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08 July 2014 @ 01:54 pm
Tutorial time!

The very amazingly talented and kind library_of_sex asked me how I did the coloring in this tumblr set.

This is later than I meant to post it, but not as late as I thought...sooo yay? Anyway, ON WITH THE SHOW! [gets played off by a piano off stage]


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Current Music: Bob's Burgers
03 May 2014 @ 09:08 pm
I know, long time no post. A lot of stuff has been going on the past few months and as it did my muse has been coming out in random moments. Going to take a moment to say thank you to an amazing maker and friend, hushingupnow aka Kim. We have been in a sadly similar state, and while it's sucked immensely, knowing I'm not alone in it has helped me a great deal. So this is for her---also, some icons are inspired by her stuff. It's amazing, you should all check it out.


I plan on going through and cleaning up the tags, they are in a sorry state. Also, I'm taking requests. Sometimes I need a bit of a shove if I'm feeling inspired and I don't know what to do. If you haven't noticed, there will be less OUaT. I'm no longer watching it as I'm not pleased with how it's going. That being said, I love the characters so not all hope is lost.


Herny Cavill & Michael Fassbender: 14
The Musketeers: 14
Arrow: 21 (1 features on set photos from The Flash. ie: Barry in costume)

Tumblr: A shit ton.
Marvel's AoS, Arrow, The Musketeers, Lost Girl, Sherlock, Black Sails, Game of Thrones


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Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: 2 Broke Girls
22 January 2014 @ 05:44 pm
Hey guys! Happy New Year! I come with lots of goodies. I hope this new year finds everyone healthy and well! My goal is to do a post every other month, muse permitting of course. We'll see how it goes! ;P There may be a few things I posted before, but I didn't see them...however I have this nagging feeling like I did...anyway, if I did ignore them.

I have made lots of tumblr posts, so I only posted the highlights as it were, with links if you wanted to check out more. :D

Sherlock (S3): 12
Merlin: 16
My Mad Fat Diary: 8
The White Queen: 8
Arrow (S1 & S2): 20

Tumblr: LOTS
(Arrow, Sherlock, Merlin, OUaT, DA, GoT, Sleepy Hollow, + more!)


14 October 2013 @ 10:54 am
The very lovely tor_na_do , asked how I made my icons so dramatic, like in my last post with The White Queen and The Hour. I'm going to do my best with this, because I've never really done a general guide.

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I hope this was helpful! If you have any questions, or I was unclear at any point please let me know!

If anyone else has any questions or quieries, feel free to post:

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Current Music: Mayer Hawthorne :: Her Favorite Song
17 September 2013 @ 05:59 pm
Hello again lovelies! Lots of little goodies here. I was lucky enough to get 4 other amazing graphic artist to join me in an icon battle. I posted my entries here, with other things but to check out the full battle (I recommend it!) click on the banner!

In the post:
The Hour // 13
The White Queen // 14

Non battle:
The White Queen // 14
Morgana // 13
Arrow // 13

Tumblr // 11
(burn notice, thor, sherlock, merlin, ouat, the west wing, arrow, the hour, the white queen)


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22 August 2013 @ 10:52 pm

If you're a member of theiconquest I've got a posting for a icon battle, The White Queen, The Hour, or Thor themed. If you're interested please leave a comment here and join mark_pierre and I for some fun!

Secondly, I've been thinking about doing a tutorial lately, if there is anything you'd like to see let me know!

Here's a peek at what I've been doing--just so it's not all me yapping away. ♥
04 August 2013 @ 04:23 pm
Hey guys! Another post here. I've been playing around with a tablet, so some are a bit more experimental, and I'm not sure how I feel about them---so feedback would be grand! I know I haven't posted a great deal the past year, but in case anyone had questions, I've got a post up at Ask the Maker. Feel free to ask anything--tumblr graphics/picspams included! :D

Ask The Maker 5.0 || My Thread

EDIT PLEASE DO NOT HOTLINK. I just reuploaded the contents of this post. My bandwidth is not reset until the 12th, so nothing else will be visible until then.

Hannibal - 10
Luther - 11
My Mad Fat Diary - 10
Merlin - 10
Arrow - 20 (including Sizzler reel footage)

Olicity Fanmix, Crossing Lines, Arrow, Burn Notice, Game of Thrones, The Hour


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26 June 2013 @ 08:31 pm
Hey folks!  Long time no see----I know.  But I come with gifts in new(ish) fandoms.  I had a challenge with an icon quest assignment but I refused to get another one, I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a bit.  Soooo yeeahh.

Chapter 5 MQ: 8
My Mad Fat Diary, Hannibal, Arrow

Ch 5; SQ #1: 12
Once Upon a Time, Legend of the Seeker, The Borgias, Leverage, Merlin, The Hour

Ch; 4 #2: 5
My Mad Fat Diary, Ripper Street, Arrow

Non IQ: 12
My Mad Fat Diary, Arrow, Ripper Street


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14 March 2013 @ 11:24 pm
Long time no see, I know! And I'm sorry for it. I've been lacking in the muse department and when it does come it's so short I don't get much done. That being said, I have new shows which I must make graphics for so this is the start. Next post will have Ripper Street! :D

Thanks to all who nominated & voted in the Best of 2012 icons! My top (in voting order) were...

These 3 tied for 3rd place!



I was so surprised by the outcome--never would have thought some of these were as well liked! Thanks again everyone! [HUGS]

A warning--a lot of the tumblr graphics for OUaT are for my favorite ship (I know it won't happen in cannon) Sleeping Hook. One is made for a fic...which is rather blasphemous. I blame Colin O'Donoghue, you should too. It's work safe, but not going to help you get you past the pearly gates...

1-13 Icon Quest
Once Upon a Time, SyFy's Alice, The Hour, Merlin and The Borgias

14-25 The Hour, SyFy's Alice, The Borgias

26-37 Remakes
Sherlock, The Tudors, The Borgias, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, North and South

Tumblr: Merlin, Miranda, The Borgias, Once Upon a Time, North & South, The Hour, Iron Man and Game of Thrones


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29 January 2013 @ 06:26 pm
HAHAHAA. I accidentally deleted the first part, so THANKFULLY I kept it on my journal. Sorry that the 2nd part is over a week. Work's been zapping me of energy, sorry about that. Anyway, here it is. For the first part, check here. Keep in mind this won't work with every image, but I doubt it's nothing a Selective Color layer can't fix! ;P

This tutorial will be split up into at least two parts. It is one of the largest icons I've made (layers wise) and therefore I beg you to bare with me here.

First off, I stared off with this cap:

I adore Romola and this cap is just so beautiful, this brief moment where she tries to calm her mind. I want her to stand out from the background while keeping it looking natural (ish).

Before I get into specifics I want to take a brief detour to talk about achieving the pale/pastelish coloring. At fir this came really difficult to me---and with come caps it's still a bitch. However, I found a PSD that as taught me a great deal, which I can only praise and hope you will enjoy and learn from to. The maddeningly talented slayground posted this psd and when learning your own way it can offer you some tips and relief when frustrated. That being said, I still do my own thing, I've learned and I cannot say enough about using a PSD to learn.

We will be using a number of textures. To make this a little easier on us all, I made a zip file which ca be found here.

*****EDIT******* Since writing this, the lovely and talented Slayground had left Tumblr. I uploaded the psd to mediafire, however, STILL CREDIT HER. If anyone has any other ideas on a better way to credit her, I'm open.

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If you have any questions, don't hesitate, I'll do my best to explain anything I failed to already. And don't forget if you want to know anything about other stuff, feel free to ask here:

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