[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

Icon Challenge communities

[community profile] iconthat R58 (Blue) - May 20th - up to 3 icons every two weeks
[community profile] icontalking Activity 01 (Got Fandom?) - May 20th - 5 icons in three weeks

challenges without regular deadlines

[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: May 14th 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.

[comm name] challenge number (challenge theme) - sorted by current deadline - Short explanation of the challenge

Battles, LIMS, Rumbles & Land Comms
[livejournal.com profile] lims_btvs R13 (Characters) - Sign Ups Open Now - first challenge open - Buffy LIMS
[livejournal.com profile] tvlims R8 (Multifandom) - Sign Ups Open Now - TV shows LIMS

[livejournal.com profile] calendarsquares Spring Rumble (TGIF) - ongoing
[livejournal.com profile] lims_movie R34 (Moana) - ongoing - LIMS with movie screencaps
[livejournal.com profile] movieslims R18 (Guardians of the Galaxy) - ongoing - LIMS with movie screencaps

20in20s (& similar):
[livejournal.com profile] theseasonwheel C3 (Spring Rainbow) - 15th May - Season-themed challenges
[livejournal.com profile] once20in20 C39 - 17th May - Once Upon a Time
[livejournal.com profile] character20n20 C93 - 20th May - Any TV or movie character
[livejournal.com profile] monthlyinspo C5 (May Flowers) - 20thMay - Monthly inspiration challenges
[livejournal.com profile] pirates20in20 C45 - 20th May
[livejournal.com profile] spn20_20 R21 - 25th May

Misc Icontests:

[livejournal.com profile] shire_icontest C59 (Screencaps: FOTR) - 10th May - LOTR + Hobbit
[livejournal.com profile] dwstills C63 (Daleks vs. Cybermen) - 12th May - Doctor Who (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] riverdalestills C5 (Character Signature) - 12th May - Riverdale (stills = no animated icons)>
[livejournal.com profile] slayerstillness C88 (Free For All) - 12th May - BtVS & Angel
[livejournal.com profile] elite_inspired C135 (Black Accents) - 13th May - Thematic inspirations
[livejournal.com profile] moviefilmstills C122 (One Decade) - 13th May - Movies (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] color_inspired C51 (Favorite Color) - 14th May - Given color themes
[livejournal.com profile] jjabrams_ic C22 (Neon) - 14th May - JJAbrams fandoms>
[livejournal.com profile] merlinstills C238 (Center Crop) - 14th May - Merlin (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] tvshowsic C178 (Shows Beginning With "M") - 14th May - TV Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] whedon_elite C169 (Stars) - 14th May - All Joss Whedon Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] your_favourites C19 (Artist) - 14th May - Icon your favorites
[livejournal.com profile] actress_ic C141 (Frame) - 15th May - Actresses
[livejournal.com profile] sga_icontest C521 (My Sister Sam Chronicles) - 15th May
[livejournal.com profile] tv_movie_icons C333 (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Schitt's Creek) - 17th May
[livejournal.com profile] british_itest C21 (All the Stars) - 19th May - British fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] iconanimated C56 (Geometric Shape) - 20th May - Animated Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] iimpossibletask C80 (Once Upon a Time) - 20th May - Fairy Tale Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] outlander_ic Character Battle - 20th May - Outlander characters
[livejournal.com profile] twilight_con C351 (Kirsten for Marie Claire) - 20th May
[livejournal.com profile] birthday_celebs C305 (May 15 - May 31) - 21st May - Celebrities by birthday
[livejournal.com profile] capchallenge C163 (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) - 21st May - Given screencaps
[livejournal.com profile] capicontest C31 (Paint the Town Red) - 21st May- Choose from 40 given caps from capspiration
[livejournal.com profile] comics_ic C120 (So Kissable) - 21st May - Comic adaptations/fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] elitesimplicity C192 (The Bad Guys) - 21st May - Simple icons
[livejournal.com profile] basic_icontest C261 (Pencils) - 22nd May - Stock icons from provided bases
[livejournal.com profile] musketeerstills C63 (Milady) - 22nd May - The Musketeers (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] outlanderstills C25 (Be, Kiss, Marry & Friend) - 24th May - Outlander (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] famestills C50 (Barbara Palvin) - 25th May - Famous people
[livejournal.com profile] oddlyspecificon C12 (Nature + Fake + Down the Rabbit Hole) - 31th May - Submit icons anonymously and guess the maker

Other Graphics Comms/Challenges:
[livejournal.com profile] calendarsquares May Colour Challege (Icing On the Cake) - 31st May - Color themes every month

Last edited: May 13th 2017
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
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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
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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 )
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One of the things you asked for in our base poll was a friending meme. Here we go:


Copy this code and tell us about yourself:

Promote the meme using this code:
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
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I updated the current challenges post, and added two new challenge communities:

Current active challenges

[community profile] iconthat R58 (Blue) - May 20th - up to 3 icons every two weeks
[community profile] icontalking Activity 01 (Got Fandom?) - May 20th - 5 icons in three weeks

NEW challenges without regular deadlines

You can claim prompts/a bingo card and then make fanworks for each prompt/square:

[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)


May. 6th, 2017 08:34 am
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You still have 2 weeks to enter our current activity here.
tinny: Rae Earl (My Mad Fat Diary) (mmfd_rae)
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By popular request, there are going to be icon challenges in this community. Since I don't like the word "battle", and there is really nothing competitive about them, I'm going to call them "activities".

These activities will work like this:

* I make a post with all the information you need
* You have three weeks to make icons and post them in a comment to the information post (not screened)
* I collect all the icons (and whatever you have to say about them) from the comments and make a result post
* There is no voting
* Everyone can leave comments on the inspiration and activity summary posts

My current plan is to run one such activity per month, but we'll see how it goes and if you even like what I come up with.

But now, on to our first activity! What better way to get to know each other than by showing each other what fandoms we like:

For this activity, you should make five icons. You have until May 20th (end of day) to submit your icons as comments to this post.


Some notes:

* It is okay to enter fewer than five icons (but the final results post will look nicer if every slot is filled :)).
* Please submit your icons (icons and URLs) to this post, all in one comment (if possible).
* You don't have to icon five different fandoms. If your first fandom happens to be a tiny fandom and your true love, no problem!
* Everyone can participate, you don't have to be a member of this community.
* For each icon, please add at least the name of the fandom to your comment.
* Feel free to tell us more about what you like about the fandom, or what makes it special for you, in your submission!

Deadline: Saturday, May 20 2017, your end-of-day
tinny: Star Wars TFA: Han and Leia hugging "I wish you would stay" (sw_hanleia_i wish you would stay)
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Come join icon that a challenge community for icons!

[personal profile] timetobegin revived the [community profile] iconthat community! Come join, the first challenge is:

" Nostalgia - Dust off those fandoms that are 2, 5, 20 years old! "
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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:

Answers to poll question #1 - lj or dw

The majority of people who are still on LJ, but a large part is exclusively on DW now.

Answers to poll question #2 - skills

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.

Answers to poll question #3 - expectations

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: [community profile] 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.

[admin post] Admin Post: Welcome, iconmakers!

Apr. 15th, 2017 12:36 pm
tinny: Veronicy Mars smiling in orange "Beauty" (veronica_mars_beauty by oxoniensis)
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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:

Poll #18196 Icontalking base poll
This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 27

LJ vs DW

View Answers

DW - I have no (longer an) account on LJ and want to make icons on DW now
8 (30.8%)

LJ - I am an active iconmaker on LJ and want to stay there
2 (7.7%)

Both would be okay
16 (61.5%)

Neither (I am not an iconmaker (yet))
0 (0.0%)


View Answers

Pro - I have been doing this for more than a year
12 (44.4%)

Intermediate - I think I have medium skills
9 (33.3%)

Beginner - I am a beginner at iconmaking
4 (14.8%)

None - I want to learn how to make icons
2 (7.4%)

Other - I am not an iconmaker
0 (0.0%)

What I expect from this community

View Answers

Interaction with other iconmakers
18 (69.2%)

Finding other iconmakers to add to my circle
8 (30.8%)

An up-to-date list of active challenges on DW
22 (84.6%)

An up-to-date list of active challenges on LJ
6 (23.1%)

Icon community promos
20 (76.9%)

Icon challenges to be run here within this community
15 (57.7%)

Icon tutorials
14 (53.8%)

Concrit for my icons
6 (23.1%)

Something else I will tell you in a comment
0 (0.0%)

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!
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