~ based on a self portrait I drew. Don't you love the font? Gak.
~ Michelle Branch's eye. (Yes, I still love the tilde)
Anti-aliased text, yay. What a breakthrough, I wrote something other than "Larkspur" on my icon!!!
~ I still like this one.
~ one I made for someone else
~ That says "shadows dance across my skin" if you can't read it.
~ I hope someone gets the concept of this icon. Else I have labored in vain! It was my optimism/happy icon for a long time.
- I actually still like this one a lot.
My first attempts to be all artsy with my text, made last summer. After I made them, I just went, "Something is wrong with this..." but I didn't know how to fix it. Okay, the second one really isn't bad.
~ Breakthrough, started using small caps Times New Roman. This actually looked ok. I still use this type of font on lots of my icons.
~ October 2004, pretty decent looking by this time, I think
~ December 2004, what happened? Ick.
And I think I started making icons for public use this February. Icon tutorials have been responsible for a lot of my improvement. The first time I learned about the exclusion layer (dark blue on exclusion) I was like, "eureka!"
If anyone has the desire to use these icons, be my guest! You know, usual rules in the userinfo.
And one more thing! I think in 2001 I made a lot of horrible desktops by collaging together Sailor Moon images. I've still got them on my Sailor Moon website (shamefully) -- here's the link to the page. Although you should visit the main page if you want to look around the site, because it's in frames.