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02 July 2018 @ 08:12 pm
Monthlyinspo - Round 14: Film Noir  
Hello, dears! How is it going?
I'm realizing this is my first (icon) post of the year, though I have made several graphics for various icontests but I haven't yet posted them here: I hope I'll remember to post them asap!
This is my first entry for monthlyinspo. Man, I love this community, it's so inspiring! But I usually don't have enough time anymore to make lots of icons for communities so it's hard I can manage to do something for this beautiful and inspiring community. I really can't explain why it's so hard to make lots of icons nowadays, I used to make even 40 icons in a day and now I can manage to finish a maximum of 5 graphics per day: it's very strange!
Anyway, going back to this challenge, it was about noir inspirations, so I decided to make not only icons inspired by noir films in techniques, but I chose pictures that reminded me of this genre, like photoshoots and screencaps from noir-ish productions. I tried my best to not make them all in chiaroscuro - it's like my favourite technique EVER - and I'm aware that some of them aren't very good, but I put all my efforts here and, as I said, some of them were really rushed because time is ticking! Anyway, hope you like them and that the overall result isn't that bad!

20 (+3 alts) various icons for monthlyinspo

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20



1 - Amy Adams
2 - Beyoncé
3 - Captain America: The First Avenger
4 - Casino Royale
5 - Castle
6 (alt1) - Gangster Squad
7 - Carol
8 - The Edge of Love
9 - Inglorious Basterds
10 - Gerard Butler
11 (alt2) - Elizabeth Banks
12 - Kirsten Dunst
13 - The Edge of Love
14 (alt3) - Batman Begins
15 - Emma Watson
16 - Karen Elson
17 - Jude Law
18 - Dita Von Teese
19 - And Then There Were None
20 - L.A. Confidential
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: exhausted
Current Music: Queendom - AURORA
Vanessa: love legionvanessa_lj on July 2nd, 2018 06:28 pm (UTC)
Finalmente! Non vedevo l'ora di vedere le tue opere: l'atmosfere dark si addicono molto al tuo stile, la 5 e la 7 mi fan venire i brividi, stupendo l'effetto di profondità che riesci a dare ai soggetti...
La 9, 10 11 e 12 sembrano poi locandine di film anni '20, fantastiche: in generale mi piacciono tutte, ma sono innamorata della 7 <3
Lady Turner: Charlotte Brontelady_turner on July 2nd, 2018 07:24 pm (UTC)
Sono arrivata a completarle per un soffio: le ho finite giusto oggi! :')

Grazie mille per il tuo bellissimo commento: mi fa sempre piacere leggere i tuoi pareri e sono davvero emozionata e felice che ti siano piaciute tanto! E tante grazie per aver menzionato la 7, adoro la tecnica del chiaroscuro dunque sono veramente contenta che sia la tua preferita! ♥
Alex: Movie: Diana [Wonder Woman]sietepecados on July 2nd, 2018 06:36 pm (UTC)
These are amazing dear! I love the noir climate here :) My fave are 13 - such lovely coloring and light, 9 - composition looks great, also light and smooth look on 4, 5 and 7 is wonderful :)
Lady Turner: Mary Boleynlady_turner on July 2nd, 2018 07:26 pm (UTC)
Aww, thanks a million! It was hard to complete this set, so I'm truly happy that you like it! ♥

Edited at 2018-07-02 07:26 pm (UTC)
Dorota: got - peter dinklagexafirah on July 2nd, 2018 06:45 pm (UTC)
Great interpretation of the theme! I love 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 the most.
Lady Turner: Carina Smythlady_turner on July 2nd, 2018 07:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks a million!!! ♥
babyara: 100 - bellamy doublebabyara on July 2nd, 2018 07:08 pm (UTC)
Come sempre le tue icone sono stupende, ma con queste ti sei superata *___*
Mi piacciono tutte moltissimo, ma la 6 è incredibile davvero!
Lady Turner: Charlotte Brontelady_turner on July 2nd, 2018 07:27 pm (UTC)
Awww, ma grazie cara! Queste icons sono state proprio un parto, haha, dunque sono felicissima di sapere che apprezzi! ♥
Cris: actress | marilyn | goodbye kisslittlemermaid on July 3rd, 2018 02:47 am (UTC)
Stunning work! I love the retro feel in all these icons. My favorites are 6, 11, 14, 17 and 18. ♥
Lady Turner: Vanessa Iveslady_turner on July 3rd, 2018 02:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! ♥
a random javascript function: miss me jimjsfunction on July 3rd, 2018 07:02 am (UTC)
What a fantastic set for the theme, and a great first entry at monthlyinspo! Ugh I totally hear you about the time... 5 graphics in a day is still pretty good imo! I can only do that if I literally take the whole day for icons, otherwise it's more like... 3 on a good day .__. But I really hope you'll find some time to enter other rounds as well because this set is magnificent!!

There's a strong noir vibe in all these, and I like that you're one of the few participants who made the counterintuitive, risky choice to use extra vibrant colors in some of these. The neons in 11-13 look stunning and the texture work and cap choices still keep them distinctly in the noir realm! I particularly love the animated sparkles in 11 and the composition/texture use in 12.

Also wooow at the shadows and lighting in 4-8. They all have incredible depth. Also I love the entire look on 6 so much, especially the animated smoke and the obscuring hat. Perfect noir icon is perfect. I also love the grittiness and animation in 20.
Last but not least I truly adore 9, the vintage-style coloring looks stellar and the texture gives it a really great composition.

Awesome work with this set, I could never tell you had to make some of them fast!
Lady Turner: Charlotte Brontelady_turner on July 3rd, 2018 02:47 pm (UTC)
This comment is just precious!!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for all your kind words and appreciation! ♥

I'm so relieved that you relate about the time in making icons! I agree with you: 5 is my maximum and, as you said, I have to dedicate them the whole day or just be super inspired!

About the neon colored icons, I was just getting bored with all those dark icons and I was inspired both by neo-noir aesthetics and by the glamour & fashion of the era. So I'm very happy that you like them!

I'm also happy that you appreciate the chiaroscuro ones, because, as I said, I just love this technique and the icons made in this style.

Thank you so much for all your praises and I really hope I can enter again in the future: your words really helped! Gah, the next challenge seems so creative and interesting!

angelaarbdhax on July 6th, 2018 11:00 pm (UTC)
This is fantastic!
the use of effect on shadows and hilights to make a duality in the icon is gorgeous! Favs are: 1,3,5,14 and 19!
Awesome job!
Lady Turner: Wonder Womanlady_turner on July 6th, 2018 11:34 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you so much! ♥
Sofiatturners on July 7th, 2018 09:37 am (UTC)
These are lovely! The neon colours on 12 and 13 are fantastic, and I really like the crop on 17, 19 and 4. :D
Lady Turner: Legolaslady_turner on July 7th, 2018 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Nic: pic#125076401rosy_nic on July 16th, 2018 02:52 pm (UTC)
Great icons :)
Lady Turner: Eleanor Tomlinsonlady_turner on July 19th, 2018 05:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ♥
Snick: Anya final standsnickfic on July 31st, 2018 04:56 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm actually commenting here because I wanted to know if it would be okay for me to snag this icon that you made for movieslims a while back. I'm not sure what the etiquette is for icons made for icon battle type activities. It's such a pretty icon, though, and I've been looking for one of Heimdall. :)
Lady Turner: Syrenalady_turner on August 2nd, 2018 12:19 am (UTC)
Hi! Yes, of course, you can snag it! I just hadn't time to post it here, on my personal journal, but you can use it!
Just credit me as usual! :)
Snicksnickfic on August 2nd, 2018 12:35 am (UTC)
Will do! :)
Lady Turner: Legolaslady_turner on August 2nd, 2018 01:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you like that icon! ♥