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29 May 2014 @ 11:11 pm
Challenge 24 - Banners!  
Banners beneath the cut for rua1412, red_satin_doll & katleept


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red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on May 30th, 2014 04:01 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness THANK YOU for such electrifying banners (pun totally intended)! Amazing colors and effects, and the cast shadow behind the icons is a nice detail.

And congratulations on your own deserved wins. I really loved the set you did for this round ; I've seen lots of icons of that scene in Becoming but nothing that looks exactly like what you've done. (How did you do that? I'm sure it will be all greek to me, but my gosh it's fabulous work.)
the sun comes up because the world turns: angeltempertemper on May 30th, 2014 06:13 am (UTC)
You're so welcome, I'm thrilled you like them! I love making banners and since there were some gorgeous Willow icons this round she seemed the best subject :)

Thanks for the icon compliments too! For that one I took a lot of the colour out of the scene and added a little sepia - it's quite a blue cap.. then I used the same texture over and over around the edge - it's a black and white texture so if set to screen the black disappears which allowed me to duplicate it and rotate each one to form the frame. Glad you like it!
red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on May 30th, 2014 02:38 pm (UTC)
Oh good because I love receiving them!

There were a lot of gorgeous Willow banners this round, as well as the last three rounds of btvs_hush - lotsa Willowy goodness!

it's a black and white texture so if set to screen the black disappears which allowed me to duplicate it and rotate each one to form the frame. Glad you like it!

And now that I'm playing around in ipiccy I actually understand what you're talking about when you say texture and screen - coolness.

The sepia is perfect for that scene btw. (Playing with and altering colors is one of the things I love doing best.)I really have to look at it again and again, there's so much to it. You're familiar with the way medieval painters used to tell an entire story by painting multiple scenes of one event in a single painting? It's a bit like that.

I also liked the spidery, delicate lines of the trees in the background of the Forever icon, very wintery and forlorn, but also slightly art nouveau - are the trees a separate photo?
the sun comes up because the world turns: bb picture themselvestempertemper on May 30th, 2014 02:41 pm (UTC)
You're familiar with the way medieval painters used to tell an entire story by painting multiple scenes of one event in a single painting? It's a bit like that.

Yes! And wow, thank you!

Yes the trees were another texture - they were black on white but I used the invert tool to make them white on black then dropped out the black with screen again :)

I love natural textures.
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on June 3rd, 2014 04:58 pm (UTC)
I love natural textures.

And an affinity for line - the trees in the Forever icon give it a slightly Art Nouveau quality; and I'm not sure how you did the lines in the Innocence icon but they're a great touch (incising tool?) They reminded me of Henry van de Velde's statement "Line is a force".

BTW - I didn't notice until yesterday the resonance of your banner to my icon and the hand imagery in both. Neat! (I adore the myriad uses of hand imagery throughout btvs.)
the sun comes up because the world turns: xfiles mulder scully she sleepstempertemper on June 5th, 2014 11:21 am (UTC)
I love lines - very much into Art Nouveau stuff and also Mackintosh/20s stuff :)

I can't actually remember what I did there - useless!!

I love hand imagery too - got hooked on it watching the X Files ;)
red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on June 5th, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
That entire period is my favorite in the arts in general: posters, jewelry, architecture, applied arts, women's fashion,etc.

Sadly, my favorite book on Rene Lalique, a rather rare one from France, was too badly damaged in the fire to save.

Rua1412rua1412 on May 30th, 2014 06:54 am (UTC)
Thank you!
the sun comes up because the world turns: angel cordy ;ptempertemper on May 30th, 2014 02:16 pm (UTC)
Welcome!
starry_nightstarry_night on May 30th, 2014 01:59 pm (UTC)
These are amazing! Thank you so much for making them hon <3
the sun comes up because the world turns: angel :(tempertemper on May 30th, 2014 02:17 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome, sweetie. I had fun :)
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