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Icons - Sketched, sort of... - rabecka
Icons - Sketched, sort of...
Trying something different here. These all started as photographic icons, but I played with them in Photoshop to try to create a sketched or painted look. I'd love comments... pro or con.


There are a couple of spoilers for Stolen Earth / Journey's End behind the cut.

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chocoholic47 From: chocoholic47 Date: July 16th, 2008 04:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Interesting! I like the ones of Gwen and Donna. The Rose/Doctor kiss looks nice as well.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Those are 3 of my favorites.
leviathan101 From: leviathan101 Date: July 16th, 2008 04:34 am (UTC) (Link)
These are just brilliant. Very artistic looking!
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 05:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. I'm still trying to work out what works. It's pretty hit and miss right now, with a lot of miss...
acciochocolate From: acciochocolate Date: July 16th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I like this painterly look. :) Saved Donna, Gwen, Donna & Ten, and then Ten in the rain. Will credit with use.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. You snagged several of my favorites.
lunatic_the_7th From: lunatic_the_7th Date: July 16th, 2008 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the Gwen one is nice, but none of these are really my cup of tea. I think it's a very interesting idea, but I suppose I prefer good ole' fashioned photographic icons.
I hope you make more of these though, keep experimenting xD It's always nice to see something new, even if I don't really like it.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 06:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for commenting. I really do want to hear opinions, both positive and negative. Photographic icons will always be my "bread and butter", but it's fun to just play sometimes.
omega_ii From: omega_ii Date: July 16th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice style. I LIKE IT VERY MUCH.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you
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rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Those are some of my favorites also.
tintop_lizzy From: tintop_lizzy Date: July 16th, 2008 11:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Nicely observed cropping, like very much the colouring scheme.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Turns out one of the tricks to getting these techniques to work is to make the images fairly high key to start with. I may post some straight photographic high key images as well - I like the look.
refusegirl From: refusegirl Date: July 16th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)


These are lovely, I'm seriously impressed. Can I be cheeky and pinch a couple for personal use :> I will of course give mucho credit.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Icons

Thanks. Be my guest and take as many as you want. That's what they're there for...
From: nightporters Date: July 16th, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Really really interesting.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Um... that could be good or bad :-) BTW, I'll work on the request from your other message. May be a few days - RL and all.
frankiesblue From: frankiesblue Date: July 16th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those are beautiful... You should make more... I am saving these to my memories, as I don't know exactly which ones I want :o)
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I will continue to play around with these. Hopefully, I'll even get better at it :-)
imamandajulius From: imamandajulius Date: July 16th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are gorgeous! I can't decide which ones I want to snag, but I'll definitely credit when I do!
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you
crystalshard From: crystalshard Date: July 16th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely. I especially like the watercolour effect ones.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm still trying to figure out what works.
aresnz From: aresnz Date: July 16th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are fantastic!!! Ive' never seen ones like this. Great job with photoshop.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. It's fun to play...
comrade_cat From: comrade_cat Date: July 16th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very cool! Donna esp.
rabecka From: rabecka Date: July 16th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I love that particular Donna image.
spoofmaster From: spoofmaster Date: July 17th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)
The one of Donna is just incredible, so I am le snagging.
fajrdrako From: fajrdrako Date: July 19th, 2008 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
I like the style. Some are more successful than others; the last one, for example - Owen, isn't it? - doesn't look much like him. Others are terrific: the fourth one, for example, the one of Gwen, is gorgeous. The one of Jack and Ianto dancing looks blurred. The first one of Ianto is one of the nicest I've seen of him.

On the whole, beautifully done!

I took all the pictures of Jack, and the others I mentioned that I liked. I don't know if it's just my personal aesthetic bias that all the pictures of Jack turned out particularly nicely. Objectively speaking, of course.
giandujakiss From: giandujakiss Date: August 9th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC) (Link)
These are lovely - snagged Donna, thanks!
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