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06 September 2011 @ 02:50 am
icons 11; don't hurt me, I bleed constantly  
I like 20in20s |D Maybe this could be a way for me to stay active throughout the year instead of doing those 100 icon posts once or twice a year.

20 Death Note for big20in20 round six
+4 variations left behind
24 Total

for big20in20
big20in20 round six: Death Note

5 technical themes
complimentary colors
face to the side
face in face
extreme simplicity

5 interpretive themes

set theme: two steps from hell
11 12 13 14 15

artist's choice
16 17 18 19 20

variations left behind

21 22 23 24

○ Found this via tentacleness when regis completed her claim at lightning speed. Luckily, sign ups were still up regardless of the themes having been up as well |D signed up for Death Note after ~much thought. OK I was just reading the manga like the day before I found sign ups so I was a bit excited and hyped.
○ Was watching the timezone like a hawk, since I had not started this claim until a couple days ago and I made about 10 icons today to finish. Too much, especially since the themes were challenging! /go me for procrastinating during summer break.
01, complimentary colors I was originally going to go for black/white as complimentary colors, but in the end I ended up with orange/blue which is fine since the result is a bit better than I expected.
02, face to the side LAZY ICON. I thought this theme was a bit too specific to leave room for any creativity tbqh since it was asking for negative space and a close crop. I was thinking of using an actual background instead of the solid black there, but I thought it wouldn't be negative space anymore if I did that.
03, face in face STRUGGLED LIKE A MOFO. I had to extract both images and now I have no idea what happened. I ended up with Light's head growing out of Ryuk lol. The result isn't godawful imo but I believe this theme was quite challenging as a mofo. BLENDING IS HARD, especially since you have to do something like this where you have to put a face in a face. I originally was thinking of making Ryuk a silhouette of some sort but I realized I had no idea how to do that. I was also in a rush to finish these so I really didn't want to take extra time to do like the third icon out of this set to figure out how to do so.
04, extreme simplicity Believe it or not, I love this icon and doing simple icons (lol I run an icontest that is exactly that). I now realize that I should have done an icon for theme 2 that had a white background instead, since it's easier and more fun to work with even if left blank. DAMMIT.
05, faceless The easiest theme of all, almost. It was hard to find a Death Note image that had, well, interesting bodies for me to crop lol. I ended up with Misa and her heart image thing. I like this one a lot for unknown reasons.
06, support Near and Mello are a support to each other?! Even though Mello doesn't like to admit it.
07, grunge Probably my favorite icon from the whole set. I don't know what it is about it, but I really like the result. Possibly because I have always liked grunge icons and making them (used to do grunge icons more a couple of years ago). It was a job well done imo; having extracted it and added all those textures like a boss. |D
08, chosen Lol I don't even know what to say about this one. I also liked paper textures back in the day so I thought about using one here.
09, bold I like this one a bit, too. God knows why. Because it's so simple?
10, perfect I liked this one at first, but now I am starting to think it's just one hot mess.
set theme: Two Steps From Hell instrumental music. I took inspiration from Heart of Courage and it sounded a bit racy and serious. I thought of using characters from the second half of the series to represent it. Lol I make no sense. Anyway, 11 and 15 are my favorites from this category just because. No, it is not because I like Near, in fact, if anything, I don't like him lol. These icons turned out a lot better than I expected.
artist's choice Light textures galore. These were actually made back in January lol but I have never posted them before and they were never for any icontest (made for fun whoop whoop, don't see me doing that too often anymore lol).
○ 21 was an entry for simple_icontest but for some reason I never posted it. Probably had meant to post it awhile ago but it was left behind.
○ Thank you so much for reading, I like to ramble.

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Mood: tired
Music: Message From Your Heart - Kina Grannis
tuma: 【キングダム ハーツ】hanakohikari on September 6th, 2011 11:07 am (UTC)
i like 1&8!
Jelcoloredpastels on September 12th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!
KKblahblah on September 6th, 2011 11:42 am (UTC)
Sugee~ Great icons!
Jelcoloredpastels on September 12th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!
hashuka_shinya: Honda Kiku - consolationhashuka_shinya on September 6th, 2011 01:04 pm (UTC)
Whoaaa~~ I've never seen such pretty icons. Thank you ^^
Jelcoloredpastels on September 12th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
Amystepinsidelove on September 6th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
Good job! My favorites are extreme simple, grunge, cat1, and ac4.
Jelcoloredpastels on September 12th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
Thank you!
whatthedeucelibrary_of_sex on September 6th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
The crop and colors in Faceless are amazing! I also really love the crops in Extreme Simple and 14!
Jelcoloredpastels on September 12th, 2011 02:07 am (UTC)
Thank you!
what a catch.rocketgirl2 on September 6th, 2011 11:41 pm (UTC)
Lovely icons! There are never enough Death Note ones, so this is super exciting for me! :D
Jelcoloredpastels on September 12th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Thank you! I definitely agree that there are never enough Death Note icons. Somehow, I really like iconing obscure fandoms, well, at least icon-wise.
what a catch.rocketgirl2 on September 12th, 2011 04:42 pm (UTC)
XD Well, I'm definitely glad that someone picks up the obscure fandoms!
dashberlindashberlin on September 7th, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
Ooooh lovely! ♥

Grunge is so awesome! It's my absolute favourite of the batch! 11 and 19 are my next favs!
Jelcoloredpastels on September 12th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
natekeehlnatekeehl on September 8th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
Your icons are awesome!!
Taking a few, will credit if used :3
Jelcoloredpastels on September 12th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
Thank you!
noir: Johnny Depp | Greenlaerkstrein on September 13th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
Wow, these are really good! I love them all! Especially 11, 19, and 21. Snagging with credit. :3
Jel: aika; gracefullycoloredpastels on August 5th, 2012 04:04 am (UTC)
Thank you!
mai_themonkeymai_themonkey on October 31st, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)

Could you please give me a permission to repost your awesome icons at a LxLight topic? I'll take out with full credit and give you a link after post this.
Jel: aika; gracefullycoloredpastels on August 5th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
Sorry about the late reply, I was away from LJ until recently.

Would you still like to use them though? Also, could I have a link to the site you'll be using them at?
Ryukdeath_kl0wn on February 27th, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
Nicking 2 and 19: will give credit!
Jel: aika; gracefullycoloredpastels on August 5th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
Martin Coryton Hillgarth: labing-tatlohenseishi on December 30th, 2012 12:54 pm (UTC)
Oh I know this was posted a year and some months ago, but I'll have to comment. Your coloring is visually arresting! I especially like #5, #12, and #15. Snagging some and will surely credit. :)
dreamwrittendreamwritten on January 31st, 2015 01:47 pm (UTC)
My compliments: this work is excellent.
The colors are well matched and the compisizioni are original. :)
I hope you do not mind if I use these icons - with credits, of course!