freecat15: (got it done)
I experimented a little with GIMP yesterday, which is still really new to me. I wanted to create an icon, but since it's way to small to be effective as icon, but I still like it, I thought I post it. The icon I did use instead (see this post) was much easier and faster done...(grumble, grumble...), but I like this one more (even if I know it's nothing special).

Date: May. 6th, 2016 06:28 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
OH - Very NICE - I actually love doing 300x300, what I like to call Super Icons. If I knew anything about starting a community that featured Super Icons I would. In my "Old Days" there were transparencies that were called Super Slides 2x2 inches. While I like creating Icons, I avoided doing them for years due to the size limitation and what it does to the details. Like that wonder green shadow you used, it would look very different on an icon - if you could even still see it.

We should do something together -

Date: May. 6th, 2016 11:16 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Oh, thank you! This coming from you means a lot to me! My appreciation for what you are doing and what you achieve has rocketed sky high after having worked with GIMP now!

Super Icon is a great word for it, and I can really see now why one would avoid doing icons - it limits the possibilities drastically. All the more I admire what people manage to do with this tiny space...the shadow isn't visible anymore btw.

A Super Icon comm is a great idea!

Date: May. 6th, 2016 11:34 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Agree - one of the good things about working with the tiny size is that it forces one to be selective with composition - I admire very much what people create with icons.

BTW - love your text.
Edited Date: May. 6th, 2016 11:35 pm (UTC)

Date: May. 7th, 2016 08:07 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I guess text is the part that comes way easier to me...

Date: May. 6th, 2016 09:37 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] herself_nyc
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Very nice!!!!

Date: May. 6th, 2016 11:22 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much! I'm stoked that I get responses to that, seeing that I'm a raw beginner...
I'm happy you like it!

Date: May. 6th, 2016 09:52 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] double_dutchess
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I like what you did with the colour splashes on black & white! But I can see how icon-size would fail to bring them out.

Date: May. 6th, 2016 11:26 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you, dutchess! It's beyond me how one can do whole compositions in an icon, like you did for example with this wonderful thing...I'm happy (and proud :) ) you like what I did!
User [ profile] chasingdemons referenced to your post from The Sunnydale Herald Newsletter, Friday, May 6, 2016 ( saying: [...] [Images, Audio & Video] Artwork: Got it Done [...]

Date: May. 7th, 2016 05:23 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I like it! Too bad that it probably wouldn't work as an icon. It would have been a good one.

Date: May. 7th, 2016 07:20 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you! Yeah, well, I gained experience...(and have already used it today...)
I'm glad you like it!

Date: May. 7th, 2016 08:19 am (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Oh nicely done. :D

Date: May. 7th, 2016 07:22 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Thank you ! :)
It was my second try to do anything with GIMP, which I downloaded just last weekend. I'm still finding my way around, so I'm happy about the response!

Date: May. 7th, 2016 01:19 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
I love the way you enhanced the cigarette and the flame. Excellent!

Date: May. 7th, 2016 07:43 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile]
Wow! Thank you! This coming from you means A LOT to me!
I was always in awe of all the wonderful artwork, but now that I have an inkling aboiut how it's done I'm even more amazed!


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