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#195: Icons

Finally, my entry for somein30. The theme "All Things Random" was absolutely amazing and super inspiring. I started right away and made 1-2 icons per day, but then kinda lost momentum and really needed that extension. Nevertheless, I'm very happy with my set. Usually I lament the fact that it does not look coherent. This time I went into the opposite direction. I thought it would fit the theme to use as many different styles/techniques as possible. That didn't quite work out, but this time I like how chaotic the overall look is. I also really wanted to use 20 different fandoms which was much easier.

Round 07 at somein30: Eureka, Fringe, WandaVision, Divergent, Daredevil, Stumptown, Knives Out, Legends of Tomorrow, Onward, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Prison Break, The Witcher, Black Sails, Superman & Lois, Lucifer, Galavant, Babylon Berlin, Zootopia, Soul, Supernatural




hover for fandom
Eureka Fringe WandaVision Divergent Daredevil 01-05
Stumptown Knives Out Legends of Tomorrow Onward The Falcon and the Winter Soldier 06-10
Prison Break The Witcher Black Sails Superman & Lois Lucifer 11-15
Galavant Babylon Berlin Zootopia Soul Supernatural 16-20

Alternates
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Zootopia Soul Soul 21-24


[themes/explanations/rambling]1. Random character: Nathan Stark (Eureka)
I haven't watched or iconed this show in ages. I really loved it though, so that was fun to go back to.
2. Random icontest challenge: Challenge 85: Muted colors @ elite_fringe
Very simple. I figured I could use whatever fandom I want here. It's been a while, so I just used Fringe since that's where the challenge is from.
3. Random praise: "I love the colors and the use of text here."
My first thought was "Don't make me use text." I feel like I didn't really do this justice. Both text and colors are not really special.
4. Random screencap: Divergent (originally posted here)
All I know about this movie is that it was supposed to launch a series and didn't. I thought it was safe to just do a close crop.
5. Random song: Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (YouTube | Spotify | Lyrics)
Here's a thing about this song, I always get stuck on the use of "neon light" in the lyrics. So I had to use that in my icon.
6. Random tutorial: Tutorial by theladymorgan (The first tutorial on this page, this one)
Very simple and straightforward. I followed it using a different color and made it less saturated. It feels a little unfinished, but I didn't want to add more than what was in the actual tutorial.
7. Random movie poster: Welcome Home (2018)
"Person stands in front of house with back turned to you" was the theme for this icon. Then I made it black&white since I wanted to do as many different things as possible. I rarely make black and white icons.
8. Random quote: "I've come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more confident, and more beautiful individuals than someone making the solitary drudge to work without acknowledging their own interests and power." - Jason Mraz
Zari is using headphones during work, not on her way there, but it counts, right?
9. Random textures: neke and inxsomniax
I tried using all three, but the other one didn't fit. I thought I'd utilize the pink one a little more, but I'm okay with how this turned out.
10. Random font: Vtks Dirty 2
I'm weirdly happy with this one even though I had to use text. The font itself is kinda grungy so I tried to add a little bit of that into the actual icon.
11. Random trope: The Old Convict
It is not easy to find caps from Prion Break's first season. Or maybe I was just not looking hard enough. In any case, the quality was pretty low and I tried to cover it up. Not sure if it shows.
12. Random remake: this icon
I was not 100% happy with the original icon, so I was happy to give this cap another go. I added some more color this time, but overall still went with similar kind of textures/style.
13. Random song title: I Think About You
I really struggled with this one. I honestly had no idea what to do. I finally settled on Flint thinking about Thomas and adding the "know no shame" inscription.
14. Random inspiration icon: Icon by rebel
I feel like I stayed pretty close to the inspiration icon without copying too directly here.
15. Random palette: Read The Last Tempta
This does not feel much like a palette, but like different shapes of the same color which works for me. It was pretty easy.
16. Random art: Abstract Landscape (Joseph Henry Sharp & Bernadine Custer (1930/1940))
What really stood out to me wasn't the subject, but more the fact that you can easily see the structure of the paint. So I added a paint texture and kinda used similar colors. It is also from an outdoor setting, but you can't really see that with the removed background.
17. Random album cover: Los Flechazos – Alta Fidelidad
I used a cap with the same angle and added green, pretty straightforward.
18. Random book cover: How To Draw Farm Animals: Step-By-Step Instructions by Happy Turtle Press
Honestly, this was the first one I had an idea for. Okay, Judy is not a farm animal, but she is wearing her farmer's outfit! I was more inspired by the title than the actual cover, I hope that's alright. The animated version is probably not that usable, so I added a simple alternate.
19. Random word: stock
Making a stock icon for this one seemed too easy and I really wanted to do 20 different fandoms. So I used stock images and added them into the icon.
20. Random screencap pool: Supernatural (caps from homeofthenutty.com)
I kinda had a hard time choosing a cap and then ended up with another green icon.


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Tags: *2021, -monthly challenge (10in30/20in20), movie: divergent, movie: knives out, movie: onward, movie: soul, movie: zootopia, tv: babylon berlin, tv: black sails, tv: daredevil, tv: eureka, tv: fringe, tv: galavant, tv: legends of tomorrow, tv: lucifer, tv: prison break, tv: stumptown, tv: superman & lois, tv: supernatural, tv: the falcon and the winter soldier, tv: the witcher, tv: wandavision
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