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01 January 2017 @ 01:52 am
Well, this year has been full of unexpected twists and turns in RL. I didn't end up having as much time to icon as I wanted (much less deal with the ever tempermental Photobucket to upload them). That being said, I'm mostly proud of my results this year. Ideally, as we head into 2017 I'll have a little better management of my time so that I don't have to keep missing out on the amazing challenges that have been popping up here on LJ. I hope everybody will stick around to have fun with me~ Happy New Year, and all the best to you, my friends <3

85 Assorted Icons
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Aria the Animation
Bungou Stray Dogs
Cardcaptor Sakura
Diamon no Ace
D. N. Angel
Flip Flappers
Fullmetal Alchemist
Gatsu no Lion
Girlish Number
Hana Kimi
Haruka Naru Toki no Naka De
Hotarubi no Mori e
Howl's Moving Castle
Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
Kamisama Hajimemashita
Kimi ni Todoke
La Corda d'Oro
Last Exile
The Little Mermaid
Magic Knight Rayearth
The Meloncholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
Ouran High School Host Club
Princess Tutu
Rise of the Guardians
Sailor Moon Crystal
Shokugeki no Soma
Shuumatsu no Izetta
Soul Eater
Steven Universe
Tsubasa Resevoir Chronicles
Usagi Drop
Vampire Knight
Witch Hunter Robin
Yuri!! On Ice

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Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
31 December 2016 @ 07:31 pm
Thank you to everyone who participated in the raffle, and Happy New Year! I hope that 2017 will allow me to be a little more involved in the iconning world again. I've missed everyone <3

aaaand the winner is...Collapse )
06 December 2016 @ 12:09 am

As a big thank you to my followers here on classic_shades, I'm hosting a
special Christmas raffle as a way to spread some holiday cheer!

Choose three numbers between 1 and 30. I’ll use Random.org to shuffle the numbers and pick winners. It’s first come, first served for numbers so if two people pick the same number the one who claimed it first will receive the prize.

THIRD PLACE: 3 icons
GRAND PRIZE: 10 icons

Winners will be announced on December 30!
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful
25 October 2016 @ 03:20 am
Trying to get back into iconning by signing up for a 20in20! I had a lot of fun revisiting a favorite series, Princess Tutu. It's easy to write this anime off because of the slightly lame (okay, very lame) name, but give it a chance because this is one of the most complex, emotional, and beautiful fairytales you'll ever watch.

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Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
15 October 2016 @ 06:28 pm


cool_spectrum // emiels // laxirya // vai_rin


Current Mood: pleasedpleased
17 September 2016 @ 11:18 pm
RL is starting to let up a little bit, so I'm going to try and get back into iconning again! To celebrate, how about we do some special requests~

special requests!

[x] You may request up to three images/subjects.
[x] Requests can include screencaps or favorite characters.
[x] Manga scans should include a reference for colors.
[x] HQ images if possible, please
[x] Images should be work safe.
[x] Icons will be made as quickly as possible. All requests will be shareable.

Please use this form when requesting~

Requests will be closed September 30.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
22 July 2016 @ 08:20 pm
This round for 20muses I tried some new techniques and I had a lot of fun interpreting the themes. Many of them didn't seem to be a good fit for the series I claimed, but pushing through and making it work was a great exercise of creativity, and ended up being really exciting.

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Current Mood: fullfull
01 May 2016 @ 02:46 am
80 Assorted Icons
Aria: 01
Avatar: The Last Airbender: 02

Beauty and the Beast: 01
Bleach: 01
Brave: 02
Cardcaptor Sakura: 01
Diamond no Ace: 03
D. N. Angel: 03
The Emperor's New Groove: 01
Fantasia: 01
Fruits Basket: 01
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun: 02
Goofy Cartoon: 01
Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de: 03
Hotarubi no Mori e: 04
Howl's Moving Castle: 07
Inuyasha: 04
Kobato: 02

Kuragehime: 04
La Corda d'Oro: 01
The Little Mermaid: 03
Lovely Complex: 02
Magic Knight Rayearth: 01
Mulan: 01
Nana: 03
Naruto: 01
Ouran High School Host Club: 02
Princess Tutu: 01
The Rolling Girls: 01
Shingeki no Kyoushin: 01
Soul Eater: 03
Tangled: 01
Vampire Knight: 01
Venture Bros.: 03
XxxHolic: 03
Yu-Gi-Oh!: 03
Zero Time Dilemma: 01
07-Ghost: 03

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Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
16 April 2016 @ 09:16 pm
Round 04 at 20muses was all about keeping things simple. It feels like everything I make is usually pretty simple, so I focused on iconning some of my favorite caps from Season 1. Natsume Yuujinchou is full of beautiful scenery, unusual lighting, and unique perspectives so it was easy to get inspired. Feel free to check out the inspiration post for details about the challenge. Rather than splitting up the different aspects, I took all of them into considerating when making each icon, since I feel that all of them are important elements in every simple icon.

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Current Mood: hungryhungry