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206. Sixteen Icons

I haven't done anything like a 20in20 in SUCH a long time, but between this theme, the beautiful insp post, and rewatching Bridgerton, I actually managed to crack out a whole 16-icon set! They are all fairly simple in terms of composition/lighting/colouring, partly because I wanted to focus on the cropping element for the theme, but also because I'm quite rusty at iconning in general and trying to do lots of things in one icon seems like a mammoth task at the moment. Still, hope you like! All screencaps used in this post can be found here, or click on the icon for that screencap.

Bridgerton [16]

Includes entry for somein30 R11 (Cropping)



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205. Twenty Icons

Goodness me is this post overdue. There are some icons from way back in May here, as well as some I only made yesterday. Oops.
By the way, all screencaps used in this post can be found here.

[Films [7]]Films [7]
Disney (Frozen II, Luca) [5]
Marvel (Black Panther, Wonder Woman) [2]


[Television [10]]Television [10]
The 100 [1]
Bridgerton [6]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine [1]
The Good Place [1]
Once Upon a Time [1]


Alternates [3]

[Includes entries for...]Includes entries for bestof_icons 2020 Remakes (contd.), color_inspired C230 (Summer in London), capicontest C129 (Pride) & movieslims R36 (Luca & Mean Girls)



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204. Tutorial #20 - How to Create Text Along a Path in GIMP



Tutorial: How to create text along a path in GIMP
Version / Transferability: I am currently using GIMP 2.10.22 but this should be transferable to other versions of GIMP.
Prior knowledge required: This tutorial assumes you know how to create new layers, create basic text, change active foreground colour, change active layer, turn off layer visibility.
References: I used this tutorial to learn how to do this process, so it forms the basis of this tutorial.

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203. Thirty-Five Icons

Had a bit of a surge in icon-making in March after I finally figured out how to warp text in GIMP!!! I entered a number of challenges and battles so most, if not all, of these have been posted elsewhere before, but here's my wrap-up from March all together.

[Films [7]]Films [7]
The Legend of Zorro [1]
Persuasion (2007) [1]
The Ruby in the Smoke [1]
The Sound of Music [1]
Stardust [3]


[Television [24]]Television [28]
Bridgerton [10]
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel [4]
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries [1]
North & South (2004) [3]
Outlander [1]
Timeless [5]


Stock [4]

[Includes entries for...]Includes entries for capicontest C121 (Two Fonts), elitesimplicity C286 (Never Iconed Before), stocklove_ic C17 (Wild and Free), perioddrama_ic C40 (Girl Power), itsabattlefield Big Battle 20 (Favourite Period Drama Male Characters), color_inspired C223 (Raspberry Reveillez) & itsabattlefield Small Battle 43 (Odd Cropping)



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202. Twenty-Eight Icons

First post of 2021 with icons from January and February. I tried and failed miserably at switching over to PhotoShop, but I did update the version of GIMP I use from 2.8.6 to 2.10.22 at the start of February, so I've had to adjust to things being slightly different to what I am expecting! Don't think I'll be trying PS again for a while, I'm just too set in my ways and it was way too different!

[Films [7]]Films [7]
Disney (Brave) [4]
MCU (Wonder Woman 1984) [1]
Narnia [1]
The Phantom of the Opera [1]


[Television [17]]Television [17]
Anne With An E [5]
Bridgerton [2]
The Good Place [1]
Jane the Virgin [4]
Merlin [1]
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries [2]
Timeless [2]


Stock [4]

[Includes entries for...]Includes entries for stocklove_ic C11 (Winter Wonderland), elitesimplicity C281 (Too Soon), capicontest C117 (The Great Outdoors), bestof_icons Remakes 2020, capicontest C118 (Heather and Moss), capicontest C119 (Painted), elitesimplicity C284 (Hairporn) & perioddrama_ic C39 (Animated)



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201. Best Icon(s) of 2020

The results of bestof_icons 2020 came back, and my best icon of 2020 was...


The rest of my top 13 were:




So it turns out green was a popular choice in my icons last year, which I guess makes sense as it's probably my favourite colour and I really enjoy making icons using it, which probably shows! I'm also really pleased to see some of my attempts at more complex compositions show up here as I've been trying to really focus on that lately. My 'best' icon wasn't necessarily my favourite, but it does have some different colouring and textures in it that I was trying out, so it's nice to see that experimentation pays off!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote! Take a look at everyone's best icon of 2020 by clicking the banner below!


My winning icons to date:
2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020