[admin post] [sticky entry] Admin Post: Sticky: Current active iconmaking communities

Apr. 15th, 2017 02:10 pm
tinny: Edwin Jarvis from Agent Carter with an umbrella "Ready for new adventures?" (agentcarter_jarvis umbrella)
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Communities for sharing and finding icons

[community profile] icons
[community profile] comicbook_icons - icons from comic book sources
[community profile] dwrp_icons - avatar icons for role playing
[community profile] fandom_icons
[community profile] iconic
[community profile] smallbatchicons - only 5 icons at a time
[community profile] walker_graphics - The Walking Dead icons and graphics

Battles

Open-fandom battle with 2 caps each organized by [personal profile] timetobegin

Icon Challenge communities

[community profile] disney20in20 20 Disney/Pixar icons in 20 days
[community profile] fandom10in30 R2 (Lights) - August 25th - theme + fandom: 10 icons in 30 days
NEW: [community profile] gents10in30 R1 (Vibrant and Muted) - September 10 - theme + claim (non-exclusive): icon 10 men in 30 days
[community profile] horror20in20 20 horror icons in 20 days
[community profile] iconthat up to 3 icons every two weeks
[community profile] icontalking Activity 04: Sun and Sky - August 26th - vacation-inspired icons
[community profile] ladies10in30 R3 (Black and White) - August 15th - theme + female subjects: 10 icons in 30 days
[community profile] spn20in20 20 Supernatural icons in 20 days

[community profile] 10variations - choose a theme set and make 10 icons from one image
[community profile] allbingo - monthly bingo challenge comm open for icons (and fic and other media)
[community profile] historamedy365 - claim anything and make 50 (100) icons of it in 6 (12) months [also on LJ]
[community profile] nexticon - pass-it-on challenge
[community profile] tic_tac_woe - apocalyptic challenge comm open for icons info post here | claim a bingo card here
[community profile] who_allsorts - claim 3/6/9/12/15/20 prompts and make Doctor Who fanworks (incl. icons)



Our sister community on LJ

[livejournal.com profile] icontalking - Join here!



Last updated: August 11th 2017
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
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This is a direct copy of the post at [livejournal.com profile] icontalking here.

This list is updated about once a month to check if these challenges are really still active.

The lists are grouped by challenge type (longer contests, monthly, bi-weekly, weekly, others) and sorted alphabetically.

Elite comms (where you have to apply for membership) are not included and not checked. The ones in the list that have "elite" in their names are no longer elite.

Unique Challenges: Battles, Rumbles


LIMS: Last Icon Maker Standing
[livejournal.com profile] lims_movie next round in September - 1 icon per week, 1 movie per round, provided caps
[livejournal.com profile] movieslims currently mid-round - 1 icon per week, 1 movie per round, provided caps
[livejournal.com profile] tvlims currently mid-round - 1 icon per week, alternating single-show and multi-show rounds, provided caps

Monthly: 20 icons in 20 days:
[livejournal.com profile] btvsats20in20 1st to 20th - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice, claim a BtVS character
[livejournal.com profile] character20n20 1st to 20th - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice, claim any TV or movie character
[livejournal.com profile] episodes20in20 1st to 20th - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice, claim a TV episode
[livejournal.com profile] gents20in20 irregular dates - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice, claim a male person
[livejournal.com profile] monthlyinspo 1st to 20th - inspiration for 10 icons + 10 artists choice
[livejournal.com profile] once20in20 1st to 20th - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice, Once Upon a Time
[livejournal.com profile] redheads20in20 irregular dates - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice, claim a redhead
[livejournal.com profile] splash20in20 irregular dates - 10 themes + 10 artists choice, one color per month
[livejournal.com profile] thecw_20n20 1st to 20th - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice, claim, The CW TV shows

Monthly: other
[livejournal.com profile] calendarsquares up to 4 icons - color themes, icons combined into a calendar every month
[livejournal.com profile] oddlyspecificon unlimited # of icons - 3 themes, no voting - Submit icons anonymously and guess the makers
[livejournal.com profile] theseasonwheel 20 icons in ~1 month - season-themed challenges, 3 difficulty modes

Misc Icontests, now ordered by challenge length:

Weekly:
[livejournal.com profile] color_inspired up to 5 icons - Color themes
[livejournal.com profile] merlinstills up to 5 icons - Themes
[livejournal.com profile] sga_icontest up to 6 icons - Given screencaps
[livejournal.com profile] tv_movie_icons up to 3 icons - 9 given screencaps from 3 movies/shows

Bi-weekly:
[livejournal.com profile] actress_ic up to 4 icons - Actresses + given theme
[livejournal.com profile] basic_icontest up to 4 icons - Stock icons from provided bases
[livejournal.com profile] birthday_celebs current challenge 3 weeks long! - up to 3 icons - Celebrities by birthday
[livejournal.com profile] capchallenge up to 3 icons - 3 given screencaps from movies/tv
[livejournal.com profile] capicontest up to 6 icons - Choose from 20 given caps from [livejournal.com profile] capspiration
[livejournal.com profile] comics_ic up to 4 icons - Themes - Comic adaptations/fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] dwstills up to 5 icons - Themes, Doctor Who (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] elitesimplicity up to 3 icons - Themes - Simple icons
[livejournal.com profile] famestills 2 to 5 icons - anonymous - Provided images from tv/movies/actors/etc.
[livejournal.com profile] food_stillness 4 OR 8 icons - anonymous - Foody themes
[livejournal.com profile] foodie_itest up to 4 icons - anonymous - Foody themes
[livejournal.com profile] h50icontest up to 7 icons - anonymous - from 20 provided Hawaii 5-0 caps
[livejournal.com profile] iconanimated up to 3 icons - Themes
[livejournal.com profile] iimpossibletask up to 5 icons - Themes, Fairy Tale Fandoms (list here)
[livejournal.com profile] jjabrams_ic up to 4 icons - Themes, JJAbrams fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] mars_itest up to 4 icons - anonymous - Male subjects only
[livejournal.com profile] marvelmade_tv up to 5 icons - Marvel TV shows (list here)
[livejournal.com profile] mood_itest up to 4 icons - anonymous - Portray one mood per challenge
[livejournal.com profile] moviefilmstills up to 5 icons - Themes
[livejournal.com profile] musketeerstills up to 5 icons - Themes
[livejournal.com profile] ouatchallenge up to 4 icons - Themes
[livejournal.com profile] outlanderstills up to 5 icons - Themes
[livejournal.com profile] rand_icontests up to 4 icons - anonymous - Themes ranging from stock objects to movies
[livejournal.com profile] riverdalestills up to 5 icons - Themes
[livejournal.com profile] shire_icontest up to 6 icons - Themes
[livejournal.com profile] slayerstillness up to 5 icons - anonymous - Themes, BtVS & Angel
[livejournal.com profile] total_icontest up to 5 icons - anonymous - Word prompts
[livejournal.com profile] tvshowsic up to 4 icons - anonymous - Themes (tv shows)
[livejournal.com profile] twilight_con up to 5 icons - anonymous - provided Twilight caps (but own caps are allowed)
[livejournal.com profile] venus_itest up to 4 icons - anonymous - Female subjects only
[livejournal.com profile] whedon_elite up to 4 icons - Themes, All Joss Whedon Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] world_icontest up to 4 icons - anonymous - Themes (cities)
[livejournal.com profile] your_favourites up to 4 icons - Themes, Icon your favorites


Lately gone inactive:
[livejournal.com profile] lims_btvs currently on hiatus - 1 icon per week, provided BtVS caps and/or themes
[livejournal.com profile] outlander_ic
[livejournal.com profile] pirates20in20 1st to 20th - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice, claim, Pirates of the Carribean
[livejournal.com profile] spn20_20 irregular dates - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice


Last edited: August 11th 2017
tinny: Edwin Jarvis from Agent Carter with an umbrella "Ready for new adventures?" (agentcarter_jarvis umbrella)
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The current list of challenges on DW is now up-to-date again.

There are two new arrivals, a new comm and a battle:


The companion to [community profile] ladies10in30
now with male subjects
[community profile] gents10in30 [community profile] gents10in30 [community profile] gents10in30
The first challenge is due September 10th

AND

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An icon battle with Best-of-Set voting.
Anyone on Dreamwidth or LJ can join in!
Icons will be due on August 31st

[community profile] dwstills



Join our regular discussion threads:
Last icon you made
Favorite icons you've seen lately
tinny: A pink cherry blossom - "Zen" (__zen pink cherry blossom)
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I don't know about you, but for me, August is Vacation Month! So this is what our next activity will be about:

Let yourself be inspired by anything you associate with vacation!

icontalking activity 4 - sun and sky

For this activity, you can make up to five icons. You have until August 26th (end of day) to submit your icons as comments to this post.

I N S P I R A T I O N )


Info:

* There is no minimum, 1 icon is enough to enter this activity.
* Please submit your icons (icons and URLs) to this post.
* Everyone can participate, you don't have to be a member of this community.
* Feel free to tell us more about what you you iconned (and why?) in your submission!

Deadline: Saturday, August 26 2017, your end-of-day
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
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Our July Activity is over, and we have two posts and a lot of interesting discussion to show for it:



Guide by [personal profile] tinny


Tutorial by [personal profile] fueschgast


LJ's Ask the Maker isn't completely done yet, I'll post links when they are.

Our next activity is coming up next weekend.

Join our regular discussion threads:
Last icon you made
Favorite icons you've seen lately
tinny: (Default)
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I've updated the list of current challenges on DW here.

Our Ask The Maker is still running until the end of the month:



There is still lots of time (about two weeks) to ask questions or sign up as a maker. There are currently 7 makers signed up and 2 questions asked!

[personal profile] fueschgast has already finished the first requested tutorial! Yaaaay! Go check it out here.


LJ has also started their Ask The Maker, in case you want to take a look over there:


[livejournal.com profile] icon_talk




Show us your latest creations
Share beautiful icons you found lately
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Drawesome on DW
[community profile] drawesome: A Drawing Community for Fan-Artists



It's not an icon comm, but I thought maybe some of you are interested in drawing, too?
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
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I've updated (most of) the challenges on LJ here.

I know some people have expressed interest in taking part in a rumble.

A rumble is a challenge where you get concrit! The rumbles at calendarsquares are usually 4 icons long (one icon per week). You get points for incorporating the given themes each week, and for giving concrit. Whoever gets the most points wins the rumble.

The rumble is anonymous, i.e. nobody knows which are your icons and the concrit is given anonymously, too.

The sign-ups are currently open:


SIGN UP HERE

[livejournal.com profile] calendarsquares
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I've updated the list of current challenges on DW here.


Our Ask The Maker activity already has 6 makers signed up and 2 questions asked!

Come check them out, ask more questions, request a tutorial or guide, or maybe give some answers? There is still almost a whole month to go on the activity. Lots of time to think up questions or go looking for tutorials.

Over the last month, some more new comms have been created. Yay!


[community profile] disney20in20
Round 1 still runs until July 16th


[community profile] 10variations
There are two theme sets to choose from


[community profile] fandom10in30
Each round you should have a theme; a show, movie, character, episode etc.
tinny: (__dare to be different)
[personal profile] tinny
Ask The Maker 2017 banner at icontalking


It's time for our next activity!

This time, it's not an icon challenge, it's Ask The Maker!

Ask The Maker is where you can ask your favorite makers about how they do that thing. You can ask for tutorials, guides/"How to", or ask any other questions related to their work. Check out the Maker thread (below) for makers who have signed up and are ready to answer your questions.

This time, you can also ask questions to the community at large, and hope that someone is able to answer them. Do this in the Questions thread (below).

Ask The Maker is one of the most popular yearly activites for iconmakers on LJ and it always takes place in June. Who knows, maybe it'll turn into a tradition here on DW, too?

The results of the poll we did here this month were tied on doing it maker-driven or question-driven, so there's going to be both! :D I've taken the rules for the maker-driven part directly from the original comm [livejournal.com profile] icon_talk. I hope they are working for everyone. The second part is all new, let's see how it goes!

1) Maker-Driven

rules for makers who want to sign up )


2) Question-Driven - I have a question and anyone can answer

rules for questions to the community )

What's What

question categories and examples )

Maker thread

Questions thread
tinny: Rae Earl (My Mad Fat Diary) (mmfd_rae)
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Here are the results of our second activity! 11 makers helped create a huge rainbow set. Hover over the icons to see the fandom names.

All comments on this post here are very welcome! Praise, pick favorites, squee about all the beautiful rainbows!


Huge Rainbow Under Here )

Hey June

Jun. 10th, 2017 11:38 am
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
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June is the month where iconmakers on LJ run the popular "Ask The Maker" activity. I thought we could make our third activity centered around icon tutorials and iconmaking guides.

I have prepared a poll for this:

Poll #18477 Activity #3 - Ask The Maker
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 14


How would you like to see Ask The Maker done here?

View Answers

Maker-driven: Makers post a comment and you can ask them questions
8 (57.1%)

Free for all: Within the three weeks of the activity, everyone can post tutorials and guides
4 (28.6%)

Question-driven: People comment with icon questions and everyone can answer them
9 (64.3%)

Other ideas (in comment thread below)
0 (0.0%)



Reminder:
There is still one whole week for you to make a rainbow!
We already have six beautiful sets!


Show us your latest creations
Share beautiful icons you found lately
Activity #3 Poll Discussion
tinny: Daredevil's Matt and Foggy at college "avocados at law" (daredevil_avocados at law)
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I've updated the list of challenges on LJ here.

And there's one brandnew comm:


[livejournal.com profile] marvelmade_tv is a two weekly icon challenge community for icons from the MCU television shows
please join the community and join in the fun!
join | info & rules

[admin post] Admin Post: Community Layout

May. 30th, 2017 06:58 am
tinny: (__geek ifruity)
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I just changed the community layout because the original one didn't display user icons at full size, and that just won't do for an icon community. :D

The current one is now Academy for Skittlish Dreams. It looks responsive, as it should, and I hope contrast is high enough for everyone to be able to comfortably read it.

But since we're a bunch of graphics enthusiasts here... does anyone feel like making a Theme for the community?
tinny: (Default)
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How are y'all doing? I judge from the amount of discussion that you all enjoyed our first activity! I'm very happy to hear that, and hope you'll have just as much fun with the second one.

The list of active challenge comms is now up-to-date again.

Even more good news: a new challenge community has seen the light of day:


You claim a theme (be it a single character/person, episode or fandom), and then make 10 icons of that theme in 30 days. One or more women must be present in all your 10 icons.
[community profile] ladies10in30

And another two:

[community profile] spn20in20


[community profile] horror20in20


Show us your latest creations
Share beautiful icons you found lately

tinny: Timeless - Wyatt in revolutionary war uniform, smirking (timeless_wyatt revolution glow)
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Inspiration & Textures )

Rules:

* Make a rainbow! It works like this:

* Choose five consecutive colors from the color bands in the inspiration section above and make five icons in these five colors

* Each icon has to be primarily in that one color, but not strictly monochrome, as you can tell from the inspiration examples.
* You may (but don't have to) use the textures provided in the middle part of the inspiration section.
* If you can't finish your set, it is okay to enter fewer than five icons, but the colors of the icons you enter still need to be consecutive.
* Please submit your icons (icons and URLs) to this post, all in one comment (if possible).
* Everyone can participate, you don't have to be a member of this community.

* I collect all the icons from the comments and make a result post
* Everyone can leave comments on the inspiration and activity result posts
* There is no voting

Deadline: Saturday, June 17 2017, your end-of-day
tinny: Veronicy Mars smiling in orange "Beauty" (veronica_mars_beauty by oxoniensis)
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Our first activity was a full success! We have no fewer than 14 gorgeous entries! Hover over the icons to see the fandom names.

For everyone who added comments and explanations, those are visible each under their own cuts - including a link to each maker's submission thread, if you want to comment to the makers directly.

Of course you can also comment on this post here, praise, pick favorites, and generally squee about the beautiful icons! *G*

[personal profile] ariane
1 - First 2 - Current 3 - Big 4 - Tiny 5 - Love
explanations )
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[personal profile] chacusha
explanations )
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[personal profile] dreamwriteremmy
explanations )
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[personal profile] fueschgast
1 - First 2 - Current 3 - Big 4 - Tiny 5 - Love
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[personal profile] lavenderspark
explanations )
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[personal profile] rolliraserin
tiny fandom - anne of green gables - especially the 80s tv version, but I know every version *lol*
Comment here
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[personal profile] sallymn
1 - First 2 - Current 3 - Big 4 - Tiny 5 - Love
explanations )
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[personal profile] sheliak
explanations )
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[personal profile] st_aurafina
explanations )
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[personal profile] teyla
1 - First 2 - Current 3 - Big 4 - Tiny 5 - Love
explanations )
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[personal profile] threedices
explanations )
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[personal profile] timetobegin
fandoms )
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[personal profile] tinny
1 - First 2 - Current 3 - Big 4 - Tiny 5 - Love
explanations )
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[personal profile] tree
explanations )
tinny: POI - Reese and Carter in Central Park with Bear (poi_reesecarterbear feels good)
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One of the things you asked for in our base poll was a friending meme. Here we go:

FRIENDS


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