[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] fandom_icons
[community profile] dwrp_icons - avatar icons for role playing
[community profile] iconic
[community profile] smallbatchicons - only 5 icons at a time

Icon Challenge communities

[community profile] iconthat R57 (Nostalgia) - May 6th - up to 3 icons every two weeks

[community profile] allbingo monthly bingo challenge comm open for icons (and fic and other media)
[community profile] nexticon pass-it-on challenge

Icon Challenge communities (backups of LJ comms)

[community profile] historamedy365

Our sister community on LJ

[livejournal.com profile] icontalking - Join here!

Last updated: April 23 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] tvlims R7 C6 (Lost) - 21st April - LIMS with tv show screencaps
[livejournal.com profile] lims_movie R34 (Moana) C4 - 28th April - LIMS with movie screencaps
[livejournal.com profile] movieslims R18 (Guardians of the Galaxy) Sign Ups Open Now - LIMS with movie screencaps

20in20s (& similar):
[livejournal.com profile] btvsats20in20 C24 - 27th April - Buffy and Angel the series
[livejournal.com profile] adapted20in20 C40 - 30th April - Fandoms adapted from books
[livejournal.com profile] tvcharacter20 C77 - 30th April - Any character from TV
[livejournal.com profile] theseasonwheel C3 (Spring Rainbow) - 1st May - Season-themed challenges
[livejournal.com profile] animated20in20 C16 sign-ups - Animated Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] once20in20 C39 sign-ups - Once Upon a Time
[livejournal.com profile] character20n20 C93 coming 1st May - Any TV or movie character
[livejournal.com profile] monthlyinspo C4 coming 1st May - Monthly inspiration challenges
[livejournal.com profile] musicians20in20 C73 coming 1st May

Misc Icontests:
[livejournal.com profile] iimpossibletask C78 (I've Got No Strings) - 22nd April - Fairy Tale Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] moviefilmstills C121 (Star Wars Series) - 22nd April - Movies (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] birthday_celebs C303 - 23rd April - Celebrities
[livejournal.com profile] capchallenge C161 (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) - 23rd April - Given screencaps
[livejournal.com profile] capicontest C29 (Painted) - 23rd April - Choose from 40 given caps from capspiration
[livejournal.com profile] color_inspired C48 (Spring Birds) - 23rd April - Given color themes
[livejournal.com profile] comics_ic C118 (The Screencap's Peculiarity) - 23rd April - Comic adaptations/fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] elitesimplicity C190 (Cast Your Life) - 23rd April - Simple icons
[livejournal.com profile] jjabrams_ic C21 (Nature) - 23rd April - JJAbrams Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] musketeerstills C61 (Feeling Prompted?) - 24th April - The Musketeers (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] outlanderstills C23 (Feeling Prompted?) - 26th April - Outlander (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] tv_movie_icons C332 (Beauty and the Beast, Castle, Jamie Chung) - 26th April
[livejournal.com profile] riverdalestills C4 (Feeling Prompted?) - 28th April - Riverdale (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] elite_inspired C134 (Blue & Green) - 29th April - Thematic inspirations
[livejournal.com profile] iconanimated C55 (April Showers) - 29th April - Animated Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] twilight_con C349 (Vintage) - 29th April
[livejournal.com profile] oddlyspecificon C11 (Emotional + Close Crop + Unnatural Colouring) - 30th April - Submit icons anonymously and guess the maker
[livejournal.com profile] tvshowsic C177 (Black & White + Colour) - 30th April - TV Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] whedon_elite C168 (Geometry) - 30th April - All Joss Whedon Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] your_favourites C18 (Movie Character) - 30th April - Icon your favorites
[livejournal.com profile] actress_ic C140 (Red) - 1st May - Actresses
[livejournal.com profile] dwstills C63 coming up - Doctor Who (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] twilight_con C350 (Twilight C&A + Denali Sisters) - 6th May

Other Graphics Comms/Challenges:
[livejournal.com profile] calendarsquares April Colour Challege (Honey Taste + Milk Tea) - 30th April - Color themes every month

Last edited: April 23rd 2017
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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! "
tinny: (Default)
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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: 26

LJ vs DW

View Answers

DW - I have no (longer an) account on LJ and want to make icons on DW now
8 (32.0%)

LJ - I am an active iconmaker on LJ and want to stay there
2 (8.0%)

Both would be okay
15 (60.0%)

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


View Answers

Pro - I have been doing this for more than a year
11 (42.3%)

Intermediate - I think I have medium skills
9 (34.6%)

Beginner - I am a beginner at iconmaking
4 (15.4%)

None - I want to learn how to make icons
2 (7.7%)

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

What I expect from this community

View Answers

Interaction with other iconmakers
17 (68.0%)

Finding other iconmakers to add to my circle
8 (32.0%)

An up-to-date list of active challenges on DW
21 (84.0%)

An up-to-date list of active challenges on LJ
6 (24.0%)

Icon community promos
19 (76.0%)

Icon challenges to be run here within this community
14 (56.0%)

Icon tutorials
13 (52.0%)

Concrit for my icons
5 (20.0%)

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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