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Yuletide Icons 2011

I really need to stop getting carried away with these ... I bet you all would rather have had them sooner rather than so many, amiright? Themes this time: some ancient Greek/Roman images, lots of dogs for some reason (also a cat or two), plenty of fantasy works (including The Thirteen Clocks), the usual cute kids ... and I also tried to pay attention to the TV show nominations. Plus: k.d. lang, Annie Lennox, Adele, and Janelle Monae - just because.


Previous years' icons are still available too: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

All the usual caveats apply: don't hotlink (please save my bandwidth!), download 'em to your own system, please credit as appropriate.

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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 and Chank, border and other brushes from spiritsighs, endlessdeep, absolute trouble, meleada, sowicked, Frozeneyes, dark-dragon- stock, and easyelements. All original art and photos used are copyright by the original artists and photographers, including but not limited to:

1. Mark Simont
2. "30 Rock"
3. Adele
4. Alexander the Great (fresco)
5. unknown (book cover: Ahn's Seed)
6. Anne Yvonne Gilbert
7. Anne Yvonne Gilbert
8. Annie Lennox
9. Annie Lennox
10. "Game of Kings" (TV)
11. unknown (book cover: Queen of Attolia)
12. unknown
13. "Big Bang Theory"
14. "Blackadder"
15. Aaron McGruder
16. "Boston Legal"
17. "Boston Legal"
18. Bill Watterson
19. Dr. Suess
20. George Almond
21. Christine Kornacki
22. "Chuck"
23. Anne Yvonne Gilbert
24. "Game of Kings" (TV)
25. "Coffee Prince"
26. "Community"
27. Mr. Velocipede (Flickr)
28. unknown (book cover: Cart and Cwidder)
29. "Game of Kings" (TV)
30. unknown (book cover: Crown of Dalemark)
31. unknown (book cover: Daughter of Winter)
32. unknown (cartoon for "Deadwood")
33. Procession for Dionysus - fresco
34. The Dillons
35. "Dr. Who"
  36. "Dr. Who"
37. "Dr. Who"
38. Dan Horst (Flickr)
39. Charles Keeping
40. "Downton Abbey"
41. "Dresden Files"
43. "The Eagle" (movie)
44. Eric Purbaret
45. Felicia marshall
46. Muffet (Flickr)
47. The Foglios
48. The Foglios
49. Marc Simont
50. "Coffee Prince"
51. "The Good Wife"
52. "The Good Wife"
53. Paul Kidby
54. "Hogfather" (TV)
55. "How I Met Your Mother"
56. Janelle Monae
57. Tove Jansson
58. Jui Ishida
59. Julie Kim
60. Karen Wolcott
61. k.d. lang
62. k.d. lang
63. "Game of Thrones" (TV)
64. "Kim Possible"
65. "The Labyrinth" (movie)
66. The Dillons
67. Maren Scott
68. Mary Manning
69. Masako Hidaka
70. "My Name Is Earl"
  71. Jeanette Winter
72. "Neverwhere" (TV)
73. "Neverwhere" (TV)
74. Nicole Tadgell
75. Nicole Tadgell
76. "Oglaf" (Web comic)
77. Pam Wall
78. unknown (gaming site)
79. Patricia Keeler
80. Patricia Keeler
81. Patrick Q (Flickr)
82. "Game of Thrones"
83. Robert Rodriguez
84. J. Graham (Flickr)
85. unknown (book cover for Sabriel)
86. Marc Simont
87. "Scandanavia and the World" (Web comic)
88. "The Secret Circle" (TV)
89. Sophie Kittredge
90. Stephen McCallum
91. Stitch (movie)
92. "Swallows and Amazons" (TV)
93. "The Office"
94. unknown (book cover: The Thief)
95. "Tiger and Bunny"
96. Georges Rémi a/k/a Hergé
97. "Usagi Drop" (manga/anime)
98. Zong Zhou Wang
99. Peggy Dressel
100. Elizabeth Buttler
101. Karen Wolcott
102. Mark Graham
103. Pam Wall
104. Dr. Suess

(Photos from Flickr used under Creative Commons licensing.)

Apologies to anyone whom I did not credit - once I got around to working with some of the art, I found that I had not recorded the info that I thought I had.




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Dec. 1st, 2011 01:19 am (UTC)
Hooray! Took the Calvin & Hobbes, Community, and Hogfather ones! Lovely icons!
Dec. 1st, 2011 03:53 am (UTC)

So glad that you found some that suited!

Dec. 1st, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
Bang! Lirael! These are awesome.
Dec. 1st, 2011 03:56 am (UTC)

Aww, thanks! I'm happy you found a couple that work for you!

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Dec. 1st, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)

Thanks! I'm glad you like them!

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Dec. 1st, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)

No worries about the mis-post, and I'm happy that you found one you liked!

Dec. 1st, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Yay so many pretty icons!
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)

Awww, thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Dec. 1st, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
Taking the Cat in the Hat - thanks!
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)

You're welcome - I'm glad you found one that you liked!

Dec. 1st, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
Awesome! Have snagged Little Cindy Lou Who!
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)

I'm sure Cindy Lou Who is in good hands, then! Thanks for stopping by!

Dec. 1st, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
So torn... You have both Lirael and the Disreputable Dog - which one to choose? Very awesome icons, thank you for sharing!
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:07 am (UTC)

Thanks very much for stopping by - we aim to please!

Dec. 1st, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
Wow, these are lovely! So many to choose from.
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)

Awww, thanks! I hope you find one to take home!

Dec. 1st, 2011 02:18 am (UTC)
Took several, will credit. They are all gorgeous!
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)

Thanks very much for the kind words! I'm glad you found some that suited!

Dec. 1st, 2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Taking the Batman. :) surly faced Bats is the best.
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)

I'm wondering who had the nerve to stick the Santa hat atop the cowl!

Dec. 1st, 2011 02:28 am (UTC)
So many pretty icons!

Snagging Calvin and Hobbs along with Susan omg!Susan :-D
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:14 am (UTC)

And so we meet again ... Yay for second helpings!

Dec. 1st, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
These are so great! Took Dionysos and Alexander. :D
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)

I'm glad you found some that suited!

Dec. 1st, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
Wonderful job! I'm sad to say I only recognized characters from three icons. D: I am so out of the loop on things...
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)

Well, to be perfectly honest, I couldn't tell you the names of most of the television characters either. But a number of TV shows are very big on Yuletide, so I try to make some suitable icons for those fandoms. And a lot of the child illustrations are not from anything in particular: they're from illustrators' agents' sites, where the artists have samples to show their range and style. But I've found some of my most beautiful illustrations for Yuletide on sites like that.

I'm glad you like them anyway!

Dec. 1st, 2011 02:59 am (UTC)
Huzzah! Thank you!
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)

Yay! Thank you!

Dec. 1st, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Thank you! Snagged #88, will credit.
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)

I'm happy you found one that suited! Thanks for stopping by!

Dec. 1st, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
OMG, the level of WIN in this post is off. the. charts!
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)

Hee, thanks! But which ones do you like best, whymzy?

(no subject) - whymzycal - Dec. 1st, 2011 04:35 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - chomiji - Dec. 1st, 2011 04:40 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - whymzycal - Dec. 1st, 2011 04:43 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - chomiji - Dec. 1st, 2011 04:50 am (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:26 am (UTC)
Your icons are always one of my favorite things about Yuletide! I think I'm taking Tove Jansson this year....
Dec. 1st, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)

Awww, thank you so much for the kind words! I'm glad you found one that suited.

Dec. 1st, 2011 04:38 am (UTC)
You always find the prettiest art for these! <3 And hooray for all the dogs this year!

Is that Charles Keeping piece from Warrior Scarlet? And I have never seen that gorgeous Sabriel picture before -- is that from the same set of French editions as the Lirael cover you pointed me to?

Dec. 1st, 2011 04:47 am (UTC)

The Keeping dog is Dog from Dawn Wind, I think - at least the boy in the rest of the pic looks like Owain more than any other Sutcliff character. I think it's the picture of when he's leaving Priscus and Priscilla to head toward Viroconium. When I tried to get both of them together, everything went too small. I love the Keeping pictures - I keep meaning to get scans of some of the pix of Justin and Flavius from TSB. The scene where they're having dinner with Carausius has them large enough to make good icons.

I'm not sure what country that Sabriel cover is from. The only clue that I have is that the bottom had the notation "Roman," which I presume is "novel." But several European languages use that term for a novel.

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Dec. 1st, 2011 05:07 am (UTC)
Snagging the Usagi Drop icon. Yay cuteness! :)
Dec. 1st, 2011 01:17 pm (UTC)

Yay! I'm glad you found one that you liked!

Dec. 1st, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing such fantastic icons! Snagging one or two.
Dec. 1st, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)

I'm glad you found a couple that suit!

Dec. 1st, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
I already got a yuletide icon, but lemme say this: this is a good set and you should feel good.
Dec. 2nd, 2011 01:11 pm (UTC)

Awww, thank you!

Dec. 1st, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
These are awesome. So difficult to choose!

I've run off with 22, 35, 40, 93 and this one from a previous year!
Dec. 2nd, 2011 01:12 pm (UTC)

Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed them so much!

Dec. 1st, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Took the TARDIS buried in the snow, Blackadder, and that woman laying on the moon (whatever that's from) in #77. Spectacular job as always!
Dec. 3rd, 2011 09:55 am (UTC)

Some of the original art is from artists' portfolio sites, so they have pieces posted to show off their skills. That's where the moon lady pic came from. I'm so happy that you like them!

Dec. 1st, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
I took the Sabriel and Daughter of Winter one and went back to last year for the Tumnus one. I might be back for more as you make beautiful icons.
Dec. 5th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)

Awwww, thank you! I'm glad you found some that you liked!

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