elaby: (Akio - Long live the king)
I made some Gankutsuou icons! Finally. Only four, though ^^;; This show is so freaking pretty!

01: 02: 03: 04:

01 and 02 are from episode 15, because I'm an utter sucker for the Count having maybeactuallyreal!feelings for Albert. The kanji in 03 and 04 reads hakushaku ("Count"). I managed to find the right rank of nobility under the second kanji with the reading "haku" that I looked up in my ginormous kanji dictionary! XD There were like seventeen entries for "haku" scattered throughout it so I really lucked out.

And lemme tell you what I went through to get that text XD I thought "There's no way I'll find these in my random kanji brushes, so I might as well just write them myself." So after spending a long time writing them in Photoshop *perfectionist powers activate!* they still ended up looking like kanji written by a gaijin who doesn't really use a tablet that often. So I had the brilliant idea of just switching my keyboard to hiragana and writing the word out in Pages. I did that neat little press-enter-and-convert-to-kanji thing, made the font huge, screencapped it, and plopped it into Photoshop. Much easier XD

:3 *sense of accomplishment*
elaby: (Doctor Who - Everybody lives!)
I keep forgetting to post both of these! I drew Konata a couple of weeks ago and used [livejournal.com profile] astillac's watercolor pencils to color her. I liked them so much I bought a set of my own :3

Link to the picture of Konata on my DeviantArt

And I got this meme from [livejournal.com profile] daegaer equally long ago! Yay for icons :D

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.

2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.

3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.

4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

[livejournal.com profile] daegaer picked...

...the icons under this cut! )
elaby: (Starsky & Hutch - Love you too)
I finally made some actual icons with those Starsky & Hutch bases I posted a while ago. I'm such a godawfully slow icon maker e_e It takes me about an hour to make one, because I get so waffly over the font and the color and, well, everything. And then I always want to wait and post a bunch together, but it takes me so long to make even a couple that I end up having them sit on my hard drive for months. And then they end up getting so old that I cringe when I see them *laughs* So inexplicably I throw them up on my LJ. Anyway! Icons! Starsky & Hutch! Of a friendshippy omgloveyouman sort of bent.

Starsky & Hutch icons )

[livejournal.com profile] liek_whoa86 recently put up a treasure trove of Lestrade icons, so I have to go upload them to my LJ now :D
elaby: (Crawford - blood)
I now own three seasons of Starsky & Hutch :3 We've been watching the second. I can't believe how adorable they are XD Besides, I'm somehow fond of cop shows even aside from cuddlesome detectives. The cuddlesome detectives are my favorite part, though.

Before I gave [livejournal.com profile] _melisande_ back her DVDs of the first season, I screencapped the heck out of them. I'm going to be making a couple of icons, but I seem to suck at making icons out of photographs as opposed to artwork or animation stills, so I wanted to put up the bases I made. 101 bases, even! Wow, and I didn't try for a specific number or anything. There are a lot of similar shots and ones where I couldn't decide which way I wanted to crop it, so I did both.

The icons focus on The Relationship (as [livejournal.com profile] coastal_spirit terms it, a title I'm going to appropriate for my own use XD) but there are a bunch of just Starsky and just Hutch. Short descriptions of episodes with each one, so you know what's going on :3

First Season Starsky and Hutch bases )


Mar. 30th, 2009 08:43 pm
elaby: (Watson - Happy Solomin Watson)
Uploaded new userpics! XD They are Holmes icons, of course, mostly textless, but I love them.

Vitaly Solomin plays a v. v. srs Watson, but when he smiles - really, joyfully smiles - it's... well, it's like that *points up* Like nothing else.

On a similar note:

The problem with trying to screencap you, Captain Admiral Pellew, is that your acting isn't in your static expressions, it's in your change of expression, and how we can tell you're upset because you're breathing just a little too fast and your voice hitches almost imperceptibly, and I can't screencap that, you know.

... Oh, who am I kidding? *<3s Pellew like whoa*

Must run to pick up wife from class!

[Edit: I love said wife. We come home and read LJ...
[livejournal.com profile] caitirin: *seeing this post* Dorogoy* Watson!
[livejournal.com profile] elaby: I've taught you so well!

*Dorogoy = dear, what they use for "my dear Watson" in the Russian series, possibly spelled wrong... not sure how one romanizes it]
elaby: (Holmes and Watson - Buddy flick)
I finally made enough icons out of the Paget drawing bases I made to put up a batch :3

Holmes icons, of slashy and not slashy persuasions )
elaby: (Gackt - alone)
Icons da yo!

default oldest newest
saddest happiest angriest
cutest sexiest funniest
fave ship fave fandom fave animated
best quote best textless best stolen idea
use the most favorite

OUT OF HOW MANY AVAILABLE ICONS SPACES: 195. Must upload more, good god!
IF YOU COULD BUY SPACE FOR MORE, WOULD YOU: Nope. I can't fill what I have ^^;;
DO YOUR ICONS MAKE A STATEMENT: Uhm... I like anime and Sherlock Holmes?
AND THE SECOND MOST: Sailor Moon with 9 (Holmes comes in third with 8).
ARE YOUR ICONS MADE MOSTLY BY OTHER PEOPLE: I think more are than not, but I have a lot of mine.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD: I think so :3 The textless ones more so than the ones with text.
ANIMATED ICONS ARE: Cute ^_^ If they're smooth.

Coding can be found here
elaby: (Holmes and Watson - Forward ho)
And what do I do now that Nano is over? Holmes icon bases! XD Yay mindless work what makes me happy!

These are 85 bases of mostly Holmes and Watson from Sidney Paget's drawings. The original images came from the University of Virginia's E-Book Library, which has thumbnails Paget's pictures imbedded in the text (the list of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's works with links to what stories they have can be found here: Browse by Author: D).

There are so many of them because I took several crops of most pictures. And soon I will make some real icons with these!


Pagety goodness! )

New icons!

Aug. 24th, 2008 11:32 am
elaby: (Holmes - Leap the couch)
I have new Holmes icons XD All made by [livejournal.com profile] artintheblood, who makes gorgeous icons. There are some 1776 icons at their journal, as well!

Yes, I know, someday I'll post about something different. I think this genre taking over my brain, which may or may not be of concern... last night I dreamed I was Gabriel Betteredge (from The Moonstone) O_o Unfortunately, the dream didn't last long enough for Franklin or Ezra Jennings to show up.


Jul. 7th, 2008 10:58 pm
elaby: (Mirai - Luka Art)
I had to make a Gratuitous Icon Post because I commissioned the amazing and talented [livejournal.com profile] lukadia of Kagerou fame to make me an icon of Mirai. My very own Mirai, all pretty and in Luka-style! *dances with joy*

... does Mirai not have her own tag? She gets her own tag, dammit!

Aah, my wife is calling <3 Off to bed!
elaby: (Rei/Minako - Amore)
I decided I wanted to make some icons using my own artwork (and I feel a teeny bit guilty because I've been so bad about submitting icons to challenges lately -_-;;) so I spent the better part of today and last night making icons. Whee!

With these more than with my usual ones, if you use them, I'd be delighted with credit, as they are my artwork.

Teasers: Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

23 icons and variations )


May. 8th, 2007 10:54 pm
elaby: (Usagi - within me)
A long-overdue icon post. My work is nice :) I had dinner with my friends from the Writing Center tonight (minus [livejournal.com profile] minyan... we missed you!) and it was really really great.

Anyway, onto the icons! 17 from [livejournal.com profile] utena_hush and 2 from [livejournal.com profile] shoujoku_awards... but those two never went to vote, and that was in January :\ I guess it's been long enough that I can put them up. I think I was the only one who submitted for that challenge anyway.


19 beneath the cut )
elaby: (Utena - armor)
For [livejournal.com profile] caitirin! Haruka and Michiru icon sets for [livejournal.com profile] sm100, I think. They're all by [livejournal.com profile] shiokaze_senshi and are BEAUTIFUL.



Haruka and Michiru

They're soooo pretty!

Icon post

Jan. 25th, 2007 07:34 pm
elaby: (Gojyo - wince)
Man, it's been a BAZILLION years (okay, maybe more like four months) since I've posted any of my icons from various Utena challenges. So here's an icon dump. In backwards-chronological order.

* indicates placement in a contest


Icons ahoy! 23 of them, even. )


Jan. 16th, 2007 10:36 pm
elaby: (Yuna - I can hear you)
I never have my userpic quota filled because I have this weird fear (or something) that there will be an icon I OMG HAVE TO USE and there will be no space for it. Or something. Even though I could just delete an icon I never use to make room for it.

Anyway, I've filled up all but ~15 of my slots with new and pretty icons, to be seen here. I set a new default the other day :) And I wish I could use more than one icon on a post, because I have so many good ones!

Oh well, I'll just show some here as well as the one on the post. Especially liking:

Head to my userpics for credit, since I only made that second one.

News from the work front: no interviews yet from places where resume was sent; however, there have been "thank you for your interest and we will be conducting interviews at X time so we'll be calling people in the next few weeks" letters from both places. Current work is looking to be not only monetarily sufficient for the time being, but pretty fun and laid-back as well.

In other news: zomg Twilight Princess has eaten my brain. Look forward to possible scannation of Link fanart once I get more than one sketch drawn and once I finish commission things. Also enjoying Children of Mana.

I love not having grad classes X3 I'm still taking Latin, but it's the "sitting in because professor is nice and not getting credit but just taking it to learn" sort of class. That's the way I wish all classes could be!
elaby: (Anthy - adieu)
I finished the [livejournal.com profile] 10variations challenge that [livejournal.com profile] caitirin also did.

Here is the original image: http://www.caitirin.net/pics/clover10var.jpg

And here are the challenges.

Challenges )

And here are the icons!

10 Variations )
elaby: (Skinner - kiss my ass)
Yet another of the myriad ways in which MS Word is on crack:

The word "poetaster," a word created by Ben Jonson and meaning an inferior poet, is in the dictionary. However, missing from the dictionary... is "Jonson."


[edit approximately 2 hours later]

Er O.o Left the client on and forgot to post. Anyway! Icons! For [livejournal.com profile] glr1114! Because she's awesome and deserves X-Files icons.

Working with real-life photographs challenges my icon-making skills in new and exciting ways O.o;;

01: 02:

The words are from Galapagos, by The Smashing Pumpkins. It's kind of an apt song.

I have about a frillion icons from past [livejournal.com profile] utena_hush challenges to post, but I should really be doing Latin. I may or may not post them later if I decide to put Latin off until tomorrow morning.


Sep. 6th, 2006 06:59 pm
elaby: (Mugen - paint)
Holy crap, it's been forever since I posted icons from various challenge communities.

Ahahaha, more procrastination! *got some thinking done on the meantime, really*

For [livejournal.com profile] utena_hush:

Lyrical challenge: Oingo Boingo's Elevator Man - "When you climb aboard, baby, there's no getting off"

Heat challenge:
02: 03: 04:

For [livejournal.com profile] shoujoku_awards

Akio Car challenge:

For [livejournal.com profile] utena_choir

Garbage's Metal Heart:
06: 07:
elaby: (Anthy - swirly)
[livejournal.com profile] amadareneko requested an icon with this line from Much Ado About Nothing: "Trust no agent - beauty is a witch/Against whose charms faith melteth into blood." And a fantastic and Utena-apt quote it was! I couldn't fit it all onto one icon, so I made a set :3

Six icons. Teasers:

Trust no agent... )
elaby: (Anthy - swirly)
Another couple of icons I submitted to various challenges.

The first three were for [livejournal.com profile] utena_hush. The challenge was "Split Personalities" and required two images of the same character in the icon.

01: 02: 03:

I kinda liked them. None of them won anything.

I submitted some to [livejournal.com profile] anime_eloquence, but the voting is still going on for that, so I won't show them here yet :)


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