elli
04 June 2014 @ 11:00 am
I had this really old post written out about tv shows I'm watching. It included thoughts on Arrow and the Amricans as well as Grimm and a teaser to the new Gotham show pilot, which I think looks ace. But as so often when I got a lot on my plate I don't finish the posts even though writing it out actually makes me more productive.

So maybe I should start it again.

I'm not looking forward to Haven this year. The last season was so disappointing to me. But Longmire started again and was very interesting. I've also stopped watching Continuum after episode 3 of the current season. Does anyone recomment starting that again?

I am a bit behind on the Americans. Hopefully I will find the time to catch up on it this long weekend. I've really enjoyed Arrow and Grimm a lot this season. And currently I'm mostly watching 25, Game of Thrones and especially Orphan Black. Still my favorite. So favorite indeed that I have signed up for an icon challenge for the first time in ages. 20inspirations with OB season 2 to be exact. I will have some fun with it.

I have also created my own tumblr theme, which you can see in action on my tumblr.
 
 
elli
08 May 2013 @ 04:26 pm
I just realized that tomorrow the new Star Trek movie opens in the cinemas and I still have no plans and no time to see it. It is sad. Because initially I wanted to do a pre premiere party. With the first movie and Star Trek themed cupcakes and costume awesomeness.

But time was never on my side and I figured organizing it would be way too much of a hassle right now. But now the day has arrived and nothing. No plans. If I'm lucky I can see it next week. But then I have noone to see it with. Because I didn't make plans.

Why is it may already, where is the time?

That said, we have a pretty awesome topic at [livejournal.com profile] iconmusing. Space, the final Frontier. Just as a celebration of all things Science Fiction.
 
 
elli
17 April 2013 @ 12:29 pm

Finally finished my first 20inspirations entry. I've committed icons for the tv show Arrow. You can find them here. I quite enjoy that show for some reason.

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elli
18 February 2013 @ 11:34 am
Because I'm helping mod this communit and we could use some more activity. Join! It is very awesome.



[livejournal.com profile] iconmusing is a community geared towards keeping you inspired to make icons. feel free to visit us and contribute what inspires you!
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Secondly, I've made my own icon community, which I've posted new icons to. You should join that if you want to see new icons, textures and stuff like that. The latest post is Merlin, Homeland, the Hobbit and more. About 25 icons. Please join :)
I'm very proud of the lj style of it as well. I think it works and I hope you like it.

 
 
elli
05 November 2012 @ 12:44 pm

As a part of me iconing again, I have set up an icon journal for myself to seperate the private stuff and the icon stuff and to give the option to people to see the art only if they choose to. I’ve made a really cool CSS stylesheet for it that I’m quite proud of using Flexible Squares and then all the lj changes the friends page look crap happened and I started to think more seriously about moving it to dreamwidth completely, so I migrated the Flexible Squares to dreamwidth with a tutorial and advanced customization, which then gave me the not so brilliant idea to create a style layer on my own complete in HTML5. And thus I became a bit obsessed with it.

However even though I made progress, I’ve shelved the project for now, because I seriously lack php and perl knowledge here and the documentation is seriously lacking for me. So I’m keeping the customizations in css for now. Do any of you have knowledge of the S2 style system? Is there an idiot guide ;)

Also I’m still trying to figure out if and how I should post old content on my icon journal. Do I post all the icons, or just the ones I like best? Do I post all the masterials in an archive post? What about the artworks and the tutorials and the downloads. I have been thinking about that for a bit and cannot make a decision.

My dreamwidth already has the css stylesheet changes. What do you think?

 
 
elli
22 October 2012 @ 03:25 pm
YAY. I don't know how, but I managed to make icons for the current challenge at [livejournal.com profile] a_mused. I chose the topic "Scales of Justie":
The subject of your graphics must be Justice. This may be a character who fights for justice, a law & order/ cop & robber show or those that stand for what is right.

I made icons for Longmire, a very very cool show. I haven't seen all the episodes yet of season one, but loved what I glimpsed so far. Ratings were very good, so I bet there will be a season 2.

The icons are kind of atypical for me. Very simplistic, but not really white space icons. Mainly used textures and extensive coloring.



12 icons )
 
 
Current Music: The National - England
Current Location: at work
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
elli
21 September 2012 @ 10:46 pm
Finally done with the Hunger Games icons for a-mused. I tried to do some different things, but I'm not sure I succeded. I picked challenge number three, classic/vintage palette. This is for [livejournal.com profile] elsmoka and [livejournal.com profile] legoline.

You can find all other entries of this challenge here.



2 icons, 1 wallpaper, 1 poster )
 
 
elli
18 September 2012 @ 08:53 am
I'm going to get a haircut and color. It's not as good as when I go with [livejournal.com profile] lyxzen but it will do for now. Also I bought this awesome turquoise nail polish last week. Easy to use and I didn't make any mess applying it, but now while at work it is totally distracting to see myself type on the keyboard.

Somtime last week was the last day of filming of Merlin ever and I'm still a bit sad I didn't go one last time. Who knows, maybe there will be another season.
At [livejournal.com profile] theiconquest though, I have signed up for a merlin icon battle. 25 icons to the end of the month. It will be hard considering all the things I'm doing right now, but I'm sure you will all cheer me on a bit.

My entry for [livejournal.com profile] a_mused is progressing well. Had several awesome ideas right now. I choose to go the vintage challenge (muted colors) for Hunger Games, but have chosen to not only have vintage colors but at least partially vintage styles. I hope it works and that I find the time to do it all. I have to have a certain amount of icons (points) to post an entry and I'm not there yet. And some of the icons I made I find a bit boring. We will see. I still have 4 days until the deadline.

I'm already done with season 4 of Lost. It is kind of sad.

A lomographic preview to denmark. Thanks to everyone for the vgitfts the last few weeks <3

 
 
elli
13 August 2012 @ 11:57 am
Today is the day of an epic battle. Me against the Internet Explorer and as it looks righht now, I am winning.

I'm still hurting from the fat burner course. WTF is that.

I have watched the TV show Traveler on friday. So awesome! Wh< oh why was this canceled. Also baby Matt Bomer <3

I have finally signed up for [profile] theiconquest and I'm quite scared I won't make it. But we will see what happens. YAY icons.



The Icon Quest is a graphics-centered interactive community.
Enter challenges, make icons, earn points, become the ultimate icon maker!
Got a question? Ask it here!

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elli
12 August 2012 @ 01:49 pm
So most of this year I haven't really done a lot of creative work, but mostly administrative stuff and updating old stuff and it's been frustrating to the point where my muse is mostly gone and I feel like I don't even know how to design anymore nor have the urge to do stuff.

I'm trying to regain some of it though through icon making and graphics and simply looking at lots of stuff. So when I did the tutorial last week, [livejournal.com profile] legoline and I decided to make a tiny Amazing Spiderman icon battle.

Here is our result. And I still find it so funny, that we created similar stuff with it.

legoline by legoline by legoline by legoline
elli by elli by elli by elli
legoline by legoline by legoline by legoline
elli by elli by elli by elli


You can see [livejournal.com profile] legoline's entry here.

Credit us if you want to use them and don't hotlink please :)

ETA: for the first time, I did not create a million alternates :D
 
 
elli

--> Loki

Read more... )

ps: I'm finally done!!!! I hope you enjoy. Feedback is welcome. If you have ideas or comments or don't understand certain things, please ask.

Check out Part 1: Creating the crop.

 
 
elli
19 July 2012 @ 01:21 pm

At icon-talk, there was a huge icon battle with over 100 participants, which I also participated in making Sherlock icons. It was quite fun. You can see the Sherlock icons in all their glory here and our thread is here.

Guessing which icons I made should not be hard ;)

You can finde all the icons of the icon battle here.

 
 
elli
25 June 2012 @ 06:21 pm

Let's face it, atonement is really stunning visually. the saddest movie ever made and very very good and so very beautiful. Also the first thing I ever saw Saorse Ronan in and I think she is fantastic.

I'm lgad I'm getting back in the game a bit. It's fun. Also signed up for an icon battle. OMG. Added the Hawkeyes icon I made for lavvyan for completion.

more icons )

 
 
elli
15 June 2012 @ 03:25 pm

I've sporadically made icons in the past half year, but never enough for a set. But I'm gonna post them now. I've made better icons in the past to be honest. But I'm trying to get back into it as time permits.





This entry has got Blade Runner, Avengers, Game of Thrones, Fringe, Downton Abby and North & South. More often then not it is just one icon.



Read more... )
 
 
 
elli
29 October 2011 @ 05:41 pm

I managed!!!! some good, some not to much;) But considering the time I had it was all quite the feat ;)

Read more... )
 
 
elli
01 September 2011 @ 09:44 am
Captain America Inception Miranda Game of Thrones Game of Thrones Game of Thrones Captain America

 

Captain America ) Inception ) Game of Thrones ) Miranda ) Glee ) The Good Wife, Dr. Who )

 

Caps are from [livejournal.com profile] rawr_caps & [livejournal.com profile] enchantedfleur.

Check out a Catelyn/Ned Game of Thrones movie poster I made for [livejournal.com profile] throneland.

Rules: Credit when taking. Do not repost or copy.
 
 
elli
24 August 2011 @ 01:47 pm
Elli Elli elli elli

 

A while ago we did a throneland icon battle. The results have been posted and I've been meaning to share them in a larger icon post. However that larger icon post isn't happening right now, so I will just post the battle. I haven't made icons in ages so it was a lot of fun.

The only weird thing is that at my work monitor the quality looks abysmal. How does it look for you?

set 1 ) set 2 )

You can find all the battles here.

 
 
Current Location: at work
 
 
elli
26 April 2011 @ 12:04 pm

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elli
Lookie!!!! I've been making icons and stuff. Fun stuff!! Pets her Eames icon. Icons, icons, icons. They look so different at my work computer though.

I think my creativity is back. I'm very surely working through my todo list still and it's really getting so much better!!!!

Just yesterday, I've finally finished the design for [livejournal.com profile] legoline's website. You can check it out at her journal here. The entry is locked though. So if you're not a member of her flist you won't be able to see it. I'm very happy with the result though. And I was so concentrated I didn't even watch TV or shows or anything. I was in the zone. I haven't been in the zone in a while.

The dear JJ Abrams has been making another movie. Similar to his Cloverfield, we do not know very much about the plot. But the trailer looks amazing. I'm very much reminded of ET for some reason. and Kyle Chandler is in it. A LOT!!! Anyways, the movie is called Super 8. Check out the trailer. Use trailer 2. That is the better one.

I'm giving inkheart another chance. I'm listening to the audio-book at work right now. The thing with audiobooks is you don't skip. I'm a skip reader. I tend to run through the pages when I'm bored. And the thing is inheart is that I feal the writer is really in love with her writing. It makes it all very pretentious to me. Just get it going, is what keep thinking.

Oh and by the way, I am eagerly awaiting Games of Thrones. And they have finally have a ferature On Khal Drogo, played by Stargate Atlantis' Jason Momoa. Check it out here. All the trailers as of yet look fantastic.

Also, my whole body hurts. I think I overdid it last night with my workout.