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MOVED! PLEASE DON'T IGNORE! [30 Nov 2005|10:46pm]

girls_are_weird
[grumble] i know i'm going to lose a lot of members 'cause of this... [/grumble]

anyway... ^^;;; hello everyone! sorry to spam your friends lists like this, but i have to make an announcement. today i kind of got tired of "icky blue graphics"-- seems like such a dull name now-- so i decided to pack up and revamp, so this graphix journal has officially moved to a new home:

wakizashi_

(which sounds so much cooler, dont'cha think? ^.^)


so please! (i beg you ;_;) go ahead and join wakizashi_ if you want to keep up to date with my icons in your friends list ^_^ i won't delete this journal (there's waaaay too much stuff in here to delete it, i can't move all of it #_#) but it will not be updated anymore. really. no more.

TO MY AFFILIATES (if any of them is reading this)-- could you please change your links? i'll still leave a note in your LJs during the weekend, but it would save me some work if you changed the links after reading this message. thank you!

and people! see you at wakizashi_! w00t! ^____________^
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hagaren + GoF + ranma [21 Nov 2005|03:35pm]

girls_are_weird
[ mood | bouncy ]

[x-posted] EVERYWHERE! sorry if it bothers you.

whoo. it's been a LONG time since i last updated this site... sorry guys, schoolwork is eating my life away. but hey! i saw the GoF movie last friday (it was awesome! there's a longer-- and crazier-- review in my LJ) and was definitely inspired to make icons. that also goes for ranma 1/2-- i've been watching the OAVs and yeah, there's a distinct lack of ranma icons in the web, so i thought i'd add a little to the small number. i also come bearing wallpapers. you'll recognize some of them from my LJ's layout & the layout for nerima_rating, and that is because i just liked those layouts so much i had to make them into wallpapers =P how unoriginal. but oh well.

i cropped a lot of bases from the wallpapers, too. i didn't bother adding text to them... you can add some if you want to, of course ^_^ if you take them.

this is a weird batch. i think of it as my "matte" batch. it's all done in earthy colors, with a lot of darken & lighten color layers, a lot of exclusion, too... giving all of these icons a kind of faded color that i think i quite like. there isn't anything really bright or shiny, which is a total 180 from what i'd been doing sometime back. i like this batch, as flat as it is.

so, to sum it up:

_5 hagaren (movie! edo, winry & aru) + 1 wallpaper
_25 HP&GoF (the trio individually & in groups, champions) + 2 wallpapers
_17 ranma 1/2 (ranma/akane, akane, shampoo/mousse, p-chan, ukyou, ryouga/ukyou, other groups) + 1 wallpaper

credits/resources here (hasn't been updated in a while, but i will soon! do not worry!).

RULES!_

_don't direct link
_comment/credit
_check out ickyblue
_suggestions?/request a tutorial

they walked right by me... you know i like it when they walk...Collapse )

still plugging!: good_animeicons
and!: hagaren_awards
aaand!: _quote_claims_
aaaaaand!: nerima_rating.

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christian bale + hagaren + GoF [19 Oct 2005|12:26am]

girls_are_weird
[ mood | procrastinating ]

ok, so in celebration of the release of the batman begins DVD (i already ordered mine!), i decided to make some christian bale icons (instead of studying for my thermo test) because i'm soooo excited! also in the bunch are some hagaren icons from some new scans i found around, and a batch of reeeeeally sucky goblet of fire icons which you'll have to stand anyway because i just felt the need to post something harry potter. i'll try to make some better ones the next time.

so, to sum it up:

_9 christian bale
_5 hagaren (al heiderich, ed, envy, winry, hohenheim)
_6 HP&GoF (hermione, harry, trio, h/hr, fleur)

credits/resources here (hasn't been updated in a while, but i will soon! do not worry!).

RULES!_

_don't direct link
_comment/credit
_check out ickyblue
_suggestions?/request a tutorial

i won"t kill you... but i don"t have to save you.Collapse )



plugging!: hagaren_awards
and!: _quote_claims_

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EXCALIBUR! [28 Sep 2005|06:32pm]

girls_are_weird
[ mood | busy ]

so i've been rereading the excalibur comics because i had to finish the kurt & kitty fanlisting (yay! i love those two ^.^), so i got in the mood and ended up making tons of excalibur icons. mostly from the last third of the series. oh, and two x-men unlimited #38, because they're kurtty and i wuv 'em! ^-^ haha. so here you go:

20 x-men icons (excalibur + x-men unlimited #38)--

_2 rahne (wolfsbane) & douglock
_2 meggan
_3 kurt (nightcrawler) & kitty (shadowcat)
_2 pete wisdom & kitty (shadowcat)
_2 kitty (shadowcat)
_1 kurt (nightcrawler) & amanda (daytripper/magik II)
_1 kurt (nightcrawler)
_2 piotr (colossus)
_1 rahne (wolfsbane)
_1 amanda (daytripper/magik II)
_2 pete wisdom
_1 jean (phoenix)

credits/resources here (hasn't been updated in a while, but i will soon! do not worry!).

RULES!_

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_comment/credit
_check out ickyblue
_suggestions?/request a tutorial

"you could use a friend?" "god, yeah."Collapse )

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embarrasingly small batch (hagaren + GoF + mankin) [16 Sep 2005|02:41pm]

girls_are_weird
[ mood | exhausted ]

oh, this batch is SO small, it's almost embarrassing =u_u= i'm sorry, guys, i've been really busy-- classes started a few weeks ago AND if that wasn't enough i got a job so i have no time for ANYTHING else besides that. not even sleeping. so i can't deliver any more icons than these for a while. but i promise i'll make up for this in the next batch!

so here you have some more fullmetal alchemist icons in celebration of the new episodes coming to adult swim tomorrow, goblet of fire icons in celebration of the absolutely AWESOME new trailer, and shaman king icons celebrating... well, nothing really, just that i came back to this fandom after years of having forgotten about it ^^;;;

inside the cut:

_3 hagaren (edo+win+aru, edowin, hughes)
_4 GoF (harry, cedric)
_6 mankin (jun/pailong, horohoro, yoh, amidamaru, anna)

other credits/resources here (hasn't been updated in a while, but i will soon! do not worry!).

RULES!_

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_comment/credit
_check out ickyblue
_suggestions?/wanna tutorial?

my GAWD i am so tired...Collapse )

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TUTORIAL 04-- "always be there" [04 Aug 2005|03:02pm]

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[ mood | amused ]

okee dokeee... sinistrata asked me to make a tutorial for this icon...



...and so i'm doing one ^_^ just so you know, i work with PS7, but i'm sure this can be easily translated to other programs. you should probably have some knowledge of how these things work, though, because terms like "cropping", changing layer blending modes and stuff like that will pop up, and i won't get too deep into them.

please, PLEASE, don't make exact copies of this icon. just get the techniques and adjust them to your own style. the idea is that you learn what i'm THINKING when i make my icons so you can learn to reason with yours.

always be there...Collapse )

and happy iconing!

note-- if you'd like me to make a tutorial about a specific icon of mine, or if you have any suggestions you'd like to give me, please come by this post and drop me a line. i'd be more than happy to help, when i have the time.

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hagaren + seisouhen [31 Jul 2005|11:14pm]

girls_are_weird
[ mood | geeky ]

she took one of my icons! now isn't that neat >_< lol. at least she was nice enough not to hotlink it from my server ^^;;;

anyway, that's beside the point. i saw the rurouni kenshin seisouhen ovas yesterday (i was trying to relax before settling down to study for my finals... all i ended up doing was wanting to study even less) for like the 782938930th time and i noticed something i hadn't seen: where are kaoru's lovely blue eyes? and suddenly BAM! i need to make icons. kaoru's lost blue eyes compelled me to icon. gah.

so here you have a bunch of seisouhen icons. mostly K+K because-- well, the OVA's all about them! *cries about lack of sano/meg in the series ending* but there's also some yahiko, kenji, enishi, and sanosuke. needless to say, if you haven't seen the OVAs, this post will be CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERS. but then, if you haven't seen the OVAs by now... gosh, just go and download them from somewhere. you can't go on living like that.

and as a bonus, because there were so many nice scans this week, and because i'm insanely excited about conqueror of shambala, i also made some more hagaren icons. they probably also contain spoilers for the movie and the end of the series. you've been warned.

and if you noticed that most of these icons are kinda... orange O_o yeah, i noticed it too. it's weird. i think it's the byproduct of me using difference layers so much. i shall be known as the queen of difference layers. haha ^-^

all the seisouhen pics come from these two websites, in case you were wondering.

other credits/resources here (hasn't been updated in a while, but i will soon! do not worry!).

RULES!_

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_comment/credit
_check out ickyblue
_suggestions?

"okaerinasai... shinta." "tadaima."Collapse )

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suggestions/tutorial requests [27 Jul 2005|05:38pm]

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what sort of icons would you like to see more often here @ ickyblue? any particular effects? any suggestions you have, please leave a comment in this post. please note that these are suggestions, not icon requests. if you tell me "you should make more kenshin icons!", i'll take your suggestion into account, but i'm not obligated to make you a kenshin icon. my life is just too busy to take individual requests, i'm sorry. there are plenty of icon-makers out there that would love to help you if you need a particular icon.

also, are you an icon-maker and would love to know how i made a certain effect? leave a comment in this post, stating which icon it was, and from which of my posts, and i'll try my best, if and when i get some free time, to make up a tutorial for everyone to see. it is crucial that you ask, though, because i only make tutorials if someone asks me to. i don't do it out of my own volition-- my icons are not THAT great yet that i'd promote them that way. so please, don't hesitate to ask, i'll be glad to help.
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affiliates post [27 Jul 2005|05:35pm]

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i love partnering up with great icon-makers. so, wanna affiliate with ickyblue?
just reply to this post and we'll work on it ^_^
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lots of kagura and lots of roy [26 Jul 2005|10:16pm]

girls_are_weird
[ mood | calm ]

hello, all! i come with another anime batch. a little smaller this time, but i think it's pretty good. i tried lots of funky effects and as a result the icons are somewhat... shinier? brighter? blinding? O_o but in a good way, i promise.

first off is hagaren-- including the elric brothers, liza, kids!edo+win+al, winry, ed, and an abnormal amount of roy mustang icons #_# i don't know why i made so many icons of him... i don't think he's all THAT great. i personally think lt. col. hughes is TEH HOTT in that series, but i noticed that there's something about mustang in civillian clothes that just... fries my brain... @_@ so yeah, there's lots of him in this batch. and there's no human!al. OMGTHERE'SNOHUMAN!AL! the world is ending! ^^;;; lol. well no, i just found out i also have a thing for alter!clothes. be it ed's, roy's... i just love the guys' clothes in the alter world. not so much the girls'. but the boys' clothes make them look hotttttt... *drools* =b~~~~~~ uh, yeah.

and second, some inuyasha icons. i call this batch the "girls of inuyasha" batch. there's, uh... one kanna, one kagome, one sango, NO KIKYOU OMGKTHNX! and a whole bunch of kagura icons. it's not that i like her much, either... it's just that she gets the coolest backgrounds in the second movie. so yeah, lots of room for nice effects ^^ i almost made a miroku icon, though, but it came out all wrong >.< but i guess it's lucky, because it would've ruined the "girl power" theme ^^;;;

credits/resources here (hasn't been updated in a while, but i will soon! do not worry!).

RULES!_

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tooku, tooku, omoi hatenaku...Collapse )

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hagaren avalanche [18 Jul 2005|02:27am]

girls_are_weird
[ mood | sleepy ]

and in celebration of the release of HBP, i present to you... a ton hagaren icons ^^;;; (*falls down anime-style*). ok, nothing to do with harry potter at all-- but iconing hagaren was all i could do when i was waiting for the release, sooooo...

BTW, i did read HBP already. if anyone is interested in my (totally spoilerific) review, you can find it here.

these icons include manga, anime and movie, so of course there probably are some HEAVY spoilers for the end of the series, for the movie, and for the latter half of the manga, especially chapters 46 to 48. don't say i didn't warn you!

as you can see, i am an edowin shipper, so there's lots of that in this batch. also i have a weakness for human!al, he's cute ^.^ so there's a lot of him, too. you can also find ed, hughes, liza, and even some roy inside, also envy... royxai, winry, ling, scar... i think there's even one havoc icon...

credits/resources here.

RULES!_


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let"s use alchemy to celebrate parry otter day!Collapse )

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ccs + digimon + hagaren [30 Jun 2005|10:53pm]

girls_are_weird
[ mood | worried ]

ah. new fandom means new icons, of course ^.^ this time i have some digimon couples... or well, not really couples since i'm not into shounen ai and there are some icons that have two guys in them. i'd say it's more of a partnership thing. i also have some card captor sakura (i was actually going to sort my CCS images folder but guess what, i didn't >.< nooooo, ended up making icons instead!), and some of my newest fandom, fullmetal alchemist.

i just noticed most of them are rather... pink?! O_o i hope it's just a phase i'm going through...

what can you expect for the next time? some of those inuyasha icons i've been saying i would make, more hagaren because i HAVE to make something roy, something roy/riza and definitely something ed/win; aaaaand probably some gundam wing because i have to sort THAT particular pics folder, too.

inside:

_ 10 ccs (S+S)
_ 7 digimon (takari, yamasora, taisora, and also tai & yama and daisuke & ken)
_ hagaren (ed, al, winry, those three together)

credits/resources here.

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muchuu de... hayaku... kake nukete kita...Collapse )

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more eva! [13 Jun 2005|04:10pm]

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[ mood | happy ]

ok, so i raided my eva pics folder and came up with this set. really funky (for me) effects... i used the difference blend mode a lot. strange. but i kinda like the results ^^

so this whole batch is just eva icons. that's because i finally got my eva perfect collection DVDs last weekend (*does happy dance* =D) and i've been hooked since then, not to mention that listening to our lady peace just drives me to make eva icons for some reason, so i had too many eva icons and i preferred to post them by themselves instead of waiting to make more icons of other fandoms and post them all in one batch. here you have a bunch of shinji/asuka, some rei, and other minor characters like misato & kaji, hikari, touji and kaworu. anyway, i'll make more inuyasha and digimon icons soon, cuz i've still got so many caps i want to use still. so watch out for those!

credits/resources here.

RULES!_


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oh, she never cries, but i know there"s hurt inside...Collapse )

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anime mania (digimon + inuyasha + evangelion) [07 Jun 2005|01:21am]

girls_are_weird
[ mood | bored ]

ok, so i've been in an anime hype lately, as you probably know. i spent all of last thursday screencapping the fourth digimon movie (gosh, i love those graphics, i truly do), hence the digimon icons. then i spent all of last weekend screencapping the second inuyasha movie, hence the (rather sucky) inuyasha icons. and then, on saturday, my evangelion: death/rebirth & end of evangelion DVDs arrived, hence the evangelion icons. lol. you can expect move eva icons later, since i'm still waiting for my eva series DVDs to arrive (add to all that the JoA season 1 DVDs and the star wars trilogy DVDs-- yeah, i'm broke now... *sighs*). hopefully they will tomorrow! *crosses fingers* i'll probably make more inuyasha, too (better ones, this time) cuz i've got a lot of cool kagura shots that i really want to use. damn, that woman gets the most amazing backgrounds.

summarizing--

_15 digimon (japanese crests/digimentals, TYS)
_4 inuyasha (inu/kag, kagome, mir/san, that kaguya woman)
_6 eva (asuka, shinji, those two together, the misato/shinji kiss)

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i am not your doll!Collapse )

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digimon 02 + GoF [11 May 2005|06:55pm]

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[ mood | relaxed ]

ok, so here you have a bunch of digimon icons (mostly 02, or all 02, i think), since it's been my obsession lately. and since we finally have TEH TRAILER, here you have some GoF icons. sucks because i wanted to do a trio icon, but i just couldn't find the perfect pic. anyway, wasn't that trailer just awesome? oh, how long is it 'til november?

credits/resources here.

RULES!_


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difficult times lay ahead, harry...Collapse )






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RK + HP + lost [13 Apr 2005|05:33pm]

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[ mood | tired ]

[[x-posted EVERYWHERE!!]] sorry if it bothers you.

see? i told you RK icons would be coming soon. i wanted to do more, especially more sano & enishi because they're the coolest, but if i started making icons out of every sano or enishi image i have, i would never finish this batch. turns out that i don't have many good misao or saitoh pics, too. and i don't have ANY good yahiko pics. that sucks big time.

i quite like the RK batch, i think they're my best work so far (excluding one very simple, incredibly silly icon-- you'll know which one it is). the HP and lost ones are kinda forced, but i hope you like them anyway. and also, i have for you guys a wallpaper i made using amandagrazini's awesome fanart. GO NOW! SEE THE REST OF HER ART AT HER DEVART GALLERY AND POTTER SHOES!! the topic of the wallpaper is the GoF movie and i'm sure you guys will like it.

anyway, here you go:

_6 HP (H, H & R) + 1 wallpaper
_3 lost (boone... *cries*)
_30 RK (all charas, basically)

credits/resources here.

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CCS + GoF [03 Apr 2005|10:01pm]

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[ mood | ecstatic ]

new batch! given my recent obsession with card captor sakura (again... i go through these things by periods), it's no surprise that i come here now with a batch of CCS icons. i quite like these, in fact. as now i moved to my rurouni kenshin obsession period, you can probably expect RK icons in the near future.

and as we got some new GoF pics, here are four GoF icons. they're kind of sucky, but what makes them sucky is the text. actually, i quite like the coloring & effects on them, so they're not that bad, really.

credits/resources here.

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pimping... [25 Mar 2005|12:45am]

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not sure why i'm spamming my own graphix journal, but guys, i just created a new community for anime icons. so, those who are fans please check out good_animeicons! ^_^
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brush set 01-- text [20 Mar 2005|06:06pm]

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[ mood | apathetic ]

hey everyone! this is my first set of brushes, basically a text set, made in PS7, with an image pack also available for download if you don't use that program or previous versions. all of these i've used in my icons, so i know they do look ok ^^ they're pretty small, because it generally annoys me that other text brushes cover the entire icon, since they're 100x100 (not that they're not good, they're great & i love them and their makers, but it's a drag having to resize them). i've used others' brushes in these too, and you can find the makers in my resources. credit is not necessary, though it would be nice. please comment if you're taking them!



right click > save as: PS7 .abr // image pack .zip
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when she says MULTI-fandom, she DOES mean MULTI-fandom... [17 Mar 2005|09:14pm]

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[ mood | silly ]

hey all! this is a huge batch, or well, huge for my standards. it's a long story.

but i'll tell you guys anyway =P

see, i don't even know what lost is all about. i mean, i know their plane crashed and they're lost or whatever, but i only watch the series like once a month (when i can get home early on wednesdays), so i'm pretty lost when it comes to that series, pardon the sucky pun. still, i think i'm freakin' in love with boone, so here you have a good-sized batch of lost icons, mostly of him, but some of the others are there too.

and the rest is because of me having a lousy spring break ^^;;; lol. i had to stay in town for the break, so the only thing me and my roommates had to do was get a blockbuster movie pass and watch movies every single day for a week. my bum still hurts from sitting in the couch for so long. i saw many movies and loved some of them, so here you have icons. apologies for not making any PotC icons, i saw that movie like 4 times just during the break, but i haven't had time to download pics. those will come in the next batch, whenever that is.

so, in conclusion, here you have:

_19 lost (boone, claire, jack, kate)
_7 bend it like beckham (& parminder nagra)
_5 dirty dancing: havana nights (& diego luna)
_7 girl next door (& elisha cuthbert)
_6 king arthur
_6 the prince & me

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MULTI-fandom gets a whole new meaning...Collapse )

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