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 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:

[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

[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


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