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First icon

I'm posting my first icon! There's only one, because that's all I had time for, but it's exciting. This is the first icon I've made that was a serious attempt at something pretty, and not just words on a background.

Behold, in all its mediocre glory!



I took the picture of a flower in front of my house. I played with the brightness and contrast to make it appear more saturated because I have a texture layer in there that was lightening it up. It's a pink swirly from here and I actually figured out how to set it as a pattern layer. *is excited*

I used the swirly to be symbolic of cyclical continuation, because it is plant life, and they come back every year. The flowers were originally a much lighter pink, but over the years some mutation or something cropped up, and now they are this bright, vibrant color like in the icon.

The word is, of course, Quenya for 'large flower.'


(Made with Photoshop 6.0. Don't laugh, it works.)
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