05 August 2012 @ 03:10 pm
Hey guys,

I know I fell off the face of the earth - I'm alive and well, but I currently have no intention to return to the world of icons. As such, now that the time to renew the domain name and hosting has come up, I can no longer justify the costs. The person providing hosting is a family friend and may be able to extend it for another month - instead of it being a year or nothing - but that remains to be seen.

Those designers who are using my domain for their hosting needs have already been alerted, so this is for the members: if you have the need for any icons or bases of mine, ladytalon's, feathered's or any other maker whose icons are hosted at upon-tiptoe.net, now is your chance to save them.

I will be putting my folders onto my external hard drive, so if you ABSOLUTELY NEED a certain base or icon after they're no longer available, you can send me a PM on LJ with information on what and I'll upload it for you. Just keep in mind that I no longer get any email alerts from LJ (though I'll enable them on this post for a time) and check my messages sporadically.

I hope all of you are doing well - thank you, one and all, for participating in the great ride that was my icon-and-base-making career. I had a great deal of fun making icons and bases for you, reading and replying to comments, having hundreds of polls and suggestion posts, and oh, the memes! The community itself will stay up, so you will still see new posts. However, this is where I bid you all farewell.

PS: OI was created over eight years ago. Yes, you read that right - EIGHT YEARS. Granted, I haven't been active steadily that entire time, but you guys were a big part of my life for a good number of years. :)

EDIT: It's confirmed, everyone has until the 21st of September to save whatever they want.
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03 August 2012 @ 12:37 am
1 - [original post] Winchesters in Joshua"s garden 16 - [June 2012] muted colors + text with drop shadows 2 - [original post] Cas + duplication + rotation
28 Supernatural

This set is for round 12 at inspired20in20, which honored the development of the icon community over the past year.  It also includes some icons made for the last round at turbo_rumble.

Are you under the impression that family"s supposed to make you feel good? Make you an apple pie, maybe? They"re supposed to make you miserable! That"s why they"re family.Collapse )
27 June 2012 @ 01:39 am
inspired20in20 round 11: #22 inspired20in20 round 11: #02 inspired20in20 round 11: #18
27 The Avengers

It feels as if I have been working on this set for ages.  After my last batch for inspired20in20, I wanted to change things up a bit with my style, so that's largely what this batch is.  About the only thing I didn't consciously try to do differently was back off on the textures, which is probably good because half of this batch was inspired by them, haha.  I'd really appreciate it if you'd tell me which styles, etc. are working and which are not so I can figure out where to steer my icons going forward from here.

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14 June 2012 @ 11:24 pm

7 Doctor Who, 15 Whedon (Dollhouse, DHSAB, Firefly),
17 Supernatural, 6 misc TV

This is a random dump of things I have made for various challenges (at wonderous_stuff, supernatu_elite, and firefly_rumble) or just because I was bored over the past who knows how many months. As always, I welcome comments and critique on my work. Thanks!

The Active is the truest soul among usCollapse )
23 May 2012 @ 05:22 pm
i2.10.08_tex=innocent_lexys+brucksi+3psy+fancifull_erzsebet+!midnight_road i2.10.06_tex=innocent_lexys+glimmerless+erniemay+darinkabranco+alexya_mrs_ross i2.10.18_tex=jyuufish+fancifull
LotR, Thor, Firefly, Merlin (BBC), LotS, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Stock

This is my set for round 10 at [info]inspired20in20. I was really inspired by all the lovely caps provided by our participants, so I used them for all 20 icons instead of the required 10.  This is the first set I've done in aaaages, it feels like, and I feel like I'm kind of falling into a rut here.  I really appreciate concrit and suggestions on my work.

What is picturesque?Collapse )
29 March 2012 @ 04:57 pm

25 Sherlock (BBC)

This set was made for Round 08 (Warm and Cool) at [info]inspired20in20, so I tried to make a variety of icons across the spectrum. Though I originally planned to work with the whole show, the first few icons I made all featured Irene Adler...so I decided to work only with "A Scandal in Belgravia" for the time being.  As usual, I appreciate whatever concrit you may have.  

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04 January 2012 @ 09:56 pm

5 Alice in Wonderland, 2 Dollhouse, 2 Doctor Horrible, 20 Supernatural, 2 Sweeney Todd, 2 The Dark Knight, 10 stock

Happy 2012, everyone!  This post has a variety of icons I made last year but never got around to sharing.  These are mostly things I've made for random challenges—landofart, supernatu_elite, therainbowtree, and welovestock among them. 

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21 December 2011 @ 12:30 am
I think the text on this one mostly explains it. John"s loyalty to Sherlock is huge, and my friend and I often discuss how John is totally a "puff because he is the most loyal person ever. SERENITY! Mal"s life and livelihood, and everyone"s home. "nuff said. Everyone in Firefly is, as I said earlier, totally badass. Zoe + Jayne + guns = someone you don"t want to meet, especially if your name is Adelei Niska.
10 Sherlock (BBC) + alts, 23 Firefly/Serenity

For round 05 at inspired20in20, we made four sets of five icons that each depicted something - a character, relationship, show, etc.  I knew from the beginning that I was going to do a set on Inara Serra of Firefly, because I'd recently made some other icons of her and she is just so lovely. As I began looking through all my Firefly caps, I realized that I wanted to do a set on Firefly as a whole, as well. Then, in the middle of the month, I rewatched the first episode of Sherlock and realized that I needed to icon that show. My other two sets ended up being John Watson, because he is the most adorable badass ever, and Sherlock & John, because whether they're your OTP or your BROTP, they have a fantastic relationship.  My reasoning behind each icon is in its alt text, so hover over them if you want to read it.
And for some slight pimping,


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09 December 2011 @ 09:34 pm

13 Harry Potter, 20 assorted stock

Come join the icon praise meme!

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Drop me links to your threads so I can tell you which of your icons I like best!

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19 October 2011 @ 10:19 pm

Dollhouse [for inspired20in20]

I noticed while making this set hat when I saved icons and then viewed them in Finder, they seemed a lot less sharp than they'd looked in PS. Does anyone else see this happen with their work? Am I going mad?  Are my icons now all really blurry because I didn't go back and sharpen them?  I sort of struggle with sharpness anyhow, so anything you have to say on the matter would be appreciated (as well as general crit, of course). Thanks!

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