Apr. 22nd, 2017

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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.
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 week with new challenges and/or challenge extensions. Each list has the currently closest deadline at the top and the furthest away deadline at the bottom of the list, then listed by alphabetical order of comm. All deadlines are just the date, not the time, so each deadline for one day will be different - check and don't rely on them all being at the same time!

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

Battles, LIMS, Rumbles & Land Comms
[livejournal.com profile] lims_movie R35 (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) Sign-ups currently open

[livejournal.com profile] calendarsquares Spring Rumble (TGIF) - ongoing
[livejournal.com profile] lims_btvs R13 (Characters) currently mid-round - Buffy LIMS
[livejournal.com profile] movieslims R18 (Guardians of the Galaxy) - ongoing - LIMS with movie screencaps
[livejournal.com profile] tvlims R8 (Multifandom) currently mid-round - TV shows LIMS

20in20s (& similar):
[livejournal.com profile] once20in20 C40 - 15th June - Once Upon a Time
[livejournal.com profile] character20n20 C94 - 20th June - Any TV or movie character
[livejournal.com profile] btvsats20in20 R25 - coming up - June
[livejournal.com profile] episodes20in20 R16 coming up - June
[livejournal.com profile] pirates20in20 C46 - June coming up - POTC
[livejournal.com profile] redheads20in20 R10 coming up?
[livejournal.com profile] spn20_20 R22 coming up - June
[livejournal.com profile] gents20in20 R15 - 30th June
[livejournal.com profile] monthlyinspo C6 (Sorting Hat) - 20thJune - Monthly inspiration challenges

Misc Icontests:

[livejournal.com profile] birthday_celebs C306 (June 1 - June 14) - 4th June - Celebrities by birthday
[livejournal.com profile] capchallenge C164 (Lucifer) - 4th June - Given screencaps
[livejournal.com profile] capicontest C32 (Vintage) - 4th june - Choose from 40 given caps from capspiration
[livejournal.com profile] color_inspired C54 (Mr. Monster) - 4th June - Given color themes
[livejournal.com profile] comics_ic C121 (Plain and Simple) - 4th June - Comic adaptations/fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] elitesimplicity C193 (All Eyes On The Clothes) - 4th June - Simple icons
[livejournal.com profile] actress_ic C142 (Weddings) - 5th June - Actresses
[livejournal.com profile] basic_icontest C262 (Daffodils) - 5th June - Stock icons from provided bases
[livejournal.com profile] musketeerstills C64 (Looking Down) - 5th June - The Musketeers (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] sga_icontest C524 (The Avatar Chronicles) - 5th June
[livejournal.com profile] shire_icontest C60 (Circular) - 5th June - LOTR + Hobbit
[livejournal.com profile] outlanderstills C26 (You've Been Framed) - 7th June - Outlander (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] tv_movie_icons C335 (Hayley Atwell, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Powerpuff Girls) - 7th June
[livejournal.com profile] famestills C51 (Elizabeth Olsen) - 8th June - Famous people
[livejournal.com profile] food_stillness C297 (Smores) - 9th June
[livejournal.com profile] merlinstills C241 (Green) - 09th June - Merlin (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] riverdalestills C7 (Different Cropping) - 9th June - Riverdale (stills = no animated icons)>
[livejournal.com profile] total_icontest C334 (Letter) - 9th June - Prompts
[livejournal.com profile] elite_inspired C137 (Nautical) - 10th June - Thematic inspirations
[livejournal.com profile] iconanimated C57 (Muted Colors) - 10th June - Animated Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] moviefilmstills C124 (Emotions) - 10th June
[livejournal.com profile] twilight_con C353 (Facial Expressions) - 10th June
[livejournal.com profile] jjabrams_ic C24 (Green) - 11th June - JJAbrams fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] ouatchallenge C27 (Favorite Moments) - 11th June -
[livejournal.com profile] tvshowsic C180 (Non-Humans) - 11th June - TV Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] whedon_elite C171 (Profile + Text) - 11th June - All Joss Whedon Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] your_favourites C21 (Scifi Movie) - 11th June - Icon your favorites
[livejournal.com profile] h50icontest C195 (The Love Gives Life Within Chronicles) - 12th June
[livejournal.com profile] slayerstillness C90 (These Dreams) - 16th June - BtVS & Angel
[livejournal.com profile] marvelmade_tv R1 (Warm and Spacious) - 18th June
[livejournal.com profile] oddlyspecificon C13 (Monotone + Text + Close Crop) - 30th June - Submit icons anonymously and guess the maker
[livejournal.com profile] splash20in20 R7 (Green) - 30th June - Color themes
[livejournal.com profile] dwstills C65 coming up - - Doctor Who (stills = no animated icons)
[livejournal.com profile] iimpossibletask C82 coming up - - Fairy Tale Fandoms
[livejournal.com profile] outlander_ic R2 coming up in June

Other Graphics Comms/Challenges:
[livejournal.com profile] calendarsquares due to the rumble, only one icon slot left in June - see here for open calendars

Last edited: June 4th 2017


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