Once Upon a Time (S3)
My set for round 30 at 20inspirations, a last-minute entry if there ever was one! So thankful for the extension, I couldn't have finished without it cause a) this challenge was so difficult and b) I have a job now!! \o/ which is awesome but means less time for icons. This set has taken literally ALL my free time lately so I haven't had time to do important stuff like reply to comments or go through everyone else's gorgeous entries. I will do these things asap now that this challenge is finally over for me!
Um, this set - I'm really nervous just posting it, it's so far form the most creative or out there entry for this challenge, but I really put a lot of thought and work into it so I'm hoping someone will find something to like here!
The theme was to create 'weird'/unusual/crazy icons. So if you're looking for icons to actually use, this might not be the best post for that :D
Instead of coming up with something completely new, I just tried to take my usual brand of crazy a little further, or mix it with something I don't usually do. In general, I tried to focus mostly on texture use, lots of painty/brushstroke textures, and textures that interact more with the subjects than normally in my icons. But ofc there's a lot of my usual gradient map and composition craziness too.
ALSO, MY FIRST OUAT POST. I'd ramble about my love for the show but I feel like there might be too much text here already.
1 - graphic by lovableslut
2 - general theme
3 - word: explosion. This icon was a must. like, I knew I wanted to do other stuff for this challenge than just neon gradient maps cause a) everyone has already done so many gorgeous icons like that for this challenge and b) I use them allll the time. But before I could do the other stuff I needed to make this just to get the neon gradients out of my system (well, mostly). No regrets x) I did try to make this icon more chaotic and psychedelic than my usual style, to fit the challenge better.
4 - word: freakish and graphic by loislanes and also partly the neon geometric look in this icon by prettybutt
5 - general theme, I had to make one animated icon, and also something with silhouette texts, so this one combines those things.
6 - word: disorganized
7 - icon by iamalreadyinuse, and the idea of combining neon with grey
8 - general theme - this is a new type of composition for me, the weird factor is just that the main attention is on some object rather than the characters
9 - omg first of all I swear I didn't steal absolutelybatty's idea from this gorgeous icon on purpose! This one was among the first I made, way before I had seen anyone else's sets. Clearly we just share the same quirk for literal interpretations of the characters' use of 'bloody', lol! Anyway, my actual inspiration here was mostly the general theme of the round, Pan's charming smile, painty textures, and ofc that awesome quote of Hook's :D but yeah I feel stupid posting this cause batty's icon is far superior.
10 - general theme
11 - inspired by general theme and poor Rumple's craziness during early 3b
12 - icon by dashberlin, and also some of the textures in the inspiration post (rebel, scoobyatemysnax)
13 - texture by fuuurs and word: obscure
14 - icon by schryosel. This is Ariel btw. Just in case you couldn't tell, which I feel like might be the case :p
15 - icon by mistress_tink
16 - general theme, mostly texture stuff
17 - word: inverted. These are Snow & Charming jsyk.
18 - general theme; so this was my FAILED attempt at text that is out of my box. I mean... I tried to do something different with it and I was actually quite happy with the result, until I realized it's basically the same composition and text arrangement as in this icon I made a few months ago, oops. But, I think this one is a much ~crazier icon, it's more textured and has weirder colors, so let's just ignore that text fail ok
19 - texture by rebel (again). Also I went for an unusually bright contrastless and textured look in this one.
20 - icon by rainyrainydays, I wanted to try an extreme negative space crop and also a sidecrop cause it's such a radical difference from my usual way of centering everything. Plus the image itself is from a slightly unusual angle which I found cool. idk if this is too basic for this round but seriously this is one of the most out of my box icons in this entry, so I hope it's ok :D
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