if that was the effect you were going for, but I don't like it much. D:

The Askura [sorry, I haven't watched the series in a while, and kinda forgot her name] ones are really good, I love them. Same thing with the Haruhi ones.

The W.I.T.C.H ones are alright, but #05's green background is a bit... odd?

I only skimmed through the rest, so not much else crit left. #01 from Naruto's text is hard to read, and the blur is a bit different, to me.

I actually hope that i'm helping you, and if not, please don't kill me. ;;

EDIT: Also, the 'no icon' icon thing's picture is a bit rough around the edges.

I made an icon:
http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199619676.png

raglflagl
6th January 2008, 2:00 PM
@ Umi: Well I really like your icons :x, but some of them kinda (no offense) but have somewhat blinding (Dx, well not really that blinding) colors on my screen, so it's either my brightness is set a little too high, or they somewhat are. But never the less, they do attract attention. For Naruto's 01 and 05, the text in them is kinda hard to read, so maybe fix that?

@ Oira: Well the icon does look somewhat dull, if that's the look you were going for then well done, but if not, then maybe add a little more color to the icon?

Umi Mizuno
6th January 2008, 11:33 PM
@ Umi: Well I really like your icons :x, but some of them kinda (no offense) but have somewhat blinding (Dx, well not really that blinding) colors on my screen, so it's either my brightness is set a little too high, or they somewhat are. But never the less, they do attract attention. For Naruto's 01 and 05, the text in them is kinda hard to read, so maybe fix that?
I think it's your screen, nobody has said anything about them being blinding. I don't make my icons like that.

Yeah, I realized that on #5, that's why I had the textless version made. xD

#22,#23 and #24 of the haruhi series are <3. #19 doesn't look that good, IMO. The Pachirisu looks strange, it has a blue outline and there is a shadow of blue, when it's meant to be pink.
On #19 I didn't focus on coloring, it was more for cropping. As for Pachirisu I was too lazy to change the Reds down so that's how it turned out. :x

In all the Drew avatars, his hair is a bit fluro-ish, I don't know if that was the effect you were going for, but I don't like it much. D:
It was done on purpose because his hair is godly. 8D

The Askura [sorry, I haven't watched the series in a while, and kinda forgot her name] ones are really good, I love them. Same thing with the Haruhi ones.
It's Asakura Ryouko, better watch your back when you're walking around at night. :( jk jk

I only skimmed through the rest, so not much else crit left. #01 from Naruto's text is hard to read, and the blur is a bit different, to me.
It's called a Radial blur, it makes the focus on the part of the image a little more appealing.

I actually hope that i'm helping you, and if not, please don't kill me. ;;
You're fine, you actually bothered to C&C some!

Also, the 'no icon' icon thing's picture is a bit rough around the edges.
Kinda petty to C&C my no icon icon. It's just suppose to take up space, not actually be an icon. :p But I realized that, but since it's not something you're going to use anywhere there wasn't any point in making it as nice as possible. :3

Alex
7th January 2008, 5:23 AM
http://community.livejournal.com/dokuji_graphics
145 new icons posted, not sure if anyone wants to C&C 1/2 of it. :X

Number 1 in Phoenix Wright and number 16 in Naruto made me lol. Number 8 in Lucky Star seems a little plain to me, but I like the way you cropped it. I know you focus more on coloring and what not, but I don't really see any color effects, etc. Might just be me, though.

And to answer Raglflagl's topic:
What program do you use to create icons/avatars?
I use Photoshop CS2 to make all of my graphics. I haven't used it in forever though. :x

Umi Mizuno
7th January 2008, 7:43 AM
Number 8 in Lucky Star seems a little plain to me, but I like the way you cropped it. I know you focus more on coloring and what not, but I don't really see any color effects, etc. Might just be me, though.
Icon:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/waterfairygurl61514/Icons7/LuckyStar5647.png

Original image: (resized)
http://i8.*******.com/6ker0gl.png

Do you see them now? ;)

What program do you use to create icons/avatars?
Use to be Photoshop 7 when I first started, then got a CD from a college friend for CS2 so now I use CS2.

Kataki
7th January 2008, 11:30 AM
http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199697866.png http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199697761.png http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199697696.png
I know I suck at icons, but still, I want to get better. Crit please. ^_^

raglflagl
7th January 2008, 11:58 AM
http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199697866.png http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199697761.png http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199697696.png
I know I suck at icons, but still, I want to get better. Crit please. ^_^

I'll crit ;D.

For number 1, you made Sakura a little too bright, well on my screen it is (:x), plus you can see a little fuzz on her shirt there. No crit so far for number 2, but for number 3, it seems that the third X could barely be seen, and the coloring makes Haruhi's skin look a little too blended, maybe you could change that a little with some selective coloring?

@Umi: :x, Is the original image used for Lucky #8 official Lucky Star art or Fan Art? D:

Umi Mizuno
8th January 2008, 4:18 AM
I'@Umi: :x, Is the original image used for Lucky #8 official Lucky Star art or Fan Art? D:
Official image. You've never seen it before or you can't tell? o_o It was a pretty popular image because I've seem a parody for it. XD

Kataki
8th January 2008, 8:02 AM
http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199771644.png http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199771658.png http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199771670.png http://www.imagehustler.com/1207/1199771684.png
And raglflagl, I don't think the icon is that bright, but i'll try to tone down future icons incase they are.

EDIT: I forgot, I used actions for the fist two and last one, and then edited them, so credit to http://www.feel.hironeko.net/index.php for them. ^_^

Brandon-kun
9th January 2008, 5:39 AM
Well, I made two new icons!

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/pokemon3.png http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/Wartortle_sppf/pokemon4.png

I tried not to sharpen them, TOO much. Hope you guys like them!

Emperor Giratina
10th January 2008, 12:25 PM
NOTICE

I am very sorry for the inactivity...My exams are in progress, I may not be active until Tuesday.

Rikku
10th January 2008, 12:41 PM
can I enter? I really love making icons..but Im not as good as anyone else.

btw,this is recently that I have made:

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/Gardevoiravatar.png

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/Glacion_rikkuavatar.png

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/rikkuavatar_RikkuSPPf.png

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/mismagius_RikkuSPPf.png

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/Dawn_RikkuSPPf.png

C&C is much appreciated..

Umi Mizuno
11th January 2008, 4:50 AM
can I enter? I really love making icons..but Im not as good as anyone else
Sure! Added on the first post!

If I had more time I would C&C your icons, but I'll try when my exams are over, promise.

Emperor Giratina; it's good that you tell us why you're inactive but don't dedicate your entire post to that because it counts as being off-topic.

Rikku
11th January 2008, 3:35 PM
Sure! Added on the first post!

If I had more time I would C&C your icons, but I'll try when my exams are over, promise.

Emperor Giratina; it's good that you tell us why you're inactive but don't dedicate your entire post to that because it counts as being off-topic.

Thanks Umi Mizuno for the welcome ^^;

its ok,I will wait.

btw,new avatar:
http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee296/mew_keeper/Ikki.png

Sammi
14th January 2008, 5:10 AM
The border's color doesn't go with the image, the xxx in the corner I find is uneeded... that's all I'll say, I'm in a rush.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/distance.png
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/DeidaraSkyBlue.png
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/ohmygod.png
The last one, of Sasori, [redhead for those of you who don't know] is the one I'd like to have critisized the most.

Umi Mizuno
23rd January 2008, 7:45 AM
The last one, of Sasori, [redhead for those of you who don't know] is the one I'd like to have critisized the most.
I don't think the text was needed, it looks so thin and you can barely see it. Cutting part of it off on the bottom doesn't really help, kinda makes it even harder to figure it out for certain people. Coloring is meh, nothing that awes me but it's ok. Use of light texture is good.

http://community.livejournal.com/dokuji_graphics/11219.html#cutid1
Just updated. 127 icons so dial up users, you have been warned.

Jakotsu
24th January 2008, 12:14 PM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/michiruavi.png http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/babyfaceavi.png http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/damnationavatar.png http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/sweetavatar.png

The ones I made so far. ;\ Comments?

Sammi
24th January 2008, 11:01 PM
First one: Image looks strange. Second, I think the coloring could be a little more bright. Third is fine, fourth... Iono, too much tiny text.

Umi Mizuno
25th January 2008, 8:36 AM
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/michiruavi.png http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/babyfaceavi.png http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/damnationavatar.png http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/sweetavatar.png

The ones I made so far. ;\ Comments?
I LOVE THE FIRST ONE. ??? Neptune's eyelashes are red, which is the only thing that is weird. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th could use a little work on the text. 4th one is a bit too bright, you can barely see her face. But I love your coloring!

Jakotsu
25th January 2008, 11:09 AM
Umi, I almost cried. I don't know but you really made my day. ;___;
+feels like improving so much more+

Umi Mizuno
26th January 2008, 9:00 AM
Umi, I almost cried. I don't know but you really made my day. ;___;
+feels like improving so much more+
XD; No problem, your icons are very worthy of praise. ;) Btw, what coloring did you use for the Neptune icon anyway?

raglflagl
2nd February 2008, 8:09 AM
it's too early for this club to die!

I'll crit on Umi's icons then..

For Number nine of Naruto, it seems that the text under 'When the sun shines' is a little difficult to read.

Also might I comment on the 'Laziness Prevails; No Icon' Icon, it seems Ryoko is a little too sharp, especially her edges where you can somewhat see a few unwanted dots that make her look a little blocky.

Also;
http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8347/cheerleadingiconaj2.png
New icon xP.

Jakotsu
2nd February 2008, 9:27 AM
lol I did this one. >:3
http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/taebinavatar.png

Sammi
3rd February 2008, 2:13 AM
@ Jakotsu: I loveeeeee the coloringggggg. ;; *envy*
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb243/Sammi-Poke/Avatars/polyrhythmsingle.png
I tried to do better in coloring myself.

Umi Mizuno
3rd February 2008, 7:14 AM
Jakotsu; I honestly think your coloring is better on anime/manga icons than humans. The hair coloring for the guy is a bit odd, it looks pixelated at some points and brownish hair with blue shadows don't look too good together. XD;

Sammi; Perfume's skin looks sickly in that icon. O_o Last time I checked, they had pigments in their skin.

It's such an inhumane pale skin color and the entire icon being nearly duotone kinda makes it like their CD cover was a horror DVD screencap. More color would greatly improve the icon. Other than selective coloring have you tried layer colorings? Selective color isn't the only thing that changes the color in an icon.

Also might I comment on the 'Laziness Prevails; No Icon' Icon, it seems Ryoko is a little too sharp, especially her edges where you can somewhat see a few unwanted dots that make her look a little blocky.
I do remember saying that icon wasn't up for critique, unless you were that bored. :p

Sammi
3rd February 2008, 4:08 PM
It's such an inhumane pale skin color and the entire icon being nearly duotone kinda makes it like their CD cover was a horror DVD screencap. More color would greatly improve the icon. Other than selective coloring have you tried layer colorings? Selective color isn't the only thing that changes the color in an icon.
Hmm, yes, I have tried layer colorings. They do help a lot- In that icon I did use a layer coloring however... Hmm... I guess I just don't know how to use them correctly, yet. I'm in the middle of editing the Perfume icon and trying to make their skin more lively than being dead and inhumane, but it's not going too well. *pokes icon some more* ;;

raglflagl
4th February 2008, 1:50 AM
I do remember saying that icon wasn't up for critique, unless you were that bored. :p

Whoops my bad, I guess I missed out on that, but yeah, I guess I ran out of icons to criticize and so went for that.

Umi Mizuno
5th February 2008, 7:09 AM
Whoops my bad, I guess I missed out on that, but yeah, I guess I ran out of icons to criticize and so went for that.
Yeah because I recall someone else doing that, and I told them that the No Icon icon is not up for critique. I mean seriously, an icon that is just used to take up space and you critisize that? Get real. o_o

Alex
9th February 2008, 1:44 AM
It's been awhile. D: Well I got my Photoshop and laptop back so I finally made an icon:
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/s1455.pnghttp://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/s1456.png
Original | New

Any suggestions?

Umi Mizuno
9th February 2008, 3:59 AM
It's a bit sharp, and like I said to Sammi, your icon could use a bit of skin color. Too pale doesn't really look good on a person, maybe an anime character but not a real person. Maybe add some textures to keep it from looking plain? Or maybe effects?

Emperor Giratina
9th February 2008, 11:51 AM
I am very sorry for the inactivity... I have been VERY busy.... By the way, what's going on? (Forgive me if I'm being off-topic... again).

Umi Mizuno
14th February 2008, 7:23 AM
http://i25.*******.com/9bm64n.png - Original Image (http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u183/roxasface/KH__II__I__m__Riku_by_Akuhen.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/waterfairygurl61514/nebulasan5.png - Original Image (http://www.onemanga.com/Ouran_High_School_Host_Club/58/26/)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/waterfairygurl61514/yunie_sigh.png - Original Image (http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f353/raging_saki/Request/Vampire_Knight_ch29_29.png)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v452/waterfairygurl61514/itsplashes.png - Original Image (http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/1535/05ne4.jpg)

These were all finished requests from when dokuji_graphics hit 160+ watchers.

Jakotsu
17th February 2008, 8:00 PM
;___; Youre too good.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/sistersavatar.png

Did that one.

Umi Mizuno
18th February 2008, 8:05 PM
;___; Youre too good.

http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb35/ichigo_pop__xx/sistersavatar.png

Did that one.
:P I'm so so, I just get bored real easily. I love your coloring for Karen and Noel but I thought Karen had a more purple-ish hair color. o_o

153 icons posted:
http://community.livejournal.com/dokuji_graphics/12293.html

Alex
22nd February 2008, 1:51 AM
Hm, made a new icon.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/Untitled-1.png http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/cc34/five_bucks_a_pop__xx/candy.png
Original | New Crit. appreciated
I didn't do much with this icon, some curves and hue/saturation adjustments, and a few soft light/maybe screen layers. :x

Umi Mizuno
29th February 2008, 7:05 AM
Hmm, it could use more color because the biggest difference I see is that the new icon looks sharper and the yellows and blues are more noticiable. Try some filters or brushes that would give a texture feeling to the image.

http://i28.*******.com/wswsut.png
My sort-of-newish icon.