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24 April 2008 @ 04:09 pm
Challenge #2  
crystal clear

The challenge this week is to make an icon that's clear with no use of texture at all. That also means no smoky textures, grainy textures or light textures, brushes, etc. You'll have to rely on a good cap/image choice and your composition skills and ability to convey emotion in an icon without the use of textures. You can use part of the original image itself for effect, here's an example. Hopefully it's really challenging I know it will be for me. If you have any questions just ask :)

some more examples: by earth_vexer

- remember to enter your icon as a new post to the community and post the url. Ohh, and don't forget to tag your entry with your username.

- entries are due by next Thursday the 1st.
Josh: antmblueymcphluey on April 25th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
so... does this mean we can't use brushes and stuff? Personally, I never use textures, but I think my icons kind of look like I do. So does that mean I can't use brushes to achieve a texture-esque effect, or I just can't use textures, but I can use the brushes?
Carla: bones quotedrankmywar on April 25th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
nope, no brushes either. It's anything that gives a texture effect that's not originally from the cap, like the second example looks like there's texture, but it's because the cap already has a bit of the effect itself. Idk if I explained it right, I hope that answers your question.

Edited at 2008-04-25 03:50 am (UTC)
Joshblueymcphluey on April 25th, 2008 04:00 am (UTC)
yeah, it does. The second example confused me, because it looks like they've added the bits around the edges. So, just to make sure, even a simple round soft brush can't be used, yeah? How about using the smudging, dodging and burning tools?

Sorry, about the pestering questions, I just want to make sure I do this right :P
Carla: placebo - sleeping with ghostsdrankmywar on April 25th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
smudging is fine, you can use part of the original image for effect.

I can't wait to see your entry :D

Edited at 2008-04-25 04:28 am (UTC)
Josh: antmblueymcphluey on April 25th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
:P me too. I don't know what the hell I'm gonna do. I love my blobby brushing. Usually my icons are 90% brush...

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*has proven point*
Joshblueymcphluey on April 25th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
one more :P

Carla: eva green - bitedrankmywar on April 25th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
That's why it's a challenge ;P

Edited at 2008-04-25 05:36 am (UTC)
Josh: angelblueymcphluey on April 25th, 2008 10:44 am (UTC)
okay, I'm back to pester you with one more question... how do you feel about gradients? yay or nay?
Carla: hex / head tiltdrankmywar on April 25th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
nay, unless they're a solid color with no texture to them :D

Edited at 2008-04-25 03:57 pm (UTC)
Josh: bsgblueymcphluey on April 26th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
:) I just wanted to see if something like these would be acceptable, because I used a radial gradient...

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Nevermind though, I'm happy with my submissions :)
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Carladrankmywar on April 27th, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Yep :)