||[January 24, 2007 @ 6:54pm]
There many nice entries this weeek. All icons were really lovely! Some, however, grasped the concept of contrasting colours more than others. Each icon was reviewed on its own, for style, creativity, uniqueness, quality, and your understanding of the challenge. You can read comments on the icons here. :)
Style - 7/10, It's very stylish compared to some of the plain icons you see around today. It's definitely one you could see winning a Narnia Award.
Creativity 9/10 - Your use of orange and blue was great. It matched the icon scene without getting into funky colorus like purple or pink, and the text was a great addition.
Uniqueness 8/10 - You don't see loads of icons like this...I see a new trend. ;)
Quality 10/10 - The quality is great...Not much more to say. Its not a crappy jpeg etc etc
Concept 9/10 - You really grasped the concept. Your colours aren't hideous and they contrast nicely without making eyes bleed.
Style - 6/10, It's not a typical icon that you'd see everywhere or plastered with millions of comments, but it still has a nice it factor (the flowers probably) that makes the ones who see it love it.
Creativity - 7/10 The brushes and inverted text is nice and creative. Nice job.
Uniqueness - 7/10 It's unique, and definitely stands out :)
Quality 10/10 - I think everyones gonna get a 10 on this ha. :]
Concept 5/10 - The pink and green contrast, but they don't really look pretty together. Also, your main focal point, Maugrim, should have been contrasting but instead it was black and white.
Style - 8/10, Nice and simple, the text makes it chic. You'd have gotten more points here if there was something different, like a white border etc around Aslan or something else to spruce it up a tad without going effects crazy.
Creativity - 6/10, It's nice and simple like I said before...not the most creative, but it's not the most uncreative icon ever.
Uniqueness - 6/10, There are loads of icons that are similar to this, but it is trendy and stylish so you can't really go wrong. A bit safe though, a bit of a risk would've been great :D
Quality - 10/10, :)
Concept - 3/10 - The contrasting colours weren't identifiable (by me anyway) I'm guessing Burgundy and Gold? Black and Yellow? A bit more of a contrast between the two icons would have improved it. Perhaps saturating the yellow to be a bit more bright and the black/burgundy to be a bit more dark or a completely solid colour/cut out of Aslan.
Style - 8/10, Very nice. :D It's stylish use of text and nice little stripe on solid action was very great.
Creativity - 8/10, You got creative! The cutout was really nice and nicely done.
Uniqueness - 8/10, Unique = this icon.
Quality - 10/10
Concept 8/10 - You got the right idea. The colours were contrasting and the white didn't detract from it. However, without the shadow on the cutout it would look less popup and more cutout and contrasting. But still, at first glance, it's very contrasting and pretty...the whole purpose of the challenge. To make two different colours look pretty together.
Style - 8/10, It's really trendy and stylish. Another one you could definitely see winning awards.
Creativity - 7/10 It's got a lot of little details put into it that make it creative and nice.
Uniqueness - 6/10 At first glance it would just be another icon with a bit of colouring, but the little details you put into it make it unique.
Quality - 10/10
Concept - 2/10 - You even sort of admitted you had no clue what you should be doing. And for a contrasting icon, it sort of shows.
maskedsoldier / mychemical_lust
Style - 7/10 It's trendy and very up on today's popular icons.
Creativity - 7/10 It's not full out creative but has a conservative flair.
Uniqueness - 6/10 It's unique for the fact it has Father Christmas :P The yellow stripe is nice and makes it its own.
Quality - 10/10
Concept - 5/10 You got the concept but didn't really get creative with it.
Style - 7/10 Very nice. :] Love it.
Creativity - 10/10 Your effects, despite not noticeable at first glance are really exquisitely done and make it all the better!
Uniqueness - 10/10 Icons like this aren't a dime a dozen.
Quality - 10/10
Concept - 6/10 It would've been better if the contrasting was a bit more noticeable, but you still got the concept and your two contrasting colours are visible.
A few ties, but winners and losers are coming now...:P
First, for the prizes. The winner of this challenge will win a banner (at the end of the contest/when they are aufed...so if you win 3 challenges, when you leave/win you will get 3 banners.) and will also get to help me judge the other icons in the challenge next week. Also, if the winner has a Cool-Coo.Com account they will receive 1,000 Cool Points. The winner of the whole contest will also receive praise and mention on Cool-Coo.Com and 10,000 Cool Points (If they have an account on the Cool-Coo.Com Narnia Forums.) They will also receive Cool-Coo.Com's December Donation Item which you can read about here. So...now between the two ties...
valliegurl and silverseaicons both had the best icons this week. However, since silverseaicons grasped the concept best, congratulations...you're this weeks winner! You will receive a banner, get to judge next week with me, and also get 1,000 Cool Points. If you have an account/register be sure to let me know your username so you can get those credits. :]
Everyone else did really well, so kudos to the following people who will NOT be eliminated this week:
You all did outstanding!
And so did tattooedsiren and thatonebrunette. However, they didn't grasp the concept as well as everyone else, their work was still really nice. Someone still must be aufed, though, and it will be sad to see one of you go. So will it be thatonebrunette that has lovely, very stylish icons but gets the concept minimally, or tattoedsiren who gets the concept more, but isn't as creative or as bold in showing contrast?
dramatic pause :P
tattooedsiren, because in your post you wanted to be sure your icon was alright and wanted me to let you know if ____ wasn't allowed etc, it shows that you really are trying to get the concept and it's obvious that your creativity and style can only improve. Congratulations.
And thanks thatonebrunette, your icon was lovely and I'm sure you'll do great. :] If you want to come back next contest feel free to...it was a really hard decision! Auf Wiedersehen. ♥
Your next challenge will be posted on January 26, 2007. Thanks! And apologies for the typos, it was late and I had a cold when reviewing some of them. :]