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Off: 2- Although I found the color cool, I didn't really like the colors together. I also found it a bit plain.

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Old June 9th, 2009, 12:39 am
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You need to provide constructive criticism for the graphic you vote off - explain what you didn't like about it. Otherwise, you're fine.


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Old June 9th, 2009, 1:20 am
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1. I like the image you chose and the crop - great use of the colour spots, and the font is good. I think the contrast is a bit too much, though - or something like that@ the picture looks like it has been manipulated so much it has lost a bit too much quality. Still, I like the general set-up of it.

2. This is an excellent image, and I like how you used the colours. I think you should hgave done something differrent with the background - I love the white glow around him - but I think a darker backgroud with a more interesting texture could have brought out the image even better - and a more imaginative design of the caption (the full stop is distracting!).

3. I can't see that there are two colours here. This is a nice Dumbledore image. I think I'd have made it a bit darker and turned up the contrast a bit, to bring out rhe candlelight better. Not convinced about the plain font.

4. Took me a while to see that you used two distinct shades of green but yes, there they are. I like the picture you used and the crop. The background texture is lovely. I like the way you designed the 'hero' bit, but I think the other bit of the caption should have been designed differently - I am not quite sure... perhaps a font mix, or another font. Certainly in a way that you don't have half a line stuck there at the end. Still - I really like this.

5. This feels very 'wizardy' somehow. Dippet by Rembrandt, if I am not mistaken I like the use of dark and light there (not too hard with THAT painter!)... not sure whether the colouring of the shirt works entirely - the edges are a bit sharp. Love the caption.




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One. The image seems to be of bad quality, but I like the choice in pictures and the text.

Two. Beautiful. I love the coloring, background, text, everything.

Three. I think this idea (the light) is extremely clever. The image isn't the best quality though. Have you looked at the B&W tutorial in the tutorials thread in this forum? I know I found it really helpful personally. The text is also a bit plain - a different font or color could have helped.

Four. Very well done. I think the choice of coloring is really cool, and the text looks great.

Five. This is a really cool choice in pictures. The coloring is awesome, love the text, the whole thing has a great look overall.

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Vote: 3. The crop feels awkward to me; I think you could do with some more space to the left of the image so Dumbledore doesn't look cut off and crammed in to the frame. Right now the graphic seems smushed together. Also, the font really does not fit the graphic. I would have chosen something else.

Favorite: 2.

And can I say how excited I am for this week's challenge?? I LOVE those shows, and I've been working on a piece from Songs for a New World so I already have my lyrics picked and a graphic planned.


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You have no idea how happy it makes me to know someone else knows Songs for a New World! *glomps* seriously, you are my new favorite person!

I figured most people would know Wicked and Rent but not that show!


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You have no idea how happy it makes me to know someone else knows Songs for a New World! *glomps* seriously, you are my new favorite person!

I figured most people would know Wicked and Rent but not that show!
I love Songs for a New World (and the others, of course)! I'm so excited for this challenge - it's going to be impossible to decide on a song, there are so many I love.


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I've never had any experience with any of the shows at all Should be interesting.


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You need to provide constructive criticism for the graphic you vote off - explain what you didn't like about it. Otherwise, you're fine.
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Re: Last Icon Maker Standing XII - Week two

1. Nice use of the colors. The BW here gives the picture an overall old fashion look that goes well with Umbridge. I am not so fond of the white behind the lettering, but nice job overall.

2. This is really, really well done. I really like the photo chosen, the coloring, the matt background and the lettering is perfect. Great work.

3. I like this magazine BW. I think the candle lighting on the right candle is a little unfinished looking, whereas the other is quite nicely done. Love the way you lightened the lettering as you moved through the words, very creative. I am not sure if the blurriness of some of the art apart from Dumbledore was purposely done, but it rather works here. Nice job.

4. Is this supposed to be Regulus? I can't place the picture. I think it would have been better to clarify as it would give more meaning of the artistic intent here. The blotchy rendering is well done to create shadows - but I am unsure how the bush in the background is supposed to apply to the overall graphic. I like the lettering chosen though.

5. I really like this rendering. It is very well done - like a picture of an oil . I think the lettering is a little overbearing, despite it being black (which helps immensely actually), but in a way it works also - I am ambivalent about it I guess. But the overall effect is crazy cool.

Voting #4.

ETA: The clarity and near photographic effect of BW's like those in the tutorial is only one of many (and they are dynamic and awesome, I try fruitlessly to emulate them!). However, I think the matt, magazine and old fashioned BW effects also have their own bit of awesomeness. I just thought I'd put in a word of support for what I feel is one of the merits of graphics - their wide variety and variability.


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Re: Last Icon Maker Standing XII - Week two

Last Icon Maker Standing - Week 2 Results


This week we say goodbye to the maker of this graphic


Sorry to see you go! Please check in a few weeks for the special challenge


Last Icon Maker Standing - Week 3 challenge

Challenge: Broadway Musical lyrics!
Restrictions/Rules: You must create a signature sized graphic featuring a character from Harry Potter and at least 7 words from a song of one of the following famous Broadway musicals

RENT
Wicked
Songs for a New World
(links in original challenge post)

The graphic must have a prominent color scheme of red, green and orange. (Any hue of these colors and saturation allowed. One color can be more prominent than the others but all colors must be present in some form )

Size: Signature
Due: June 14th


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Old June 10th, 2009, 5:38 am
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Re: Last Icon Maker Standing XII - Week two

Oh I'm really interested to see what people use from Wicked.


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That was me. I'm cursed, I tell ya, cursed!


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Re: Last Icon Maker Standing XII - Week two

lol, well if it is any consolation Leah it was only by one vote. The voting was really close this week


Ok people who are involved with the GGC - please go comment on the table ---- please! If you have time! Please? Have a cookie if you do! Please?!


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Old June 10th, 2009, 6:40 pm
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Really? Only one vote? When I last checked yesterday I thought it was more. Can I please come back and just forget that last week even happened? Please? Please? Please?

<--- Someone who really wants to participate.


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I expect a special challenge will be coming soon....


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Old June 10th, 2009, 6:58 pm
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Re: Last Icon Maker Standing XII - Week two

Speaking of the special challenge, since I originally signed up, but missed the first week, could I still enter? Or is that kinda a cop-out?


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Well, you got a reprieve and were allowed to enter this week. A lot of people missed the first week, so Vita let them back in.


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Re: Last Icon Maker Standing XII - Week two

Well since participation is down in both LIMS perhaps to extend it we can think of something like double elimination or something for the next round. Will ponder and see what I can come up with

Yep, as long as you signed up you more than welcome to participate in the special challenge


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