art // the soldier

new icon journal

Just in case there's anyone still hanging around here that hasn't picked up the news yet, I have moved over to theoldvicarage - all my icons and other graphics will be posted there from now on. It's a friends only journal however so you will need to comment on the first post on there to be added. Thank you! xxx
art // the soldier

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

I guess this may seem like it's coming entirely out of the blue although it's not. I've been toying with the idea for a few weeks and I decided yesterday to take the plunge. But I fell asleep because that's what I seem to do a lot. Anyway, here's the plan - I'm going to merge starleticons_ and _sentimentality with my personal journal so that everything is in the same place. All you'll need to do is add me there, simple. I will keep my personal entries friends only so you won't get them on your friends list unless I friend you back which I won't do unless you ask me to. All graphics posts will be public so they'll appear on the friends list of everyone who has added me whether I've added them back or not.

I know it may seem like a nuisance to be doing this but I really need to. I have so much clutter and I just need everything kept in one place. It will make everything a whole lot simpler and, where I am at the moment, I just need everything to be nice and simple. I hope this doesn't cause any inconveniences. Oh, and if my affiliates could kindly link to parisianpierrot from now on, I'd be very happy. It doesn't really matter of course as this post will be up from here on in so people directed here will move straight there, but it will be appreciated.

The icons will stay up here of course. They'll be just.. here. For people to look at =) And I will be adding the rest of the icon requests to the comments on the previous post. But everything else will be posted at parisianpierrot from now on.
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    nervous nervous
art // the soldier

Requests

I'm quite bored, wanting to make icons but I'm bored with all my pictures. So I have decided to open up another requests post! If you want me to accept your request, you have to follow the rules. Hee, I am strict. Sort of.

Your request must include:

- the URL of the picture you want. No actual images, just the URL.

- any text you wish to use. Please don't have any sequences that are too long, it makes my brain hurt. I'm useless with text.

- any specifics. Particular style I've used in the past? Particular colours? brushes? anything?


I'd rather not make icons with anything that may be seen as offensive on or anything. I just don't feel comfortable with it. I suppose you can say I have the right to turn anything down. Which I do.

ETA: No new requests please! I've suddenly found myself quite busy and with little muse. This always happens at the most inopportune moments.
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Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor & Hedy Lamarr

Set number two. I lost my icon muse eventually which is why I am posting them now rather than making another Hedy icon and posting them later. Not entirely sure which set is coming next but I promise it'll be nice. Although perhaps not over the next few days, I'm quite exhausted when it comes to icons.

Rules: If you're taking icons, you must comment and credit. Comments are nice anyway. Don't hotlink, please. And don't customise anything.


Teasers:

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    tired tired
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Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich and Jean Harlow

I want to do a series of icons featuring lots of different classic actresses, some of which I've never iconed before. First lot: Carole Lombard, Marlene Dietrich and Jean Harlow, three lovely ladies of the 1930s. If anyone has any specific suggestions for future posts, let me know. I have ideas for two sets but I'm open to more.

Rules: Remember to credit and comment if you take anything, don't hotlink or customise a thing. Thanks!

Teasers:

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  • Current Music
    The Andrews Sisters - Chattanooga Choo Coo
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Marilyn Monroe

So here it is at last! My big Marilyn post. I've been working on them this afternoon (although not that much, I've been looking after my seven year old nephew which makes work hard) and of course for the last fortnight or so and they're finally ready for Marilyn's birthday which is today - 79 year since she was born back in 1926. Yey. The styles in here are SO mixed. I personally like the ones I made today best. The last few. So yes. I hope you enjoy them. Oh and there are... 46 I think.

Remember to credit and comment, don't hotlink AT ALL and don't customise. Thanks!

Teasers:



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ETA: Looks like my Photobucket is back up! Yey!
  • Current Music
    Bing Crosby - Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?
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Gigi

Well well well, I've been making my Marilyn icons ever since I posted the Audrey batch so I decided to have a day off. What do I do? I make icons of course ;) But this time they're of Gigi which is sort of my happy movie, the film I watch when I'm down. It's just such a lovely, charming film and the costumes and sets are gorgeous (designed by Cecil Beaton whom I adore). Anyway, these are pretty simple because my creative energy is missing (actually, I haven't had any for a few weeks, my Marilyn icons stink) but I'm sure you'll cope. There are one or two that I quite like and might even use at some point in the future. How shocking.

Usual rules apply: You must comment and credit if you take anything and comments even if you don't are very much appreciate. Please please please please please don't hotlink (I need to get all those old posts sorted out, I haven't had the energy lately) and don't customise a thing.

Teasers:

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    tired tired
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My Photobucket's bandwidth has just exceeded. Literally just now. So my icons are going to be down until I can get them a new home which may take a while.

But the main thing I want to say is this - it looks like they're down due to hotlinkers. Comparing the stats and all that. My account is relatively new, it was only created at the beginning of March, and I used other accounts for a lot longer than this without the bandwidth exceeding. Almost all of my non-icon pictures are uploaded onto other servers because I want to save the bandwidth and whatnot. So I really can't see how it can be possible for it to be any other way. The amount of hits I've received are phenomenal.

So yes, I just want to remind everyone not to hotlink ever. Not from me, not from anyone else. I'm glad that I'm not paying for this bandwidth or I'd be losing money. Everyone who does is spoiling it for other people. People can't see my icons and the hotlinkers obviously can't as well. So yes, I'm pretty annoyed.