dwrp_icons - avatar icons for role playing
smallbatchicons - only 5 icons at a time
Icon Challenge communities
iconthat R57 (Nostalgia) - May 6th - up to 3 icons every two weeks
allbingo monthly bingo challenge comm open for icons (and fic and other media)
nexticon pass-it-on challenge
Icon Challenge communities (backups of LJ comms)
Our sister community on LJ
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Last updated: April 23 2017
[comm name] challenge number (challenge theme) - sorted by current deadline - Short explanation of the challenge
Battles, LIMS, Rumbles & Land Comms
tvlims R7 C6 (Lost) - 21st April - LIMS with tv show screencaps
lims_movie R34 (Moana) C4 - 28th April - LIMS with movie screencaps
movieslims R18 (Guardians of the Galaxy) Sign Ups Open Now - LIMS with movie screencaps
20in20s (& similar):
btvsats20in20 C24 - 27th April - Buffy and Angel the series
adapted20in20 C40 - 30th April - Fandoms adapted from books
tvcharacter20 C77 - 30th April - Any character from TV
theseasonwheel C3 (Spring Rainbow) - 1st May - Season-themed challenges
animated20in20 C16 sign-ups - Animated Fandoms
once20in20 C39 sign-ups - Once Upon a Time
character20n20 C93 coming 1st May - Any TV or movie character
monthlyinspo C4 coming 1st May - Monthly inspiration challenges
musicians20in20 C73 coming 1st May
iimpossibletask C78 (I've Got No Strings) - 22nd April - Fairy Tale Fandoms
moviefilmstills C121 (Star Wars Series) - 22nd April - Movies (stills = no animated icons)
birthday_celebs C303 - 23rd April - Celebrities
capchallenge C161 (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) - 23rd April - Given screencaps
capicontest C29 (Painted) - 23rd April - Choose from 40 given caps from capspiration
color_inspired C48 (Spring Birds) - 23rd April - Given color themes
comics_ic C118 (The Screencap's Peculiarity) - 23rd April - Comic adaptations/fandoms
elitesimplicity C190 (Cast Your Life) - 23rd April - Simple icons
jjabrams_ic C21 (Nature) - 23rd April - JJAbrams Fandoms
musketeerstills C61 (Feeling Prompted?) - 24th April - The Musketeers (stills = no animated icons)
outlanderstills C23 (Feeling Prompted?) - 26th April - Outlander (stills = no animated icons)
tv_movie_icons C332 (Beauty and the Beast, Castle, Jamie Chung) - 26th April
riverdalestills C4 (Feeling Prompted?) - 28th April - Riverdale (stills = no animated icons)
elite_inspired C134 (Blue & Green) - 29th April - Thematic inspirations
iconanimated C55 (April Showers) - 29th April - Animated Fandoms
twilight_con C349 (Vintage) - 29th April
oddlyspecificon C11 (Emotional + Close Crop + Unnatural Colouring) - 30th April - Submit icons anonymously and guess the maker
tvshowsic C177 (Black & White + Colour) - 30th April - TV Fandoms
whedon_elite C168 (Geometry) - 30th April - All Joss Whedon Fandoms
your_favourites C18 (Movie Character) - 30th April - Icon your favorites
actress_ic C140 (Red) - 1st May - Actresses
dwstills C63 coming up - Doctor Who (stills = no animated icons)
twilight_con C350 (Twilight C&A + Denali Sisters) - 6th May
Other Graphics Comms/Challenges:
calendarsquares April Colour Challege (Honey Taste + Milk Tea) - 30th April - Color themes every month
Last edited: April 23rd 2017
We have 35 subscribers now, woot!
21 people took the base poll (at the time I'm posting this. I'm going to leave the poll open). These are the results right now:
The majority of people who are still on LJ, but a large part is exclusively on DW now.
The majority of people say they're medium to good iconmakers, and we also have beginners and newbies. This distribution is great, because it means we have many good people to share their skills with those who want to learn.
This last one is the most interesting part, of course!
The most popular choices are information about active icon challenges on DW and promos for icon comms.
This means there is a lot of interest for icon challenges! If any of you feel like running an icon challenge comm, this is your chance to go and start one! If you need advice or help, ask. I will of course regularly post the list of current challenges here. I'm counting on all of us to get more challenges started together!
I realize that I didn't phrase the question about icon community promos clearly - does it mean personal icon journals, or challenge comms? I personally would like to avoid having a lot of personal icon journal promos here in this comm. My suggestion is that everyone who has an icon comm where they post their icons can link it in the upcoming friending meme. So we can all subscribe to each others' icon communities, if we want. Also, there's an open community where you can promote your icon community: ipromo.
The next point is interaction with other iconmakers. Yay, this is already happening! Every post in this community is an invitation for you to share your work, to ask questions, to squee about icons you've seen, to get to know each other. A few people also mentioned they'd like to add other iconmakers to their circle, which ties into this. I will make a dedicated friending meme post to this community soon.
The next points are icon tutorials and icon challenges to be run within this community. I've already put some thought into this. There are lots of great iconing tutorials around, and I'm planning on going through them and posting links to good ones here. I will also run an icon battle here soon. (If you have requests or battle ideas, let me know!). So those things are all going to happen! :D
Last but not least, people asked for concrit and for the list of current LJ challenges. The concrit comments are always part of the regular posts here (this one, too). So this is ongoing, and nobody is forced to use it, but everyone is welcome to make use of it.
A list of current LJ challenges will be posted regularly, too. I will tag it 'lj', so if you want to keep that off your reading list, you can filter it. But since the majority of people said they have no preference whether challenges are on DW or LJ, I'll definitely post that list. There are still a lot of active communities on LJ, and they all welcome participants with open arms.
So far, so good! Thank you all for joining the community and showing interest in the wonderful hobby of iconmaking!
Feel free to promote this community to your heart's content and tell your friends about it.
In the recent exodus from LJ, some iconmakers have completely turned their back on LJ. With this community, I'm hoping to give iconmakers a place to gather and chat, to exchange ideas and show each other our icons, and to promote any iconmaking activities going on around here.
I'm sure there are also those who are crossposting, or still actively engaged in the iconmaking community on LJ. The iconmaking community on LJ was, last I checked, determined to stay together on LJ. I support that decision. A community lives by its numbers, and the more people leave, the harder it is to keep interesting activities going. The goal of this community here is not to split the iconmaker community down the middle. So what is it? Let's find out!
To get a sense of what you would like to see, how you see this community developing, please fill out this poll:
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 26
LJ vs DW
DW - I have no (longer an) account on LJ and want to make icons on DW now
LJ - I am an active iconmaker on LJ and want to stay there
Both would be okay
Neither (I am not an iconmaker (yet))
Pro - I have been doing this for more than a year
Intermediate - I think I have medium skills
Beginner - I am a beginner at iconmaking
None - I want to learn how to make icons
Other - I am not an iconmaker
What I expect from this community
Interaction with other iconmakers
Finding other iconmakers to add to my circle
An up-to-date list of active challenges on DW
An up-to-date list of active challenges on LJ
Icon community promos
Icon challenges to be run here within this community
Concrit for my icons
Something else I will tell you in a comment
But of course, this is an iconTALKING community, so go ahead and talk to me! And to each other!
Feel free to promote this community to your heart's content! The more members, the merrier!