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 Post subject: Idril's Gallery - pg. 8 icon-ness, HGB, ICON SPREE
PostPosted: February 19th, 2006, 1:50 am 
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heya! I've been banner-making for fun lately, stuff I probably won't use unless I change banners a lot, so I thought I'd start a gallery with my graphics and some background info about them.

I'll be updating a little bit at a time.

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a certain SHAMELESS fangirl named IdrilFalastari in the arms of a certain lovely blacksmith... ---->>>> <a href="http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/IdrilFalastari/Avatars%20and%20Siggies/TheNEWposter.jpg">CLICK!</a>

Song-Inspired Contest entries! vv

The song for this is Half A Week Before the Winter by Vanessa Carlton, the art is by - me, actually! :D
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The song for this is X&Y by Coldplay.
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The pictures are from PoA and GoF, but I picture the time period as the end of the sixth book - ron and hermione are ready to go with harry wherever he has to go. :) notice, if you will, that hermione is wearing BLUE instead of pink! *victory dance*

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This happens to be uber-huge, so I couldn't exactly post the image without ruining this thread. ;) It took me much... much... much... too long. As it says on the wallpaper, I idolize MAKANI, the greatest Harry Potter fan-artist EVER! for the "things that make you go W00t! contest"!

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I kind of botched Edmund. *shrug* I do love that line in the movie. :) just a random siggy I had the urge to make.

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PIRATES ARE FESTIVE! :D still we must endure until movie day... *sob*

entries for a Harry Potter Character contest... :)
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I really love this one - from one picture, one texture, and lots of fun brushes - I got a Photoshop look to the avatar with the white space. and congratulate me on my double bright border! perhaps more trouble than it's worth - only time will tell. :D


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I've always liked that girl who was on the cover of National Geographic - before my time, but when there was the article about her all grown up I read it, and it finally dawned on me to make a blend of her. for the new reflection contest!

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this took much-O with a big fat O too much time for just some silly brushwork. for the new butterfly contest!

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all right, I know it's odd - perhaps insane :-D but I was listening to Panic! At the Disco and I thought gasp! I can make a banner of this! so I did, the lyrics are to the song "Time to Dance."

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snow leopard *gorgeous* for an animal contest. :)

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hmmm I wonder that I didn't spot that in this banner, there are two pairs of wide eyes staring in different directions... ! for a Vintage banner contest. :)

I made two new banners, but it's for a contest where the entries are a secret until revealed for voting! ;) so I'll wait!

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For a Valar contest - I imagine Varda standing with Manwe on Taniquetil, gazing over the world - I suppose she could wear a fur hood if she wanted to?

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For a Galadriel contest - I like the smoothness and shininess. :)

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*huggles* little harry and hedwig! I tried a more flat approach, instead of the look I usually go for - more professional and less crazy.

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(edited Feb. 23rd) *sigh* Tom Riddle... I wonder how many girls broke their hearts over the heartthrob of Hogwarts? really Voldemort, you'd get a lot farther without resembling a snake skeleton... anyway, dark emotion sort of piece. I like the text effect, if nothing else, besides Tom's pretty face. :-D

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a very recent entry for a Luthien contest! I was excited and went on a two-hour search - ending up at Rolozo Tolkien, where I zeroed in on Alan Lee's wonderful interpretation.

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Jadis, the White Witch - I was listening obsessively, as usual, to my thirty-second iTunes Narnia Soundtrack clips, in particular the Imogen Heap song, which I like very much. The sound and feel of the song inspired this banner, though interpreted differently in Jadis's case.

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Just a bit of a random Harry/Ron/Hermione ship.

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I entered a Three Tasks contest and made one banner - the first task - and gave up because I was busy. I was never really satisfied with that one banner, so I made a new one, and I'm still leaving it at that - never could wring out enough pictures of the second task to avoid a headache. and even though I had the best intentions of fitting Krum in there somewhere, it never worked out. run, harry, run!

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I found new Fleur pics on Veritaserum! in honor of my discovery, here she is. It's a bit of a powder-blue flesh tone contrast, with that marvelous pink lip color.

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Mr. Pain-in-the-butt pirate! long time before I came up with something satisfactory... but I like the coloring of skeletal Jack to the left from a texture, then crystal-clear Jack (in the flesh) at you with a pistol.

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Sirius! *swoon* You have to love Sirius. I keep reading the 5th book, expecting him to stay alive... *isn't there a crying smiley here somewhere?* The closeup of Sirius I found in a picture that mainly featured Lupin - but there was Sirius lurking in a corner with the exact expression I wanted. The avatar - "Sirius - practically royal" quotes the 5th book.

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They've cast Luna Lovegood! I saw a picture of her and thought wow, she really could be my Luna. So I made a banner and wore it for a while before I made something else. :D

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I thought I'd make a Padme banner, so when I found this picture, and then the other one (placed vertically) it seemed to match. after a lot of fiddling around and starting over I came out with this. It was one of the last times I used a certain Grunge Scratch brush before I lost it when my computer crashed. :( Shame - it really added an effect.

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This was for a contest run by Varda Undomiel. Arwen, in the Return of the King, is telling Frodo that her choice was that of Lùthien - both the bitter and the sweet. I finally figured out how to inner bevel text - but it's kind of tempermental and doesn't always match well. It took me a long time before I figured out that what I wanted was just Arwen and Aragorn kissing, her sleeve trailing across a shot of the Grey Havens.

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Another banner for the same contest, and another milestone! I used a tutorial by the webmaster for a "dreamy glow," and it looked v. nice! I really like this picture of Arwen - she looks young.
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PostPosted: February 19th, 2006, 2:16 am 
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Those are AMAZING! I love them so much, they're very soft and glowy but with strong colours and well chosen pictures :D

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Oh, those banners are just beautiful! My favorite is the Arwen one on the bottom, the texture is just so smooth.

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PostPosted: February 21st, 2006, 1:24 am 
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thank-you v. much! :) *bounces* :bounce:

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those are beautiful! I love them

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They're so awesome! My favorite is the Sparrow one. And, the sweet and bitter one is gorgeous!

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PostPosted: February 22nd, 2006, 8:02 pm 
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Those are awesome!! I love your soft glowy technique and how you have parts in black and white and others in color, its so cool!!

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PostPosted: February 22nd, 2006, 9:07 pm 
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*happy comment receiver dance!*

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I ADORE your First Task banner with the Dragons, beautifully done!

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thanks! I'm waiting for when I can lay hands on a picture of grown-up King Edmund... :drool:

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Wow, great graphics! You have a great style! I love them!

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thanks! I'm waiting for when I can lay hands on a picture of grown-up King Edmund... :drool:


mmm...delicious... :drool: :drool: :drool: :p

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I love your artwork! great job!

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er *cough* I don't mind if you use my banners because they have my name on them, but this isn't a claim thread, so if you would like to use them, please drop me a note.

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sorry about that. :(

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it's okay! :) I'm glad someone is putting it to good use. :-D

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