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When I saw this challenge I was super excited about it...and it lasted for an hour, as I dug through my old icons, and I realized that my "style" didn't really evolve. I'm a simple gal, I don't do much of crazy icons, but here, and there I tried a few techniques/trends (and no, I'm not talking about my very sad time of "it's not an inspiration it's a rip-off" fuck-up :D). Also unfortunately there was the whole tinypic/photobucket period of time, so there is a big gap between 2007, when I started this whole journey, to 2013 when I started my icon community, and posted (and saved) my icons on a more friendly sites.
So...2007, what a time? Honestly, what a time, as I don't remember a thing :) As for my icons, it all started with a lot of celebrity icons, and selective colors play. It was the muddy/gray-ish coloring, and un-inspirational crops. It lasted for a long time, so all the lost icons were as boring as my first attempt at this.
2013 - For me negative space was discovered, and I milked it to the poin of no return (let's be honest...I still do). But then I did it with a little twist, I loved that floating in the air/center crop.
2013/14 - The INTRO font entered my life, and I put it everywhere. I'm horrible at text in icons, so my idea of text was one word (sometimes it was a short sentence), multiplied, and placed as a background. So creative, right? Also those years, I think Once Upon A Time was my most iconned show. Loved it so much (I think I stopped watching at the end of season 5, because I was just a bit bored with it, and they went in a direction that I was not happy with).
2015 - I fell in love with the fake painting clothes, and faces - to enhance all the features, the yellow blonde hair, and rosy cheeks. It was an odd trend. Also I was accepted to the Vampire Diaries elite challenge, so I made a lot of tVD icons back then.
2015-2016 - I obsessed over Constantine (I still do, especially about the fact that there should be second season), and I put fire on everything, especially poor John :) And in the same year I...finally watched LOST (the whole thing), and made a lot of icons from the show. Also making everything blurry for some reason. That was my iconning style back then.
2016 - Arrow was, as a tv series with superheroes, my favorite of all time, so there are a lot of icons. But from 2016, I think I started obsessing over it in icons. As for my trendy style, back then it was a dramatic, and heavy light, even better when vibrant.
2017 - I tried with the gray and flat icons, but I never quite got that look (tturners, was a master for me). Also still on the Arrow train, especially with the huge battle that neatmonster organized, where we iconned 6 seasons of it (Go check it out HERE, and HERE).
2019 - It was a sad year for my iconning. I made 3 posts, and I think 90% of those were Celebrities. I went back to my favorite style - close crop.
2020 - This was a year! Horrible for the mankind, but pretty good for icon makers - as during lockdown, a lot of us came back, and made icons! As for me, I discovered my passion for gritty and grungy look, and my latest obsession became Banshee.
That's all folks. The sad tale of my 13 years here, with ups and downs, hoping for the inspiration to still be here for some time.
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