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Icons for Yuletide!

I come bearing icons for Yuletide! (Rather late ... I'm sorry!) They include general themes such as gifts and winter, as well as a few specific fandoms. A number of them are based on classic children's book illustrations or covers. Oh, and some are reprises of the date-specific ones I did last year. Enjoy!

Samples:

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1 2 3 4
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5 6 7 8
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9 10 11 12
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13 14 15 16
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17 18 19 20
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21 22 23 24
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25 26 27 28
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29 30 31 32
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33 34 35 36
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37 38 39 40
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Notes and Acknowledgments

All the usual warnings: download 'em onto your own system, don't link directly to my poor account, please credit.

Some of the resources used: fonts from www.dafont.com, textures from colorfilter, border and other brushes from spiritsighs, endlessdeep, and easyelements. All original art used is copyright by the original artists, including but not limited to:

1. Abby Creek Art (if you like the doggy, she has an Etsy shop with holiday cards ... take a look)
3 and 4. Patience Brewster
7. Maurice Sendak
8. Eric Rohmann
9. David Diaz
  11. Arnold Lobel
13. Yuki Urushibara
14 and 37. Edward Gorey
18. Kadir Nelson
20. Pauline Baynes
21. John Schoenherr
23. Chris Van Allsburg
24 and 25. Takeshi Obata
  27 and 31. Leo and Diane Dillon
28. Trina Schart Hyman
29. Jan Davey Ellis
30. Alan Say
33. Barbara Cooney
34. Natsuki Takaya
40. Akimine Kamijyo

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smillaraaq
Dec. 4th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
Awwww, pibblepuppy!

What is the Dillons piece of the little Russian girl in blue from, a retelling of Snegoruchka?
chomiji
Dec. 4th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)

Oy, thanks for commenting! I got my numbering wrong. Yes, that is Snegurochka, but she's from some obscure Russian site. The Dillons did the White Witch (from Narnia), and Snow White's mama (the next one) is by Trina Schart Hyman.

Yes, I thought of you when I found the pibble!

;-)



Edited at 2008-12-04 06:54 pm (UTC)
daluci
Dec. 4th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
These are gorgeous. ♥ I may snag some, I may not — I haven't been doing much around my eljay lately.
chomiji
Dec. 4th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)

I'm glad you like them!

meganbmoore
Dec. 4th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
*shifty eyes*

Do you have a copy of the Yuya or the one your using in the post without the text, by any chance?
chomiji
Dec. 4th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)

You're in luck ... after the first few, I didn't bother to save my Photoshop source files because most of these were pretty straightforward (crop - clean background - reduce - lettering - border). But I have the full version of the Wind Child (the one I used myself) and a several-versions-back version of Yuya, because it actually took some work to make Kyo fade into the background (as you might imagine!). Do you want Yuya with snowflakes and a border? That's quick to do - but the Photoshop file was saved before I added them, and I didn't re-save it after I exported the icon.

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shadowvalkyrie
Dec. 4th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Pretty! The fox and the bluejay are my favourites! May I steal the latter for use over on IJ? (I don't have free icon spaces here.)
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)

Certainly! I'm glad you liked them!

thistlerose
Dec. 4th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, how lovely! Taking 6, 8, 14, 27, and 33. Thank you!
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)

Oooh, how wonderful that you liked so many! Thanks for coming by!

gokuma
Dec. 4th, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Beautiful icons! ^__^
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)

I'm so glad you like them!

loligo
Dec. 4th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
So beautiful!! I'm going to take one -- I just can't decide which!
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)

Take your time! They'll keep ... ('til Xmas, anyway).

XD

(I'm glad you like them!)

the_resa
Dec. 4th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!
These are just wonderful!
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Re: Thank you!!

Thank you, Resa-ji!

gretazreta
Dec. 4th, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)
These are so beautiful! I may take some but honestly? I want them ALL.
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)

Awww! Thanks - I'm glad you're enjoying them!

elynross
Dec. 4th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
These are fabulous, and I'm so nabbing some of them! Especially the Sendak and the Narnia one. *g*
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)

I'm so glad you liked them! Thanks!

darthfox
Dec. 4th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
Okay, well, I'm grabbing the one with the fox in it, because how could I not. :-) I am also contemplating candles (both the hanukiah and the three pillars), as well as Tumnus and Lucy.

I think I might love something with the Charlie Brown Xmas Special, but I wouldn't know which bit.

These are charming! Thanks!
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)

I just took a look at some Charlie Brown images ... they might be surprisingly hard to work in icons because the lines are rather thin/fine compared with the areas of color. But if I can take a moment today, I'll see what I can do.

The candles are nice and glowy, aren't they? When it gets this cold and dark, there's something extra-appealing about them.

Thanks, I'm glad you're enjoying them!

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ficwize
Dec. 4th, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Snagged 6, will credit!
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 12:16 pm (UTC)

I'm happy you found on that suited! Thanks for coming by!

sophinisba
Dec. 4th, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
These are just beautiful! I think I'm going to take number 29. I especially love 18, 26 and 36 too. :)
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)

Aw, thanks! I'm glad you;re enjoying them!

lunasky
Dec. 4th, 2008 08:39 pm (UTC)
Awww. Snaging #4 and will credit! Thanks!
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 12:20 pm (UTC)

You're most welcome! Patience Brewster is so cracktastic ... I'm sending out some of her cards this year!

phoebesmum
Dec. 4th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Snaffling the windowcats whilst panicking at the reminder that it would be as well to get some words out of my head and into the computer before too long. BUT WHEN?! Thank you!
chomiji
Dec. 5th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC)

I know exactly what you mean - I've finished my source material re-read and now it's time to move on ... but how?? I'm glad you found an icon to suit!

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