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#23 - multifandom icons (9)





Here's my set for the "Coordinates of Style" challenge at somein30.

Guess who's late again?

Long story short: Bad time management. I was going to do two grids, but I didn't make it in time. So unfortunately they're only 9 icons.

I chose extra hard mode ≫ x = complexity, y = contrast, z = saturation (I don't know if I did this right, but I went from the bottom left to the top right icon)

[the long story / ramblings]I loved the theme of this challenge so much that I instantly had so many ideas. Too many. So, of course I couldn't decide in time what to do. Initially I wanted to do a big rainbow, using the hue as my x axis and maybe crop closeness for the y. Or light. Or contrast. Or complexity. Or ... Basically the only thing I knew for certain was that I wanted to play with the colors. Duh. Nothing new here.

And I had just recently watched Shadow & Bone too, so I really wanted to icon it. So that was another certainty. But there were no caps at the time, so I decided to make them myself. But I didn't want to have to hunt down usable caps every time in the folder. I didn't want just to have the idea first and then find the suitable cap, I wanted also to be inspired by the caps themselves. In order to do this I knew I had to select them beforehand. So I found myself spending A LOT of time doing this instead of actually planning/starting. I wanted to do all the episodes before I started, but I underestimated my time/patience.

At one point I had to re-evaluate the situation and the time left so I decided to stop sorting (I had half of episode 6 and 7-8 to finish) and just pick from the ones I had already selected.

By now I had more or less 3/4 days left and knowing myself there was no way I could do the original plan how I wanted, but I still wanted to participate.

So I opted for a 9 icon grid. And I thought, well... since I'll do less icons I could at least add a third axis...

At this point I complicated it too much, I was too restricted and all I wanted was to just icon those beautiful caps that gave me lots of ideas that didn't necessarily fit the grid.

Here's when I toyed with the idea of a second grid, to play more with the caps. But it was unrealistic.



[Overall thoughts]Usually I love it when I have to follow a technical theme, because sometimes when I'm "free" to do what I want I'm overwhelmed with possibilities and get stuck unable to decide. But this time having the pool of usable caps ready inspired me a lot and I kind of wanted to go where the caps took me. So I found having not one but three prompts per icon a bit restrictive and not in the useful way.
Also I had a hard time trying to properly portray the range.
I hope it's a bit comprehensible at least LOL


Anyway, here they are.


[01-03]
[03-06]
[07-09]


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Tags: - 2021, - icons, tv: shadow and bone
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