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Favorite Icon Makers Showcase

Am stuck using random wireless networks, if and when they appear in the area. Am limited to checking email most of the time. BUT, this means I have more time to spend on cleaning, doing icons and catching up on stuff I was supposed to do for a while :) Speaking of which:

FAVORITE ICON MAKER SHOWCASE


MY TOP TEN

Icons @ iconnaissances

Awesome use of text - some of the funniest avatar icons on LJ, IMO and the icons also happen to be pretty fabulous in terms of color, crop etc.

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Icons @ limbslikewire

Fantastic disney icons over here. Absolutely HUGE batches of icons, and a lot of variety when it comes to fandoms.

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Icons @ mowd_icons

Lovely coloring on icons and there are usually quite a few choices in each post (when it comes to fandoms, icon styles etc.)

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Icons by phuck @ last5

Usually needs no introduction as his icons are Quality stuff. Think I first saw the icons in 2006 and the clarity and depth of colors still leaves me *_* today.

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Icons @ sundry_icons

Probably the BEST coloring of anime/cartoon icons on livejournal. The colors look natural and incredibly vibrant and it seems so effortless - which it definitely ISN'T. Fantastic work with every post.

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Icons @ weapon_icons

One of my earliest discoveries - everything from anime to tv shows to movies to stock to celebrities. myrasis has her favorites fandoms but that doesn't stop her from trying new things and being genuinely creative.

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Icons @ whoresque

Another great spot for anime and cartoon icons that happens to include some AMAZING text icons too.

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Icons @ estheticons

My current favorite clique!anime-icon community. There are three icons makers and each has a unique style. Love the vibrant colors.

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Icons @ bubblemilk

Probably my most recent discovery when it comes to clique!coms. The icons in general are clear and the colors are neither dull nor super vibrant - especially kamina's. They are just...very easy on the eyes :) The cropping also works for me :)

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Icons @ kyoukatabira

One of the earliest clique!anime-icon communities I stumbled across. I don't always find fandoms of interest here, but when I do, I tend to squee. Colors tend to be far more muted too.

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I haven't gone on an icon spree for a while now. This post? This has just facilitated one. I've never heard of some of these makers before and their stuff looks amazing.

Damn.
THANK YOU! I'm always on the lookout for new icons - especially artly ones - and never know where to go. :D