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40 John Quixote Icons for Round 10 of [livejournal.com profile] farscape_20in20 .

  

Meh. This is quite possibly my favorite episode of the series, I loved the themes (and they seemed particularly well suited to my choice), but I'm just not satisfied D: I hope you like the results more than I do...



10 THEMES

Two ColorsSidekickZoomUpside DownStruggle
     
CircleCenter CropBody PartAmusedWeird



5 CATEGORY – ALIEN OF THE WEEK
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5 ARTIST'S CHOICE
Artist's Choice 1Artist's Choice 2Artist's Choice 3Artist's Choice 4Artist's Choice 5




ALTERNATES

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Date: 2011-09-19 01:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maverick0324.livejournal.com
Gorgeous as always. :D

Date: 2011-09-21 10:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you! =D

Date: 2011-09-19 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] olegscape.livejournal.com
Great icons!

Date: 2011-09-21 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you!

Date: 2011-09-19 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charlie-bz.livejournal.com
these are all great! I'm particularly drawn to 'weird' - what does that say about me??

I love this episode, too. I'm not sure I totally get it but that's ok.

Date: 2011-09-21 11:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you, Charlie! Being drawn to 'weird' means you have good taste ;)

JQ is a trippy episode, but that is most of the fun for me =D It made more sense to me once I realized that the game versions of the characters are exaggerated blends of how Stark & Talyn John viewed the real ones.

Date: 2011-09-19 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nymeria-55.livejournal.com
Ohhhh! Shiny!! :-)

"Body part" is the one my eyes keep coming back to: it might be the black-and-white starkness, or the intensity of the gesture, I don't know...
I just love it.

Date: 2011-09-21 11:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you, Nym! I'm glad it works for you :)

Date: 2011-09-20 02:17 am (UTC)
ghanimasun: (farscape - john quixote)
From: [personal profile] ghanimasun
I really like amused, very nice crop and the coloring is lovely. Like all the cropping on the Category ones. Also quite like AC3 and AC4. The expression in Alternate 8 totally cracks me up.

Overall they are all great of course. This episode is fun, but difficult to make icons of in my experience.

Date: 2011-09-21 11:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!

I've made a couple other icons from this episode before and suspected it was tricky, but was really floored by *how* difficult it proved. The lighting combined with S4's grainier film quality was one obstacle, and then it seemed like everyone was standing too far away, or too far apart. I couldn't get the crops or angles I wanted half of the time.

Date: 2011-09-20 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] diarmi.livejournal.com
You have amazing eye for detail and for the way you crop images. They are weird because this episode is weird, obviously :) but there is also something unique about the way you see and show them. Great work!

Date: 2011-09-21 11:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
*blush* Thank you!

Date: 2011-09-21 04:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] john-scorpy.livejournal.com
These are lovely, I really don't see why you don't like them. ACs #1 and #5 are my favorites, Chiana looks so fragile and pretty in them. And the B&W always works, although as can be seen in Alt 4, AC5 is gorgeous in color as well.

I LOVE the crops in the category. It's hard to pick favorites, but #1 stands out quite nicely. It's very interesting and I love the colors. #4 is awesome too, 'Harvey' is so cute in that episode.

Of the themes my favorites are Body Part (for the exact reasons Nymeria mentioned), Center Crop (wow, I really really love the bright colors and the overall weirdness of that scene/image), Amused (the crop is lovely) and Struggle (love the creepiness, how we can pretty much see only Scorpy's silhouette, and John's expression is lovely, I think the icon is a perfect interpretation of the theme).

While I think you made the right picks, there are still many Alternatives I also love. #11 is my favorite, the coloring and the crop both work great, and it's such a lovely scene between the two. #12 is my second favorite with awesomely pretty colors.

(I'm having major trouble with my set right now. I have to redo like half of them because I keep producing nothing but amateurish-looking dren D: I also have discovered that I hate making Upside Down icons as much as you dislike Levels - I just don't see their point! So in a way it's good to hear I'm not the only one to whom this round has been a bit rocky. It's not the themes, like you said, it's just... something, probably the pressure from people liking the last set so much.)

Date: 2011-09-25 10:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you SO much for the detailed feedback! I know you're really busy right now and appreciate the time and effort :) And I do feel better about them now - I think I wasn't feeling them because my expectations were way too high. It's my favorite episode (I like to say ...Different Destinations owns my brain, while John Quixote owns my heart) and I love making icons and have put off claiming this for so long...I wanted them to not just be good, but THE BEST ICONS EVER. That's quite the unreasonable and unrealistic goal LOL

I also underestimated how hard the episode itself would be to work with. I have more trouble with S4 than 1-3, in part because of the film quality and lighting differences, and here it seemed difficult to get the shots I wanted...invariably their faces would be too small, or too dark to see...I love the scene at the end when they fall out of the game and she hugs him and that was impossible (for me) to icon :(

But all in all I am feeling much better about them now, and I did my best, and that's a very good feeling :)

I'm having major trouble with my set right now. I have to redo like half of them because I keep producing nothing but amateurish-looking dren D: I also have discovered that I hate making Upside Down icons as much as you dislike Levels - I just don't see their point! So in a way it's good to hear I'm not the only one to whom this round has been a bit rocky. It's not the themes, like you said, it's just... something, probably the pressure from people liking the last set so much.

Aw.. *hugs* I can assure you that they will be neither amateurish nor dren and performance anxiety is a bitch, but you're very good at icons. I can't wait to see them.

I almost did a Levels on purpose for my Jool set...so maybe you will be okay with Upside Down in the future ;)

Date: 2011-09-21 11:14 pm (UTC)
jacquelee: (Chiana and John PKW)
From: [personal profile] jacquelee
Oh, they are all very nice! I especially love the crops in the category! And I think I like upside down and center crop most of all!

Date: 2011-09-25 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you! Center crops are unusual for me so I'm glad it worked!

Date: 2011-09-24 07:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thyla87.livejournal.com
I truly love them all. Your icons are always so pretty, beautiful and fantastic :) I also love this episode! Zoom is really lovely, I love also center crop and body part!!

Category cet is so great, 1 and 2 are my favorite. Also love so much AC; 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Ok, i love them all, LOL!! I will take 1, 2 and 5, will credit. :) And also I tale center crop.

I have to say that I also really like alternates 4, 5, 11 and 15 :)

Date: 2011-09-25 09:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you, thyla! I'm really happy you love them so much :)

Date: 2011-09-27 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] virkatjol.livejournal.com
these came out really nice!!! I love your AC set! Your #2 alien might be a fave of mine to... heheh

side kick is my fave of the themes and Center crop made me LOL so much!!! Oh JQ how so amazing??

Date: 2011-09-27 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you!

I thought you might like the Princess Aeryn ones =D She was a lot of fun to icon.

Date: 2011-09-27 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] book232.livejournal.com
These are lovely! I think I know what you mean about expectations vs. outcome, heh. I feel the same about my set for this round. I had all these great ideas in my head, but for some reason the icons didn't turn out the way I hoped they would.

But anyway, I really like these! The colours in 'upside down' and 'center crop' are great, I love the bold colours in this episode. The crops in your category set are fantastic, and I really love AC #01 and #05, too.

Great work! :)

Date: 2011-09-27 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you for the kind feedback! I'm glad they worked for you :)

Date: 2011-11-22 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thedraddest.livejournal.com
Just dropping a note in general to say I have a ton of your Chiana icons saved for when I can afford to increase my icon packages and am already using a few - all with credit.

You make lovely icons and a nice range of expressions that I can use effectively for roleplaying Chi with.

Thank you :D

Date: 2011-11-25 09:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nebari-rebel.livejournal.com
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like them and they're finding a good home =D

I just posted another set this morning =D
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