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02 February 2013 @ 04:56 pm
The Big Brag: Wonderous Word Battle  

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Wonderous Words:

NOUNS: sunlight, hero, beast, heart, friction
ADJECTIVES: open, ancient, ambitious, damaged, melancholy
VERBS: scatter, bleed, fade, gaze, wander
ADVERBS: mortally, dreamily, mysteriously, savagely, silently
PREPOSITIONS: between, without, outside, beyond, beneath
CONJUNCTIONS: because, once, after, unless, only if

hero, ancient, fade, mortally, without, after

beast, open, melancholy, bleed, fade, gaze
mysteriously, between, because

sunlight, hero, beast, heart, friction, open
ancient, ambitious, damaged, melancholy, scatter, bleed
fade, gaze, wander, mortally, dreamily, mysteriously
savagely, silently, between, without, outside, beyond
beneath, because, once, after, unless, only if

sunlight, hero, heart, beast, damaged, melancholy
scatter, fade, gaze, wander, savagely, silently
outside, once, after

sunlight, hero, heart, friction, ambitious, damaged
scatter, fade, wander, dreamily, savagely, between
without, beyond, beneath, because, once, after

sunlight, damaged, scatter, mysteriously, without, only if

beast, damaged, gaze, savagely, outside, only if
sunlight, ambitious, fade, dreamily, between, once

deternot 's alternates

dashberlin 's alternate

firstillusion 's alternates

You have brains in your head so...
1. Please credit the correct maker. You can find their wonderous identities right above their icon sets.
2. Please do not edit any of the icons you find in this post.
3. Comment if we've delighted your eyes, inspired your minds, or even if you think we could have done better. We'd love to hear from you (because no one is youer than Y-O-U).

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Danielle: lok - my queen korradeternot on February 3rd, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)
YAY this was such a fun challenge, I had a ball interpreting the different words c:

absolutelybatty , your lighting is always so on point, I especially love the flowiness in the black and white icon! And the color combos in the mortally/4th icon is super great, I love the more monochrome blues on her face vs the warm colors of the light, its unexpected and unique! And I love the soft quality of the light on the last icon.

dashberlin , your skill with coloring and cropping is just so amazing, that CC icon is the most fabulous thing, the sharpness and quality of the light and everything! And your 5th icon is so lovely, I adore that you've taken the colors to such a cool more muted place, it gives it such a melancholy dreamlike quality. And that bw between icon is just perfect, excellent crop and excellent everything.

erzsebet , gorgeous, gorgeous coloring, everywhere I look! That 4th icon is set up like a dream, I love everything about what you've done with the composition and I especially like how the accents are in paler shades, it keeps the icon from getting too dark. And the last icon in your first row, wow! The coloring is super unnatural and yet works perfectly, I'm so amazed at how well you pulled that off! And I love love the lighting in #8... and that last icon is just so lovely, the texture and the coloring work together perfectly.

firstillusion , your close crops are so inspirational! #7 is so lovely, I love the soft colors, so beautiful! And then #11 is beautiful, I love how you've cropped the tree bit in a bit, it makes the center crop really interesting. And the coloring, again, is just beautiful. 14 and 15 are both soooo lovely as well, the way you've used colors in both of them to do a purple/yellow contrast is great (and neat that they're next to each other)

longerthanwedo , so much to love here <3 The animated one of course is amaaazing, I love the muted grunginess of it all! And the last icon, the vertical blocking ooooooh and the reds <333 And #2, the bw is gorgeous, love the geometric themes!

raiindust , your coloring, woooow. #9 is so amazingly good, I can't even deal with it! The pale blues~ #4 is so great, I love the border and the coloring on her hair! The cropping is great too. #12 is amazing as well, I love the texture and the pinks. And on a darker grungier note, I love #1! It's so dramatic and intense.
Janie: Film: Casino Royale showerfirstillusion on February 3rd, 2013 09:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! Vesper and Bond were the first two icons I made for this challenge. It's a coincidence that they ended up next to each other, but that's where they belong in my mind. /cheese

i'm not really a waitress...: tv. the hour.raiindust on February 4th, 2013 07:44 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you so much bb ♥
dashberlin: i want to be the queendashberlin on February 5th, 2013 01:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! I know that Euphie is overused like crazy but I HAD to use it for fade <3
Also so many props for doing ALL 30 words! The Madoka icons are my favourite and that Princess Tutu 'once' icon is just darling with it's colouring and typography I swear I'll watch it one day
Ellie: ouat → in her books → erzsebeterzsebet on February 10th, 2013 09:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
♫  michelle ♫: tv ♠ nikita all fairy tales and liesmarcasite on February 3rd, 2013 02:24 am (UTC)
So many gorgeous icons! I snagged a bunch and will credit the appropriate maker. I love the play on words for each icon, fabulous ♥
this is my prayer: sea [nemo]vapor on February 3rd, 2013 02:57 am (UTC)
These are absolutely stunning. I am amazed by all of you!
ginger vic: doctor who: till you come backfulminant on February 3rd, 2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
wow, this is such a great challenge! i love seeing different interpretations of the words, soo interesting :3
gorgeous gorgeous icons, such amazing job everyone!<3
Janie: Film: The Fall yellow coatfirstillusion on February 3rd, 2013 08:03 pm (UTC)
I loved this challenge, thanks Shawna for organising it!

absolutelybatty : I love how you used one character for your icons. I love the second one, it's so serene.

dashberlin : Those last two icons are gorgeous. The crop plus the text on the last one is perfect.

deternot : I'm really digging your text work in this batch, particularly in 8, 9 and 11. The negative space in 6 is also ace.

erzsebet : We need to talk about the perfection that is number 10. I love everything about that: the negative space (obviously), the blues, the darkness of the silhouette. Just gorgeous. (What show/film is it from? I feel like I should know it...) I also really like 9 and 12.

longerthanwedo : Number 6 is exquisite. The composition is just beautiful and the contrasting colours are very powerful. And I keep looking at number 3, it's unusual in a very good way.

raiindust : I approve of how many centre crops are in this batch! Number 7 is my favourite, because of the negative space and the way Amy and Eleven stand out. It's pop art-y cool!
i'm not really a waitress...: tv. the hour.raiindust on February 4th, 2013 07:43 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm especially glad you like that one, it's one of my favourites ♥
dashberlin: go to breaddashberlin on February 5th, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
Thank you! I almost never rotate/flip icons so I'm glad it worked out!
I absolutely love wander. The greens are so rich and vibrant and the typography is perfect!
Janie: HL: Brody wild greenfirstillusion on February 8th, 2013 10:18 am (UTC)
Thank you! Wander is my favourite. ♥
Ellie: ouat → be brave → erzsebeterzsebet on February 10th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Then fandom from 10 is Les Miserables. :D
_paula_: DW // Bigger on the Inside_puchula_ on February 3rd, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
I love how completely different each set is, while keeping it cohesive at the same time. Lovely stuff as always girls! :D
Janie: Film: The Fall yellow coatfirstillusion on February 4th, 2013 04:47 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Samantha | Slowest angel in the garrison.: (note) new godabsolutelybatty on February 4th, 2013 04:03 am (UTC)
I'm not feeling words at the moment, so I'mma just pick out my favorite of each bunch (and 2 for Sienna because she absolutely outdid herself, like a boss). Y'all did a splendid job as usual, and I am honored to be among such greatness, tbh. ♥

Janie: The Hour: Belfirstillusion on February 4th, 2013 04:48 am (UTC)
The Regina icon is one of my least favourite icons of this batch, but I'm not that surprised you picked it, because it's Regina. ;) Thank you! :)
Samantha | Slowest angel in the garrison.: (once) evil queenabsolutelybatty on February 4th, 2013 04:57 am (UTC)

BUT JANIE! Though I do admit to extreme character bias...

I really love the blocking, actually? Like...I thought it was incredibly well done, especially the borders because the yellow and blue just make the perfect accents. It's really creative and unique (and that cap has been done a lot so...). So, yeah, it got my favorite tick because of technique not character. WHY DO YOU NOT LOVE IT AS I DO?
Janie: Film: Atonement Cecelia lawnfirstillusion on February 8th, 2013 09:56 am (UTC)
Thanks, Samantha. That means a lot. :)
i'm not really a waitress...: tv. the hour.raiindust on February 4th, 2013 07:43 am (UTC)
Thanks bb!
i'm not really a waitress...: tv. the hour.raiindust on February 4th, 2013 07:35 am (UTC)
Oh, everything looks so pretty together! And the different interpretations everyone came up with is awesome!

absolutelybatty : Gorgeous, gorgeous lighting. The texture work and mixture of blacks and white in your second icon is lovely, and the crop is slaying me, the profile is intense and amazing.

dashberlin : As always such flawless colours! I am really loving the seventh icon you made, the crop is insane and perfect, and I love how the richness of the colour just backs up the intensity of it all.

deternot : HOLY BATMAN WITH THE COLOURS. AND THE CROPS. And just everything. The purples and negative space of your second and nineteenth icons are to die for tbqh, I'm loving the action packed sense they both give me. And the colours are so dark and gripping but also kinda vibrant (like the yellow in #2). Seriously flawless icons right there.

erzsebet : The crop of the sixth icon is killllling me with perfection. And I love the colours and the slightly grungy tinge. It's perfect. And The eighth icon is amazing as well, the light and shadow and softness is stunning. Seriously. Soooooo beautiful, both of them (and everything else).

firstillusion : Oh man, I love love the crop and colour and intensity of your fourteenth icon. The richness of the purple against the lightness of the skin and the dark of the background is gorgeous. And the eighteenth icon is so flawless in terms of composition. I love the combo of colours, the cyan with the slight green, and the text work with the negative space. Flawless.

longerthanwedo : The blending, cropping, composition, intensity of the black and white of your fourth icon is so fucking amazing. I am seriously staring at it going wow wow wow. I bow down to the composition Queen!
dashberlin: pic#119956733dashberlin on February 5th, 2013 01:26 am (UTC)
Thanks Jess <3
Your texture work is again, so stunning ♥ I also fell in love with the OuaT icon! The muted colours are fantastic and the flower brings everything together so wonderfully!
Janie: DW: Doctor/Rose blues harmonyfirstillusion on February 8th, 2013 10:18 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jess! I had so much fun with that last Brody icon. Images like that are my dream: negative space to play with and to fill with text. ♥
Ellie: dw → wasp → john_scorpyerzsebet on February 10th, 2013 09:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Ellie: moulin rouge → diamonds → elleaferzsebet on February 10th, 2013 09:01 pm (UTC)
absolutelybatty :
Your lighting is always spectacular and obviously these are no exception! I love the crop on 3 and everything about 5.

dashberlin :
I wish I knew the fandoms so I could understand the meaning behind them + the words! They're really beautiful though, especially 5 and 6. They're just so ethereal looking.

deternot :
COMIC LADIES, YES! 2 is just, wow! I love how you've used the bordering texture, and the purple with her hair. Just an awesome icon! Also the lighting on 1, and the coloring on 3, 7, 19 and 25 are all beautiful!

firstillusion :
NUMBER 3! Best icon I've seen of that scene, by far. I love the "sloppy" blocking you've done there. Also 1 is such a great combination of crop and lighting. :D

longerthanwedo :
Even when you only make a few, they still basically all end up getting saved. XD I especially love the blending on 4 and the subtle animation on 5. I don't recognize the fandom in 6, but the blocking is gorgeous!

raiindust :
I am in love with this soft coloring you have going on lately! 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 and 12 all definitely got saved. So gorgeous! ♥
Janie: Film: The Fall yellow coatfirstillusion on February 12th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
That's such a huge compliment, Liz, thank you so much. ♥
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