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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 snowballcyloran on February 8th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
Love the Calvin & Hobbs icons. :)
Mish: C&H -- Archaeologyhsapiens 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.comarchersangel on February 8th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
very good work
Mish: Team -- Everyday Heroeshsapiens 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. :)
chamiletchamilet on February 8th, 2010 09:00 am (UTC)
118, 120 & 125 of the QAF ones are my faves!!
Mish: Justin -- Boy Toyhsapiens 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/Elizabethshadowhuntress on February 8th, 2010 09:18 am (UTC)
I love the cropping, coloring & clarity in 25, 88-90 & 118!
Mish: Bab 5 -- Susan Ivanovahsapiens 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 Hathsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
Ha! You're welcome. :)
Yvonne Reidyvonnereid on February 8th, 2010 01:07 pm (UTC)
these are great,snagged some of galey
Mish: Gale Harold -- Torsohsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Thank you!
It's Only Time: eskimo kissdelvalmom 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 -- Nuzzlehsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:25 am (UTC)
You're welcome. :)
box.of.moonlight: yahoo! jurassic parkboxofmoonlight 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 Bunnyhsapiens 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 sunglassesarmandyouidiot 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 Kisshsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:30 am (UTC)
Excellent timing. :)
LB: fred-happy nerdevangelin1202 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 Bunnyhsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:41 am (UTC)
We've been trading votes, then. :) You're welcome.
Ten: Angelusvampire_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 donecordykitten on February 8th, 2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
Good ones :)
Snagged several Buffy and Spike icons.
Mish: Sam -- Bright Yellow Smilehsapiens on February 9th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)
kiddoditto: shoes - brian and justinkiddoditto 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 -- Archaeologyhsapiens 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.