freecat15: (smile)
Three more awards for my icons, and one is even for First Place!
I still don't know what else to do with these, and I'm too proud to not show them...
Also, the banners made by [ profile] starry_night are gorgeous, aren't they? Challenge #70 was '100' - icons for episode 100 of either BtVS or ATS, hence the tower platform in the background.

Banner SS#70.png

Banner SS#70MC.png

Banner SS#71.png

Date: Jun. 26th, 2016 02:27 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
ext_106804: (tulips)
Congrats!!! I never know what to do with the banners either. Some people display them on their profile page. When I first started winning banners, I was too embarrassed to show them off or display them on my profile page. I did make an album in my photobucket where I keep them and I have a link to the album in my icon journal. I have to say, having the banners all in one place is helpful when you want a quick look at the progress you have made as an artist. I look at my early icons and I cringe.

Date: Jun. 29th, 2016 05:05 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you!

' I look at my early icons and I cringe. ' - I know what you're talking about! I feel the same when I look at the first fic I wrote, especially the first few chapters. It's really a wonder that people even went on reading this. And I guess I'm gonna feel the same way with my first icons (provided that I'll make any progress), even though I'm so proud of them now...

I'm totally embarrassed, too. I even had some words about it in the entry, but deleted them, cause I thought this was even more 'fishing for compliments' than posting them appears to be in the first place. Which is bad enough. But I don't want to have it vanished into the ether as if never received, so...

Maybe putting them on the profile page isn't such a bad idea after all...
(I couldn't find the link to your photo bucket, btw :( )

Date: Jun. 29th, 2016 07:32 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
ext_106804: (tulips)
(I couldn't find the link to your photo bucket, btw :( )
I forgot that I recently changed the layout for my icon journal and when you change your journal you have to reload the links. So thank you for tell me. I just put the link back up on both my personal lj and my icon journal.

Date: Jun. 29th, 2016 07:43 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Oh thank god! I thought I was just too stupid :)
Just tried it, but the link doesn't work...

Date: Jun. 29th, 2016 09:36 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
ext_106804: (tulips)
I don't know how I screwed that up thank you for telling me. I fixed it now, *fingers crossed* it works.

Date: Jun. 29th, 2016 09:40 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
It works, and wow are there many awards! No wonder, your work is wonderful!

Date: Jun. 29th, 2016 11:35 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
ext_106804: (tulips)
There are so many awards because I've been entering challenges since 2009.

No wonder, your work is wonderful! Thank you but it wasn't always. In the beginning I didn't do very good with coloring and I never used textures. It took me a while to get where I am today and I still have tons more improving to go.

Date: Jun. 26th, 2016 03:14 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Congrats! Well you should display them. There is a difference between showing off and being proud of what you've accomplished. Your icons are really beautiful! Sims aren't your thing but I'd be happy if you had a look at my latest Spike. Sadly enough he is not my own creation, I just modified a sim someone else had created - but he is a handsome devil, if I may say so myself. ;-)
Edited Date: Jun. 26th, 2016 03:14 pm (UTC)

Date: Jun. 29th, 2016 07:50 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you!
I think modifying may be as hard as starting from scratch, sometimes harder. That's why I sometimes, when I fiddled too long with a part I have written, throw it all in the bin and start anew, and then it usually gets much better. The same with icons, btw.
And your sims look great! (Can I say that I like your Angel bette than the real one???)

Date: Jun. 26th, 2016 06:42 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]

Hey, I remember voting for the "family" icon in the tie-breaking round. Definitely a favorite. Yay for you! :)

Date: Jun. 29th, 2016 07:52 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you!
Yes you did :) And with you all of those who are on my flist and voted - ergo all the people whose judgment I value most :))

Date: Jun. 26th, 2016 07:11 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Absolutely show them off. You earned them. And they look fantastic!

Date: Jun. 29th, 2016 07:55 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you! I'm so happy when extraordinary artists like you like what I did!
And yeah, even though I'm embarrassed, I still can't not show them off... thanks for encouraging me :)


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