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26 May 2014 @ 11:00 pm
58. 105 Icons: SPN, Teen Wolf, Avengers, C&H  
25 Supernatural
40 Teen Wolf
15 The Avengers
25 Calvin & Hobbes
105 icons, total

FANDOM: Guys, I tried to icon the SPN finale but it defeated me; it was too painful. I need to live with something a little happier for now, thus the ridiculously few SPN finale icons. I enjoyed it more than I expected but just as I never could get into iconning Samifer, I'm having issues with Knight Dean and the lead up to it. I'm still meandering through Teen Wolf, iconning seasons 1 and 3. I will buckle down and go through Season 2 since it was Jackson-ful and he has such a pretty, pretty face. The Avengers icons came out of left field; I wanted to make an Iron Man icon and what I had was Avengers promo pics so...*shrug*

For my happy place, I basked in the final year of Calvin & Hobbes: 1995. A few were re-runs but the common thread is comics printed in the final year, ending with the final panel of the final strip ever. I love iconning C&H but it takes for bloody ever because I lose *hours* re-reading them, studying the drawings and appreciating how Bill Watterson communicated so much in such a tiny space and with so few lines. The man is a genius in art AND text. I wish he were showing the art he has done since he retired the strip because I'm burning with curiosity.

ICONS: I'm working on/experimenting with text, mostly in the Calvin & Hobbes icons. Text is *hard* and I hate it but I'm too wordy to make 100% textless. Some day, after I've mastered text and color and cropping and everything else on my long list of "need to master," I'll work on more complex composition. But for now pretty faces are pretty and what I like to look at when blown up to 600% on my screen so that's mostly what I icon.

I've been looking around for icon contests to force me to work on my skills but LJ is kind of dead. What isn't dead is likely to be elite. Happily, I found a new comm here and one at DW so hopefully those will spur me to try new things. This post includes my entries for those contests. Woot!






















steal + DO NOT POST TO FANPOP + watch this comm
give somebody the benefit of the doubt today + screencap credits + resources
misdemeanor fuck up: nappa&vegetasurmise on May 27th, 2014 04:33 am (UTC)
Took a Calvin&Hobbes icon. Thank you !
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:15 am (UTC)
My pleasure! :)
katehawkeye: minako vkatehawkeye on May 27th, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
Love the Avengers ones!
Mish: Avengers -- IronMan Needs A Hobbyhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
Yay! :)
lipglosskaz: Jared PCA wookazluvsbooks on May 27th, 2014 06:35 am (UTC)
THANK YOU!! I took 3 SPN ones..they are fabulous!!
Mish: Jared -- Sexy Beasthsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:20 am (UTC)
My pleasure! :D

p.s. I need to hunt down the source photo for that icon. I would love to play with Jared being silly (in a photoshoot?).
raloria - Screencapping Goddess: pic#123148997raloria on May 27th, 2014 07:18 am (UTC)
Thank you. So beautiful! :)
Mish: Dean -- So Pretty He's a Religious Experhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:21 am (UTC)
Thank YOU for everything. *smooches*
navaan: Marvel Avengers teamnavaan on May 27th, 2014 09:26 am (UTC)
The Avengers icons are lovely!
Mish: Avengers -- IronMan Needs A Hobbyhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:21 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
angelus2hot: Supernatural Dean the older brotherangelus2hot on May 27th, 2014 10:52 am (UTC)
Gorgeous icons!!

Snagging some of the Supernatural ones and will credit as they're uploaded.

btw, I own an icon community fandom365days (it's not an icontest but check it out you may like it) also if you're into iconing Star Trek(any of them) then check out startrek20in20
Mish: Star Trek -- We Are The Borghsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)
I will definitely check those out. I'm more of a one-night stand kind (i.e., icontests) of girl right now than a long-termer (LIMS, year-long commitment, land comms) until I know for certain that I am done with my hiatus but that looks really intriguing.

My stumbling block on Star Trek has been that I know best the original series (I didn't have a television while most of the other series aired) and the TOS cap quality I've found has been sucktacular. I should look again for caps and see if anyone has made better ones since I was looking to fulfill a help_japan commission.
(no subject) - angelus2hot on May 28th, 2014 03:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:27 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - angelus2hot on May 29th, 2014 12:45 am (UTC) (Expand)
amy: HP: Pottermore --> It's official!amyofaquitaine on May 27th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
Love your style! The colors & crops are amazing. Saved a bunch of Avengers and C&H, thanks :)
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:26 am (UTC)
Love your comment! :) Thank you for your compliments!
<<Addy>>: tw: allison bluemizzy2k on May 27th, 2014 12:25 pm (UTC)
All of your icons are beautiful, as usual!! Gonna steal at least two. AT LEAST TWO.
Mish: TW -- Allison Had A Planhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:28 am (UTC)
THANK YOU! That is very kind of you. :) Steal as you like. ♥
frozen_delight: rift to bridgefrozen_delight on May 27th, 2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
Love the SPN icons. No. 14 is hilarious!
Mish: Dean/Sam/Bobby -- Family Don't End w/ Blhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:35 am (UTC)
Hee! I despair sometimes because they have these hunky, fit, gorgeous guys and then they pile on 3, 4, 5 shirts, a jacket, maybe a coat, baggy jeans...they look like blobby rectangles once they're all duded up. So when I get an opportunity at a single, form-fitting shirt and a view up those mile-long legs? I'm totally there. :)

p.s. Notice how good I am not to mention that "undressed" in bed equals a t-shirt neatly tucked into his jeans, socks, AND his watch?
Nervous, Messed-Up Marionette: monsters chsuperbadgirl on May 27th, 2014 02:04 pm (UTC)
First, hi!

Second, lovely as always. I particularly like #11 and #104. #104 might have even sparked a bunny. How odd is that?

Edited at 2014-05-27 02:05 pm (UTC)
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:37 am (UTC)
Hi right back, m'dear! *glomps* So very happy to "speak" with you. :) :) :)

Mr. Padalecki's jawline was looking particularly appealing in that shot; he cleans up nicely. I am not at all surprised that an otherwise harmless icon might have sparked a bunny. I love the way your mind works and I can't wait to hear all about this bunny. *fist chin* Tell me a story!

(no subject) - superbadgirl on May 28th, 2014 03:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
All mighty voices in my head, I'll never doubt you: SB Maleficent is Hotburningchaos on May 27th, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC)
You always have the best Calvin and Hobbes icons, snagged several.
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
You are very kind. I think I might be the last icon maker making C&H icons? I don't think I've seen any new ones from lemonpunch lately, which is very, very sad.
(no subject) - burningchaos on May 28th, 2014 03:42 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
jenny: Dean's neckjennygeee on May 27th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)
I love the SPN ones I have to have number one "I'm proud of us" Will credit of course :) Thank you.
Mish: Dean -- Mark of Cainhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
\o/ That moment just grabbed me by the throat. Oh Dean!
(no subject) - jennygeee on May 28th, 2014 09:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hsapiens on May 28th, 2014 11:16 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nightmirrors: palm mefaege on May 27th, 2014 05:33 pm (UTC)
Took a Calvin & Hobbes icon. So cute!
Mish: C&H -- Calvin Ball Hustlehsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:03 pm (UTC)
Woot! C&H is a work of pure and utter genius. I miss it so.
Swedish for "Smith": SPN winchesterscolls on May 27th, 2014 06:27 pm (UTC)
so awesome. I'm snagging Jo and the Sheriff :)
Mish: SPN -- Ruby (blonde) Black Eyeshsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
*smooches you* I'm so glad that Jo worked for you! That was completely experimental for me. I love Topaz Clean but it's waaaaay too easy to abuse. I know I kind of overdid it on her hair but I really liked the effect. I'm glad somebody else does, too. :D :D
CatHeights: Catwoman Bedcatheights on May 27th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
Wonderful icons! I love your colors and stylings. I'm nabbing a few Teen Wolf icons: 28, 42, 51, and 53. And some Avengers icons as well: 68, 69, 71, and 77. Will credit when I upload. Thanks for sharing them!
Mish: TW -- Lydia's Gorgeous Braidhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I hope that any you choose to upload prove useful and make you happy! ♥
Becky: Hiddlesbeeej on May 27th, 2014 11:51 pm (UTC)
OMG. Your coloring totally kicks ass. As does the text! You are an inspiration to me. :)
Mish: Staregate -- Atlantishsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
That right there -- *points to your comment* -- that's just crazy talk. The words are very generous but you've always been one of my inspirations. I've always been in awe of your compositions and colorings. ♥
(no subject) - beeej on May 29th, 2014 02:12 am (UTC) (Expand)
archersangel.dreamwidth.org on May 28th, 2014 02:28 am (UTC)
thinking about the last calvin & hobbes comic often makes me tear up. BTW there's a documentary called dear mr watterson about the impact of the comic trip on people.
Mish: C&H -- War Is A Dumb Gamehsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:15 pm (UTC)
Oh my god yes. Watterson was (and is, I'm sure!) such a class act. He gave us a final strip that was positive and awesome and just so C&H but it makes me ineffably sad because there were no more new C&H adventures. I respect he'd said his piece, that comic strips are seriously hard and grueling work, and that he wanted to go out while the product was still amazing (*side eyes Peanuts and Hagar the Horrible*) but I can't help greedily wishing for more of his genius.

I didn't know about that documentary. I'll be checking Netflix tonight! Thank you for the tip!
Fletcher: BSG Starbuck Lipsf13tch3r on May 28th, 2014 06:36 am (UTC)
Took a couple Avengers and several Calvin and Hobbes. Great icons. Thank you!!
Mish: C&H -- Calvin Ball Hustlehsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:16 pm (UTC)
It's my sincerest pleasure. Thank YOU for the comment and kind words. :)
lazy_8s: bruiseslazy_8s on May 28th, 2014 10:45 am (UTC)
Lovely! Snagged one of the Derek icons. Will credit. :)
Mish: TW -- Derek Back Tattoohsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh yay! It's hard to tell because I haven't figured out how to best icon him yet but I'm a little too obsessed with the brooding Mr. Hale. Yum!
lady_eilthana: SPN: Sam&Dean | greenlady_eilthana on May 28th, 2014 02:56 pm (UTC)
Taking the first SPN one. Thank you! :)
Mish: Dean -- Mark of Cainhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
It's my sincerest pleasure. :D It was such a bittersweet moment: we finally got a brothers-being-good-to-each-other moment but then...! The writers are trying to kill me. :|
Jill aka Jo: Misc: Calvin YAYsireesanwar on May 28th, 2014 05:51 pm (UTC)
I can't even use all the ones I took but I couldn't help myself. It was like being in a candy store! Thanks for all the lovely icons!
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on May 28th, 2014 09:23 pm (UTC)
Ha! I have the exact same problem all-the-time! I cannot possibly upload even a hundredth of the gorgeous icons out there. I now save them in my Inspiration folder and gaze upon "my" lovelies, like a dragon with its stolen gold. I hope that any you might choose to upload earn their keep (those icon spaces are precious!) and make you happy. Thank you for commenting!
(no subject) - sireesanwar on May 29th, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Nina: SPN Pridesiberian_angel on May 29th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
Oh God, 9x23 tore my heart to shreds with a chainsaw... é_è
Nabbing a few and will credit once I use them!
Mish: Dean/Sam -- H/Chsapiens on May 29th, 2014 08:27 pm (UTC)
You and me both! I normally rewatch season finales right away to get all the stuff I missed while I was worried about which cliff they were going to throw me off but I cannot bring myself to with this one. Not yet, at least. Perhaps closer to next season's premiere so that I'm ready for them to FIX THIS. Or, at least tell a really good story with it.
(no subject) - siberian_angel on May 30th, 2014 09:52 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hsapiens on May 31st, 2014 02:09 am (UTC) (Expand)
Charmander: emma and charmander by innocent_lexyspokecharm on May 29th, 2014 11:55 pm (UTC)
fabulous set!
Mish: C&H -- Hugging BFFs Foreverhsapiens on May 31st, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you, as always, for your encouragment and kindness. It's much appreciated. ♥ ♥ ♥
tabaqui: calvinandhobbsbydarcianatabaqui on May 30th, 2014 05:42 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! Took 41 and 71. Thank you!
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on May 31st, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
Thank you! :D
Singe Addams: Singe by angstslashhopesingeaddams on May 30th, 2014 03:23 pm (UTC)
Calvin inspires great summer icons. Thank you!
Mish: C&H -- Run For Joyhsapiens on May 31st, 2014 01:27 am (UTC)
My sincerest pleasure, I assure you. Watterson always made summer appealing.