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10 October 2006 @ 05:25 am
#16: Hugh Jackman (18)  
I have never felt more shallow in my life. On the plus side, I'm over my sudden want to make Hugh Jackman stuff, so it'll be awhile before there's more. On the negative side, there's a bit of experimentation and trendiness. I tried not to be overly 'ooh, trends', yet I can't help but love the gritty/antique-ish texturing.

I have a vague idea of what I'm doing now, and I also have a goal: 30 posts before 2008. Not 30 on top of the 15 already made, but an overall number of 30. This place is over a year old: there really should be more posts.

Also, should I continue making/posting desktops here? I know the ones already posted have been nicely received, but most of you know me: I'm never sure about anything.

Under the cut are 15 icons and 3 1024x768 desktops.

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15

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feeling: chipperchipper
hearing: The Engine Room - A Perfect Lie (Gabriel/Dresden remix)
Mallory: Hugh Jackman --- artic_fox_iconsmisguided_roses on October 10th, 2006 10:27 am (UTC)
took a few, pretty work! will credit ;)
Angie: Hugh&Kate - elegantcynnabug on October 13th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
Thank you, and enjoy! :)
ex_proverb on October 10th, 2006 11:21 am (UTC)
8 is like... teh kewlst icon evar. Wow, I so desire to blatantly rip that off. Also, the bicep icons... Ahh. This is why men don't need heads (and also that they don't, as a rule, use them overmuch). Keep posting desktops! They are all awesome.
Angie: (SPN) ELaC - 'lovable clown of DEATH'cynnabug on October 13th, 2006 03:30 am (UTC)
Heh, oh please. I've seen lots of icons with the style of 8...or at least the 'let's cut the person in half with texture' style. So you're completely free to do whatever you like. *g*

Also, the bicep icons... Ahh. This is why men don't need heads (and also that they don't, as a rule, use them overmuch).
- *laughs* Sadly, that's too true. Thankfully he has both pretty arms and a pretty face, plus a head that he seems to use. Although I actually think I prefer his arms. How shallow of me.

As always, thank you for the lovely comment! Especially in reference to the desktops; I keep feeling that I'm missing something when it comes to them. It's an annoying feeling.

Circe: Kate: Doesn't seem a way to be redeemed_honeyspider on October 10th, 2006 11:25 am (UTC)
7 is the sexiest icons I've ever seen of Hugh. Oh god the YUM! I do believe I'll take that one home with me, darling...
Angie: Hugh&Kate - elegantcynnabug on October 13th, 2006 03:36 am (UTC)
Seven has what I swear is the sexiest picture of him I've ever seen. It's just...the hair, the scruff, the jacket, the look on his face...and then he's wearing plaid pants, which never fails to make me laugh. They're fitted plaid, not golfer!plaid, but still. Plaid just seems off, considering the rest of the outfit.

But yes, thank you so much for that comment! I was going for the sexy look, but then kept thinking it was veering off into sleazy, or unidentifiable, so your comment = me very, very giddy and grateful.

Enjoy. ;)

ex_stormwin on October 10th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
OK, these are exquisite. Particularly 8-11, and the mix of color and b/w on 10 is better than I've seen on most icons of that style :)
Angie: Imogen Heap - lonely little petuniacynnabug on October 13th, 2006 03:42 am (UTC)
I do believe you're the first to ever call anything I've made 'exquisite', and I feel that's entirely too complimentary. :) I very much appreciate the comment, though, and considering my love of black/white/color, I'm relieved to know I manage it well. *g*

Seriously, thank you so much for the lovely comment. :)

essenceofadream: Famke - blueessenceofadream on October 10th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
haha wow these are really sexy!
Angie: Jackman - 'man pretty'cynnabug on October 13th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
It's Hugh Jackman! Not to be blow my own horn, but it'd take a whole lot of work to make this man not sexy. ...Although I have seen him very dorky, which then just translates to more sexy, because he's not worried about being seen dorky.

But yes, thank you! And I totally need to icon more male celebrities. *nods*

essenceofadream: Loganessenceofadream on October 16th, 2006 01:16 am (UTC)
You need to icon more in general! Though, I'm one to talk :p
Angie: four-leaf clovercynnabug on October 16th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)
Heheheh, I know! I know, trust me, I know. *g* And I just realized that if I want to reach that goal of 30 posts before Christmas, I need to post at least once a week, with some weeks twice. *collapses* I set such high standards for myself, it's no wonder I always let myself down. It's quite stupid. *sighs*

But at least we're not the only ones rarely posting. Along with the drop of comments I've seen on numerous uberly-popular iconists, there's also been a drop in actual posts. So...yay for collective icon journal avoidance.

essenceofadream: Cate - teeheeessenceofadream on October 19th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)
Oh well sheesh, good luck with that! I can't even get myself to post the icons that I've already made :p
Angie: (Bones) Brennan/Booth - Jaspercynnabug on November 12th, 2006 09:19 am (UTC)
*coughs* Yeah...obviously I'm not going to get there. *g* But I can try for 5 entries before Christmas. Maybe.

I can't even get myself to post the icons that I've already made :p
- That's understandable. Posting's more of a pain than actually making them, especially if it's a large batch.

Valliegurl: Draco Malfoyvalliegurl on October 10th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
those are great! ^_^
Angie: (X) Wolvie - new lifecynnabug on October 13th, 2006 03:45 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you! :)
Fox Estacadofoxestacado on October 11th, 2006 02:03 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous work! I really love the texturing in #7. This is a really nice thing to wake up to in the morning :D
Angie: (X) Wolvie - pretty in pinkcynnabug on October 13th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! (And I definitely concur. LJ needs more Hugh. LJ needs more hot guys, period. *whistles*)
fixated on one star .: this could be the very minute i'm awarestarsfixate on October 11th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
*drools* These are gorgeous! Snagging #7. :)
Angie: (PotC) Will vs Jackcynnabug on October 13th, 2006 03:51 am (UTC)
*laughs* Thank you, and uh, enjoy. ;)
ace: someone must get hurt.vaamped on October 12th, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
omghawwwwwwt. gorgeous; will be taking some icons & the walls.
Angie: Amy Lee - gothic goddesscynnabug on October 13th, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
Isn't he just? Guh, the gorgeousness of this man should be illegal.

Thank you so much, and I hope you enjoy. :)

ex_spiffyda on December 19th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
See - I miss all the pretties when I ignore my computer. Just sneaking in to say I'm nomming #4 @ 100pixel_awards *hugs*
Angie: (DW) Ten - 'the doctor'cynnabug on December 23rd, 2006 05:09 am (UTC)
I'd reply with a "What? What pretties?" but you'd probably smack me. *g* So I shall say thank you, and squee over the fact you nominated me somewhere. And than say thank you again, because I never expect to be nominated anywhere. *hugs back*
ex_spiffyda on January 4th, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Hee! Damn right I'd smack you! And you're totally welcome - I love all your work (even if it's few and far between *g*). And... it was Christmas and I'm all about the giving :)