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I made a batch of 32 Pirates of the Caribbean icons from the new trailer, and would love input and critiques. Any advice on how to kick these up a notch, which icons you think look better and which need work, whatever you want to throw at me.





01. 02. 03. 04.
05. 06. 07. 08.
09. 10. 11. 12.
13. 14. 15. 16.
17. 18. 19. 20.
21. 22. 23. 24.
25. 26. 27. 28.
29. 30. 31. 32.

Credit for resources and coloring techniques owed to awmp, ellipsis_icons, quebelly, and flyingharmony. Screencaps are from christinedaae and eloque. Text for 11 and 14 was inspired by honorat's moving spoiler!fic Do Not Go Gentle and Dylan Thomas.

Please comment and credit erinya if you decide to snag any.


Cross-posted at _peasinapod_ and my fannish journal erinya_fic.
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On May 7th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC), erinya replied:
Yay! Yeah, I couldn't resist number 32.
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On May 13th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC), abrynne commented:
I really like the coloring on these. Some look a little too rough in the image but I blame trailer captures for that. It's more difficult to get decent icons from captured trailers I've realized.

You're really clever with the text and you stay away from repeating the same style over and over again which I quite like. Well done!
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On May 13th, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC), erinya replied:
Thank you so much, Abrynne! Was it 20 and 23 that looked rough to you? The problem with those is that the original image was a wide shot and I cut them too close, I think. Also funky lighting, especially in 23. I'm still figuring out how to solve those lighting issues.

I like rich coloring, which isn't really in vogue right now--everyone seems to favor desat/washed out/pale coloring, which can be lovely but is also EVERYWHERE. So I'm really glad you liked that aspect!

I really want to enter this week's contest at fireflyawards but I don't know if I'll have time to finish my entries! Eep!
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