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Cyan
23 July 2016 @ 05:54 pm
HOW IT WORKS
>> You get to make one icon for every image in this post!
>> I'll send reminders out every once in awhile via PM
>> Icons will be due by end-of-day September 10.
>> There will be a huge reveal post with all of the icons, and I'll promo everybody's graphics journal.


SCANS
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Diamond no Ace // Kamisama Kiss


Kuragehime // Fullmetal Alchemist


Shokugeki no Soma

>> Please note that you are free to use these images however you want.
>> For more inspiration or a reference for some great tutorials, please check out this post.


COLORING REFERENCES
Diamond no Ace: 1
Kamisama Kiss: 1
Kuragehime: 1, 2
Fullmetal Alchemist: 1, 2, 3
Shokugeki no Soma: 1, 2, 3


PARTICIPANTS
(>> indicates their icons have been submitted)
(// indicates they have dropped out of the battle)

cool_spectrum
emiels
laxirya
rashiea
vai_rin


Comments are screened so that the reveal is more exciting. I will be posting a chatting/sharing post so that if anyone wants to share their progress or share tips there's a place for that.
 
 
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Cyan
11 July 2016 @ 01:28 am
Because I'm hosting a manga icon battle, I thought it would be great to get into the spirit of things by creating an inspiration post featuring icons that use manga scans in creative ways.


ICONNING WITH MANGA
Many assume that using manga as the starting point of an icon requires
you to learn how to color the scans. That's a great way to go, but there are other
techniques you can use without needing to pull up references and tutorials beforehand.



Make use of the raw scans by highlighting the halftones, lines, and even the original
black & white of manga. There's nothimg more beautiful than the mangaka's raw artwork.

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Cyan
04 July 2016 @ 01:41 am
Summers are for partying, so here's another chance to get some fun out of the sun!

For this challenge we'll be iconning favorite panels and pages
from manga. No pre-colored pages, anime screencaps, or video
game adaptations here. Just pure black and white bliss!


HOW IT WORKS
>> Sign up by submitting a scan to be added to the pool. Sign ups will close Friday, July 15.
>> A submission post will be put up later with all of the scans pooled together for easy access.
>> You get to make one icon for every image in that post! Icons will probably be due in early September.
>> There will be a huge reveal post with all of the icons, and I'll promo everybody's graphics journal.
>> Just FYI, the reveal post probably won't go up until early September, so there will be plenty of time to work on your submissions over the summer.


KEEP IN MIND
>> This particular icon battle is for manga scans only.
>> Scans should be as high quality as possible.
>> If possible, please provide a reference for those who wish to color the provided scans.
>> You do not necessarily have to color manga panels for every icon.
>> No offensive imagery, please~

Please use this format when signing up!



SPREAD THE WORD
Feel free to invite your friends to join in!



GET INSPIRED
To help inspire everyone for this challenge, I put together an inspiration post. It includes some helpful resources, so be sure to take a peek~


Comments are not screened, so feel free to see what other makers picked before you select your scan, or get a head start on your submissions.
 
 
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Cyan
03 July 2016 @ 06:05 pm
Let's get glad, we're seeing red in the best way possible! Perfect red coloring is hard to acheive in any dosage, so a predominantly red icon is always a showstopper. These next twenty icons are the finest examples of red coloring done right.

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Cyan
02 July 2016 @ 01:02 am


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Cyan
25 April 2016 @ 03:30 pm
I'm noticing everything attached to Photobucket is now gone. Is this a PB problem that will fix itself, or an LJ problem that will require me to fix something manually on all of my old posts? This is especially important for me to figure out quickly as I'm hosting a Rumble at calendarsquares and the voting is supposed to go up tonight DX
 
 
Cyan
22 April 2016 @ 08:32 pm
23 Natsume Yuujinchou icons for 20muses

here @ classic_shades
 
 
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Cyan
16 April 2016 @ 01:27 pm
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