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19 August 2011 @ 01:07 am
icons 10; i'll show you a "happy ending"  
Yay, 3/4 20in20s done! |D

20 Shinshi Doumei Cross for otp20in20 round eight
+17 variations left behind
37 Total

for otp20in20
otp20in20 round eight: Shinshi Doumei Cross general pairings

10 themes
chess pieces
two fonts
song title
love tropes
wallpaper texture

set theme: zoom in
11 12 13 14 15

artist's choice
16 17 18 19 20

variations left behind

21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35
36 37

○ I was ecstatic when I made the cut this time. I usually miss it, since sign ups go out in a day (I was staying up late when I saw the sign ups go up 8D) but then was a bit frustrated when they announced solo20in20 because I would have had a better time with those. Since I do one character icons usually. 8/ but I had signed up for too many 20in20s by the time this was up so... yeah can't stress myself lol with icons.
○ Doing these icons, I reread some parts of the story of what I had at home, and remembered how crazy this series was.
○ Sort of reverted back to my old style of using light textures frequently (Is this good or bad? D8 I love them and all, but I might abuse them...)
○ Was a pain extracting any of these, only because it took long. These were definitely a lot easier to extract than my FFXIII set. I don't think I've extracted line art in a long time, forgot how it felt |D
01, hogwarts I was not interested in this theme at all, since I'm not a Harry Potter fan. I went with the Ravenclaw house whose colors are blue and bronze (yay for Haine and Ushio's hair |D)Extracting it took awhile, and some of the hair lines ended up funky when resized... All worth it in the end though. 8D
02, fight I interpreted the theme as a fight between Haine and the twins?! I guess it's an emotional fight lol. Anyway, took a very, very long time to extract ;A; shed blood and tears for this one, only to use about 1/6 of the image I extracted. I WILL REUSE IT. I also was not happy with the first result I came up with this one, but thankfully I went back to it the next day and it came out desirable.
03, blocking I had zero faith in myself that I could do this, and was freaking out a bit since at first it wasn't very nice... but I finally got the coloring to look right and went nuts after that |D I kinda abused the idea, lol.
04, fade Might not be too obvious or conspicuous, but Haine and Takanari are both blurred a bit around the edges (I actually had to extract Haine to get her where she is). Not liking this icon too much.
05, magic Used a bunch of floating dots light textures and a smoky texture to interpret it as magical, since ryfee was saying it was ok to interpret it that way.
06, chess pieces I was stumped... but ended up with an icon like this (made a couple queen icons recently, so this one really doesn't come up to par with them...) Komaki is supposed to be a queen (lol she runs this relationship) and Kusame really wouldn't be a king, even if I tried.
07, two fonts I used the song title "Sweet Disposition" by the Temper Trap (7/8 are interchangeable icons lol), the fonts Georgia/Pea Gretchie, and I thought this really represented Maika and Kazuhito's relationship; she's his sweet disposition. |D IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SONG, GO CHECK IT OUT.
08, song title I originally heard the Glee version of "The Only Exception" then I heard the Sam Tsui and Kurt Schneider version then after completing this icon, I had finally listened to the original version by Paramore. ANYWAY, ONTO THE ICON, if ya follow the story, then you would know that Ushio is a bit standoffish from the rest of the world, but for some reason she lets Haine into her little world. Therefore, Haine is the only exception for Ushio. 8D took forever extracting these images as well, and the worst part is the result isn't too great...
09, love tropes I really liked this theme! It was actually really fun and interesting to read through all the TV tropes, so this theme was quite enjoyable for me. 8Db Probably one of my favorite themes. I used the love trope, "destructive romance" because, well, their love is a bit whacked (until later at least).
10, wallpaper texture This theme made exactly no sense to me. When I think of wallpaper, especially when read online, I usually think of the one that goes on my desktop, the one I see when I turn on my computer. So at first, I kept thinking "Ok... ryfee wants us to use a BIG TEXTURE... well that's just great." Until I realized that she meant like, wallpaper that goes on... walls in houses. Sorry, erinae, didn't extract this one. |D was a bit burned out of all the themes by the time I got to this one, and was like "lol gonna be lazy"
set theme: zoom in was nooooooot feeling this theme. So I ended up going lazy for these icons. I don't even think 13/14 even make sense.
artist's choice I loooooove being lazy and not doing extracting lol after all that. I really like this set!
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St. Harridanstharridan on August 19th, 2011 08:20 am (UTC)
Love these! Beautiful! <3
Jel: aika; gracefullycoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 08:23 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
the little hobbit ( o w o ): Midori fooerinae on August 19th, 2011 08:34 am (UTC)
Chess pieces & Love tropes are really pretty <3 26 should be for Blocking instead tho,I personally like it better lol
Extracting images really is time consuming & sorta exhausting,so I'm proud of you for extracting some of these icons!Haha of course you don't have to extract for every single icon,so no need to say sorry to me lol

Jel: stock; i'll just be mecoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 08:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! Chess piece was a bit random (IT'S EXTRACTED!!) lol but I like it as well, and yes love tropes is one of my favorites! I was so fierce, adding text to that icon like it was nothing |D
WHAAAAAT?! That was a failed attempt (at least coloring wise) and it was another icon I went back to the next day and finally got the coloring I liked (why not 29?!) so yeah lol. I think the coloring is a bit washed out and odd.

Yessss it is (especially with really detailed art ;A;) but in a way it's easier than the FFXIII images, easier to see the lines. The only difference is it take a hell of a lot longer.
I felt bad because I had recently talked about extracting business and on this set I do like lol only seven extracts! And the one I apologized on was one where I just used the magical low opacity eraser tool |D
the little hobbit ( o w o )erinae on August 20th, 2011 08:00 am (UTC)
idk 29 the images are saturated,but the background color is kinda dull so they don't go very well together?The colors of 26 just go together imo :S

9 extractions is not "only" hahaha it's plenty.You're good at icons w/o needing extractions too!so just extract when necessary :) Well it looks fine,if I could use the eraser tool as well as you can,I would be lazy & do that all the time instead of extracting!!<3
Jel: sawako&shota; break through the skiescoloredpastels on August 21st, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
I seeee what you mean (I was probably going for that in the first place, considering it was my second variation |D after that abdominal 25) TORN ABOUT WHETHER I SHOULD CHANGE IT OH GOD

Lol yes probably right. BUT SOMEHOW FAKE BGS ARE SO FUN makes them so so unique |D ♥ I've had all these years of practice!! lol
the little hobbit ( o w o ): Penguin shocked&overdosed faceerinae on August 22nd, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
ONLY CHANGE IT IF U WANNA :U Everyone has a different liking

LOL okay knock yourself out with stock backgrounds :))
Elisabetekaena_25 on August 19th, 2011 08:55 am (UTC)
Beautiful work!
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 08:56 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Ana: ♠ Kenshin: The loverseve_sparda on August 19th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
Wonderful icons!
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
feé: bleach ◦ hug<3ryfee on August 19th, 2011 12:38 pm (UTC)
Ohh these are so pretty! I really like your coloring; it always give off this warm, fuzzy feeling. I'm especially fond of Blocking, Fade, Wallpaper Texture and your AC set!

Thanks so much for participating and congrats on finishing! :D♥
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! That's my goal... ♥ Glad you like them!

Thanks for the wonderful themes, it was quite a challenge but still fun! ♥
o0Yukino0o: sailormoono0yukino0o on August 19th, 2011 12:53 pm (UTC)
the 10th themes are especially pretty! good job!
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you Sara! ♥

Also, we should definitely collab again sometime! 8)
kill me romantically: even though she's dreamingdizzily on August 19th, 2011 02:32 pm (UTC)
These are all so pretty!
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
unhealthy obsession with Neal Cassidy aside: |Usagi| Flowersmargerydaw_s2 on August 19th, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
Sooooooooo pretty and shiny;
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I like shiny icons |D
❝ as rivers reach the sea; you'll reach me.: jude/mira ◦ journeyadrastea on August 19th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so in love with these ♥ Your style and coloring are so unique.
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
;A; thank you so much, and I try my best with my style and coloring ♥
KURI: ♡ 28nonchatte on August 19th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
delicious gentleman's alliance is delicious ;///;
i want to reread now!!!
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
lol yessss that story is tripped but somehow I love Arina Tanemura and her works anyway xD
KURI: ♡ 33nonchatte on August 19th, 2011 07:38 pm (UTC)
i wish that ushio/haine was an actual pairing ;_; oh well though haha
and yes!! the story was strange

lol lj

Edited at 2011-08-19 07:39 pm (UTC)
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I do too... I MEAN LOOK AT MY ICONS, most consisted of Haine/Ushio (I loved Ushio ;A;)
tripped, but somehow it still kept me reading!! Her new series is a bit whacked too.

LOL I WAS ABOUT TO ASK YOU THE SAME THING or act like it didn't happen /lol
KURI: ♡ 38nonchatte on August 19th, 2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
i loved both of them ok!!
and her recent one is.. that sakura hime one? maybe?

it's weird bc i didn't even click 'post comment' twice
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
I usually like Arina Tanemura's heroines |D
yes it is. It's reeeeeallly weird.

KURI: ♡ 13nonchatte on August 19th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
i think i do too?? i didn't really like mitsuki though
i liked maron/jeanne though :O and i loooove haine!

act like what didn't happened winkwink
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
IT'S PROBABLY JUST THE ART IN THE END. Maron/Jeanne was completely relate-able, loved them! FMwS will always be my favorite AT series, then KKJ ♥

KURI: ♡ O7nonchatte on August 19th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
IT IS her art was always ridiculously amazing, even in ION! (only because it's old and surprisingly still really pretty!)

Jelcoloredpastels on August 21st, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Right?! Even the color pages were pretty nice. ONLY THING THAT KEEPS ME GOING LOL

/kicks Crystal in the face
Dajuri: yukinadajuri on August 19th, 2011 06:19 pm (UTC)
I love them! great job c:
Jelcoloredpastels on August 19th, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you like them.
dashberlin: caged without a keydashberlin on August 20th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
Very pretty! My favourites are5(I love the blurred effect), 5, 15 and 21 (both have very purty colouring!) ♥
Jelcoloredpastels on August 21st, 2011 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥
❝fake smiles can't last forever.❞sunshineraven on August 20th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
I absolutely adore the coloring on your icons! ♥
Jelcoloredpastels on August 21st, 2011 07:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥