I signed up for 20inspirations this month with Game of Thrones, ready to make some vibrant, colourful icons with the fantastic cinematography and colour grading (probably the prettiest show currently airing, IMO). But alas not, as the theme was black and white. I was rather disappointed to see some derogatory anonymous comments at the insp post in regards to the theme. I've immensely enjoyed the challenge of this round, and I think it's a fantastic initiative from the mods at a time when the trends of vibrance and saturation are increasingly the norm. Thanks to vetica and the rest of the mods for the time and effort you put into running such a wonderful comm.
There was the optional use of one colour, and I mentioned to library_of_sex (btw thanks muchly, Kim, for the continual encouragement and support) about possibly using red, but in the end decided to do it all in B&W, with a couple of slight sepia tones, as the challenge was intended. Essentially I've been re-learning and remembering the process of icon-making, after an absence since January, so I've gone pretty experimental with some of these. Most recently I've been working on A1 sized photomedia works, so coming back to the familiar 100x100 constraints has been a lovely change.
In addition to the icons are a few tumblr banners and a couple of digital paintings, which I recently started trying.
1-20: Game of Thrones icons for 20inspirations
21-50: Game of Thrones alts and extras
Tumblr banners & digital paintings
The inspiration post was outstanding this round, the given textures were used on nearly all these icons. Full credit to the texture makers in the post. Specific icon inspiration:
01 - Word: emblem, although 'emblem' was a recurring motif through these icons, what with the GoT Houses. I prefer the coloured alt below, but I'm still pleased with the result both ways.
04 - Texture by badelirifeel.
05 - This image. I tried this many times with different images before I could get it to work out.
06 - Word: frame.
09 - Texture by slayground@tumblr
12 - Word: vintage.
15 - Word: silhouette.
18 - Word: blockade.
I'm still not sure about a couple of these and might switch with the alts, opinions and preferences would be lovely =) Also, I believe this time I remembered to save most, if not all, of my psds so I can write tuts if anyone's interested. No promises they'll be any use though...
Alternates, rejects, extras & elite challenge entries:
I meant to look up some tutorials before I started this, but began just by playing around in PS. Concrit most welcome and greatly appreciated =) For anyone who saw them in my journal, these are slightly adjusted versions. Tyrion was my very first, and Jon Snow my second which took around eight hours.
The making process if interested, click to enlarge:
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