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zhiole
30 January 2011 @ 02:07 pm
Hi!

I know, I know. I've been gone a very long time. BUT I have finally been able to find/'re-discover' most of my icons within my old pc folders, now I only need to find a file-uploading service and a list of my sources which I will either include directly into the .zip-file or post with the link to the uploaded .zip-file, which will take some time, since I think naming your sources is very important.

So far, life is stressy as heck. A lot has changed since I was active and making icons here on LJ, which was about two to three years ago already X_x Less time for everything leisure-related, and a lot of other things to look after as well. I try to get things done in my life, but it is a lot.

After my pc has crashed multiple times, I do not have my photoshop installed at the moment, and I need to search my old files to get my old bases and techniques back. So, I don't know if I'll get into icon-making again anytime soon, but maybe when I have a break or holidays...I still have some un-posted stuff from '08 and '09, since I didn't spend any time doing icons in '10. I know, it sounds ANCIENT, but they were mostly stock and I never went 100% with the 'trends' in icon-making, so they should do still.

As already said, finding back to LJ is quite difficult for me, as the other things in my life eat up a lot of my time, and the whole upload-copy-url-post-format-design-post-to-communities-etc would test my patience I'm afraid XD

So far from me, I really hope that sometime in this life, I will find the time and patience to come back and get this journal going again. Or to make a new one and start over.

I wish you the best for the 'new' year, have a lot of fun and do your best,
Zhiole
 
 
zhiole
08 August 2010 @ 02:10 pm
Hi,

okay, seriosly, it is ridiculous how much I try to return to LJ and making icons, and how everything and it's mother get in the way X__x Or how I seem to be forgetting it or being completely uninspired, icon-wise.

I have decided against uploading all of my icons again. Instead, I will most probably either make one big zip-/raw-file with all icons I ever made in it, or multiple smaller raws/zips so that everyone can download the pack that they are interested in. Or both. I don't know yet. XD

I also think I will not continue in this journal and start an icon community for my work, but I am not so sure yet...we'll see.

My other ''accounts'' also need some polishing and care, and I am intend giving it to them. Will take some time, though...

That's it for now, I hope it works this time...man, I also haven't updated my Deviantart account in, like, forever. X_x Gotta change that.

Zhio

PS.: By the way, the Tags could need an update as well...oh my...so much stuff to do... X_x
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zhiole
28 December 2009 @ 11:32 am
Hi everyone!

I just noticed that my icons look kinda crappy. Not in aspects of composition, but the image-quality basically sucks. I compared one stock icon and the version I use as a usericon for myself - the quality-difference is quite...viewable. The ones that I uploaded on photobucket/as stockicons have a really, really bad quality, while those that I still use as userpics look fine.

Someone here who knows what happened? Did I miss something?
 
 
zhiole
28 December 2009 @ 11:05 am
Hi guys!

Sorry I was absent for such a long time. Real Life, lots of changes, new interests and challenges etc. kept me away. I feel quite uncreative at the moment somehow, somewhat blocked and stuck. I cannot really explain why. I start working on something but cannot finish it, don't want to post it etc. Really strange.

I think that will change, though, as will this journal. I want to make some changes here, too, but it will take a while - I would love to use a new layout, different colours etc., let's see if I find the time and the motivation. I should also update my tags etc.

I have some plans for the future, but, as I said, I don't know how safe it is to say that I will do this or that. I will let life surprise me. ;)

Hope you all had a nice Christmas, with lots of presents, nice people and tasty meals. I can't wait for 2010 to come now. ^^

Best wishes and the best of luck,

Zhio
 
 
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zhiole
Hey guys!

After my last post was such a big (and unexpected) success (I still have to answer all the comments! XD), I decided to take some time and upload another batch that I created in 2008. Or, to be more precise, it were two batches actually, but they were so small that I decided to combine them. :) I hope you guys like those. Enjoy. ;)

Note: The technique I mostly used in this batch has already been the 'main technique' in an earlier post. When I created the batches, I wanted to play with a few textures I made and with the technique, to find out what I could do with it. So, feedback is very appreciated... ;P

Note 2: My browser just decided he didn't want to work anymore. But both the browser as well as LJ did a great, almost perfect job in restoring the post. :D I only had to choose the userpic and the mood anew! I <3 LJ! :D


Rules:
-Credit me
-No editing.
-No hotlinking.
-Requests, Questions, Suggestions, feedback, comments and such are always welcome!
-If you want to, feel free to friend me, to keep up with my work. You don't need to ask for permission, although a small comment would be nice. If you want to be friended back, just ask me to do so.

Overview:
Krabat - 8 icons
Fashion & Model - 4 icons
Stock - 15 icons
= 27 icons

Teaser:
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zhiole
Hey everyone!

Wow, seems like I've more time than I thought, and of course I'm gonna use this to my advantage - by posting another batch of icons. :) I also think I'll change my journal-style quite soon, but still have no idea how and which style would be best. Could happen that I must experiment quite a lot, I suppose, but maybe that will be more fun than work. And hey: The outcome is important! :)

Zhiole


Rules:
-Credit me
-No editing.
-No hotlinking.
-Requests, Questions, Suggestions, feedback, comments and such are always welcome!
-If you want to, feel free to friend me, to keep up with my work. You don't need to ask for permission, although a small comment would be nice. If you want to be friended back, just ask me to do so.

Overview:
Stock: Babies - 11 icons
Stock: Cats - 4 icons
Stock: Hamster - 2 icons
= 17 icons

Teaser:
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zhiole
Hi guys! :)

Back again! XP Seems like RL really eats up most of my time, so I'm sorry for not being here for so long. Again. X_x But what can I do? I think I will have more time for online stuff very soon, at least I hope so, but until then, I cannot say how many and when I might upload new icons. I have tons of icons from 2008 that I haven't posted yet, though, and I though I'd upload a few.

If Photobucket lets me. Seriously? I don't get it the way it is now. Confusing. How am I supposed to copy the HTML into here?! It costs so much time, and if I try to make it a little quicker, it won't copy-and-paste anymore. Maybe I just need a little practice, at least I hope so, otherwise I'd have to switch to somewhere else to upload my stuff.

Oh, I also might change the layout, theme etc. soon. Spring is coming closer and closer, so I should, like, make it a 'new beginning' also on LJ. Something fresh and exciting, or I'll try to create an own theme and layout, but I think I don't have enough skills in that area. But who knows? ;)

Anyway: I hope you'll enjoy the icons/the batch. Have lots of fun with the icons,

Zhiole


Rules:
-Credit me
-No editing.
-No hotlinking.
-Requests, Questions, Suggestions, feedback, comments and such are always welcome!
-If you want to, feel free to friend me, to keep up with my work. You don't need to ask for permission, although a small comment would be nice. If you want to be friended back, just ask me to do so.

Overview:
Clive Owen (actor) – 2 icons
David Tennant (actor) – 3 icons
Doctor Who (TV Series) – 2 icons
Ioan Gruffudd (actor) – 2 icons
Kate Winslet (actress) – 1 icon
King Arthur (movie) – 5 icons
Very Annie Mary (movie) – 2 icons
Wentworth Miller (actor) – 1 icon
= 18 icons

Teaser:
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zhiole
06 October 2008 @ 09:00 pm
Hi!

Man, I'll be so happy when the holidays finally start. I cannot believe how exhausting everything is right now: I seem to transform into an semi-insomniac, my hardest test is yet to come and everyone's going sort of...crazy at the moment. But hey, at least the end isn't that far away anymore and I finally have some time for myself again.

To 'celebrate' this fact, I created a batch of 20 Stock icons with the same coloring-technique from the Narnia-Icons I posted some time ago. The 'big' post that I'm working at right now - with the coloring-technique I like so much and haven't shown of here yet - will be ready soon, I think. I'm still trying to add some nice icons and fandoms.

Anyway, here's the new post. Enjoy the icons and have some fun. ^^

Rules:
-Credit me
-No editing.
-No hotlinking.
-Requests, Questions, Suggestions, feedback, comments and such are always welcome!
-If you want to, feel free to friend me, to keep up with my work. You don't need to ask for permission, although a small comment would be nice. If you want to be friended back, just ask me to do so.

Overview:
20 Stock Icons

Teaser:
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ATTENTION! THE CONTENT OF ONE OF THE ICONS MAY BE CONSIDERED INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN, SINCE IT SHOWS A VERY, VERY MILD FORM OF ARTISTIC NUDITY (FEMALE UPPER BODY)! THOSE OF YOU WHO MIGHT FEEL OFFENDED BY SUCH CONTENT SHOULD HIT THE ''BACK''-BUTTON!

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zhiole
28 September 2008 @ 11:17 am
Hi everyone!

I'm having quite a lot of tests at the moment and am too busy to make as many icons as I would like to. Still, I have found some time a while ago and made this little bunch of icons. The technique is almost ancient, in my opinion, but it seems to be almost forgotten at the moment. I though I'd bring it up again and find out what people think about it...


Rules:
-Credit me
-No editing.
-No hotlinking.
-Requests, Questions, Suggestions, feedback, comments and such are always welcome!
-If you want to, feel free to friend me, to keep up with my work. You don't need to ask for permission, although a small comment would be nice. If you want to be friended back, just ask me to do so.

Overview:
Fashion and Model - 11 icons
Stock - 6 icons
= 17 icons

Teaser:
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ENJOY!


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zhiole
Hi everyone!

I'm currently discovering coloring-technique after coloring-technique...it's a new one almost every day at the moment! I found one yesterday, but haven't completed the batch just yet - the technique is just too good (in my opinion :P) for a batch of less than 50 icons.

So, after I 'found' a(nother) coloring technique today, I decided to make a 'small' batch of 24 icons, and since I have the intention to watch the movie soon, I made some Narnia icons.

Rules:
-Credit me
-No editing.
-No hotlinking.
-Requests, Questions, Suggestions, feedback, comments and such are always welcome!
-If you want to, feel free to friend me, to keep up with my work. You don't need to ask for permission, although a small comment would be nice. If you want to be friended back, just ask me to do so.

Overview:
Prince Caspian X - 7 icons
Edmund&Peter - 2 icons
Peter Pevensie - 15 icons
= 24 Narnia icons

Teaser:
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ENJOY!


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