the plane crashed in my hair (epicureal) wrote in iconfession,
the plane crashed in my hair
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I do confess, is all!

I'm applying once more to have my icon journal, minakon_icon, rated~!


My animated icons:
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My cutouts (which are utter fail T.T):
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My texty icons:
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My free choice icons~:
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Please rate away, and give any advice on improving my icons~!
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Your animated icons are sort of wacky. The first one is okay, but try to be more creative with the placement and blending. I'm guilty of this myself, but sticking a little box in the corner doesn't help much. The second animation is weird; I'm not sure what it's supposed to be and after staring at it for a few seconds it started to bug my eyes. The text animation on the third icon is okay but you should probably slow down the animation a bit. It's too hard to read the text at the current speed, so it might take two or three tries to read everything. The last animation is weird and a bit fast for my liking, but I haven't seen that particular layout/design too often.

I'm not a huge fan of cut-out icons but yours don't look to bad. The third one is pretty simple, but you seem to put a lot of effort into yours. I personally don't have the patience to make decent ones myself. >>;;

Your text icons bug me the most. The placement on the first icon is okay, but the script font is a bit clashy. It's generally overused and it doesn't seem to fit very well with that particular subject. The second icon has okay placement but the smaller text looks really bad, in my opinion. Might've been better left out. I like the placement on the third icon since I tend to use that a lot myself, but I'm not crazy about the font choice. Same goes for the fourth one.

I like the colouring on your first free choice, but it looks really blurry. The second and third icons are okay, but the fourth one bugs me. The text seems really out of place and it doesn't blend well with the background.

Overall, I think you're on your way but you still have some improvements to make first. I notice you use a lot of default fonts, particularily Times New Roman, so I would browse font_addicts and DaFont.com for new font ideas. If you're ever stuck for ideas or need inspiration, browse tutorials at icon_tutorial. It's a great place.

Favourites:

1 best expression ever omg. 2 3 4
I really think that your icons are a bit amateurish from my viewpoint. You still need a lot of work.

your animations are a bit rusty. Your first animation does not go well with with the base image. The second one does not look good at all, they just don't blend well together. The third one is alright, but I agree with regen that the animation is a bit too fast. The last one looks a bit awkward, there's white jagged edges on it that look kinda rough, if you look around in 100x100_brushes they have round edged brushes that would've look better if you applied it to that last naruto icon.

your cutouts are boxy, the only decent one is probably the last one, and that one is simple as well.

on everything else i agree with what regen said. i think you have a long way to go before you get in, you need a little bit more time for improvement, but you'll make it in with practice :).

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I think the problem I have with your icons is that they're too plain or low quality. There's alot of blur use in here, which isn't awful, but it could be utilized more efficiently. Your animations are also fairly below par, and you don't have a whole lot of variety in your subject matter.

I think you need to refine. I see some basic ideas in here that could be improved substantially over time. :-) Just keep working at it.
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