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02 June 2014 @ 10:15 pm
20 Buffy/Angel Icons  
Good evening :)
It took me SO long to finish this batch (for my comm btvsats20in20)! I find Buffy screencaps so hard to work with, especially with the coloring and light..It would be amazing to have them in super high quality and high definition.
But..we can't have everything, I guess :)
I was going to work on another batch of icons tonight but I'm feeling a little bit sick so I'll just curl up in bed and watch Gilmore Girls.

10 Themes
Strong Favorite Moment NS+Monochrome Comics Blending
Earth Tones Provided Texture Ex.Close Crop Smile Focused
Cat 1 Cat 2 Cat 3 Cat 4 Cat 5
5 Artist's Choice
AC 1 AC 2 AC 3 AC 4 AC 5
Current Mood: sicksick
Deborah: Buffy - One girldebris4spike on June 2nd, 2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
Great work - you had to finish them on time, didn't you?!!

Although not a Bangel fan these are great - I love your whole Cat Set ... and your NS/Monochrome and fave Moment
bangel_4e: elena3bangel_4e on June 2nd, 2014 08:20 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, I certainly did :)

Thank you so much, I appreciate you commenting even if you don't like Bangel, that's really nice :)
red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on June 2nd, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
My new rule for 2014 is that I will stop saying "I'm not a fan of (fill in the blank) but...."

Anyway these are simply GORGEOUS. Earth tones just absolutely POPS with that gorgeous, clear, eye-catching blue; love the text work on blending, and all of b/w and ac - they are very strong sets and I love that they work together as individual icons and as units. And the way they GLOW with some sort of internal light, it seems - how do you do that? The b/w ones are very rich in their blacks, which I love.

The fact that you got the creases in Buffy's forehead in bw #5 just has me jazzed.
bangel_4e: leobangel_4e on June 3rd, 2014 12:36 pm (UTC)
That's a noble goal!
And thank you so much!!! I'm so happy you like them! I can't take credits for text though, I used a texture cause I'm very bad with text lol
For the glow, I don't do anything special...I just duplicate the layer, go to filter then use Gaussian Blur, set it to soft light and then play around the settings :)
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on June 4th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
I don't do anything special...I just duplicate the layer, go to filter then use Gaussian Blur, set it to soft light and then play around the settings :)

As that is still all greek to me it's pretty special as far as I'm concerned! And even if I did know how to do it, they're no less lovely.

bangel_4e: gen1bangel_4e on June 4th, 2014 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you <3

Oh, you'll learn to do it, it's not difficult at all..if you work with photoshop :)
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on June 4th, 2014 07:09 pm (UTC)
That's the thing I don't work with photoshop.

I've begun using ipiccy recently thanks to kwritten, and there are some similar functions and terminology, so I'm picking up what I can along the way.
bangel_4e: gen1bangel_4e on June 4th, 2014 07:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's good then..at least there are similar things :)
red_satin_doll: Laughingred_satin_doll on June 5th, 2014 12:45 am (UTC)
A few weeks ago I didn't even know what a texture was, or a light leak. I'm ed-ju-makatin' myself. *lol*
bangel_4e: elena2bangel_4e on June 5th, 2014 11:29 am (UTC)
That's so impressive :)
red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on June 5th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
More like, ten plus years behind the times, but thank you for the encouragement!
bangel_4e: delenabangel_4e on June 5th, 2014 12:28 pm (UTC)
Nah, you don't have to worry ;)
red_satin_doll: HUGSred_satin_doll on June 5th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon!

(And please tell me that again after my entries are posted *lol*)
bangel_4ebangel_4e on June 5th, 2014 12:38 pm (UTC)
Ahaha, I'm sure I won't have to :)
Leandericonsoleander on June 3rd, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
Gorgeous! And yeah, I have a hard time with BTVS screencaps too and would also love a high-def, high-quality version. I do find that some episodes are a lot better than others, and there are some cap sites that are better than others.

I love NS+Monochrome, earth tones, smile, cat 4, ac 2, ac 3 and ac 5. :) :)

And since I don't generally like the Buffy/Angel relationship, that's saying a lot about your wonderful work!! :)
bangel_4e: elena3bangel_4e on June 3rd, 2014 12:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetie, I appreciating you commenting a Bangel post :)

Yes, some screencaps work better...I used this gallery here http://ladymanson.com/galleries/tv/TVBuffy/index.php

cause it has ALL the Buffy caps. Do you recommend other screencaps sites?
Leandericonsoleander on June 3rd, 2014 03:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link. :)

I use http://www.leavemethewhite.com/vampyr/index.php for some of their caps - not all of the episodes are available, though and not all of what's available is awesome. :)

bangel_4e: delena2bangel_4e on June 3rd, 2014 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I have that on my list but some stuff is missing as you said :)
You're welcome :)
red_satin_doll: Get it Donered_satin_doll on June 4th, 2014 06:42 pm (UTC)
I had to toss out Lady Manson caps because the ratio is screwed up on a lot of them, at least the late seasons. Too bad because that site has some of the shots I wanted. Maybe the early seasons are better in terms of ratio?

Leave me the white does have the nicest caps but ithe person is a spuffy fan and so incomplete, as you noted. (darn it)

Other than LMTW I use Screencap Paradies/Pretty as a Picture and Buffyworld, they are both complete as far as btvs

The early seasons caps at both sites lighten up really nicely.
bangel_4e: buffybangel_4e on June 4th, 2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you're right...and the earlier seasona aren't that much better. I should've gone with screencap paradise ahah

Thanks for the links, I have them saved :)
red_satin_doll: Lesbian Vampire Seal of Approvalred_satin_doll on June 4th, 2014 07:11 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
little dreams: Lydia Martinxlittledreams on June 4th, 2014 10:01 am (UTC)
Wow these icons are amazing! I'm speechless seriously, love the category set!
bangel_4e: delenabangel_4e on June 4th, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetie..I'm really, really happy you like them and the cat set :)
Nicole Westoh_cheezit on June 4th, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
I'd say my favorites have to be strong, comics, ex close crop, cat 4 Ac2 AC# and Ac5.
bangel_4e: delena1bangel_4e on June 4th, 2014 06:52 pm (UTC)
Kiki May: Buffy/Angel darknesskikimay on June 5th, 2014 11:17 am (UTC)
Beautiful icons!
bangel_4e: lostbangel_4e on June 5th, 2014 11:36 am (UTC)
Thank you very much <3
spikesredqueen: angel(us) - s2spikesredqueen on June 6th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
These are beautiful!!!! I love provided texture, blending, close crop, your cat set and ac set!
bangel_4e: elena1bangel_4e on June 6th, 2014 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you hon! :)
starry_night: buffy: buffy vision queststarry_night on June 7th, 2014 05:51 am (UTC)
Damn, the cat set is stunning! Amazing contrast and lighting, and the crops are terrific hon <3

I also love strong, NS + monochrome, earth tones, ex. close crop, ac 2-3 ad ac 5 :)

And I agree with you about Buffy caps - they tend to drive me crazy at times but this set is beautifully done.
bangel_4e: elena1bangel_4e on June 7th, 2014 12:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetie <3 <3 Your words always mean so much!

Yep, that's the consensus...BTVS caps make people crazy eheh
Ashley: buffy bitesweetiepebbles on June 7th, 2014 12:07 pm (UTC)
I'm not much of a Bangle fan, but these are very pretty!

I love strong, smile and cat 1. I also love all of the ac icons. The colouring is lovely :D
bangel_4e: delenabangel_4e on June 7th, 2014 12:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! I appreciate you commenting when you don't like Bangel, that's so nice :)
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on July 23rd, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
Regarding your round 1 bangel set, what episode is your AC4 from? I just love the image of Buffy kissing Angel's hand (nice gender role-reversal, and I have kink for hand-kissage anyway)? I don't remember that moment.

I'd like to snag one (my first bangel icon!) but I can't decide between AC3, 4 and 5. (probably five because it's a close up and my journal template shrinks icons down something horrible in threads.)
bangel_4e: b1bangel_4e on July 23rd, 2014 05:27 pm (UTC)
AC4 is from Surprise, she's kissing the Claddagh ring after Angel gave her one for her birthday :)
And yep, I love how balanced was their relationship.

Thanks for liking these <3
Really? Maybe a new journal style then? :)
red_satin_dollred_satin_doll on July 23rd, 2014 05:56 pm (UTC)
I thought about a new journal style - and I might start a new journal just to show off artwork (my gallery) so I'll want something different there. But I like pretty much everything else about my current one except that one feature (and that there doesn't seem to be a links list on the sidebars) so I'll stick with it for now. It's easy and restful on my eyes, and the text has a lot of space across the screen.
bangel_4e: lost2bangel_4e on July 24th, 2014 10:36 am (UTC)
Then it's all good ;)
red_satin_doll: Xander Harrisred_satin_doll on July 24th, 2014 02:20 pm (UTC)
I accidentally revised my design for my neglected dreamwidth journal today

the one thing about DW templates is that they look simpler and visually cleaner to me than a lot of LJ ones; I wish the templates could be used on both sites interchangeably.
red_satin_doll: Bangelred_satin_doll on July 23rd, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC)
Finally made my decision and snagged AC5 *points to icon* Thank you! I love the strong graphic quality and simplicity of it, the way the darks and lights balance and how the shadows at the bottom "ground" the image
bangel_4e: delena2bangel_4e on July 24th, 2014 10:39 am (UTC)
Thank you honey..I love your icon analysis and they also make me happy :)
red_satin_doll: Bangelred_satin_doll on July 24th, 2014 02:17 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! *hugs*
angelus2hot: BtVS Angel/Buffy kissing on iceangelus2hot on February 15th, 2016 09:57 pm (UTC)
I literally squee'd out loud when I saw these! These are...every single one of them, beyond perfection!!

I've snagged them all and will credit you as they're uploaded.