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043 - 20Muses Round 1
moonacre
rizbef wrote in icon_overflow
January 15, 2016 - 5:30am


45 The Secret of Moonacre





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Contemporary Art

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[inspirations]


Most of these caps had been (during brainstorming) picked for different inspirations than the final result.  Just like with writing, the icons seemed to have a mind of their own and dictated what they should look like, throwing most of my pre-planning out the window.

1. Alonsa Guevara.  Colors and nature.  Not sold on the text, now that I look at it again, but coloring the trees was fun.
2. Ian Francis.  Blacks & reds, perfect for Robin de Noir.  I really like how all of his neck feathers stand out against the black.
3. Ian Francis.  Reds! I took Maria's red dress and ran with it. The grunge reminds me of the pearls after she breaks the necklace and throws them into the sea.
4. David Shillinglaw.  Text. Shillinglaw's work is way more complex than this icon, but I felt the amount of text was qualification enough.
5. Alonsa Guevara.  Feminine and flowery.
6. Alonsa Guevara. (again) Fantasy! This movie is full of it, and in this scene, Maria is reading what almost seems to be an echanted book, detailing Moonacre Valley's cursed history.
7. Alice X. Zhang. Colorful and artsy.  I am sooo in love with this icon; I think it my favorite of the set.  I was actually going for a more painted-art look, but my painting skills are crap, so after 2 hours of painting work, it still looked pretty bad.  So I started throwing paint-y textures everywhere, like splatter art.  You can now only see my paint work in her hair (which was the best part anyway!)
8. Alice X. Zhang.  Paint! Art! Everywhere!  I didn't bother painting this one, but I went for really artsy textures.  And wow, you can really see how short Maria is compared to Robin right here!
9. Fran Williams. Sorrow and strokes.  I'm still not satisfied with her hair, but I redid it many times already... meh.
10. Louise LeBourgeois.  Blues and simplicity. This was the first icon I made for the set, and I do like how the coloring turned out.
11. Line Osmundsen.  Green/earthy colors and beauty. I feel this icon could fall under Osmundsen, Liang, or LeBourgeios, but I think the nature of the Moon Princess speaks more Osmundsen.
12. Xue Liang.  Muted vintage!  The piano's shadow should probably be darker, shouldn't it?
13. Xue Liang.  More muted, vintage coloring.  One of the few icons where I didn't cut out the background!
14. Richard Whadcock.  Atmospheric screens? Honestly I wasn't sure how to categorize this one.  I really loved the cap but I struggled a lot with it... it shows.
15. Alice X. Zhang.  More art!  Miss Heliotrope is hilarious, so I felt bold colors were fitting for her.
16. Richard Whadcock.  Atmosphere, light. This icon was actually supposed to be inspired by LeBourgeois, but I felt it would end up too similar to #10 if it was blue too.  So I went for oranges and yellows, and it acutally looks really Old West to me, like she's standing around in the blowing country dust or something.  Not my original intention, but it turned out well.
17. Line Osmundsen.  Pastel beauty. This cap was supposed to be for Ian Francis, but I already had two red/black icons, so I cropped it down and tried something else.  I actually made the colorful alt first, and then de-saturated it for the final icon.
18. Richard Whadcock. Lights, darks, contrast.  Subtle coloring on this one.
19. SIT.  Black & white. Not creepy, but Maria was just captured by the enemies, so it was a bit scary for her.
20. SIT.  Black & white.  It doesn't really fit with SIT's themes, but it's b/w and I wasn't sure where else to put this one.









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These are all so nice!

This one is just super lovely though

Thank you! That one is my favorite as well :]

The composition of 12 is awesome! I also really like the coloring of 14 :)

Oh wow, thanks! I was worried 14 didn't look that great, so it's nice to know you like it too!

Beautiful icons! 10, 13, 21 and 41 are my favourites

wow 3 and 9 are absolutely amazing *W* i love all of 9's alts too. and 12 has a really ~elegant softness to it C:

Thank you so much! I love challenges like these because they tend to force me out of my comfort zone, and I usually like the icons I make, but it's nice to hear feedback from other makers, especially on icons I was on the fence with. It's like a little reassurance that I'm progressing in a good direction :D

These icons are so lovely! This movie is one of my favorites. ❤️

Thank you! I love it too :3

Beautiful compositions and lighting :)

I love your low contrast and the lighting ♥

My faves;

3: I adore red color here and texture work! Also the mood of icon is amazing!
4: Beautiful :) I love text here!
7 and 8: Stunning lighting and colors!
10: SO pretty!! ♥Love the bg and lighting!
12&13: Super cool! I adore the low contrast ♥
17: I love the corp!

Thank you for all of the comments! <3
I'm glad you like them!

I love the painted quality of #7, and the softness of the light in #10. So lovely!

All 20 are beautiful... my faves are #'s 6, 7, 16 & 35!
I especially like the colouring & dreamy feel in # 7...

Thank you so much! I'm really proud of 7 so I'm glad you like it ^_^

Amazing work! They're all just PRETTY <3

Gorgeous set! I adore the colourings and compositions! :3
My favourite icons are #3, #4, #5 (omg this just so very perfect, the lighting is AMAZING),
#7, #10, #12 (I adore the softness and the decorative accent), #13, #16, and #18. ♡
The alternates are as beautiful, and in particular my absolute favourite creations are #38 and #40!

Oh thank you very much! I redid #5's lighting several times, so I'm happy it turned out well :D

These are so beautiful and delicate!
My favourites are 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 16.

Ah, this movie is one of my favourites! It's such a fun fantasy almost fairytale! These are gorgeous as well! I particularly love the way you've used negative space in #12 and #13. The texture work in #12 is absolutely gorgeous, and the colouring in #13 is all kinds of beautiful. #16 is stunning as well. The lighting is incredible, and I love the overlay of textures that create such a hazy, smokey effect. Amazing stuff!

Thank you so much!! I'm really proud of this set so it makes me happy hearing all the nice feedback :3
<3 <3

Woah, I never thought I'd see Moonacre icons! I love this movie so much <3
Might need to snag one of those Maria/Robin icons...

I love this movie as well! ^__^ I need to make more icons of M/R...

They are way too cute...
Plus the costumes... ugh.
Such a good movie XD

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