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07 February 2010 @ 02:21 pm
28. 128 Icons: Calvin & Hobbes, Babylon 5, Buffy-verse, Queer As Folk, & Cast  
16 Calvin & Hobbes
4 Bloom County
15 Babylon 5
47 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
20 Angel the Series
10 Buffy-verse Cast
10 Queer As Folk (NSFW)
6 Gale Harold


It has been a really long time since I made icons -- nearly a year since I'd spent time with Photoshop. This set is a departure for me: no SG-1. Playing in non-Stargate fandoms opens a whole new world of composition. SG-1, for all of the fandom's pairing wars, is mostly a gen show. There are precious few hugs and kisses in its 10 years.

Buffy, Angel, and Queer as Folk? Lots of clenches. Lots of smoldering sexual tension. Figuring out how to crop a couple? Not intuitively obvious for me. As if that isn't enough of a challenge, Buffy and Angel are dimly lit on a good day while QaF has wicked coloring issues. I'm not entirely happy with my results but they were a good exercise in correcting color & lighting and playing with skin tones. In other words, this is a highly experimental set for me. Constructive criticism would be VERY welcome.

Comics: Calvin & Hobbes and Bloom County




Babylon 5



Buffy-verse: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel the Series














Buffy-verse Cast Members
106-110 Sarah Michelle Gellar, Bianca Lawton, & Alyson Hannigan

111-115 David Boreanaz, Emma Caufield, J. August Richard, & Anthony Stewart Head

Queer as Folk/Gale Harold




- Comments are treasured.
- Credit is appreciated but not required; please don't claim as your own work.
- Floss daily.
Callynn: calvin snowball cyloran on February 8th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Love the Calvin & Hobbs icons. :)
Mish: C&H -- Archaeology hsapiens on February 8th, 2010 08:20 am (UTC)
Thank you! C&H are near and dear to me. :)
ex_lbilover on February 8th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
I took several of your C&H icons and credited you. Thanks! :))
Mish: C&H -- Yay! hsapiens on February 8th, 2010 08:21 am (UTC)
Yay! I hope they come in handy. Thank you for the comment.
archersangel.blogspot.com on February 8th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
very good work
Mish: Team -- Everyday Heroes hsapiens on February 8th, 2010 08:22 am (UTC)
Thank you. I've been fretting over these, my new monitor, a new OS...good to have the feedback. :)
chamilet chamilet on February 8th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
118, 120 & 125 of the QAF ones are my faves!!
Mish: Justin -- Boy Toy hsapiens on February 8th, 2010 09:20 am (UTC)
Thank you. :) You chose the only three of the lot that I'm happy with. This was my first time playing w/ QaF caps; they're even trickier than I'd appreciated.
ShadowHuntress Deliverance: Neal/Peter/Elizabeth shadowhuntress on February 8th, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
I love the cropping, coloring & clarity in 25, 88-90 & 118!
Mish: Bab 5 -- Susan Ivanova hsapiens on February 8th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
Thank you for the detailed feedback. I've been struggling with a new monitor and aging eyes. Knowing which ones you like and why is extremely useful. :)
sibyllevance on February 8th, 2010 09:42 am (UTC)
Shagging Snagging 116 & 118 :p Many thanks!
Mish: Gale Harold -- Howdy/Thank you...Tip Hat hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
Ha! You're welcome. :)
Yvonne Reid yvonnereid on February 8th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
these are great,snagged some of galey
Mish: Gale Harold -- Torso hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Thank you!
It's Only Time: eskimo kiss delvalmom on February 8th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
These are all terrific. Took a few of the Calvin & Hobbes (2,8,9)
And a few qaf/gale (119,120,124,127)

Mish: B/J -- Nuzzle hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:25 am (UTC)
You're welcome. :)
box.of.moonlight: yahoo! jurassic park boxofmoonlight on February 8th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Ooo, I quite enjoy your Buffy icons. Pretty much all of them. I like how you've played with colours and text and such. Veryyy nice ;D
Mish: BtVS -- Vengeance Bunny hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's a new fandom for me (cutting edge I am not) and I'm having fun playing around with totally-new-to-me caps.
(no subject) - boxofmoonlight on February 10th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC) (Expand)
Annalise: Buffy ♔ We Are As Gods! jadelioness on February 8th, 2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
I love your Buffy and Angel icons.
Mish: BtVS -- Counting Buffy-style (anim) hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
armandyouidiot: BJ kiss 203 sunglasses armandyouidiot on February 8th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
Just the BJ icon I was hankering for, thanks!
Mish: B/J -- Brian's Back as They Kiss hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:30 am (UTC)
Excellent timing. :)
LB: fred-happy nerd evangelin1202 on February 8th, 2010 06:43 pm (UTC)
Amazing icons! I adore #90! Voted for it not long ago, I think. :) Snagged tons of the Angel ones, thank you!
Mish: BtVS -- Vengeance Bunny hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
We've been trading votes, then. :) You're welcome.
Ten: Angelus vampire_pet on February 8th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
I simply ♥ 39, 42, 51 & 59. And the punk!Spike one is very pretty!
Mish: BtVS -- Counting Buffy-style (anim) hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Hee! Thank you. :)
Cordykitten: earth_vexer  job well done cordykitten on February 8th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Good ones :)
Snagged several Buffy and Spike icons.
Mish: Sam -- Bright Yellow Smile hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
kiddoditto: shoes - brian and justin kiddoditto on February 8th, 2010 07:51 pm (UTC)
´these look great. my favourites are the Calvin & Hobbes and the Queer as Folk ones
Mish: C&H -- Archaeology hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:44 am (UTC)
I love Calvin & Hobbes. 15 years later, they're still as awesome as they were when they were new.
cideon cideon on February 8th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
Snagging a couple Calvin & Hobbes icons, but may I ask who's #51? (will credit too!)
Mish: DeeJ --  Nekkid hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:46 am (UTC)
#51 is the delectable David Boreanaz, who played Angel. Buffy did good fan service and brought Angel back from Hell sans clothing. I support this trend in television. *nods*
(no subject) - cideon on February 9th, 2010 05:55 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC) (Expand)
eastlea: David Tennant Icecream eastlea on February 8th, 2010 08:54 pm (UTC)
Snagging 118, 120, 123, 126 and 130 - they are my favourites but love all the QAF/Gales ones!

Will credit (and yes, will try to floss daily too!)
Mish: B/J -- Nose Nuzzle hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
LOL! I can't resist gently mocking those folks for whom icons are Serious Bizness and all but threaten to cut you if you abuse their graphics. :) I'm glad you like the icons; thank you for the comment. *g*
Pam81: B/j together more 308 pam81 on February 8th, 2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
These are really beautiful! Great job!
Snagged a few of QAF/Gale, I'll credit.
Thanks for sharing ^^
Mish: B/J -- Nuzzle hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:51 am (UTC)
Thank you for commenting. :) I appreciate it!
kiss me kate: love is strange theleapingmuse on February 8th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
Loving those BTVS/ATS and QAF icons! :)
Mish: Justin -- Boy Toy hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
scoobysnacksfix: BJ - Cha Cha Kiss scoobysnacksfix on February 9th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
I absolutely love all of these! Especially the QAF ones. ;)

Snagging quite a few; I'll be sure to credit when I use. Thanks for making them!
Mish: B/J -- Early Night hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
Thank you for commenting on them! :)
Leslie: pic#97941499 pianogurl330 on February 9th, 2010 06:12 am (UTC)
I loved the Calvin & Hobbes and Buffy ones!!! Great icons!
Mish: C&H -- Archaeology hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 07:53 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
Mierke mierke on February 9th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
I loved the one of Spike and Joyce, very cool!
Mish hsapiens on February 9th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Every time I see that cap, I laugh. I love that scene! :)
Ms. Paige wickedvengeance on February 10th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
wow, some of those made me drool.... great job, gorgeous icons.
Mish: DeeJ -- Traveling & DHD hsapiens on February 11th, 2010 08:05 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
~*Star*~: Willow - Flirty Face star55 on February 10th, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)
Snagging 39, 54 and 69.
These are all fantastic!!
Mish: BtVS -- Buffy B/W Thinky hsapiens on February 11th, 2010 08:06 am (UTC)
Hope they prove useful. :) Thank you!
(no subject) - star55 on February 11th, 2010 08:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
aerintine: spike peeks aerintine on February 10th, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)
i love the buffy & angel - and the calvin & hobbes are fantastic!
Mish: BtVS -- David B hsapiens on February 11th, 2010 08:07 am (UTC)
Thank you!