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Lucid-Acid
February 7th, 2006, 01:45 PM
Icon off!

Info
Basically, this is a little “icontest” that we’re going to run. It will run for 10 weeks, starting Febuary 8th and ending April 8th. The constants will make 3 icons every week, each one created with a theme in mind, and each week the theme will change. A weekly poll will also be put up so you may vote for your favorite icons. Once the artist have finished their weekly icons, they will be posted in a random order, so the voters wont know which icon was made by who. Once week 10 has concluded, the votes will be tallied and the winner will be the artist who received the most overall votes. Please keep an eye on this thread! The more participating and watching, the better!

Submitting and Weeks
Submit your 3 icons, 1 or 2 if you'd prefer, through PM to me. Each week begans that Monday at 12 noon, and ends that Friday at 6pm. You may send in icons for the next week while the voting for the current week is going on. If you have any questions, make sure to PM me!

Rules

All icons must be 100x100 in size and submitted in PGN, JPEG or GIF format.
This contest will be invite only, to assure only serious and dedicated artist will be participating and that we don't have 20 people in it at once.
You may not vote for yourself.
If an artist does not submit an icon for a contest week, they will simply not be counted in the voting, if they do not submit an icon for three weeks, they will be expelled from the contest for lack of participation.
You may not under any circumstances reveal which avatar you have submitted is your own while the voting is going on. Advertising people to vote for you is prohibited, though advertising the contest it self is welcome.
You must make your own icons, no using any you’ve found, or people you know have made. Don't cheat.
Have fun with these! The icons are meant to be created with your own personal style and techniques in mind, being original and creative is a must!
This contest will be done for fun, there will be no real prize other then bragging rights.
If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask myself or Ty.

The Themes
Week 1- Real Life! Icons made using human, or animals as models. - Concluded
Week 2- Valentines Day Tribute! Love, and romance themed icons. - Concluded
Week 3- Name That Tune! You can use any image you want this week, but it must have song lyrics or a song title some where on the icon. - Concluded
Week 4- Shoujo! Icons with anime females and styled around feminine animes (romance, magical girl, ect.). - - Concluded
Week 5- Shounen! Icons with anime males and styled around masculine animes. (fighting, shooting, ect.) - Concluded
Week 6- GIF Week! Animations and icons with transparent decorations will be this week’s theme. - Submittion in Progress
Week 7- Still life! This week’s theme will revolved around inanimate objects, fun!
Week 8- Manga! Icons must be made from manga scans.
Week 9- Haha! Joke icons, funny images, use your sense of humor this week.
Week 10- Spring! All icons must be easter, or spring themed.

Contestants
Kahoshi
Airashii
Kyosuke
Sawyer
_____
Jedi_Amara

Weekly Winners
Week 1 - Kyosuke
Week 2 - Kahoshi
Week 3 - Kahoshi
Week 4 - _____
Week 5 - Kyosuke

Sawyer
February 7th, 2006, 03:39 PM
I got your invite. Well, this certainly sounds like a plan. Might be kind of hard for me to do the manga scans and the Shouju and Shounen, considering I have no idea where to get any of the 3. And this is all for fun, a friendly contest, no prizes? Sounds like fun.

Lust
February 7th, 2006, 03:58 PM
This is a great idea!

Even though I will not participate in making icons, I will definitely vote each week.

Lucid-Acid
February 7th, 2006, 06:26 PM
I got your invite. Well, this certainly sounds like a plan. Might be kind of hard for me to do the manga scans and the Shouju and Shounen, considering I have no idea where to get any of the 3. And this is all for fun, a friendly contest, no prizes? Sounds like fun.
I tried to balance it out, so that no one would really be better at anyone else in any of the cadigories~ I'm glad your in. ;p

This is a great idea!

Even though I will not participate in making icons, I will definitely vote each week.
Yay Ivan! XD

Sawyer
February 7th, 2006, 06:30 PM
I'm just glad I got invited... most of the time, nobody ever lets the abstract guy in... >_<

THIRTY-SIX
February 8th, 2006, 06:22 AM
*jaw drops* you forgot to add my... name.... xD

Geometric-sama
February 8th, 2006, 06:29 AM
;_; Aww! Can we do one that's not invites too? I love making icons!

Lucid-Acid
February 8th, 2006, 06:40 AM
*jaw drops* you forgot to add my... name.... xD

You never agreed to be in it. XP

*PMs JA* >> <<

THIRTY-SIX
February 8th, 2006, 06:44 AM
You never agreed to be in it. XPoh... i thought it was implied when i asked the question xD oh am i early on the avatar / icon?

Geometric-sama
February 8th, 2006, 06:44 AM
ZOMG. I totally love you Paigey. XD

Not in that way. :P

Lucid-Acid
February 8th, 2006, 06:46 AM
oh... i thought it was implied when i asked the question xD oh am i early on the avatar / icon?
Yes, but I don't know you're time zone so whatever. @@; Your Icons will be posted with everyone elses on the 15th, so you can slack off until then. X3


ZOMG. I totally love you Paigey. XD

Not in that way. :P
BWA! >D

Geometric-sama
February 8th, 2006, 07:02 AM
I don't have animals to photograph so I have to go find humans to take pictures of :D Hmmm... it's 2am, reckon I can find anyone?

Sawyer
February 8th, 2006, 07:43 AM
Can it be 50x50 icons? They're so much cooler, and I'm way better at making 'em. *points to avatar* ;-;

Geometric-sama
February 8th, 2006, 07:55 AM
We could make it both, then? I mean, usually you find icontests in LJs, and they're max 100x100 rather than exactly.

Lucid-Acid
February 8th, 2006, 10:23 AM
I'd rather it be 100x100 because it'll make them easier to judge. ._.;

Anyway, everyone get to it, the conest will now start~! ;O

Sawyer
February 8th, 2006, 04:37 PM
Well, your choice, whatever.

THIRTY-SIX
February 12th, 2006, 01:56 AM
so what happend? o.o
or is it going on somewhere else

Geometric-sama
February 12th, 2006, 06:42 AM
We have to wait a week until everyone's entries are in! ^_^

Lucid-Acid
February 12th, 2006, 09:26 AM
Yeah, we're still waiting on three people to submit their icons, voting will start friday, sorry that the first week will be a long one. ._.;;

Sawyer
February 12th, 2006, 09:48 AM
Sorry... I'm just really busy =/

Geometric-sama
February 13th, 2006, 04:53 AM
Well, we have all the topics. You can make all your icons when you have time and then just submit them week by week. :D

Sawyer
February 13th, 2006, 09:00 AM
I wish it were that simple... =/

Lucid-Acid
February 13th, 2006, 12:35 PM
It's not meant to be a stressful event, just slap three icons together on time, and we're good. o.O

Sawyer
February 13th, 2006, 08:07 PM
Yeah, I know. xD It's other things I have to do that make me stressed out.

rpg pokemon
February 14th, 2006, 01:05 AM
Im good at graphics cant i join?

Lucid-Acid
February 14th, 2006, 05:34 AM
Im good at graphics cant i join?
You should probably read the rules I posted.

THIRTY-SIX
February 14th, 2006, 05:42 AM
im actually surprised alangeds and rpg pokemon arent in it...

Lucid-Acid
February 14th, 2006, 11:37 AM
We couldn't invite 20 people, If this one works out, I'll invite diffrent artist next time around.

Lucid-Acid
February 16th, 2006, 05:01 PM
*double post* >>;;

Okay guys, remember the deadline is tomorrow for everyone who hasn't submitted their icons yet.

Lust
February 17th, 2006, 05:18 PM
Has everyone submitted their icons?

Geometric-sama
February 19th, 2006, 04:07 AM
JA sucks at real-life things. XD

I'm almost done with this week's, but I'm having problems finding a pic for the last one I want to make. :(

THIRTY-SIX
February 19th, 2006, 04:16 AM
google search it.. i did xD

Geometric-sama
February 19th, 2006, 05:44 AM
I did too, but I still couldn't find one. :(

*has to go through and make her own screenshots* I just don't remember the EPISODE.

Lucid-Acid
February 19th, 2006, 05:06 PM
Alright guys, the first post has been edited and we will now began week 2's submittion stage.

alangeds
February 19th, 2006, 10:24 PM
Even if I was invited, i'm not sure I'd want to do this.. :s
Maybe though

Lucid-Acid
February 20th, 2006, 12:35 PM
Even if I was invited, i'm not sure I'd want to do this.. :s
Maybe though
Well you can only not submit icons for so many weeks before you get kicked out.

Geometric-sama
February 21st, 2006, 06:38 AM
And you don't have to accept an invitation. You can just beg for one like I did XD.

*notes that my first week's icons were terrible because I can't do RL things :<*

Lucid-Acid
February 21st, 2006, 04:24 PM
Yours really weren't bad, JA. o_o;; Week 2 should be easier though~

THIRTY-SIX
February 23rd, 2006, 03:40 AM
all the entries are good .. i sshoulda used better things >.<
oh is every theme gonna be a new thread?

Geometric-sama
February 23rd, 2006, 05:26 AM
Mine were terrible. :( Paigey, did you receive mine for this week? ^_^

Lucid-Acid
February 23rd, 2006, 07:13 AM
all the entries are good .. i sshoulda used better things >.<
oh is every theme gonna be a new thread?

Your's will do fine, don't worry! >O

And Hobunny said he can edit polls and stuff, but I don't think he can... O.o;; We'll see Friday evening.

Mine were terrible. :( Paigey, did you receive mine for this week? ^_^
Yes, JA, I got your's. XD

Ohhh, one day of voting left! ;O

Geometric-sama
February 23rd, 2006, 07:33 AM
He can edit polls, but I think it's nice to do a different one for each theme, so people can see the old icons ;)

Lucid-Acid
February 23rd, 2006, 07:35 AM
Hmmm, what do you guys think of adding new weeks? and any ideas for the next contest's themes? @@

Geometric-sama
February 23rd, 2006, 07:48 AM
Worry about them then, hmmm? We've plenty of time until then, after all. ^_^

Lucid-Acid
February 23rd, 2006, 04:43 PM
Congrats to Kyosuke for winning week one with a landslide 11 votes! o_o;;

Kyosuke
February 23rd, 2006, 09:24 PM
Congrats to Kyosuke for winning week one with a landslide 11 votes! o_o;;

Yay me.. I honestly didn't even expect to get any votes.. considering I only had time to submit one entry for week one XD

Good luck to everyone for the next theme!

THIRTY-SIX
February 24th, 2006, 02:11 AM
o.o woah....xD congrats....its because everyone loves wolves....
since we know the winner 3 icons and 3 votes D:

Lucid-Acid
February 24th, 2006, 07:37 AM
Ether way he cleaned up. XD
Everyone has until monday to get those submitions in!

Lust
February 24th, 2006, 10:32 PM
Yay, Lance won! Congrats dude!

Also, ____, Lance didn't just win because everyone likes wolves, Lance won because his icon rocked!

Geometric-sama
February 25th, 2006, 04:32 AM
And I got one vote from 3 icons (mine were 1, 7 and 8). XD I told you mine sucked.

THIRTY-SIX
February 25th, 2006, 06:15 AM
j_a i liked them.. but not the focal points.... mines were 2, 6 and 10 D:

Lucid-Acid
February 25th, 2006, 06:21 AM
Funny, the one of mine I thought would do worse did the best. o-o
5, 9, & 12 were Paigey's~

Geometric-sama
February 25th, 2006, 06:34 AM
You haven't locked it yet Paigey! :D

I liked all yours :D The #5 was cool.

Lucid-Acid
February 25th, 2006, 11:41 AM
Ja~ I know, we're just going to edit the thread name and poll weekly. X3
I didn't like my number 5 one~ it came out sloppy to me. ._. I did like JA's RAW one though.

Geometric-sama
February 26th, 2006, 06:00 AM
I thought it looked terrible ;_; it was just filler. #5 had an awesome texture.

So you'll just reset all votes on the poll each week then?

And for week 3, can we use stuff we've drawn? I don't quite understand the brushes-only idea. Can you give a sample? And can we use other people's brushes?

Kyosuke
February 26th, 2006, 09:57 AM
I thought it looked terrible ;_; it was just filler. #5 had an awesome texture.

So you'll just reset all votes on the poll each week then?

And for week 3, can we use stuff we've drawn? I don't quite understand the brushes-only idea. Can you give a sample? And can we use other people's brushes?

I think pretty much what it is, is creating an icon where we only use brushes in Photoshop or whatever, and use various techniques to make it look interesting, without any sort of stock picture... at least thats what I think it means ^^'

Lucid-Acid
February 26th, 2006, 11:11 AM
I think pretty much what it is, is creating an icon where we only use brushes in Photoshop or whatever, and use various techniques to make it look interesting, without any sort of stock picture... at least thats what I think it means ^^'
AKA Paigey ran out of ideas while making weekly themes. ;3 But yeah, you can use brushes you found. I'm thinking about changing that theme though. ._.;;

Geometric-sama
February 26th, 2006, 04:20 PM
Better let us know soon since it's this week! XD Or just switch one of the later weeks with this one, and change it then if you need to. XD

But yes, I still need example ;_;

Lucid-Acid
February 26th, 2006, 07:59 PM
You have a whole week! >O I changed it by the way, I swear this'll be the only theme change... neh, I don't want to confuse anyone. >_>;;

THIRTY-SIX
February 27th, 2006, 02:18 AM
D: oh man... it changed...i do quite well without a stock....oh well find songs =D

Geometric-sama
February 27th, 2006, 04:41 AM
Oh AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME <3. I love lyrics-themed icons XD. Actually... I had an idea for one yesterday... BUT I'VE FORGOTTEN IT ;_;

Lucid-Acid
February 27th, 2006, 10:55 AM
Okay, as soon as Jorge gets on and changes the poll, I'll put this week's icons up~

Geometric-sama
February 27th, 2006, 04:51 PM
I still think a new thread would be better x_x

THIRTY-SIX
February 28th, 2006, 03:44 AM
will the poll be open when the new icons are up? o.o

Lucid-Acid
March 1st, 2006, 04:31 PM
The icons are up now, the new 10 image per post thing screwed me up, and then I had to go away, but yeah, go ahead and vote now. x.x;

Kyosuke
March 1st, 2006, 08:23 PM
There seems to be a problem with the poll, it says that I have already voted, even though I didn't..

Its probably easier to start a new thread for each week.

THIRTY-SIX
March 2nd, 2006, 03:17 AM
D: i thought this mightve happend ....ooh wells...

Geometric-sama
March 2nd, 2006, 05:15 AM
:D I told you there should be a new thread. XD It makes it more obvious anywayz~ :<

Lucid-Acid
March 2nd, 2006, 08:01 AM
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=62668

There, god, that was harder then it should have been. >>;; Now, everyone go bug their MSN buddies to vote. XD

THIRTY-SIX
March 6th, 2006, 03:10 AM
we need more votes... im guessing that the next few week will have less D:

Lust
March 6th, 2006, 09:12 AM
we need more votes... im guessing that the next few week will have less D:

Pessimist.
I got at least 10 people to vote by bugging them on MSN, I'll do that again sometimet this week. xD

Lucid-Acid
March 6th, 2006, 02:39 PM
I'll have this week's thread locked as soon as Jorge gets on MSN~
Only one person submitted icons this week. >>;

Kyosuke
March 6th, 2006, 03:18 PM
I'll have this week's thread locked as soon as Jorge gets on MSN~
Only one person submitted icons this week. >>;

Week 3's icons are due today? If so it seems kind of sudden seeing as how the 2nd theme was posted just last Thursday for voting. Not trying to sound like an a-hole or anything.. I'm just saying.. XD

Lucid-Acid
March 6th, 2006, 03:21 PM
No, you're not! @@;; I had entended voting to last a week, but meh, whatever you lot think~ ._.;

THIRTY-SIX
March 7th, 2006, 03:11 AM
my week three entries suck but ill pm them to you soon
o no...... i came in second with 4 votes D:
my enteries 6, 8 and 9
congrats kyosuke even i voted for you it was great... you did create "touch" right =D.. oh grats kahoshi xD it was you :p

Geometric-sama
March 7th, 2006, 05:07 AM
Paigey, I think you need to set an actual date for submissions to end for each week, since all the times got stuffed around. :<

Mine were 2, 11 and 12. Double the votes of week 1!

Kyosuke
March 7th, 2006, 01:08 PM
my week three entries suck but ill pm them to you soon
o no...... i came in second with 4 votes D:
my enteries 6, 8 and 9
congrats kyosuke even i voted for you it was great... you did create "touch" right =D.. oh grats kahoshi xD it was you :p



As much as I use gifs and whatnot, I didn't do that "touch" icon.. using technique like that aren't that easy in PSP8.. so theres no way its mine XD

THIRTY-SIX
March 7th, 2006, 01:22 PM
yea i realised that when i saw the first post xD
it was so close to a tie X3

Lucid-Acid
March 7th, 2006, 01:31 PM
Actually, I used PSP7 to make it. ;P

THIRTY-SIX
March 7th, 2006, 01:44 PM
>0 you should use adobe products... xD

Lucid-Acid
March 7th, 2006, 01:47 PM
I do use photoshop for my brushes, but that's about it. D;

THIRTY-SIX
March 7th, 2006, 02:00 PM
i only use brushes to start things off... to smudge into lighting...

Lucid-Acid
March 9th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Neh~ I'll post the voting thing tomorrow if that's okay with you all. ._.

THIRTY-SIX
March 18th, 2006, 02:44 AM
congrats to who ever made 1.
i should put ghost of you on number 3 D: xD
mine were 2, 3 and 5

Lucid-Acid
March 18th, 2006, 02:55 PM
Okay, week 4 will start tomorrow, I just got home. @@ 1 and 6 were mine, I just made 1 as a filler though, I worked hard on 6. >>;;

Geometric-sama
March 18th, 2006, 10:26 PM
Mine were 4 and 7, 7 in particular was filler~

I haven't had time this week to make any icons yet ;_; STUPID PROGRAMMING ASSIGNMENTS THAT SEG FAULT

Lucid-Acid
March 19th, 2006, 06:11 AM
Week 4 voting is up! We have some really pretty ones this week~ o-o

Geometric-sama
March 19th, 2006, 06:25 AM
I don't like any of them much actually :<

I should have entered some of my old ones for this week~ I did want to do some but had no time. Oh well, too late to submit now ;_;

Lucid-Acid
March 19th, 2006, 06:30 AM
Neh~ Sorry, JA, you should have PMed me if you wanted to. ._.;;

Geometric-sama
March 19th, 2006, 06:47 AM
Didn't have a chance ;). Will have to find time for shounen is all~ :D

Lust
March 19th, 2006, 09:36 AM
This week's icons are sweet! Whoever made #1 is God!

Geometric-sama
March 24th, 2006, 06:50 AM
I totally made icons for the coming week. XD Paigey, you gotta update the first post~ The ones I made are mostly filler though.

Lucid-Acid
March 24th, 2006, 01:04 PM
Edited~

And yes, your icons for next week are awesome. ;3

Geometric-sama
March 24th, 2006, 09:02 PM
They aren't awesome but hopefully I'll get some votes XD.

*PMs a replacement*

THIRTY-SIX
March 25th, 2006, 03:46 AM
my entries are in as always ^^;

Geometric-sama
March 25th, 2006, 05:05 AM
Is the page gonna go up soon? :D

THIRTY-SIX
March 25th, 2006, 06:06 AM
week four polls havent closed yet maybe tommorrow

Lucid-Acid
March 25th, 2006, 08:20 AM
Yup, polls close tomorrow, looks like 1# has pulled into the lead~ ;33

Lust
March 26th, 2006, 08:52 AM
#1 won. Congrats to whoever made it.

THIRTY-SIX
March 26th, 2006, 09:04 AM
look at the first post :P
mine were #4 #8 and #1
this week i have no chance

Kyosuke
March 30th, 2006, 04:02 PM
Seeing as how next week is Gif week, are there any guidelines to what kind of stock picture to use?.. or can we use whatever we want?


And nice job ____ I guess it is true when they say sex sells...XD

Lucid-Acid
March 30th, 2006, 04:29 PM
Nope, use any image you want, as long as it's GIF of some forum, it dosen't matter.

Kyosuke
March 30th, 2006, 04:45 PM
Ah okay, just making sure ^^

Lucid-Acid
April 1st, 2006, 06:11 AM
First page updated, congrats to the winner~! ;o

THIRTY-SIX
April 1st, 2006, 09:11 AM
congrats.. kyosuke .. looking at your avatar you could take gif week too ;D

Kyosuke
April 1st, 2006, 11:03 AM
Yay me!

I'm not even sure if I'll be able to submit anything.. I have so much work related, and other crap to do today.. XD

Geometric-sama
April 1st, 2006, 04:39 PM
Congrats ^_^ Mine were 1, 4 and 11. I actually got some votes! XD

Eeep. Gotta rustle up a GIF. Puzzle hunt is eating my time.

Lucid-Acid
April 1st, 2006, 05:28 PM
2 and 3 we're mine, 2 was a filler, but like always it did the best. XD

Geometric-sama
April 1st, 2006, 05:42 PM
#3 was awesome... even if it was something ridiculously popular XD

Lucid-Acid
April 1st, 2006, 05:57 PM
I don't even like Athrun myself, I just wanted to make something red. XD

Hurry with them GIFs, people!

Geometric-sama
April 1st, 2006, 06:45 PM
When are you putting up the next poll? I haven't even started my icons yet, need an hour or so after lunch if there's time XD

._. There's only four of us left and I'm the only one who hasn't managed to win anything yet ;_;

THIRTY-SIX
April 3rd, 2006, 01:08 AM
the day im not here every one posts D:
6, 7 , 10 w00t im comsistantly getting last place =D
i just realised im the only non mod in this o.o

Geometric-sama
April 3rd, 2006, 02:14 AM
At least you've won one. I haven't. XD

THIRTY-SIX
April 5th, 2006, 12:27 AM
D: week 6 is gonna be loong
guess gifs take long.. mweh means i wont win xP

Kyosuke
April 5th, 2006, 07:56 AM
You two might win this week.. mine are crap... XD

THIRTY-SIX
April 5th, 2006, 08:24 AM
if its like your avatar you are safe... xD

Geometric-sama
April 5th, 2006, 11:35 PM
Why all the Naruto? ._. *hides*

THIRTY-SIX
April 6th, 2006, 12:35 AM
2, 3 , (maybe 4 & 5 ) arent naruto...

Geometric-sama
April 6th, 2006, 06:42 AM
Which makes 1, 6 and 7 all Naruto... *wibble*

Geometric-sama
April 12th, 2006, 04:13 AM
OMG JA DOUBLE POSTED!

... Yeah. Um, what's happening while Paige is gone/sick? Is the icontest on hold?

Kyosuke
April 12th, 2006, 07:55 AM
I'm not sure whats going to happen either, I guess we'll just have to wait and see until she gets back.

THIRTY-SIX
April 26th, 2006, 03:01 PM
so her last activity was yesterday .. but what happens now? given up?

Kyosuke
April 26th, 2006, 04:33 PM
Yup.. I think what this means now is that the contest is over.

Goodluck Kahoshi with whatever your up to, everyone needs to move on and get on with life and thats what you did.. so you have my respect for that. ^^