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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

DW Season battle - 1 icon per episode organized by [personal profile] luminousdaze - Deadline August 31st
Word-prompt battle - 5 icons per participant organized by [personal profile] tinny - Deadline September 2nd

Icon Challenge communities

[community profile] disney20in20 20 Disney/Pixar icons in 20 days
[community profile] fandom10in30 theme + fandom: 10 icons in 30 days
[community profile] gents10in30 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 05: Community header - September 23rd - create a header for us!
[community profile] ladies10in30 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: September 16th 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
[livejournal.com profile] calendarsquares Monster Mash Rumble - 3 rounds - anonymous

LIMS: Last Icon Maker Standing
[livejournal.com profile] lims_movie SIGN UPS OPEN! Kingsman + Wonder Woman - 1 icon per week, 1 movie per round, provided caps
[livejournal.com profile] movieslims SIGN UPS OPEN! Guardians of the Galaxy II - 1 icon per week, 1 movie per round, provided caps
[livejournal.com profile] tvlims SIGN UPS OPEN! multi-show round - 1 icon per week, alternating single-show and multi-show rounds, provided caps

Monthly: 20 icons in 20 days:
[livejournal.com profile] btvsats20in20 on hiatus until October 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] 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

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 AUTUMN! - 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] 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] moviefilmstills 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] slayerstillness hiatus until October 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] episodes20in20 on hiatus 1st to 20th - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice, claim a TV episode
[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] outlanderstills up to 5 icons - Themes
[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
[livejournal.com profile] thecw_20n20 1st to 20th - 10 themes + set + 5 artists choice, claim, The CW TV shows



Last edited: September 28th 2017

Talk?

Oct. 21st, 2017 12:50 pm
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
[personal profile] tinny
Hello! We haven't talked in a while...

For me, autumn is always a busy time, and this year is no exception. I can see the participation in challenges (not only ours) isn't as high as at other times of the year.

What's up with you?




New round starting today at [community profile] fandom10in30!


New round starting today at [community profile] iconthat!



Our own activity
is still open today, and there is only one entry so far!
If you want to enter at the last minute, I'd be delighted!
I'd be open to extend it, too, if you ask.




Join our regular discussion threads:
Last icon you made
Favorite icons you've seen lately
Share your currently most-used resources
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
[personal profile] tinny
It's half-time for our sixth activity:



We already have one beautiful set of icons here!

Deadline: Saturday, October 22nd, your end-of-day
tinny: Rae Earl (My Mad Fat Diary) (mmfd_rae)
[personal profile] tinny
Let's get inspired to make icons!





Music under the cut )

The rules are thus:

* Let yourself be inspired by the music! By the lyrics, by the visuals, by the artist, by the mood... in any way you like
* You may use any source material, it doesn't need to have anything to do with the music videos

* You may make up to five icons, there is no minimum (i.e. the minimum is 1 icon)
* You may make all your icons from one song, or every icon from a different song, it's up to you

* 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, October 21st, your end-of-day
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
[personal profile] tinny
The LJ challenge comm list has been updated. Quite a few (at least half a dozen) comms have gone inactive over the last two months. :(

But there are still plenty of active ones out there, and as luck would have it, all the LIMS are starting up again right now, as well as the Halloween rumble at calendarsquares. Maybe you want to sign up for one of those?



3-Round anonymous rumble at [livejournal.com profile] calendarsquares


Multi-show round starting at [livejournal.com profile] tvlims


Guardians of the Galaxy II at [livejournal.com profile] movieslims


Kingsman and Wonder Woman at [livejournal.com profile] lims_movie


Make 20 Autumn-inspired icons for [livejournal.com profile] theseasonwheel



Have fun!
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
[personal profile] tinny
Our community header activity is over, thank you so much to everyone who contributed a header!

Without more ado, here are our beautiful new headers:

8 new headers )


Technical Blathering )

Yay, success!
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
[personal profile] tinny
Hello! The list is up to date. All current challenges are running fine. [community profile] horror20in20 and [community profile] fandom10in30 could use some more participants this month:



[community profile] horror20in20 is thinking of moving/extending to LJ, feel free to weigh in here.


[community profile] fandom10in30 round 3 is a free inspirational challenge, deadline: October 1st


Our own activity
is still running, there are already 3 beautiful entries! You have one more week until the deadline (September 23rd).




Join our regular discussion threads:
Last icon you made
Favorite icons you've seen lately
Share your currently most-used resources
tinny: Eve Baird leaning on gears: "high maintenance" - originally a Harry and Sally quote (__high_maintenance eve)
[personal profile] tinny
All three people who gave their opinion on this month's activity agreed that this comm needs a header, so here we go!




The rules are straightforward:

* Make an image to be used as a header for this community.

* The size must be at least 500x200px and no larger than 800x300 px.

* The header must contain the words "icon" and "talk". Additional words are allowed, and variations (like "icons" or "talking"). E.g. "let's talk about icons" is totally fine!

* Every participant may make up to two headers.


* There won't be any voting or competition. Every entry that fits the above rules will get used.


If possible, I will use javascript that can switch headers on every page load (something like this). If I can't get that to work until the end of the month, I will switch headers manually every month. Every entry will get used!


current comm look under the cut )

Have fun!

Deadline: September 23rd your end-of-day
tinny: Veronicy Mars smiling in orange "Beauty" (veronica_mars_beauty by oxoniensis)
[personal profile] tinny


In keeping with this month's theme, most makers seem to have been on vacation. ;) But four of us came out to play, and I'm proud to present the results:

25 vacation-themed icons )

I hope you enjoyed the activity!

I haven't decided on our September activity yet. I'd be happy to take suggestions!
tinny: A pink cherry blossom - "Zen" (__zen pink cherry blossom)
[personal profile] tinny


This activity ends tonight (your end-of-day). We currently have three participants.

Is anyone still working on this activity and needs an extension? Please let me know in the comments, and I can extend it until Thursday.

The activity inspiration post is here.
tinny: (Default)
[personal profile] tinny
The list of current challenges has been updated again.

BATTLES!



1 icon per Doctor Who S10 episode, deadline August 31st


5 icons, deadline September 2nd


on LJ: 1 icon per Arrow episode (all seasons), deadlines monthly into November


Join our regular discussion threads:
Last icon you made
Favorite icons you've seen lately
NEW: Share your currently most-used resources
tinny: Edwin Jarvis from Agent Carter with an umbrella "Ready for new adventures?" (agentcarter_jarvis umbrella)
[personal profile] tinny
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

image
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)
[personal profile] tinny
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)
[personal profile] tinny


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)
[personal profile] tinny
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
tinny: (Default)
[personal profile] tinny

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)
[personal profile] tinny
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
tinny: (Default)
[personal profile] tinny
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)
[personal profile] tinny




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 )