Yeah, I didn't actually expect myself to make a real post either, but I suppose I have. The topic of this generally unread post is... Icon-making. For the most part. I suppose it should be expected... I have icons on the brain right now. I swear, like seven more affiliated icontests to enter so I have even a shot at ranking in FF Party. XD;
I realize nobody but Becca is going to end up seeing this, as she is currently my only friend... Not complaining, though. I've seen upside-down water buckets fuller than my journal. rofl. Yes, horrible comparison. Moving on.
I actually adore icon-making. It's so... fun. So creative. There's pretty much no end to what you can do with that 100x100 slice of computer screen. Now, with that being said, there is a very distinct end to what you can do and have it be liked. It may be because I've not been icon-ing long, but that distinction seems to be way over my head. I can make an icon that I'm super-omega proud of, and it gets somewhere around last place.
Now, I've been told my icons are pretty good. So I'm not going on and on about 'wahhh, I suxxorz DD:' or anything like that. I just see the people who win every single contest, the ones whose icons everyone goes head-over-heels for, and I wonder what I'm missing.
I'm just wondering... What is the difference between pretty good and contest-winning icon-maker-flooring amazing-to-no-end? And how do I achieve that?
I'm working on it... I guess that's the best I can do, for now.