Song: "Hate This Place" by the Goo Goo Dolls (Dizzy Up The Girl, track 13)
Anime: Ronin Warriors/Yoroiden Samurai Troopers
Inspired by: sunlit_roses's Bring Me to Life/Utena set.
Number of icons: 40
Format: 33 JPEG, 7 gif (either for transparency or animation)
Tools: Adobe Imageready, Paint
Most used effect/filter: Stroke for the text highlighting (Much easier than doing it in Paint!)
Sources: For seven, I scanned specific pages from my New York, Kikoutei Densetsu, and Trooper Encyclopedia artbooks. Seven more (namely the Yuli and Luna ones, and the Ronin of Ice) were from scans I had already done. Three were also done from doujinshi scans from artemisdensetsu. The rest were from artbook pics, screenshots, and various doujinshi scans found online.
Notes: Okay, first off, this set has way too much Rowen in it. -_- Damn him for being in every pic I wanted to use! I made an effort to try and use some less-loved characters, like Kento and Yuli. I think I got every main character (even Talpa, the Ancient, and White Blaze!), and even some non-common ones, like Luna, Suzunagi, and Mukara and Naria from the OAVs, and even Shikaisen and the Ronin/Trooper of Ice from the drama CD Suiko Den. This was a great opportunity to get comfortable with some of the effects and filters for Imageready; I still worry a bit some of these are too plain. v_v
For 17 and 22, I was shooting for a 'subtitle' effect, using some Gaiden screenshots from my imouto-chan artemisdensetsu as reference.
5 and 14 are hilarious. XD
I can not draw a straight line in Imageready to save my life. So pretty much all the frames and straight lines were done in Paint.
10 and 15 are the "YAOI TIME XD" icons. Technically, so is 9, but you can't tell. :P
Most of the fonts in the first three quarters are either native to XP or one of two that
Thanks: artemisdensetsu, arionhunter, shiroamada440, prushrush, invaderdave, and anyone else who made sure my icons stayed reasonably readable. XD
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