June 23rd, 2006

Zoicite☆For all I carry are murdered

~Icon Rambling~

You know, I recieved some really good comments, and a very constructive criticism (Nothing destructive about it which I am glad). And I can see exactly where the commentor is coming from. It is hard for me to master typography. So I'm working on text slowly but surely... I like text brushes, but sometimes it is hard to make it fit when I am crafting an icon, because my head has a distinct image in mind and I can't deviate from that image, so I end up in certain cases inserting text. All of my icons tell a story or convey a feeling, everything is meant to sort of merge together in a harmony that probably only makes sense to me. (Because I -feel- an icon, perhaps it is a dreadfully emotionally way to make icons.. but when I feel them, they become mine)

As for expirementation, I believe that everyone starts out at a certain stage and then branches off to what works for them as iconographers. I've seen it in some of the fellow Iconographers what with their previous works and then with their current works. It's once again all about finding a style that fits you and then adding and deleting from your style as fits. Expirementation is good.. Soylent icons is full of expirementations that have never quite made it to my userpics for my personal journal. And every time I adjust the layer on an icon, I am taking all things into consideration. The lighting on the background, the layers I've implemented so far, the mood of the text. It all adds up to form a whole, a finished product which is probably very dear to me.

Expirementation after all is what has consistantly improved me and my roots are definitely the humblest of them all (*shudders at past works.. really*). Really my beginning was the lowest of the low, I did not come built in with a harmony-meter or knowing absolutely which colours were right, it all took work and practice to come as far as I have. Hard work, practice and honing a sense of what feels right to me.

What feels 'right' I believe is not something that is defined across the board, but rather it comes from what the person who makes it wants. And I think that it is important that people do not bow toward a public opinion of icons.

Thank you all for the lovely comments at the icon-meme. Both the Crit and the others. It helps me to see how other people see me.

For those that don't know what I'm talking about, go to the Icon Truth Meme. It's really very lovely.
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Work was a long, 7-hour-bitch. Only plus side to it was the fact that Stephanie got a 30 minute talking down to by Jean in her office. (Though Stephanie was surprised that Jean told her that I stood up for her today regarding the buttered pizza crusts (which no one told her about). (even though with that type of dough, if you know anything about cooking, you should know that buttering crusts and cornmeal on the pan lessens chance of stick when in the oven). However I learned how to clean the grill and that was thrilling (Woah, such a virgo, yes? *Heh's*)

Watched Bleach 86 and now Nanao-muse cannot stop with her admiration of Rangiku. It's cute. And I've also been co-erced to try to weasel Nanao-chan into the Shunsui/Ukitake RP early. (Because we both agreed that a scene in which Shunsui and Ukitake come across a little girl Nanao would be really cute. And Nanao could practice early throwing things at Shunsui... but it would also instill the relationship of my Nanao-muse and Mish's Shunsui muse early on. (just have to see what Twin Star thinks of the idea)

All I really want to do now is perhaps read some manga and lounge around.. in SWEATS. YES!

I have more NANA to read.. as well as SEIMADEN! (Better finish NANA first though).

Maybe I will make some icons too.. I don't know.. but I need to do my Soylent Update tomorrow so I need to make at least 4 more icons. *coughs*
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I really need an icon that has Ukitake looking sick and the term "consumption!" on it.

To clarify, shuufish, I really did enjoy your phone call.. it is just when I am starting to cough evey other sentance.. it was only natural that I sounded like I was in a hurry to get off the phone. There is nothing more awkward then hacking out your third lung from your chest during a normal phone conversation.

Though she compelled me to open up that bottle of honey that I had put in my kitchen for decoration (the honey bottle in the shape of a bear.. yeah, I'm sure she remembers that conversation). Jin is gloating about that. *heh's* But honey in green tea = heavenly. I promise. I am throughly enjoying it. Warm things does wonderful things for my chest congestion. (ever had to cough so hard that you felt like you were going to die.. *heh's*)

Also no matter how much of an asshole Takumi is, I still love him shamelessly. Why is that?