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07 March 2010 @ 11:18 pm
31. 81-ish Icons: SG-1 and Calvin & Hobbes  
Contest clean-up time. A bunch of SG-1 icons, heavy on Daniel.

20 Daniel for stargate20in20
15 Alternate Daniels
25 Stargate SG-1, some for sg1_lims
07 Random Michael Shanks (shanks_lims) & Richard Dean Anderson (rdanderson_lims)
03 graphics (200x100) of SG-1 (sg1_lims)
11 Calvin & Hobbes

Daniel doesn't have a service dress costume so I chose the "dressed up academic" costume as the closest analog. Bless his fashion-challenged self.


Fire Ice Nerdy Uh-Oh Huh?
King/Queen Dirty Lips Two Toned Service Dress

#01 #02 #03 #04 #05

AC #01 AC #02 AC #03 AC #04 AC #05


I'm not really cut out for 20 in 20s, where the sets of icons look better if they're inter-related. That requires more discipline than I seem to possess. :) It was an interesting exercise but I can't make the colorings on different caps coordinate; I didn't even try. The Guess Who set and the Artist's Choice set are sort of all over the map. For the AC, I made an icon for each of the first 5 seasons. It's fun to watch Daniel mature. Sort of made me wish there had been a dozen required because it would be nice to do all ten seasons and the two movies. :D

Alternates / Extras:



Other SG-1





Michael Shanks & Richard Dean Anderson: entires for shanks_lims & caps from rdanderson_lims


I did NOT do the highlighting on RDA's crotch. It came that way! Those two RDA caps deserve more creativity but my brain short circuits whenever I try to play with them.

In case the 200x100 graphics are of interest to anyone...

Calvin & Hobbes



steal + credit if you want + comments are ♥
look both ways before crossing the street + watch the comm
Current Mood: happyhappy
regularamanda: SG1: Naked Danielregularamanda on March 8th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
Love Guess Who #3! :D *thunks*

RDA ICONS! You made them, yay! :D

I did NOT do the highlighting on RDA's crotch. It came that way

ROFL!! oh sure blame the caps! ;)
Mish: Jack -- SKIN!hsapiens on March 8th, 2010 05:48 am (UTC)
It's so hard to come up with anything new for a cap of that scene. It has been iconned over and over and over...and that's just by me. But it seemed to me that it was definitely a scene in which face was irrelevant for identification. ;-)

Those RDA caps were *hard*! (er, no pun intended but nonetheless accompanied by juvenile sniggering) His face on that last cap of godliness is just so blurry and without definition...or that could be my inability to drag myself away from the, er, business end of the icon. And I DO blame the cap!! It was completely highlighted just like that! (Well, okay, the use of the channel mixer for making the image b/w might have accentuated it -- a bit. But just a bit! I pinky swear!)

Edited at 2010-03-08 06:00 am (UTC)
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionette: doubtful guestsuperbadgirl on March 8th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC)
So, so much gorgeousness in one spot. I can hardly take it.

And #71 made me LOL. If I take any, that will be one of them. ;)
Mish: C&H -- Grrrr Facehsapiens on March 8th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
It has been such a hardship to stare at the gorgeousness, I tell you. A real, live hardship.

Calvin & Hobbes is rich material. I always worshiped at the altar of Bill Watterson but playing with his drawings has only reinforced for me what a true genius the man is.
gingerberrycatgingerberrycat on March 8th, 2010 06:27 am (UTC)
so very pretty. Snagging a few, will credit.
and hey, how'd i not catch that RDA had red hair? (it was red, right? looks red. I'll say it's red, cuz it makes me happy.)
I'm not very subtle with my ginger!luv.
Mish: Jack -- In His Dress Uniformhsapiens on March 8th, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
You missed it because it's a combination of hair coloring, odd lighting, and some color manip on my part. The first season his hair was mostly a weird shade of brown. They changed it after Season 1. :)
'Adíshní: jacknintendosmagnavox_23 on March 8th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
These are fantastic, you are one of my favourite icon... ists? There are too many greats to pick from!
Mish: DeeJ -- Innocent Lamb Facehsapiens on March 8th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
Awwww. Thank you! I think we're in a mutual admiration society as I love your icons. :D
mornincamper: FallenDanielmornincamper on March 8th, 2010 07:45 am (UTC)
so many to ♥!
Snagging a bit of daniel...can't tolerate the RDA - would never get anything written! ;) ::pages up to stare some moar::
Mish: DeeJ -- Innocent Lamb Facehsapiens on March 8th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
LOL! They have some amazing caps of RDA over at rdanderson_lims. I haven't done them their full justice, I fear but it's hard to concentrate when RDA's crotch is beaming at me. ;)
discodiva76: J/D Minediscodiva76 on March 8th, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
Love, love, LOVE you!!!....to see so many Daniel and Michael ones again....you are such a great icon maker and treat us DJ/MS fans so well...thank you very much!..

I simply cannot decide which are the best ones to take, so I'll probably grab the lot and save 'em for later and/or when I have a good clear out!.....will credit with lots of love and grateful thanks as always!...

Deeds xx
Mish: J/D -- Hands (anim)hsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you appreciate the intense self-sacrifice I made by staring at pics of Michael Shanks for hours upon hours, mousing my poor fingers to the bone. ;) It was purgatory, I tell you.
17tvfreek17tvfreek on March 8th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
awesome stuff! love guess who 3 and "dirty" best, but they're all great!
Mish: Team -- Team Awesomehsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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Mish: C&H -- Yay!hsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
I do, too! It was my first "fandom" and now that I have every comic ever published, I"m slowly making my way through them again. Pure joy. :)
Strange Fantasy: J/D Moments by Strange Fantasystrangefantasy on March 8th, 2010 10:08 am (UTC)
LOVE <333
thanks a lot. don't know ehre I should start talk about. I will save some. but vredit, if using ;)
Mish: J/D -- Hands (anim)hsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you!:) :)
Dorota: buffy - darla curiousxafirah on March 8th, 2010 11:06 am (UTC)
I'm taking "Lips" - Daniel is so cute ^^
Mish: DeeJ -- Sexy As Hellhsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
He was especially cute the first two seasons with his floppy hair and sense of wonder. He got immeasurably hotter with his cut hair and buff self in later seasons but I still have a certain nostalgia for his Wide Eyed Wonderboy days.
Varda ☆: ZedPM? Sortedx_varda_x on March 8th, 2010 11:09 am (UTC)
I like uh-oh and Guess Who 1+3. I tried hands for my entry, but couldn't get it right - yours is perfect! *g*

Which eppy is that guh shirtless pic from? :)
UN 2814: sarcasm!!!!1!thedrowned on March 8th, 2010 06:39 pm (UTC)
Which eppy is that guh shirtless pic from? :)

Couldn't help myself, it's from S3.10, Forever In A Day.
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Mish: DeeJ -- Followed Me Homehsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
How convenient because you are awesome. :) *huggles you*
Starrylizardstarrylizard on March 8th, 2010 12:09 pm (UTC)
27 and 59 have been nabbed for the lolz! Great icons! :D
Mish: Team -- Fandom Has Helmet Headhsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Yay! Let's hear it for humor! :)
Rosalitaiamrosalita on March 8th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
These are great. Taking #32. Will credit.
Mish: BtVS -- David Bhsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
Yay! I was hoping that someone would love that one. It was a complete experiment for me. I'm happy to appeals. :) :)
Charmanderpokecharm on March 8th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
nice Calvin and Hobbes iconage :)
Mish: C&H -- Yay!hsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I recently came across a link to an online archive of all published C&H comics so I've been having a great time re-reading and playing with Bill Watterson's masterful art.
Swedish for "Smith": SG1 Stargatecolls on March 8th, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
So much pretty!!! I love Dirty and Category #3 and your entire AC set.

20in20's are fun, but sometimes the themes make for some strange bed-fellows.

And then there's all this other amazing stuff in your post. #24 has a great crop and the crown adds so much fun! #38 has fantastic coloring & I love it being paired up with the one below. #44/45 are stunning - I can't decide if I like the B&W more or the colored one more.
Mish: Stargate -- Things Will Calm Up (anim)hsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC)
I really love the idea of 20in20s. I'm always looking for something to spark my creativity (it NEEDS juicing constantly) and this seemed perfect. But I'd think of exactly what I wanted, realize I didn't have a cap of the scene or that the caps I had were 3 dpi and so really difficult to work with, and instead ended up trolling my collection for anything Daniel that was in high quality. Or, I'd find a cap of the scene but it really wanted to be something other than Daniel-centric and I was forcing it.

That methodology didn't work with how I work, which is to be inspired by given caps, like in a LIMS. I think I'm more adept at that style of contest -- but it might be a matter of practice. I'd like to try it again for Janet, I think, but I was disappointed to find it less inspiring than I'd hoped. *shrug*

Thank you for the detailed feedback. You know how much that means. *hugs*
Nina: SG1 DVsiberian_angel on March 8th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
You just made me a very happy fangirl! XD The batch is awesome!
Mish: DeeJ -- Quiet B/W in AUhsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :)
AN ENIGMA GAVE A PARADOX A VERY SPECIAL HUG: paid enoughmelayneseahawk on March 8th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
Snagged #31. So cute!
Mish: DeeJ -- Quiet B/W in AUhsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Yay! I have wanted to icon Maternal Instinct for so long but I've never had both good quality caps and/or the skills. I'm still working off of some pixelly caps but they're better resolution so they're easier to coax. I really love that scene where Daniel is cradling the baby. It's sweet but it's a bittersweet as he has to accept that he cannot protect Shifu.
UN 2814thedrowned on March 8th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC)
These were great. I saved a lot of the Daniel\Shanks ones. I was wondering what "lims" is supposed to mean. I'm starting to get enough guts to try some challenges. \o
Mish: Chris Judge -- Shirtless Hunkhsapiens on March 8th, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC)
LIMS stands for Last Icon Maker Standing. Every LIMS is run a little differently but the general idea is that makers sign up at the beginning and each week (or whatever time period the group operates on), participants must submit an icon made from a cap or caps provided by the group. Each week, voters provide anonymous feedback on the technical quality of the icons. Each week, participants submitting the icons deemed to be the least technically proficient are "voted off" and eliminated from the competition.

It's a good way to get honest, constructive criticism and it forces you to stretch yourself artistically -- but it isn't for everyone. Except for one person, everyone is going to get eliminated and for some that's an upsetting experience. Definitely something to consider.

I don't know if that appeals to you but SG-1 is extremely lucky to have a lot of well-run communities, LIMS and otherwise. :)
Elleellel on March 8th, 2010 08:22 pm (UTC)
Love these-saving a bunch:)
Mish: Team -- Off to See the Wizardhsapiens on March 8th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Betty: Sam & Jacksarah_jones on March 9th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
Lovely icons! I especially like king, category 5, ac4+5, 22, 33, 34, 38, 39 & 44. But I think I'll have to snag even more. :-)) Thanks for sharing! I'll credit when used. ;-)
Mish: Team -- Team Awesomehsapiens on March 9th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! I love to know which ones work for people; I appreciate your letting me know exactly which ones pleased you. ♥
Sailor Tweek: Dr Jackson loves yousailortweek on March 9th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
THANK YOU for all the Dr Jackson goodness!
Mish: DeeJ -- I'm the Archaeologisthsapiens on March 9th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC)
Believe me when I say that it's entirely my pleasure! I love me my Daniel Jackson.
mlspikie: Amanda - continuum premiereml_spikie on March 9th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
You have always had the most amazing icons. I love the Calvin and Hobbes icons too! I've snagged some and will credit you when I use them.

BTW - so wonderful to see an icon post from you! *hugs*
Mish: Teryl & Amanda -- Lipstickhsapiens on March 9th, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you. *huggles* Calvin & Hobbes is my first love; Bill Watterson is a genius. Playing with the strips allows me to view his brilliance up close.

I've posted an *amazing* number of icons in the last month. I just added it up and it's just shy of 400 since Feb. 7th. Whew! I've NEVER been that prolific before.
jalabert: Jollyjalabert on March 9th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Young Daniel post-lobotomy. Those hands (Chaka likey!) ;) RDA sporting a lightbulb in his 501s. (Where did that picture come from?) Pre-chipmunk cheek Teal'c! My favorite picture of DeeJ in a two part icon. The White Pants of Yum! Teal'c and Cam going badass on some unsuspecting squirrel. Daniel in his Got Milk tee, but unable to recall the line... DeeJ longing to write D <3 J but chickening out because he knows Sam has that M-16 at the ready...

So much to love. :D

Edited at 2010-03-09 02:27 am (UTC)
Mish: DeeJ -- I'm the Archaeologisthsapiens on March 9th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)

Post-lobotomy? *sporfle* RDA and his crotch bulb are wonderful, no? I have nbo idea where the photo originally came from but I got it from rdanderson_lims. I was thinking of you when I was playing with the two part icon of DeeJ in Upgrades. I'm not happy how it turned out so it might be that I need spend many, many more hours with that photo until I get it right.

Of course, I also need to spend some hours closeted with Jesse and Ben caps, yes? I can handle the Ben (heh heh) and you're handling the Jesse (heh heh), yes?
manpanionohfreckle on March 9th, 2010 05:18 pm (UTC)
So much Daniel goodness <3
The King of Hearts one is adorable, I will steal that, thank you :D
Mish: Justin -- Boy Toyhsapiens on March 12th, 2010 04:15 pm (UTC)
You're back! *smooches* Hope that pesky real life stuff is under control and that you're able to share those stock icons soon. (hint hint) I've been looking forward to seeing them. :)