Peter, is your social worker in that horse? (naginis) wrote in icontalking,
Peter, is your social worker in that horse?
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Secrets post

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I wish I had more friends in the icon community but there's no point in making friends with someone as boring and dull like me : C


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I'm annoyed with Adobe's current Photoshop pricing model. I don't do graphics professionally, so can't justify paying a monthly subscription fee from now till the end of time. I'm using GIMP which is free, but really miss Photoshop. And all the good tutorials are PS based, so I feel stuck in my icon making level.


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I made so few icons this year not because of real life but I was battling depression and thought everything I made was turning to crap. It's like I almost forgot how to icon and then I felt my motivation for this leave me and I kept thinking: "what's the point of this?"


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Sometimes when the most praised makers and my favorite icon make an icon I don't like, it makes me a little happy, because it shows that they are only human too.


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i want to make icons again but whenever i think about it i get flashbacks of what happened when i first started and i don't want to go through all that drama again (even though it turned out well in the end)


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There are some makers I'd like to know more than just commenting at lj occasionally. I'd love to have real time chats at skype or something, either as a group chat or individually, but I'm afraid that it would be weird to suggest :p


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I wish theseasonwheel had voting (for placings). When there's voting, it pushes me to make better things.


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I hate that I see something to improve in almost every icon.
As a beginning iconer, I was easily impressed and so many icons made me go 'WOW'. I miss that feeling of being inspired by everything and appreciating every icon I saw! My insp folder was full of icons that now look imperfect to me, but I love that I loved them at the time.
Even now with bestof_icons nominations and votings, I'd LOVE to reward things like creativity, and having a good idea in the icon, but I can't, cause there's so much that just looks 'off'. So, I'm voting for the icons where I see the most successful execution, even if it means the icon is not the maker's most creative effort. I'm honestly sorry about this! And I'm not saying my own icons are perfect either, I see flaws in them too but I try my best to fix them before posting (not always succeeding). I realize I'm part of the problem that icon makers feel a lot of pressure to keep up good standards.


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I know this sounds awful but I just don't think I'll ever improve as an iconmaker, sometimes I wonder why I just won't quit this hobby.
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  • Final secrets reminder

    The icon secrets will be posted today at 9pm gmt+1! Go here to leave some last minute secrets!

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