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post 102: “Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It’s a way of understanding it.”

149 Icons made for: (some made in the end of April and May)
Stock Icons 1 -6: your_favourites; icons 7 - 10: basic_icontest; icons 11 - 18: iconingsquared; icons 19 - 20: alts for the7days
Multifandom/celebrity icons: icons 1- 9: itsabattlefield; 10-20: twilight_con; 21-46: elitesimplicity + alts; 47 - 52: color_inspired + alts; 53 -62: the7days; 63 - 63- 70: celebrities, also created this image (icon 70, from 2 years ago) and then followed the advice on a_i to brighten the background and voila! I really like 64 and 66; 71 - 81: capicontest; 82-87:your_favourites.
Fantasy Icon Battle at icontalking
1 Graphics for twilight_con
https://i.imgur.com/Ixr5WQG.png https://i.imgur.com/AOnMdYT.png https://i.imgur.com/A517nhz.png https://i.imgur.com/lk9RMuU.png https://i.imgur.com/557Pm6Y.png
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post 101: “April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”

62 icons and 1 tumblr graphics (icons for): due to boredom and finding inspiration from movieslims (icons 1 - 4), elitesimplicity (icons5-8, 10), twilight_con (forgot to submit icons 9, 11-14), your_favourites (icon 15), the7days (icons 16 - 25), capicontest (icons 26 - 32, 52), due to boredome and finding inspiration from gaga_challenge (icons 33-40), itsabattlefield, and moviefilmstills

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post 97: "Every leaf speaks bliss to me / Fluttering from the autumn tree."

15 icons for themeofthemonth and I picked green color theme: (Fandoms: Game of Thrones, Wuthering Heights, The Jungle Book, Reign, Doctor Who and Stock)

01.https://i.imgur.com/r4FJvVr.png 02.https://i.imgur.com/7ejrogV.png 03.https://i.imgur.com/DPHZcUY.png 04.https://i.imgur.com/ViYvu9K.png 05.https://i.imgur.com/YNGSP5o.png
06.https://i.imgur.com/5g7ftM7.png 07.https://i.imgur.com/9bwBpam.png 08.https://i.imgur.com/V0ijHll.png 09.https://i.imgur.com/XvtxgxN.png 10.https://i.imgur.com/L2I88yj.png
11.https://i.imgur.com/DPi1VtZ.png 12.https://i.imgur.com/ECBmfik.png 13.https://i.imgur.com/rmTtiFq.png 14.https://i.imgur.com/pUkJa2x.png 15.https://i.imgur.com/usArjVm.png

+43 icons for your_favourites, capicontest, elitesimplicity, and twilight_con icons were created in January/February.

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post 96: 2019 remakes

2019 images (these were the images chosen in here):

(Thank you for these choices!)

2020 remakes:

01. https://i.imgur.com/r9o6yAn.png 02.https://i.imgur.com/rCTbT55.png 03.https://i.imgur.com/fZgyNoc.png 04.https://i.imgur.com/4kM3KWy.png 05.https://i.imgur.com/fGucg9a.png
06.https://i.imgur.com/5tHHrxl.png 07.https://i.imgur.com/WHsQozV.png

01. I kept the text (and did the same quote)
02. Used the same coloring scheme but I wanted to do blocking as well.
03. Same cropping, but I wanted to make this vibrant coloring as well.
04. Same coloring, but different background (fake background)
05. I love using the fake background, I also used text for the next two icons but I prefer this version.
06. cropping and text
07. cropping and text
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post 94: look back on 2019 progress

I almost forgot about this! -.-
https://i.imgur.com/nouWBkD.png https://i.imgur.com/1MffRLL.png https://i.imgur.com/JO0cRxw.png
+ I started off the year by expanding on my techniques and doing things I don't usually like doing such as text.
+ My first post was for monthlyinspo and the post can be found here.

https://i.imgur.com/kLpXb0X.png https://i.imgur.com/upGCLrC.png https://i.imgur.com/Wi4xRis.png
+ For February, I had two posts, one for 20muses which I miss and another post for itsabattlefield
+ I more or less used stock and hard mode for 20muses which I enjoyed doing. The posts can be found here and here.

https://i.imgur.com/7d5EYLc.png https://i.imgur.com/ZG9uYfz.png https://i.imgur.com/vPaGOli.png
+ This month, I worked on 20muses20muses and monthlyinspo as you can see I tried to challenge myself using both stock and fandom for the 20 muses challenge and challenged my vibrant coloring for monthlyinspo. The posts can be found here and here.

+ This month, I worked on monthlyinspo,itsabattlefield, and  dwstills. I had fun working on my stock, vibrant coloring and softening subjects The post can be found here.

https://i.imgur.com/u49qbaf.png https://i.imgur.com/Lvf9FzI.png
+ This month, I worked on so many different challenges, and I think I was pushing myself to bring out stronger and more vibrant coloring. The post can be found here.

https://i.imgur.com/uo9NRMD.png https://i.imgur.com/wf5Ezth.png https://i.imgur.com/6h2vKy8.png
+ This month, I worked on a lot of different challenges that dealt with coloring (orange), strong lighting and challenging my technical skills. The post can be found here.

https://i.imgur.com/HbyL0Nx.png https://i.imgur.com/4XmiNlz.png https://i.imgur.com/uqWuNCo.png
+ I decided to combine my post for July/August icons and boy did I go crazy to try and work on complex compositions, coloring, and other technical skills.

https://i.imgur.com/3sR84Te.png https://i.imgur.com/58kBXRC.png
+ This post had too many icons and strenghting my technical skills. I really enjoyed creating that text for the good omen icon. The post can be seen here.

https://i.imgur.com/PE4Fw29.png https://i.imgur.com/lKg1IoR.png https://i.imgur.com/lfvyeHl.png
+ I created  a love story for the monthlyinspo challenge, working on game of thrones and reign for themeofthemonth, and working on other challenges. The posts can be seen here, here, here, and here.

https://i.imgur.com/VOdD21B.png https://i.imgur.com/c4vUbRU.png https://i.imgur.com/AiyLnFU.png
+ I created icons for monthlyinspo theme which was fun to work on! The post can be seen here.

https://i.imgur.com/ZoDziX0.png https://i.imgur.com/RDWXDIp.png https://i.imgur.com/tsougjQ.png
+ I worked on doing more complex compositions for me and I really enjoyed doing that. The post can be seen here.

https://i.imgur.com/XltvzkD.png https://i.imgur.com/WfUF7AK.png https://i.imgur.com/UchNxuf.png
+ I worked on so many different challenges, and I really enjoyed making more clean cut subjects and working on my compositions. The posts can be found here, here, and here.

Closing Thoughts
+ I feel like I have grown as an icon maker, and tried working on text work, complex compositions and trying to step out of my comfort zone. I had tons of fun doing this.
+ To work on: I still want to work on text work (so uncomfortable with that), blocking, complexity, step out of my comfort zone for sure!

I'm not making any head count for how many icons I created because that's just pretty silly, but I am still proud of the growth I have made.

Previous Best of Icons:
2019|2018|2017| 2016 | 2015

Giving credit where it's due: the template for the icon progress was created by rocketgirl2