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#1 vinewood


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:49 AM


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+there are no { strings } on me


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#2 hashtagponcho


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Posted 15 January 2012 - 07:01 PM

this is gorgeous
i've put it into my inspiration folder

and the two icon sets you have

your downfall is your filtering, it's way overpowering. All of my favourite pieces of yours are wonderfully coloured without the topaz, so bear that in mind. You have such subtle beautiful colouring, and topaz simply isnt needed to make your work stand out.

You've made such vast improvements. Good luck.

<3 Keeley

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#3 ellcrys.


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Posted 24 January 2012 - 12:56 AM

Hello Lindsey, Jacinta here (finally!!!!) with your requested crit!

So you said you're never entirely thrilled with your icons and you aren't sure why? Honestly, from the two sets I can see here that they are fine, beautiful in fact, your icons make me super jealous because I used to be able to icon so well, now I fail so hard, so kudos to you on that!

You're pretty well on your way to junior and I would hope to see your name on the promotion list in the very near future. You have great focal point and composition skills, keep doing what you're doing because it's excellent! One thing, as Keeley pointed out, I'd watch the use of topaz, it distorts graphics if too much is used, and when filtering I think the key is moderation, and erasing over people's faces wink.gif

I hope I was somewhat helpful, I couldn't find a lot to critique, you're just too good. Good luck for next month's promos smile.gif

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#4 &themoon


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:23 AM

I absolutely loveeee your gallery.
You have such fabulous colouring.
And I just want to steal all your icons and I lovee the Sherlock Homles ness of the graphics, too.
Ugh. And your composition, too. How do you ahhhh.
Make more and more and more and moreeeeee.

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#5 enchantedx



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Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:18 PM

Wow I really hope that you'll get to be a junior. You deserve it much more than I'll ever get xD
I'm so jealous of your colouring skills, they're so AWESOME.
Your icons are really good and I really do love your banners, and ahhh I love everything in here <3
Please do more and show more of your stuff. I can't wait to see more.
Btw, I also wish I could live in London. Never visited it even though I'm from Sweden. California must be cool- well I used to read the Sweet Valley High series and it seemed cool then XD

I shall be stalking this gallery :D

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#6 helios


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:29 AM

omg dude your colouringggg ♥ :drop: anwayyyyy i've congratulated you once but here it is again:


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#7 ellcrys.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:32 AM

You made junior Lindsey! Congrats girl, you deserve it so much <3 Enjoy your junior blue, ehehe :)

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#8 enchantedx



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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:44 AM

congrats on being a junior, enjoy it, very deserved :)

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#9 azimuth


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:33 AM

Congrats on the promotion Lindsey! I simply adore your work; it's stunning! :wub:

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#10 moony


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:36 AM

Congratulations Lindsey! You really deserve this- enjoy your junior blue! :D



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#11 crimson.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:45 AM

Congrats Lindsey! Enjoy your new blue! :D
Your colouring is beautiful! I love everything about this - the composition, colouring, text.
Keep it up, I look forward to seeing more! ^_^


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#12 atė!


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:51 AM

Congratulations on the promo, Lindsey!
You really do deserve it :wub:
Everything's so pretty here :laugh:

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#13 &themoon


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 12:51 PM

Congrats, Lindsey!
I really love your stuff and it's great to see you in such a pretty blue~

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#14 (sol)


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:27 AM

Congrats on your promo & enjoy your new shade of blue! ^_^

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#15 Emccentric


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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:57 AM

Oh my God.
Like, FINALLY! I want to eat this. It's that good. In fact, you know what, I just want to go Pac-Man and munch munch munch away on this gallery and everything and you're Junior now which is, like, FINALLY! Everything is so soft and bold at the same time and the TARDIS cannot handle the paradox holy munchkins it's exploding!
In the end, I can only offer you a trinket for the promotion because the mind is at a loss. (:

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#16 ledgerlover



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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:00 PM

i am making this face for exactly three reasons: 1. why. in pluperfect hell. did i wait this long to post. 2. sherlock holmes icons which i will elaborate on further in a moment. 3. LOLOL ARE YOU KIDDING ME HOW IS THIS YOUR GALLERY WHY ARE YOU THIS GOOD HOW ARE YOU THIS GOOD I AM ACTUALLY JEALOUS. mostly for coloring and composition reasons. filter reasons as well because man a lot of people overdo it so i'm pretty against filters as it is but you just make it look really nice, i think. um, i really admire the sherlock holmes icons. and i'm horribly picky about icons. i don't just like any old icons. these are fabulous. and you've managed to color them with nice colorings, which is something i have literally never been able to do with those caps. granted you have photoshop and ~selective coloring~ and all which gives you an advantage but please who even uses that so. why and how and help me, i'm dying. your banners are phenomenal. they're so elegant looking, really. and you haven't abandoned your old style and settled for the newer trends which a lot of people tend to do. well i mean i've always loved your banners, you know that, but i think that the ones you have now really showcase how your composition has improved. and i love the chapter image :3 that song that songggg! cries. also the entire chapter image just really reminds me of you, which obviously it was supposed to do because of the challenge but i think that's what makes it so wonderful. i can't talk much about your blends because i am super jelly of them but uh the michael fassbender one pretty much makes me want to die because the composition and there's hardly any negative space and it just works so well ugh everything that i can't do in one place thx for destroying my nonexistent self-esteem i mean rly. i'll be taking this to court ok see you then!!!!!11!!!!!1 i think your strong points are definitely signatures and banners. not to say that your other areas aren't strong areas as well but i just i mean your signatures are flawless, especially the first three (also i'm saying this for selfish reasons because i love jean dujardin so much but). in sum: YOU'RE TACKY AND I HATE YOU. (this is a direct quote from school of rock and was meant to provide comic relief and in no way shape or form does this six word sentence correlate to my actual feelings for you. i'm sure the gif posted below will be a more accurate representation.)

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#17 hip cat

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 02:58 PM

i seriously wish i could use stock as well as you do. congrats on the promo!
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#18 Lady Plantagenet

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:56 PM

Hey! A belated congrats on your promo!!!! I'm so happy for you!!! That Junior promo is so special, so enjoy it! :D

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